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Foreign aid 'rushed out to meet the PM's target': Report claims ministers splurged almost £100million a day * Commons International Development Committee warns sums appear to have been 'rushed out at the end of the year' * Foreign aid spending target is 0.7 per cent of Britain's total income * Department for International Development spent 25% of budget in a month * Report accuses ministers of spending too much on ‘middle income’ countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan and India
By JASON GROVES
PUBLISHED: 23:21 GMT, 29 April 2014 | UPDATED: 07:13 GMT, 30 April 2014 * * * * *
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Ministers splurged almost £100million a day on foreign aid in December in a frantic bid to hit David Cameron’s controversial spending target, a report claims.
The Commons International Development Committee warns today that vast sums appear to have been ‘rushed out at the end of the year’ to meet the target of spending 0.7 per cent of Britain’s total income on foreign aid.
The committee says it is astonishing that the Department for International Development (DfID) spent a quarter of its total budget in one month and calls on ministers to show that the spending was ‘rational and cost-effective’.

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Spending: Ministers splurged almost £100million a day on foreign aid in December in a frantic bid to hit David Cameron¿s controversial spending target, a report claims

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Support: The report also accuses ministers of spending too much on 'middle income' countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan (pictured) and India
The report also accuses ministers of spending too much on ‘middle income’ countries such as Nigeria, Pakistan and India, which have the resources to help themselves, rather than focusing aid on the world’s poorest. More... * Police watch as hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators seize…...

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