Development secretary hauled over the coals as MPs express disquiet over lavish Foreign Office expenditure in China

Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, has been told to “get a real grip” on aid spending amid questions over millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money going to China.

In a testing evidence session before MPs on the international development committee, Mordaunt was repeatedly challenged about aid spending by areas of government other than the Department for International Development (DfID).

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