David Cameron gives green light for aid cash to go on military

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Feb 21 2013, 00:00:03

Hundreds of millions of pounds may be diverted to peacekeeping defence operations in bid to placate backbenchers

Hundreds of millions of pounds from Britain's aid budget are expected to be diverted to peacekeeping defence operations as the government moves to build up support on the Tory benches for overseas development.

Amid deep unease among Conservative MPs at the size of the £10bn aid budget, which has increased while defence spending has been cut, David Cameron said on Wednesday that he was "very open" to the idea of pooling more resources.

Speaking in Amritsar on the final leg of his Indian trip, the prime minister said difficult decisions would have to be taken by the chancellor, George Osborne, when he outlines the government's spending review for the first year after the 2015 general election.

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