Penny Mordaunt

TaxPayers’ Alliance report on future of foreign aid spending

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Papers, including The Guardian, The Express and Yorkshire Post, have today covered a TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) report on the future of foreign aid spending. The Department for International Development is already shifting how it spends aid to ensure our investment benefits us all, and is fully aligned with our wider national security and economic priorities, and in the national interest.

Syria: 7 years on

International Development Secretary and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson issued a joint statement today to mark seven years of the conflict in Syria. They drew particular attention to the dire humanitarian situation in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where 1,100 …

International Development Secretary visits Bangladesh and announces extra UK support for Rohingya refugees

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt visited Bangladesh over the weekend (25 and 26 November 2017), to meet Rohingya victims of violence and persecution. At Cox’s Bazar, she saw first-hand how UK aid is saving lives with urgently needed humanitarian assistance. …

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt stands with the Caribbean and Overseas Territories to build back better

 Over the weekend and today (Monday 20 November 2017), newspapers and online news outlets covered International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt’s first visit overseas to the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda where she reaffirmed UK support to the islands devastated by the recent hurricanes.