Aid money 'could go to defence'

David Cameron has said the government is considering spending money from the aid budget on peacekeeping and other defence-related projects.

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Oxfam: Aid should be spent on 'hospitals not gunships'

Oxfam's head of policy Max Lawson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the aid budget should be spent on "hospitals and not helicopter gunships".

The millions of people up and down the country who support the fantastic stance the Government is taking, protecting the aid budget when every other G8 nation is not doing that - they expect this to be spent on schools and not soldiers.

So we cannot see any penny diverted into the military.

It's a very small proportion of Government spending, we think it's great the Government is doing it and we think British people expect this to be spent on hospitals and not helicopter gunships.

– Max Lawson, Oxfam's head of policy

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