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1126560
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Sick Leave 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 many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254069 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>106 DFID employees were absent due to stress, anxiety and/or depression during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. This represented 3.6% of DFID’s workforce and 21% of the overall sickness absence for the department during this period. The estimated cost to DFID due to sickness absence during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 was £217,350.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. DFID offers a range of guidance and services in place to support staff, including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers telephone and face to face counselling for all staff. This service also provides a wide range of online information and advice on work/life issues. DFID’s HR teams and Occupational Health Services provide support and advice for staff and managers to ensure a successful return to work after a period of mental ill health. DFID also has a Listening Network, an informal peer staff network, to complement the help already available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126613
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 South Sudan: Rape more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the prevalence of rape in South Sudan; and what programmes he has established to educate (a) women and (b) men that rape is unacceptable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254111 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. In most cases perpetrators of sexual violence are men who are known to the victims. Rape is also regularly used as a weapon of war by all parties. The UK strongly condemns all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). We continue to lobby the Government of South Sudan to address SGBV and end impunity for perpetrators, and support organisations working to tackle the prevalence of SGBV in the country.</p><p> </p><p>This includes a four-year, £14.8 million programme with the International Medical Corps, which has reached more than 850,000 women, men, girls and boys with SGBV interventions in South Sudan. Through this we are supporting survivors of SGBV, including in seeking justice, as well as trying to change damaging attitudes within communities. As attitudes and behaviours are shaped at an early age, our Girls Education in South Sudan programme also educates both boys and girls about healthy relationships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 South Sudan: Food Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the level of famine is in South Sudan; and what food aid the Government is making available to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254110 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>No famine has currently been declared in South Sudan, although the risk remains high. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report for South Sudan was published in January 2019. This projected that 6.87 million people, 60% of the population, would experience severe levels of food insecurity (IPC phases 3 to 5) between May and July 2019 – including 50,000 people experiencing ‘Catastrophe’, or famine-like, levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 5). The food security crisis in South Sudan is man-made, and driven by conflict. Without peace, the humanitarian crisis will continue to worsen.</p><p> </p><p>We are at the forefront of the international response to the crisis, and UK aid is saving lives. Between 2016 and 2020, the UK is providing £122.3 million of emergency food assistance and £56 million of food security and livelihoods assistance to South Sudan. Our food aid is provided to the most vulnerable populations and reached more than 330,000 people in 2018. Where the context is more stable, we build resilience and tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity by working with traders and small producers to kick-start and scale-up markets, and with households to diversify their income sources. The UK is also putting pressure on all conflict parties to commit to the implementation of the revitalised peace agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126523
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to provide a rapid humanitarian response to victims of violent incidents 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 254128 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) we are supporting those who have been injured by violent incidents through physical rehabilitation centres, as well as those who have been displaced from their homes with food, health care, psychosocial support and legal assistance.</p><p> </p><p>We routinely pre-position supplies through our partners including World Food Programme and UNICEF, as well as through the UN Rapid Response Mechanism where it is judged conflict might affect populations. In 2018 for example, the UK flew more than 30,000 tents, blankets, kitchen sets and other household items into Yemen which were urgently needed by families displaced from Hodeidah.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:53:36.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:53:36.807Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126521
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Humanitarian Aid: 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, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken with his international counterparts to establish safe travel routes for international humanitarian organisations. 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 254126 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We are acutely aware of the difficult operating environments humanitarian organisations often face delivering life-saving assistance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently in Yemen this is a subject of constant negotiation for the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator, who works tirelessly with both parties and humanitarian actors to ensure those most in need are being reached.</p><p> </p><p>Through UK diplomatic channels we continue to press authorities to facilitate aid delivery. This can include issuing visas to humanitarian staff or permission for NGOs and UN agencies to travel to reach people in more difficult or remote areas. We also continue to call on both parties to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for both the humanitarian response and commercial supplies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Peace Negotiations 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 Official Development Assistance for Yemen has been allocated to (a) peacebuilding and (b) conflict management in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2018 and (iv) 2019. 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 254125 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading efforts to strengthen peace and stability in Yemen and fully supports the work of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths towards achieving a negotiated and durable peace settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to support conflict management and peacebuilding in Yemen. Through the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, we provided £1.04 million towards conflict management and peacebuilding in 2016, £1.04 million in 2017, £2.95 million in 2018, and have a proposed budget of £2.83 million for 2019.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is also funding activities focussed on strengthening local peacebuilding and improving the role of women in peacebuilding in Yemen. We provided £258,000 last financial year (2018/19) and have a proposed budget of £3.26 million for 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 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 funding his Department has allocated to support the reconstruction of infrastructure 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 254124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with the Government of Yemen, Gulf partners, the UN, international financial institutions, and other donors on planning for Yemen’s post-conflict recovery. This includes emphasising the importance of providing security, stabilising the economy, and delivering basic services. We will continue to work closely with all parties to support Yemen’s recovery following any political settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We are also continuing our work to protect key institutions that will be critical to Yemen’s future development. Between 2010 and 2018, for example, DFID contributed £108 million to the Yemen Social Fund for Development, providing 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.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into 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 254123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Economic Situation 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 estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. 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 254122 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126187
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Palestinians: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 253450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We continually monitor the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity, as well as the fragile health system, shrinking Gazan economy and the lack of access to consistent supplies of electricity.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recently announced an aid package of £2 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross to support delivery of medicines, equipment and rehabilitation services. The UK’s new economic development programme aims to help the economy in Gaza and the West Bank by increasing trade and creating jobs. The UK has also made a commitment to UNRWA of up to £80m over the next two years to help provide health services and education to Palestinian refugees living across the Middle East. The UK is committed to alleviating the humanitarian situation in the OPTs and continues to urge the parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this