Secretary of State for International Development

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Secretary of State for International Development

The head of the Department for International Development, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of foreign aid. He/she oversees donations of money and the sponsorship of programs all over the world to assist in international development. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Speaking before a special committee convened to discuss the disaster, Minister for Overseas Development Peter Power said further money would be coming in addition to the initial EUR2million pledge.
Minister for Overseas Development Peter Power TD Said: "The funding that Irish Aid is providing to Special Olympics Ireland to assist their partners, Special Olympics Tanzania and Special Olympics Uganda, will provide invaluable help to many people in those countries.
He and Peter Power the minister for Overseas Development called Commins family to offer their sympathy and support.
May I invite your readers to write to Mr Douglas Alexander, the Minister for Overseas Development, at the House of Commons, LondonSW1, to ask him to urge the World Bank to drop Haiti's debt now.
As a Member of Parliament in the UK from 1979 to 1992, Lord Patten held offices as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and Minister for Overseas Development at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Secretary of State for the Environment and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Hilary Benn, MP and minister for overseas development, boasted that we are giving more than any other country.
I played the minister for overseas development, a sort of Clare Short-type character.
Pointing out that Gordon Brown, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, is the chairman of the IMF and Clare Short, Britain's minister for overseas development, sits on the governing body of the World Bank, Coates continued: "The UK bears particular responsibility because of our influence over these institutions.
In the run-up to the last general election, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott had a now notorious punch-up with a fuel protester in Rhyl and last year in Bangor, Minister for Overseas Development Clare Short was hit with a custard pie.
Baroness Chalker, the UK Minister for Overseas Development, has announced a |pounds~350,000 ($525,000) grant to the UNHCR appeal.
In addition, she was also appointed Minister for Overseas Development from 1989 to 1997, when her responsibilities included overseas development world-wide as well as African and Commonwealth affairs.
Others in contention for promotion include Government Chief Whip Pat Carey, Junior Science Minister Conor Lenihan, Junior Labour Affairs Minister Dara Calleary and Junior Minister for Overseas Development Peter Power.
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