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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Human Rights 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 UK official development assistance supports the work of agencies cited for human rights abuses in the October 2018 Human Rights Watch report Two authorities, one way, zero dissent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188039 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>UK Official Development Assistance does not provide financial assistance or assets to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) agencies implicated in the Human Rights Watch report and continues to have a no contact policy with Hamas in its entirety. The report has made some serious and concerning allegations about human rights violations by the PA and we have immediately raised our concerns with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior. We continue to urge the PA to respect human rights, to ensure complaints of mistreatment or arbitrary detention are properly investigated and to continue to improve the performance of the security sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently delivers training courses and supports the development of training institutions across the Palestinian Authority security sector. Participants from two agencies referenced in the report, the Preventative Security Organisation and General Intelligence Service, have attended courses delivered by the MOD and by training institutions that are supported by the MOD. These courses serve to reinforce accountability, responsible governance and a common approach to the upholding of human rights and human rights law.</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 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Z
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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 Emily Thornberry more like this
1001995
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 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 she plans to attend the Gavi mid-term review meeting in Abu Dhabi in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 188149 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to supporting Gavi and saving children’s lives through increasing access to vaccines in lower income countries. Since 2000, Gavi has helped to immunise 690 million children, preventing more than 10 million deaths. We see Gavi’s Mid-Term Review meeting as a crucial opportunity to celebrate Gavi’s extraordinary work, whilst also critically assessing how it can make even further progress in improving access to lifesaving vaccines for the world’s most vulnerable people.</p><p>Regretfully, diary pressures mean Ministers are unavailable to attend the meeting. However, senior officials from the Department for International Development will be attending and will ensure strong UK representation in these vital discussions.</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 2018-11-13T17:58:12.507Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Bambos Charalambous more like this
1002053
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 compliance with (a) Article 23 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and (b) Rule 55 of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Customary International Law Study of the restriction of supplies of food and medicine through the port of Hodeidah in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188069 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port as well as schools, hospitals and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p>To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</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 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002685
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Syria: Abduction 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 her Department has made of the risk of kidnap for ransom to (a) aid workers and (b) other representatives of non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188759 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188761 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Z
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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 Emily Thornberry more like this
1002687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Syria: Abduction 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 funding allocated by her Department to non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria has been used to make ransom payments to obtain the release of kidnapped aid workers in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188761 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188759 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1003686
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Department for International Development: Billing 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 proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 189568 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s standard contract terms and conditions require DFID contractors to pay undisputed sums due to their sub-contractors within 30 days from the receipt of a valid invoice and to ensure all sub-contracts contain the same provision.</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 2018-11-15T17:59:33.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:59:33.927Z
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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 Jon Trickett more like this
1003700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Land Mines more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on the clearance of landmines and improvised explosive devices in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 189555 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Between October 2017 and October 2018 the Department for International Development spent £45,308,302 on programmes that reduce the humanitarian impact of landmines and improvised explosive devices (ERW). These programmes survey and clear land contaminated by landmines and ERW; provide mine risk education sessions to help communities understand the dangers of landmines and ERW; and support national mine action authorities to manage contamination effectively and efficiently.</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 2018-11-19T16:52:37.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:52:37.55Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
1003780
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Non-governmental Organisations: Location 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 information her Department holds on the number of NGOs that have (a) relocated from the UK and (b) opened additional offices in another EU country since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 189778 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not hold systemic information on the relocation or opening of additional offices of NGOs. Where NGOs have an active funding arrangement with us, they inform us of a change in registered address when that occurs.</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 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many projects funded by her Department have had a reduction in their activities as a result of changes in the value of the pound since June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 189779 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s policy is to sign agreements and make payments in sterling to mitigate foreign exchange risk. Activities within programmes will have increased and decreased since 2016 for a variety of reasons. It is not possible to identify which might be the result of foreign exchange movements.</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 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003828
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Yemen: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 189544 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that up to three million people have been displaced since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>IOM reports that over 455,040 people were displaced from and within Hodeidah governorate between 1 June and 23 October 2018, and that over 80,000 people have been displaced from and within Hajjah governorate since 1 June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Last year the UK provided protection assistance, including primary health services, legal assistance and support in response to sexual violence, to over 200,000 vulnerable people through IOM and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).</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 2018-11-14T17:02:22.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:02:22.463Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this