Thursday, February 21, 2013

Aid money could go to defence - David Cameron

David Cameron has said the government is to consider spending money from the UK's £10bn aid budget on peacekeeping and other defence-related projects.

Such a move could see funds diverted from the Department for International Development to the Ministry of Defence.

The prime minister explained that security and stability are often needed before development can take place.

Downing Street stressed that the plan would comply with international rules on aid spending.