Over 30 MPs spoke in favour of the UK’s commitment to international development, from parties across the political spectrum. Many MPs spoke of the great support their constituents had for the UK’s generous aid commitment.
Speaking after the debate, Malaria Consortium Chief Executive Charles Nelson said, “We are delighted to see the continuing strong cross-party support for UK Aid, demonstrated by the positive contributions of parliamentarians this week in the debate.” The UK is a critical and committed partner in global efforts to eliminate diseases such as malaria and neglected tropical diseases, tackle poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. “Much great work is being delivered, and lives are being saved daily, with the funding provided by UK Aid. We can only support the UK Government in encouraging more countries to match their commitment, which will be important if the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved,” continued Mr Nelson.