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Greening meets UK retailers over Bangladesh conditions

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has just held a meeting with major retailers about improving conditions after Bangladesh disaster.

Tesco, M&S and Arcadia all attended.

Britain has been 'at the forefront' of Syrian aid response

The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Syria and our £114m funding for previous UN-led appeals has already helped to provide food, medicine and shelter to hundreds of thousands of people.

Britain has never stood on the sidelines and we are ready to play our role. We will be making further announcements over the next weeks and months, but other donors must also play their part.

– Justine Greening, International Development Secretary


UK to stop giving direct aid to South Africa in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce.

The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million in 2003, and has focused on reducing the mortality rate among women giving birth, as well as supporting businesses.

Mr Greening will tell a conference of African ministers and business leaders in London tomorrow that the relationship will change to one of "mutual co-operation and trade".

Government 'to cut foreign aid to India'

The government will cut foreign aid to India because its growing economy means it no longer needs handouts, according to reports.

Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, is expected to announce that the UK's aid commitment to India will change at the end of the current funding programme.

Indian finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said last year that India no longer wants or needs aid from Britain, describing the money as "a peanut in our total development expenditure".

Transport Sec: 'Cross-party consensus against third Heathrow runway'

The Transport Secretary Justine Greening has told BBC Breakfast that she is against a third runway at Heathrow, after a strong attack on the Prime Minister over the issue by the Conservative chair of the Commons energy and climate change committee.

I think there's a cross-party political consensus that a third runway at Heathrow is not the right thing to do.

– Transport Secretary Justine Greening


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