DfID To Remain Independent Department, U.K. International Development Secretary Patel Says
The Guardian: No Foreign Office takeover of international aid budget, says Priti Patel
“The international development secretary has rejected speculation about a takeover of her department by the foreign office. Appearing before MPs in a parliamentary committee, Priti Patel was asked about concerns over a creeping merger of the international development department (DfID) with the FCO. She said: ‘DfID is a standalone government department. That is government policy’…” (McVeigh, 10/24).