I think it is important to point out that spending in this area is markedly better than in comparison to the past - many of the last Labour Government's wasteful projects have been scrapped and money is n o longer sent to countries that don't need it.
Since 2010, steps have been taken to make our aid spending more accountable and focused, by reforming the UK's aid strategy, cutting wasteful programmes and making sure spending is firmly in the UK's national interest. The Government is determined to make sure that our aid is spent where it is most needed and all spending is rigorously checked as programmes progress.
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