WaterAid's response to the announcement that the aid cut amendment proposed by Tory rebels will not be called for debate

Posted by
Alice Barnard
on
8 June 2021
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WaterAid responds to the announcement that the aid cut amendment proposed by Tory rebels will not be called for debate in the House of Commons:

WaterAid Chief Executive, Tim Wainwright, said:

“Parliament should have had a chance to have its say on savage aid cuts that the Government has imposed without a Parliamentary vote.

“These cuts – particularly to water and sanitation funding – are hurting the world’s most vulnerable communities and damaging their ability to tackle the pandemic. Lives will be lost.

“As other nations are stepping up to provide more foreign aid, the Government has stepped back and reneged on its legislative, moral and party manifesto pledge of 0.7%. The Government urgently needs to commit to a date to restore the budget.

“Britain’s calls on other countries at the G7 summit and COP26 will ring hollow if this savage cut stands.”

Please also see 'WaterAid's response to news that Tory MPs are rebelling on the aid cuts ahead of G7'.

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