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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

International Aid Plea

The Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Chuch have issued a joint appeal for Scottish MPs to back a Private Member's Bill on international development aid.

The Labour MP Tom Clarke wants the government to report annually on how much was being spent on aid.

The government vowed to increase aid to 0.7% of gross national income 35 years ago, but has not reached that target.

Both churches urged MPs to attend a Commons debate next week to ensure the bill passes its second reading.

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