Aid concerns raised at meeting with Miliband

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A CHARITY worker who met Labour leadership hopeful David Miliband said she was pleased international aid would continue.

Megan Williams from Hawarden works for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) in Wrexham and wanted to make sure international aid and poverty reduction strategies would be fought for by the former foreign secretary.

Megan said: “The previous Tuesday had been the date of the coalition government emergency budget and charities or non-governmental organisations had been eagerly awaiting its decision in relation to the aid budget.

“In fact George Osborne did decide to ringfence the aid budget to the great relief of poverty-stricken countries.

“David Miliband spoke honestly and answered all the questions posed.

“He said that the Coalition Government had agreed to continue Labour’s good work but was concerned there was a need to make it law so that there could be no going back.”

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