Researchers Parliamentary Briefing, Thursday 16 November

CFID is pleased to be co-hosting a cross-party briefing for parliamentary researchers and staff next Thursday. Please see full details below and let us know via email if you are planning to attend.

How should the UK spend its aid budget? Should aid rules be changed? Should DFID and the Foreign Office be merged? And what impact will Brexit have on the UK’s global commitments?

If these questions sound familiar and you often face difficult queries on international development and aid from constituents, the media, your MP or if you have your own questions or thoughts, then join some of the UK’s leading international development charities for lunch on Thursday’s 16th November from 12.00-13.00 in room O of Portcullis House.

We will be holding a frank and open discussion with parliamentary researchers and staff across all the political parties on how the UK should spend its aid budget and run its international development programmes. Representatives from UK INGOs, including Oxfam, Save the Children, WaterAid and others, as well as party representatives, will be on hand to answer your tricky questions.

This event is open to all parliamentary staff and will be happening over lunchtime with sandwiches provided.

We hope to see you there for a lively discussion.