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star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 her Department has to replace programme partnership arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 43016 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am currently considering the outcomes of my Department’s Civil Society Partnership Review, and will aim to publish it shortly.</p><p>In July 2015, the then Secretary of State for International Development announced a 9 month extension of all PPA financing, providing 18 months-notice that all current PPA financing would come to an end in December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 43015 more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T14:59:54.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T14:59:54.793Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
539667
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 consider extending current programme partnership arrangements until a replacement mechanism is introduced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 43015 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am currently considering the outcomes of my Department’s Civil Society Partnership Review, and will aim to publish it shortly.</p><p>In July 2015, the then Secretary of State for International Development announced a 9 month extension of all PPA financing, providing 18 months-notice that all current PPA financing would come to an end in December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 43016 more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T14:59:54.73Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T14:59:54.73Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
536707
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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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: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps her Department is taking to increase access to education for children who are missing out on education because of conflict, natural disaster and other emergencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire North more like this
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Gavin Newlands more like this
star this property uin 42924 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to increasing access to education to ensure children and young people are able to access a quality education in emergencies and crises. A key example is the Syria region. Through the No Lost Generation Initiative, DFID has announced a further £240million for education in Jordan and Lebanon over the next four years, on top of the £115million already provided to give every child in the region access to education. The recent London Syria conference has resulted in international pledges to get every refugee and vulnerable child in the host countries bordering Syria, into quality education by the 2016/17 school year.</p><p>The UK has also played a leading role in the development of the Education Cannot Wait fund, which is designed to attract multi-year additional funding for education in emergencies and protracted crises. The UK pledged £30 million to Education Cannot Wait at its launch at the World Humanitarian Summit in May, which will contribute towards over 4.5million children receiving a better education over the next two years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:07:42.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:07:42.377Z
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4123
star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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4420
unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Newlands more like this
539671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Africa: Food more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 support her Department has provided for food production projects in Africa in each of the last five years; and what involvement UK companies have had in such projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 43105 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the last five calendar years, DFID spending in Africa on agriculture, fishing and forestry is set out below. Funds are spent through a range of delivery channels including private sector projects, challenge funds, funding through multilateral agencies and funding through African Governments.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p>£ thousands</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture, forestry and fishing</p></td><td><p>£33,327</p></td><td><p>£48,426</p></td><td><p>£45,354</p></td><td><p>£44,748</p></td><td><p>£61,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The private sector is vital for boosting food production in Africa. UK companies can participate in our projects to improve agricultural markets in a number of ways. The African Agriculture Development Fund (AgDevCo), which is a not for profit UK based company, invests debt and equity in African agribusinesses to create jobs, boost food security and increase prosperity. DFID is a principal funder of AgDevCo. UK companies are also implementers of our agriculture projects after winning competitive tenders. We share information with companies active in African agricultural markets either as buyers or investors. UK companies can be part of proposals to DFID funded challenge funds, such as the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, but only through their links to partner companies based in Africa rather than as direct beneficiaries.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T11:45:57.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T11:45:57.77Z
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4123
star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
539677
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Ethiopia: Food Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 effects of the food crisis in Ethiopia on people in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 43190 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought for 30 years, with 18.2 million people, approximately 20% of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance at the peak of the crisis. There has been a strong effort by the Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners to help save lives and safeguard livelihoods through provision of food, water and other essential supplies.</p><p>The UK Government has responded quickly and decisively since the onset of the drought in July 2015. So far, the UK Government has committed £145 million overall, making us the second largest donor to the response. This has included a commitment of £40 million to provide food aid to 3.8 million people in 2016 alone.</p><p>As Ethiopia moves into the traditional hungry period of July-September, the Government of Ethiopia and United Nations will revise their funding appeal, which is currently over a billion pounds and 70 % funded. The UK Government will continue to provide support and leadership to the humanitarian response in the coming months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T11:43:52.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T11:43:52.483Z
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4123
star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
539678
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Ethiopia: Droughts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps her Department is taking to support local faith and church networks in Ethiopia in their efforts to assist people affected by the current drought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 43148 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID has not provided direct financial support to local faith and church networks responding to the drought in Ethiopia. However, DFID has contributed £70.1 million over three years (2014-16) to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF), a pooled donor fund responding to the most urgent drought needs. DFID is the largest donor to the HRF (74% of current funding), which is administered by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).</p><p>In 2016 alone, the HRF has granted £40 million to 48 projects run by organizations, including World Vision and Catholic Relief Services, to bring food, water and emergency healthcare to over half a million of the most drought affected men, women and children in Ethiopia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T11:56:59.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T11:56:59.013Z
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4123
star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
539569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps the Government is taking to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches children and families in besieged towns in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 42977 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. We have pledged over £2.3 billion, our largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis.</p><p>The UN estimates that, of 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 4.6 million are living in areas where humanitarian access is extremely restricted, including 592,700 people living under siege. It is unacceptable and illegal to use starvation as a weapon of war.</p><p>We are doing all we can to open up humanitarian access. We have supported the UN and international NGOs since the start of the conflict to deliver aid to UN-designated hard-to-reach and besieged areas. UK co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolutions have enabled over 300 convoys of aid to reach vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas without the consent of the Syrian regime. We will continue to use our position in the UN Security Council and International Syria Support Group to push for unrestricted and unfettered humanitarian access, whilst maintaining the pressure for a political settlement to bring the suffering of the Syrian people to an end.</p>
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 2016-07-21T16:49:29.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T16:49:29.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4393
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
533691
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star this property date less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
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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 Afghanistan: Minerals 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 steps they plan to take to assist the government of Afghanistan in preventing any illegal trade in lapis lazuli and other minerals. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1059 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) including through strengthening the Ministry’s capacity to detect and report illegal activity such as the illegal trade in Lapis Lazuli and other minerals.</p><p>However, because most of this illegal activity occurs in insecure areas where there is little or no government control, the UK is supporting Afghanistan’s long term security and stability; including through providing additional troops to assist the Afghan Forces boost security in the country, and providing £178m aid per year to 2017 to support Afghanistan’s economic growth and development.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:09:30.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:09:30.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
533692
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star this property date less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
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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 Afghanistan: Natural Resources 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 steps they plan to take to support the government of Afghanistan in strengthening its capacity to control the exports and supply chains of the extractive industries in accordance with OECD due diligence guidelines. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1060 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting the Afghan government to responsibly develop its mineral wealth in accordance with OECD guidelines.</p><p>Through the Extractives Sector Support Programme (ESSP), the UK supports the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) to review the legal framework governing extractives and to build a transparent and disciplined fiscal regime. Through the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) the UK is supporting the transparent development of the sector, including through supporting Afghan civil society to bring clarity to the informal mining sector.</p><p>The UK is supporting President Ghani’s anti-corruption initiatives, including his commitment that the beneficial ownership of mining companies will be disclosed as part of Afghanistan’s implementation of the EITI. The UK is also helping the Afghan government implement and enforce these policies through supporting the MoMP to develop its capacity in contract management and inspectorate functions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:14:34.52Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:14:34.52Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
533693
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star this property date less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
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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 Afghanistan: Rural Areas 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 steps they plan to take to ensure that the National Solidarity Programme in Afghanistan receives adequate support and delivers the necessary assistance to the most deprived rural areas. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1061 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) through the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). The UK is one of the largest donors to the ARTF which supports the Afghan government to deliver basic services across the country. UK officials will continue to meet regularly with the World Bank, who are the ARTF administrators, and the Afghan Ministry for Rural Rehabilitation and Development, who manage the NSP, to discuss the delivery of these important programmes and ensure that they reach the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-21T15:14:11.977Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:14:11.977Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this