Are DFID, the government department for International Development, telling fibs about how much money has been put into Sri Lanka? That is how it seems, following the FOI requests submitted by Joe Turner.
Responding to his request to know exactly how much had been spent by the end of December 2009, the year in which Douglas Alexander had publicly claimed they had given £12.5 million, the department wrote to say that the amount actually came to £9.81 million, a sizeable sum, but more than two million quid short!
See a copy of the response here on Joe’s blog.
Seems like somebody at DFID isnt getting their facts right…