Scots demand control over aid budget share, is ECGD next?

(Scottish National Party, Edinburgh, 22 November 2005) SNP Europe Spokesman Alyn Smith MEP is calling for Scots to have control of their share of the UK's International aid budget, stating that the Department for International Development (DFID) has in the past used their budgets to assist with export credit guarantees for arms or unnecessary investment in developing countries rather than concentrating on core needs.