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Tom Brake

Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington


A World Free From Poverty - Policy Paper Gets The Nod From Conference

September 30, 2004 12:00 AM

Delegates to the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth have given their overwhelming approval for the international development policy paper A World Free from Poverty. Key highlights of Liberal Democrat policy are:

The following is an extract from Charles Kennedy's speech to Conference:

"And we've already found further large savings - at least £5bn a year - by cutting back on big, centralised government and redirecting money to priority spending:

"… Making sure that by 2011 Britain finally fulfils its UN obligations by boosting the overseas aid budget to 0.7% of GNP;

"The figures add up; the balance sheet is balanced."

The full text of the Leader's speech can be found here:

The full text of the summation speech can be found here:

The full text of the motion can be found here:

For further queries or a hard copy of the policy paper, please contact Tom Brake's researcher Hong Ling Dyer via or 020 7219 0924.