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Dumfries doctor calls for foreign aid funding to continue

A doctor from Dumfries has told ITV Border that the government should continue to fund foreign aid, to save lives across the world.

It comes after calls for the budget to be cut following allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers at a number of charities.

Borders MP successful in foreign aid fight

Legislation forcing Britain to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign aid has been passed in the House of Lords and will now become law.

Michael Moore's Private Member's Bill passed. Credit: ITV Border

The International Development Bill was put forward as a Private Member's Bill by the Borders MP Michael Moore.

It will make the UK the first G7 country to meet the UN's 45-year-old aid spending target.