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MPs from seven parties urge government not to cut overseas aid

Letter to PM says move would send a terrible signal as UK prepares to host G7 and COP26MPs from seven parties have urged the government not to cut the

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Letter to PM says move would send a terrible signal as UK prepares to host G7 and COP26

MPs from seven parties have urged the government not to cut the overseas aid budget, saying it had made the difference between life and death for countless people.

The intervention by MPs, including the Tory “father of the house”, Peter Bottomley, comes after it emerged that the Treasury was considering cutting more than £4bn from the aid budget and breaching a commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on overseas assistance each year.

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