Sadiq Khan MP has supported a Private Member’s Bill (PMB) which would enshrine in law the UK’s commitment to give 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) to Official Development Assistance.
The International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill which had its Second Reading on 12th September in the House of Commons. The Bill is originally a Labour initiative, completing a course set by the last Labour Government, and as such the Labour Party support it now.
Sadiq Khan MP said,
“With this Bill, a vote in Parliament can save lives across the world. British aid makes a huge difference to millions – we should be proud of what our commitment can do for those in need and what it says about us as a country.”
“The last Labour government helped 3 million people out of poverty a year, and 40 million people into education. We trebled aid and dropped the debt, and built international coalitions to secure agreements that were right for Britain and the world.”
“This Bill will help secure that legacy. That’s why we should do everything we can and why I was in Parliament to vote to ensure that this Bill becomes a law.”