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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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: Health Services 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, pursuant to the contribution of 11 December 2014 by the Minister of State for International Development, Official Report, column 383WH, on strengthening health systems in developing countries, when the review of NHS use of foreign workers will begin; what the terms of reference of the review are; when she anticipates that it will be concluded; and whether the Government will publish the review's conclusions and recommendations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 218598 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID continues to work with the Department of Health to keep the government’s approach to health systems strengthening under review. As set out in the government response to the International Development Committee’s report on Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries, DFID will develop a framework for the UK’s work on health systems strengthening that will include its approach to human resources for health and will be set in the context of the new post-2015 development goals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:39:50.113Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:39:50.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
170762
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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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 China 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 her Department will consider funding non-UNHCR programmes that support trafficked and abused North Korean women in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency The Cotswolds more like this
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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this
star this property uin 219032 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>We have no plans to provide funding for non-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees programmes that support trafficked and abused North Korean women in China. The Department for International Development does not have a bilateral aid programme in North Korea and our bilateral aid programme in China closed in March 2011.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:39:23.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:39:23.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this
171652
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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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 Afghanistan 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 support her Department gives to the Afghan government to promote educational opportunities among women and girls in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 219442 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID is providing £48 million through its Girls Education Challenge Fund to enable some 180,000 girls in some of the poorest rural and hard to reach areas of Afghanistan to have better access to a quality education.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to this funding the UK supported the Afghan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), a World-Bank managed multi-donor fund, a proportion of which is used to support education.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012/13 there were more than 2.5 million Afghan girls attending school compared to virtually no girls at school in 2001.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T14:20:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T14:20:24.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
170495
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Written Questions 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 estimate she has made of the savings to her Department from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems her Department has introduced or plans to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment she has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. 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 218786 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Following the introduction of the Q&amp;A system, the Department cancelled an annual subscription to receive a daily feed of Parliamentary Questions (PQs) tabled to the Department. This has resulted in a saving of just over £6500 per year. In addition, the Department has made savings associated with the cost of printing hardcopies of PQs and delivering answers to Parliament each day. The Department worked with the House authorities in order to ensure that the introduction of the system did not require any changes or improvements to the Department’s existing ICT systems. DFID Ministers are committed to ensuring that written PQs receive timely answers, and it is welcome that the new system ensures that hon and Rt hon Members receive their answers instantly once uploaded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>One of the benefits of the new system is the possibility for the reporting of the timeliness of answers to Parliamentary Questions to be delivered with greater consistency and accuracy across all answering bodies. It will be for the Procedure Committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the new system in improving performance when it assesses the evidence following the end of the session.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:43:51.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:43:51.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
171653
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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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 Members: Correspondence 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, when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 3 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Judith Emanuel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
star this property uin 219433 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responded to the Rt Hon Gentleman’s letter on 21 November 2014. The Department will forward a further copy of that letter to the Rt Hon Gentleman for his convenience.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:38:18.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:38:18.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
169879
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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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 Travel 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, how much her Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 218479 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Data on how much my Department has spent on (a) taxis in each of the last five years is shown below. Data on how much my Department has spent on (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel is shown for the last four years. Due to a change in travel provider, data on class of travel is not available for the period 2009/10.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Business and first class travel may be overstated due to credits (eg from cancellations) possibly not having the correct class of travel applied.</p><p> </p><p>All journeys of up to five hours must be in economy/standard class. Journeys of over five hours must also be in economy/standard class unless a line manager explicitly agrees that premium economy or business class is needed. First class travel is not allowed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Expenditure £m</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(a) Taxi fares</p></td><td><p>0.26</p></td><td><p>0.19</p></td><td><p>0.23</p></td><td><p>0.23</p></td><td><p>0.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(b) First Class rail fares</p></td><td><p>not available</p></td><td><p>0.03</p></td><td><p>0.00</p></td><td><p>0.00</p></td><td><p>0.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(c) Business Class air fares</p></td><td><p>not available</p></td><td><p>1.22</p></td><td><p>1.03</p></td><td><p>0.91</p></td><td><p>0.88</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T13:44:14.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T13:44:14.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
170502
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any of the projects within (a) the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness in High Risk Contexts programme and (b) other programmes by her Department in the Philippines have suffered any damage as a result of Typhoon Hagupit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 218661 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Typhoon Hagupit has demonstrated the need for DFID’s programmes in the Philippines and their value in saving lives and promoting recovery. Many of the programmes funded by DFID in response to Typhoon Haiyan supported better resilience of the Philippines in response to Typhoon Hagupit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For example DFID funded £2million to construct core shelters designed to withstand winds of 250 km or more. All houses of this type built so far in Leyte or Panay islands have withstood the storm winds from Typhoon Hagupit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:41:01.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:41:01.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
170503
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the projects undertaken within the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness in High Risk Contexts programme based in the Philippines were located in areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 218662 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Manila, Tacloban and other central belt islands were included in the UNICEF programmes and the WFP programmes for pre-positioning stocks.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s total funding to the Philippines on humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness is currently £92.3 million.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:41:53.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:41:53.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
170504
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness in High Risk Contexts programme in directly mitigating the impact of Typhoon Hagupit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 218673 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID’s £20 million programme for strengthening humanitarian preparedness in high risk contexts has been a great success, with evidence showing that pre-positioned stocks are between three to fourteen times better value for money than responding after the event.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the Philippines the programme has provided £450,000 support to the UN World Food Programme and UNICEF to preposition essential stocks and for preparedness training and national and local capacity development.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s total funding to the Philippines on humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness is currently £92.3 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:43:23.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:43:23.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
170507
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what interventions other than the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness in High Risk Contexts programme her Department has funded (a) bilaterally and (b) through multilateral partners in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan, to support the country in adapting to future humanitarian disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 218671 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Following Typhoon Haiyan DFID has agreed a bilateral package of support to build preparedness and resilience to natural disasters in the Philippines over the longer term.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· £3 million for technical assistance through the World Bank to help the Philippines prepare for the financial costs of natural disasters and boost levels of insurance so the country can recover more quickly.</p><p> </p><p>· £820,000 through the UK Meteorological Office to the Philippines meteorological office to improve forecasting and preparedness.</p><p> </p><p>· £5 million to an Asian Development Bank Multi-donor Trust Fund for reconstruction and recovery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s total funding to the Philippines on humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness is currently £92.3 million.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-01-06T12:42:31.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T12:42:31.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this