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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:37 AM

Minister sounds death knell for UK aid to rich nations: Greening axes 280m-a-year handout to India

Last edited Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:20 AM - Edit history (1)

International Development Secretary Justine Greening will today signal that Britain is to stop sending billions of pounds in foreign aid to well-off nations.

She will tell MPs that India's controversial 280million a year aid programme will be scrapped.

Miss Greening has spent several days this week brokering an end to Britain's aid programme with senior political figures in India.

There had been speculation that the Government wanted to halve the subsidies, but she will tell MPs that as a result of the talks she is cancelling them altogether from 2015.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2230240/Minister-sounds-death-knell-UK-aid-rich-nations-Greening-axes-280m-year-handout-India.html#ixzz2BiUdhnHB

edit : BBC link subsequently added : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20265583

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