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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Central Bank of Yemen more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to recent UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials of Yemen’s Central bank what steps he is taking to support further such meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 261473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the recent UN-mediated talks between the Central Bank of Yemen Aden and Sana’a branches on enacting the revenue-managing elements of the Stockholm agreement. We recognise that closer collaboration between the branches of the Central Bank will be vital in bringing economic stability to Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>We encourage both parties to continue to constructively engage with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and meet again to discuss this issue to ensure Stockholm agreements are implemented, helping improve Yemen’s fragile economy and ensure the payment of public sector salaries across the country.</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 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Z
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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
1130728
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Central Bank of Yemen: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to ensure civil servants are paid as set out in the Stockholm Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 261474 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes recent efforts by both parties to constructively engage with the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to implement the Stockholm agreements, including sharing Hodeidah port revenues for the payment of public salaries.</p><p> </p><p>Together with the international community, the UK is working with the Government of Yemen’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Central Bank of Yemen to develop a plan to sustainably finance the Stockholm agreement’s ambition for the payment of public sector salaries across Yemen, through an accountable budgetary process.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the Government of Yemen’s leadership of paying salaries to some health workers in Houthi-controlled areas and all public workers in Hodeidah this year. We encourage this to continue which will be vital in restoring key services such as schools and health clinics and boosting the livelihoods of public-sector workers.</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 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Z
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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
1130729
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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: Financial Institutions and Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of regulating (a) imports, (b) commercial banks and (c) money exchangers in Yemen on Houthi revenues in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 261475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not have insight into how Houthi revenue flows have changed over time. The UK condemns Houthi interference in the operations of local banks in north Yemen, including the arrest of banking staff in February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Effective economic regulations, alongside appropriate economic policies, will have critical humanitarian benefits in Yemen. Whilst the latest total food import levels into Yemen have exceeded pre-conflict requirements, high prices continue to drive the risk of famine.</p><p> </p><p>The need for effective economic regulation was demonstrated last year, when the Yemeni Riyal lost more than half of its value between January and October 2018. This caused prices to rise steeply and risked making food unaffordable for millions of vulnerable Yemenis. This depreciation was reversed after UK-led efforts released over $400 million of hard currency (provided by Saudi Arabia), to importers bringing food into the country.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to constructively engage with the Government of Yemen to prevent any repeated depreciation, and to stabilise Yemen’s economy through more effective and transparent management of its public finance.</p>
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 2019-06-14T13:39:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:39:06.17Z
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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
1126515
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more 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
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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 remove filter
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 less than 2019-05-21more 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
1126516
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more 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
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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 remove filter
star this property uin 254123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more 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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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
1126519
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin 254124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more 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
1126520
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Peace Negotiations more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin 254125 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more 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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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
1126521
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more 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
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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 remove filter
star this property uin 254126 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more 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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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
1126523
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property uin 254128 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more 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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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
1109470
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on the distribution of the £200 million pledged in Geneva on 26 February 2019 by the Government for the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 240495 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>On 24 February, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would provide an additional £200 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the coming 2019/20 financial year.</p><p> </p><p>This support brings the total UK commitment to Yemen to £770 million since the conflict began in 2015 and will provide vital food assistance right across the country to those most at risk of dying from starvation and disease, meeting the immediate food needs of more than 1 million Yemenis each month over the year, treating 30,000 children for malnutrition and providing over 1 million people with improved water supply and basic sanitation.</p><p> </p><p>Now that the 2019/20 financial year has begun we will make our first disbursements of this funding over the coming weeks.</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 2019-04-10T10:35:40.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T10:35:40.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this