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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sierra Leone: Ebola more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in ensuring that rapid diagnostic tests for ebola are available in Sierra Leone. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>Prompt diagnosis of Ebola is vital for an effective response. The UK is investing £1.34 million in new research to fight the virus, including the ongoing development of two rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of Ebola by the Institut Pasteur and University of Westminster. The UK is also providing support to other research programmes on Ebola diagnostics and treatments, through enabling the use of the UK funded treatment facilities and laboratories.</p><p> </p><p>The Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) has been working with BBI Detection to provide Public Health England (PHE) with prototypes of a rapid diagnostic device, named the UK Ebola Lateral Flow Device. The device has been evaluated in Sierra Leone by PHE to determine its utility in the outbreak setting, and the decision on whether to proceed with production now rests with the manufacturer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL288 more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T16:14:46.573Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T16:14:46.573Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3783
star this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
348809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sierra Leone: Ebola more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the rapid diagnostic test developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories will be made available for use in Sierra Leone. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL288 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>Prompt diagnosis of Ebola is vital for an effective response. The UK is investing £1.34 million in new research to fight the virus, including the ongoing development of two rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosis of Ebola by the Institut Pasteur and University of Westminster. The UK is also providing support to other research programmes on Ebola diagnostics and treatments, through enabling the use of the UK funded treatment facilities and laboratories.</p><p> </p><p>The Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) has been working with BBI Detection to provide Public Health England (PHE) with prototypes of a rapid diagnostic device, named the UK Ebola Lateral Flow Device. The device has been evaluated in Sierra Leone by PHE to determine its utility in the outbreak setting, and the decision on whether to proceed with production now rests with the manufacturer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL287 more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T16:14:46.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T16:14:46.767Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3783
star this property label Biography information for Lord Crisp more like this
348860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Drugs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Médecins Sans Frontières' claims that too little funding goes into the development of new drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases, or for illnesses which have proved to be resistant to available treatments. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL339 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>Globally there is insufficient funding for the development of new drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases and resistance to essential drugs is a growing problem. Responding to these challenges is a priority for the UK, and the Government is leading a major new drive to develop drugs for the world’s deadliest diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has a manifesto commitment to lead a major new programme to develop drugs for the world’s deadliest diseases. The UK Government is the second largest Government funder of product development public-private partnerships (PDPs) and in recent years, these PDPs have developed over 10 drugs, two vaccines and six diagnostic tests. Several new drugs are currently under development for the treatment of illnesses which are resistant to available drugs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T16:15:52.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T16:15:52.473Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
349546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: UNRWA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel on the subject of that country helping with the funding of UNRWA. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL415 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly engages with the Government of Israel on the need for both parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to reach a political solution which includes a just, fair and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. The UN Relief and Works Agency’s mandate is to provide protection and assistance to Palestinian refugees until such a solution is reached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:04:36.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:04:36.077Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
350104
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star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading West Africa: Ebola more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost so far of providing personnel from the Ministry of Defence, National Health Service and Public Health England, and materials and medicines from the United Kingdom, to international efforts to tackle the recent ebola crisis. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL418 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK has committed £427m to combat Ebola in West Africa, £373m for the ongoing response and £54m for early recovery programmes. This package of support covers the cost of UK operations, including Ministry of Defence assets and personnel, PHE clinicians, materials and medicines. Over £260 million has now been disbursed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-06-25T16:39:51.273Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-25T16:39:51.273Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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1861
star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
350107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 10 June (HL125), what is their current estimate of the number of men, women and children in those camps; why that estimate was not given in that Answer; and what is their estimate of the average number of years refugees have been living in the camps on the Burma–Thai border. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL421 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
star this property answer text <p>According to latest reports from The Border Consortium (TBC) at the end of December there were 110,094 refugees who had been verified in the TBC database and were living in the camps. According to UNHCR’s refugees profiling report on years of residency, as of 2014: approximately 64% of the refugees have lived in the shelter for less than 10 years. Almost 30% have lived in the shelter between 11-20 years and only 7% have lived in the shelter over 20 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-06-24T15:26:20.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-24T15:26:20.257Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
385194
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules determine the proportion of the cost of military assets used for humanitarian and other overseas aid operations that can be allocated to the budget of the Department for International Development. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL746 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>All UK official development assistance (ODA) meets the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ODA reporting directives. The Directives state ‘additional costs incurred for the use of military personnel to deliver humanitarian aid or perform development services are included in ODA (but not their regular salaries and expenses)’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:00:42.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:00:42.487Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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1854
star this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
385195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the complete cost saving of using Ministry of Defence assets rather than equivalent private sector assets for humanitarian or other overseas aid operations cannot be allocated to the budget of the Department for International Development. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>It is extremely difficult to make a direct cost comparison between military and private sector assets. In general however, in terms of capacity to deliver relief supplies, private commercial suppliers are considerably cheaper tonne for tonne than the armed forces, which is why DFID uses civil commercial options wherever possible and resorts to military assets only when necessary and as a matter of last resort, in line with the United Nations ‘Oslo’ Guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:03:36.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:03:36.157Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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1854
star this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
385199
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what amount from the European Union development aid budget was included towards the United Kingdom's 0.7 per cent of gross national product aid budget target in 2013–14. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL750 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has committed to a target of 0.7% of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a percentage of Gross National Income, which is measured and reported on a calendar year basis. During 2013, the most recently reported year, £813m of the UK contribution to the EU budget was attributed as ODA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:04:03.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:04:03.267Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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1807
star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
427493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Renewable Energy more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid by the Department for International Development to green energy campaign groups between 2010 and 2015 (1) in the UK, and (2) internationally, both as a total and as a percentage of the Department for International Development's development expenditure. more like this
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Lord Donoughue more like this
star this property uin HL3520 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>DFID does not fund any green energy campaign groups in the UK. DFID’s Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) funding to Civil Society enables organisations to achieve international development outcomes. Some organisations may choose to use DFID funding for advocacy efforts, including on climate, within the countries in which they work</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T17:08:27.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T17:08:27.997Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Donoughue more like this