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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George Foulkes, shadow minister of overseas development, demanded an end to off-shore companies exploiting loopholes in British law.
The latter group say pretty much what one would expect them to say in their roles of Ghanaian Minister of Finance, British Minister of Overseas Development, the World Bank's Chief Economist for the Africa Region, the Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, a former British High Commissioner in Kenya, and the Resident European Representative of the African Development Bank.
George Foulkes, shadow minister of overseas development, said: "It is shocking that British aid workers, who are risking their lives anyway, should have their position made more dangerous by a British company selling arms.
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