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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to strengthen local service delivery in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 204386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with partners in Yemen to support the delivery of local services on which Yemenis rely. This includes the Yemeni Social Fund for Development, a national development institution established in 1997 to improve basic services, enhance economic opportunities, and reduce the vulnerability of the poor.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2010 and 2018, DFID contributed £108 million to the Yemen Social Fund for Development to provide hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities restoring roads, health clinics, and agricultural land, as well as providing training, infrastructure improvements, and clean water to thousands more. We will be funding the Yemen Social Fund for Development again this year.</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 2019-01-08T14:06:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T14:06:30.383Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
1020817
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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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 her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on that country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to support the Yemen economy. 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 200071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Yemen’s recent economic crisis is one of the biggest risks threatening to tip Yemen into famine, with the Yemeni Riyal losing over 40% of its value between June and October.</p><p>The UK’s immediate leadership at the height of the economic crisis in October prevented a worsening of the situation. We worked with the Central Bank of Yemen in releasing $270 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing food staples into the country.</p><p>We also successfully pressed for the suspension of unnecessary processes introduced by the Government of Yemen in bringing these goods into the country. This has eased the pressure of price increases and temporarily stabilised the currency - the value of the Riyal has since appreciated, rising from 755 YER per USD to 500 YER per USD.</p><p>However, much more remains to be done. The UK is now working with the Government of Yemen to facilitate greater financial transparency, ensure foreign currency is available to commercial importers and rebuild key financial institutions.</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 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Z
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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 Stephen Twigg more like this
1019401
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star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 assist (a) refugees from Yemen and (b) internally displaced people in that country. 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 198169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen and focusses on addressing the critical needs of people inside the country, including those who have been internally displaced by the conflict. In April this year, the UK announced £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this Financial Year.</p><p> </p><p>There are far fewer Yemenis displaced across borders than other situations in the world due to geography and poverty. There is for example a refugee settlement in Djibouti of around 2,000 people - a number which has remained stable in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that up to three million people have been internally displaced since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015, with over 450,000 displaced from and within Hodeidah governorate between 1 June and 23 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing £36m to IOM and UNHCR to help over 21,000 displaced people buy vital food through cash transfers, and enabling access to clean water, primary health care and support in response to sexual violence. Furthermore, in July this year DFID flew in 3,000 tents as well as thousands more blankets, solar lanterns, and kitchen sets into Aden to help with emergency needs in Hodeidah governorate.</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 2018-12-06T17:55:39.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:55:39.35Z
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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
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department had allocated funding to the Oxfam-supported (a) water supply system and (b) cholera treatment centres in Yemen which were hit by Saudi coalition air strikes in (i) April and (ii) June 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 188066 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>No. Oxfam were not funded by the UK for either project.</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 2018-11-13T17:57:25.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:57:25.403Z
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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
1002051
star this property registered interest false more like this
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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many facilities and projects in Yemen in receipt of funding from her Department have been hit by Saudi coalition air strikes since the start of the conflict in that country in 2015. 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 188067 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>Since the Yemen conflict began in 2015, our partners have reported two incidents to us in which UK funded assets incurred damage as a result of the conflict.</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 2018-11-13T17:57:43.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:57:43.043Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 steps her Department has taken to support people in Yemen affected by the conflict in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 180217 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 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to be at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen, helping secure vital access for food, fuel and medicine to enter the country and consistently being one of the largest donors to the crisis. On 3 April 2018, the UK announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this financial year (2018/2019). This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis and will bring the total UK bilateral support to Yemen to over £570 million since 2015.</p><p>Most recently, on World Food Day (16 October), the UK announced a package of £96.5 million which will help UNICEF tackle malnutrition in Yemen over the coming three years. This package will screen 2.2 million children under the age of five for malnutrition and provide urgent treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable children.</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 2018-10-22T14:33:41.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T14:33:41.823Z
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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 Kate Hollern more like this
931004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the recent military action in Hudaydah has had an effect on the operational capacity of her Department's sponsored projects in Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 157037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Our UN and NGO partners continue to work tirelessly to mitigate the humanitarian consequences of the ongoing military operation on Hodeidah, and to reach the most vulnerable in all areas of the country including the 8.4 million people at risk of starvation. The UK’s commitment of £170 million to this year’s UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Appeal supports these efforts.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this month, the UK provided £15 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. In response to the Hodeidah operation, the Fund has supported the procurement 600,000 of emergency ration packs for the whole population of Hodeidah city, as well as providing sufficient food to meet the needs of 1.1 million people across Yemen for a month.</p><p> </p><p>UN agencies and NGOs have quickly responded to the operation in Hodeidah, responding to both the humanitarian situation in Hodeidah city and to the effects of the operation on the humanitarian response throughout Yemen. Our UN partners have prepositioned supplies for emergency feeding, treatment of wounded, people displaced, and to provide fuel for generators and water trucking.</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 2018-07-02T16:39:45.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:39:45.13Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
931005
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the flow of her Department's aid to Yemen is not compromised as a result of military activity in the province of Hudaydah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 157038 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has clearly set out our concerns about the operation on Hodeidah, and have been in close touch with all parties on this. This includes the Prime Minister raising our concerns in a recent call with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.</p><p> </p><p>Hodeidah and Saleef ports remain open for commercial and humanitarian imports of food, fuel and medical supplies. We continue to engage closely with all parties to prioritise the humanitarian response urging that military operations protect civilians and do not prevent food and fuel from reaching the 8.4 million Yemenis throughout Yemen who are at risk of starvation. We have also been clear that the Houthis must not compromise port facilities and must facilitate access for aid and supplies in the areas they hold.</p><p> </p><p>Last Sunday another missile was intercepted over Riyadh. The UK is providing £1.3 million to help the UN’s Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to facilitate commercial imports into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in on commercial ships. Alongside this financial support, we have also deployed UK experts to support the inspections of ships in Djibouti, increasing the proportion of physical inspections ten-fold.</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 2018-07-02T16:43:44.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:43:44.24Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to supply further humanitarian aid to Yemen after supplies were destroyed at the port of Hodeidah on 31 March 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 139050 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-04more like thismore than 2018-05-04
star this property answer text <p>On 31 March, a fire destroyed a World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in Hodeidah containing an estimated 3,422 metric tonnes of nutrition supplements and other food. WFP reported that the incident had not affected their food distribution pipeline.</p><p>On 3 April, DFID announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the new financial year (2018/2019). This is in addition to over £400 million in bilateral support from the UK since the conflict began in 2015.</p><p>The UK has led the call for unhindered humanitarian and commercial access into Yemen, including through the UK-coordinated Security Council Statement of 15 March, the Secretary of State’s visit to Riyadh in December and lobbying from the Prime Minister. DFID is also providing expertise and funding to UN shipping inspectors to facilitate import flows into Yemen.</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 2018-05-04T13:49:26.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-04T13:49:26.82Z
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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 Dan Carden more like this
891502
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star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what guarantees her Department sought from the Saudi government on (a) humanitarian access to Yemen and (b) ending Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in advance of signing the £100 million humanitarian aid deal announced on 7 March 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 138104 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a critical friend of Saudi Arabia and our strong relationship means we are able to raise difficult issues more effectively. We have led the call for unhindered humanitarian and commercial access into Yemen, including through the UK-coordinated Security Council Statement of 15 March, the Secretary of State’s visit to Riyadh in December and lobbying from the Prime Minister. Most recently, during the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to London in early March, Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its commitment to work together with the UK to strengthen the UN’s mechanism for inspecting ships so that all Yemeni ports can remain fully open to commercial and humanitarian supplies. During this visit, we also agreed with the Saudi Fund for Development that we would contribute £50 million each to support development in East Africa – the ‘£100 million humanitarian aid deal’ referred to in the question.</p><p>The UK has been clear that there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen and we have continuously lobbied all sides to urgently de-escalate the fighting and find a comprehensive political solution. We also regularly press, including at senior levels, the need for the Saudi-led Coalition to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian 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 2018-05-02T16:56:55.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T16:56:55.44Z
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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 Dan Carden more like this