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Growing the aid budget at a time of deficit reduction: moral imperative and political challenge

British Government@LSE public lecture

Date: Thursday 3 February 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Harriet Harman MP
Chair: Professor Paul Kelly

The three main political parties have committed to the target of spending 0.7 per cent of Britain's Gross National Income on overseas aid from 2013. But, at a time when the government are embarking on a programme of deficit reduction, that political consensus cannot be allowed to lead to complacency. Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, will set out the arguments for overseas aid and, in a changing economic and political environment, the political challenge of increasing the aid budget.

Harriet Harman QC MP is the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, a position she has held since October 2010. She is also Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, a post she was elected to in 2007, and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister. She has previously served in the Government as Leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for Equalities, Solicitor General and Minister of Justice. She has been the Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982.

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