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Andrew Mitchell said the introduction of an arms embargo on Israel should be considered by the British Government. “I would have thought there is a strong case for trying to ensure that weapons going into this conflict are minimised as m... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 9.30am: Environment, food and rural affairs questions (topicals at 10.05) 10.15am: Questions to the Church Commissioners and Public Accounts Commission and Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission 10.30am: Bus... Continue to article
Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell will meet representatives from the Police Federation to discuss his Downing Street outburst, it has been confirmed.
Mr Mitchell was widely criticised last month after a confrontation with officers at the gates of Downing Street. He is expected to hold a private meeting with the Police Federation on 12 October.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has admitted the European Union must change its aid programme to “refocus on the poorest countries” after MPs warned more than half was going to “relatively rich” countries. A report from the International Development Committee said it was “unacceptable” that just 46% of the EU’s aid budget, to which Britain contributed £1.23bn in 2010, goes to low-income states.
Andrew Mitchell has stepped in to fight his corner in the growing row over aid to India. The International Development Secretary has faced growing calls to end the aid relationship after India preferred a French supplier for fighter jets over the UK-backed proposal. The Indian finance minister was also widely reported as calling British aid "peanuts", but Mr Mitchell has said he will not back down.
Managers at a private equity fund investing in developing countries are to buy the Government’s 40% stake in the company for an advanced payment of $13m (£8m). Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, was keen to make cash from the sale of Actis, even though the company has generated little profit in the past few years, the Financial Times reports.
Andrew Mitchell has been accused of investing in a company that has avoided paying millions of pounds in tax. The International Development Secretary allegedly put cash into a network of property firms, which used a tax loophole to avoid paying £2.6m in stamp duty. The revelation comes a week after George Osborne said in his Budget that "aggressive tax avoidance" was "morally repugnant", and vowed to "come down like a ton of bricks" on those who avoided stamp duty.
Britain's increasing foreign aid budget can do as much for national security as the armed forces, Andrew Mitchell has said.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph whilst visiting Nepal, the International Development Secretary said that spending money on projects such as getting more Somali girls into school "contributes directly to our security" and should be a source of national pride.
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