Number 10: 'Robust systems' in place to ensure aid money is not used fraudulently

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3rd January 2017

Read the key quotes from this morning's lobby briefing. 

The Prime Minister’s spokeswoman defended the Department for International Development spending money on cash transfer schemes in countries such as Pakistan.

“It's important to be clear about what these are, these are cash transfers focused on making sure aid is targeted at those who need it when they need it. The effectiveness of such transfer schemes has been recognised by the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office, who have spoken about the clear, immediate benefits of this system.

“In the last four years cash transfers supported by UK aid have helped almost 9m of the world's poorest people to buy food, medicine and clean water. There are robust systems in place to make sure that they are no...