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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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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-07-21T14:59:54.793Z
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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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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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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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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
346992
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 Asia: Abortion 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 assessment she has made of the effect of sex-selective abortion on the gender balance in China and India; what assessment her Department has made of whether UK-funded equipment is not used to carry out sex-selective abortions in countries which receive UK aid; and on what evidence her Department has made that assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent South more like this
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Robert Flello more like this
star this property uin 20 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 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government does not promote or support abortion on the grounds of gender. The practice of sex selection is not caused by the availability of abortion services or technologies but is a consequence of deep rooted discrimination against women, poverty and cultural preference for sons. Our work on girls' education, women's empowerment, skills and jobs aims to increase the ‘value’ of girls and women in society and therefore tackle the pressures and incentives that drive preferences for male children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has never supported or funded the one child policy and closed its bilateral aid programme to China in March 2011. In India, our partners are strongly committed to implementing India’s 1994 National Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Regulation Act, which bans the use of medical technologies for sex selection purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-01T14:07:33.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-01T14:07:33.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Flello more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-29more like thismore than 2015-05-29
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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: Vaccination 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 steps her Department is taking to support immunisation programmes in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 477 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 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DFID primarily supports immunisation programmes in developing countries through the provision of funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi is a public-private partnership that saves lives by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries. Since 2000, Gavi has vaccinated half a billion children and saved 7 million lives. The UK will provide a total of £1.44 billion to Gavi over 2016-2020. It is estimated that UK support will save a child’s life every 2 minutes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is also a key donor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which is working to eradicate polio by 2019. Since GPEI’s creation, global polio cases have fallen by more than 99%. Africa has now been polio free for nearly 1 year. The UK has committed £300 million to polio eradication over 2013-2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T12:14:09.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T12:14:09.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
347691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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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 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition 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 reports she has received on the work of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition; what steps she is taking to ensure that the Alliance's work does not contribute to the takeover of land belonging to small farmers by multinational corporations; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the Alliance does not prioritise growing food for export over producing food to feed local people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 573 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The New Alliance Leadership Council met on 2<sup>nd</sup> of June 2015. The UK attended this meeting and a progress report was discussed, agreed and will be published shortly on the New Alliance website.</p><p> </p><p>All parties investing under the New Alliance commit to support implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of land, fisheries and forests, which are international guidelines to make land investments transparent and accountable.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the investment commitments made under the New Alliance involve agribusiness investments downstream from the farm and are therefore not competing with small-scale farmers. Such investments are critical to create jobs and new markets for small-scale farmers, and to help African countries diversify out of primary commodity production. This will require investment and growth along the agricultural value chain rather than just investment in small-scale farmers’ food production.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:12:26.353Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:12:26.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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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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, how much aid her Department provided to the (a) health sector, (b) education sector and (c) other sectors (i) globally and (ii) in Africa in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) disbursed to the (a) health sector, (b) education sector and (c) other sectors (i) globally and (ii) in Africa in each of the last five years by DFID.</p><p> </p><p>Details of sector spend for 2014 will be published in Statistics on International Development in the autumn of this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p><strong>£ millions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Health</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Education</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Other</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2008</p><p> </p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£552</p></td><td><p>£223</p></td><td><p>£2,563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£227</p></td><td><p>£76</p></td><td><p>£1,009</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£670</p></td><td><p>£460</p></td><td><p>£2,937</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£294</p></td><td><p>£204</p></td><td><p>£1,230</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£755</p></td><td><p>£406</p></td><td><p>£3,148</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£309</p></td><td><p>£199</p></td><td><p>£1,317</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p><p>2011</p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£899</p></td><td><p>£573</p></td><td><p>£3,027</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£354</p></td><td><p>£227</p></td><td><p>£1,335</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£1,017</p></td><td><p>£499</p></td><td><p>£3,054</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£511</p></td><td><p>£258</p></td><td><p>£1,292</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Global</p></td><td><p>£1,226</p></td><td><p>£797</p></td><td><p>£3,776</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Africa</p></td><td><p>£548</p></td><td><p>£316</p></td><td><p>£1,476</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T16:30:30.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T16:30:30.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
348105
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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: Female Genital Mutilation 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, what steps she plans to take to support the implementation of the ban on female genital mutilation in Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting efforts to end female genital mutilation both in the UK and across the globe. We welcome the passing of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill and its ban on female genital mutilation in Nigeria. DFID will work closely with the new Government on the implementation of this Bill. DFID is also supporting implementation at both federal and state levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:11:08.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:11:08.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
348204
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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: Tax Collection 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 steps her Department has taken to increase the capacity of developing countries to collect tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 900066 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID is engaged in, or developing, tax reform projects in 26 of our 28 priority countries. We have established a specialist Capacity Building Unit in HMRC to provide technical expertise to support these efforts and are working internationally so developing countries have the means to tackle tax avoidance and evasion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:40:58.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:40:58.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
348205
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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: EU External Trade 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 steps her Department is taking to help developing countries gain access to EU markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 900068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with the EU to lower tariffs for 91 developing countries, agree development-focused trade agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific regions, and promote developing country interests in the World Trade Organisation. We spend over £1 billion annually on Aid for Trade to help countries take advantage of this access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
348206
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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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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 promote access to education in developing countries. 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 900071 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Improving access to education and the quality of learning is a priority for the Department. We are on track to support 11 million children in primary and lower secondary school by 2015. We have also committed to help at least 11 million children in the poorest countries gain a decent education by 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:41:19.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:41:19.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this