SIR – On Friday, September 12, Bradford MPs will have the chance to help millions of people around the world simply by turning up to work. Parliament will debate the second reading of the “International Development Bill”. This Bill aims to enshrine in law the commitment to invest 0.7 % of the UK’s national income on overseas aid, cementing our country’s commitment to helping the world’s poorest.
We should be proud of the money we give and the good it does. This year alone, UK aid means five million children have gone to school, around 20 million people have access to clean water and 48 million children received polio vaccinations.
I urge Bradford’s representatives to attend the debate and support this Bill. They have the opportunity to do the right thing, help seal the deal on aid and give millions of people the chance to work their way out of poverty.
Heather Grinter, Westfield Road, Bradford