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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the political and economic situation in the Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 162463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text Sudan faces a number of economic challenges. While US economic sanctions were lifted in late 2017, Sudan remains a challenging place to do business. The economic situation has been exacerbated by a shortage of foreign exchange which has resulted in fuel shortages. Sudan is still unable to access international financial assistance, in part due to its arrears to the International Monetary Fund and others and the failure to service its debt. Politically, the UK continues to work with the Government of Sudan to ensure that constitutional and political rights are respected. Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The UK continues to encourage Sudan to undertake macroeconomic and political reforms, including through the six-monthly Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Sudan. more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
860578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether officials in her Department have held discussions with the Pakistan Government on the inclusion of religious tolerance in textbooks as part of the Punjab Education Support Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 131935 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Working in partnership with the Government of Punjab DFID has supported the Punjab Curriculum and Text Book Board to redesign specific textbooks for children in grades one to five. DFID Pakistan officials hold regular meetings with the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board on progress to redesign textbooks to improve their quality and make them more inclusive. It remains the responsibility of the Punjab Textbook Board to approve the redesigned books and to fund their printing and distribution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-15T12:39:07.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T12:39:07.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
894795
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Christianity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Nigeria after reports of the killing of two Catholic priests and 15 parishioners in Benue State; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 139356 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>We condemn the recent attack in Benue State, which included an attack on a church and up to fifty houses. We are deeply saddened by the suffering and loss of life. We are concerned by the substantial increase in serious clashes between farmers and cattle herders in recent months. We urge the Government of Nigeria to hold those responsible to account and to work with the affected populations to develop a sustainable solution to the conflict.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T16:19:03.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T16:19:03.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Cooperatives and Social Enterprises more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to increase her Department's work on promoting (a) co-operatives and (b) social enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 117132 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Under the current Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rules the three hurricane affected Overseas Territories, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands, are not eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) due to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita being above the ODA eligibility cut off point. The United Kingdom (UK) Government has committed £142 million of non-ODA funding to the hurricane relief effort in the Overseas Territories. In addition up to £300 million of loan guarantees will be available to help the affected Overseas Territories access the funds needed to Build Back Better. ODA rules have not and will not stop Britain dedicating the money needed for the hurricane recovery and reconstruction the Overseas Territories.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T18:04:50.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T18:04:50.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to hold discussions with the South Sudan Leaders Forum to encourage better representation of young people in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 127173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>UK officials engage regularly with the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum. We continue to consider how the UK can best lend support to the youth of South Sudan, including the Forum, to contribute to long term peace and stability.</p><p>More widely, we have consistently called for the inclusion of a broad range of civil society actors in the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF), including representatives of South Sudanese youth groups. We welcomed the involvement of South Sudanese civil society groups in the first round of the HLRF in December, and encourage their continued inclusion as the process progresses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T13:44:33.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T13:44:33.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, If she will increase development assistance for preventing and responding to gender-based violence in South Sudan; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of current programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 115259 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>UK funding in South Sudan is currently fully committed to 2020; this includes a four year programme (2016-2020) with International Medical Corps that includes a significant element for gender based violence (GBV) prevention and protection in South Sudan, and support to the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) in order to improve reporting on gender based violence. All programmes are subject to regular assessments of performance. We have exceeded our annual target this year and have reached just under 300,000 women, girls, men, and boys with GBV interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T14:21:48.89Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T14:21:48.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Conflict Resolution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department allocates funding to women-led peace initiatives in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 199772 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Through the Conflict, Security, and Stability Fund (CSSF) the UK provides funding for the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Action Plan for Peace, which promotes peacebuilding, reconciliation, and mediation efforts at the local level, dialogue within and across communities, and between national level leaders.</p><p>The UK recognises the vital role that women have to play in peacebuilding in South Sudan. We consistently advocated for the inclusion of women (as well as faith groups, refugees, and internally displaced people) in the peace process; and through sustained engagement (including with women’s groups in Juba and across South Sudan), we will continue to do so as implementation of the 12 September agreement proceeds. While we do not currently fund any specific women-led peace initiatives in South Sudan, we continue to ensure that women are fully represented in all CSSF funded peacebuilding activities, including the Peacebuilding Opportunities Fund, and the Conflict Early Warning and Early Response System.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199771 more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:17:57.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:17:57.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Conflict Resolution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether his Department allocates funding to the church-led people-to-people initiatives in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 199771 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Through the Conflict, Security, and Stability Fund (CSSF) the UK provides funding for the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Action Plan for Peace, which promotes peacebuilding, reconciliation, and mediation efforts at the local level, dialogue within and across communities, and between national level leaders.</p><p>The UK recognises the vital role that women have to play in peacebuilding in South Sudan. We consistently advocated for the inclusion of women (as well as faith groups, refugees, and internally displaced people) in the peace process; and through sustained engagement (including with women’s groups in Juba and across South Sudan), we will continue to do so as implementation of the 12 September agreement proceeds. While we do not currently fund any specific women-led peace initiatives in South Sudan, we continue to ensure that women are fully represented in all CSSF funded peacebuilding activities, including the Peacebuilding Opportunities Fund, and the Conflict Early Warning and Early Response System.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199772 more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:17:57.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:17:57.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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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
star this property hansard heading South Asia: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has programmes to promote gender equality in (a) Pakistan and (b) Bangladesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 118593 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Through our programmes in Pakistan we are supporting women and girls to live healthy and secure lives. This includes supporting girls through education, improving maternal health and providing economic opportunities though access to micro-finance and skills training. We are also supporting the rollout and implementation of new legislation to protect women and strengthen their rights, and increasing women’s involvement in decision making at all levels.</p><p> </p><p>Activities to tackle inequality and promote empowerment are embedded across all our bilateral programmes in Bangladesh. As well as providing direct support in areas like education, health, livelihoods and nutrition, we support programmes designed to tackle social norms that result in gender-based violence and early marriage, including working with men and boys, and programmes that ensure access to security and justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T15:15:21.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T15:15:21.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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
star this property hansard heading UNRWA more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what amount of funding the UK provided to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 137406 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The amount of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in 2015 and 2016 is given in the table below. This data is published each year in the Statistics on International Development (SID) publication. Figures for 2017 will be released next year.</p><p>The UK is unequivocally committed to supporting Palestinian refugees across the region. Over the course of the 2017/18 financial year, the UK provided around £50 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), assisting in their provision of essential services including basic education to around 500,000 children, health services for around 3 million Palestinian refugees and supporting Palestinian refugees from Syria.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>(£ millions)</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bilateral ODA through Multilateral</p></td><td><p>30.0</p></td><td><p>21.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core Multilateral ODA</p></td><td><p>34.0</p></td><td><p>33.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total UK ODA to UNRWA</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>64.0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>54.4</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: Statistics for International Development 2013-2016</em></p><p> </p><p>ODA figures are produced only on a calendar year basis in line with the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation, Development Assistance Committee definitions.</p><p>Bilateral ODA through multilateral is funding to multilateral organisations for specific programmes or for specific countries. In this case, bilateral ODA through multilateral refers UK contributions to UNRWA’s Emergency Appeals. Core multilateral ODA describes un-earmarked funds from the UK which are pooled with other donors’ funding and disbursed as part of the core budget of the multilateral organisation, which is UNRWA’s Programme Budget in this case.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-01T16:32:34.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-01T16:32:34.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew remove filter