Harriet Harman responds to Turks and Caicos loan

The Department for International Development is set to guarantee a loan of £260 million to the Turks and Caicos Islands, which raises serious questions about the Government’s use of DfID’s budget.

Responding to this, Harriet Harman said:

“Following on from the revelation that DFID money was used to fund the Pope’s state visit this looks suspiciously like another example of where the FCO is looking to DFID to bankroll its obligations which are not genuine development issues”