International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill — Second Reading — 0.7% of National Income on International Aid — 12 Sep 2014 at 13:50
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to spend at least 0.7% of national income each year on international aid.
The majority of MPs voted to set a target of at least 0.7% of national income being spent on international aid and to create a new body to carry out independent evaluation of aid spending.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill allowing it to continue on its path to becoming law. As a result of this vote the Bill was committed to a Public Bill Committee to discuss it in detail.
The UK's Gross National Income was $2.521 trillion in 2013, 0.7% of which is around 17 billion dollars or around 10 billion pounds.
In 2013 the UK reportedly already met this target spending over 11 billion pounds on aid.
The 2013 budget predicted UK Government revenue for 2013-14 would be £620 billion; as a fraction of this revenue aid spending of £11 billion would amount to 1.7%.
-  Parliament's webpage on the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill 2014-15
-  World Bank data on the UK
-  Shh, don't tell anyone, but UK government meets foreign aid target, Claire Provost and Sam Jones, The Guardian, 3 April 2014.
-  2013 UK Budget Document
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||58 (+1 tell)||6 (+2 tell)||0||22.0%|
|LDem||30 (+1 tell)||0||0||55.4%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|James Gray||North Wiltshire||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||no|
|Adam Holloway||Gravesham||Con (front bench)||no|
|Edward Leigh||Gainsborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con (front bench)||no|