Britain’s foreign aid department could be axed if Boris Johnson wins the general election.
Officials have been asked to consider what to do with the Department for International Development (Dfid) in a shake-up of Whitehall after polling day.
Department - Britain - £14billion - Aid - Budget
The department, which controls most of Britain’s £14billion aid budget, has faced frequent criticism for waste and muddle since it was set up by Labour in 1997.
The Tory manifesto commits the Conservatives to keeping the controversial target of spending 0.7 per cent of Britain’s income on aid while also doing more ‘to help countries receiving aid become self-sufficient’.
Tory - Sources - Yesterday - Idea - Office
Tory sources yesterday suggested that the idea of folding into the foreign office into...