Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1007806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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 her Department is taking to get (a) food and (b) fuel imports into Yemen during the ongoing humanitarian crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Victoria Prentis more like this
star this property uin 191942 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK government 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 in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live.</p><p>As part of our effort to secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen, the UK is also providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Saudi-led Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on large commercial ships.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T15:51:14.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T15:51:14.967Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4401
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
1023976
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answering body
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 Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to her Department’s Economic Development Strategy 2017, what steps she is taking to integrate nutrition with her Department’s economic development policies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 201561 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has developed a strategic approach to integrating nutrition into relevant areas of its economic development work. This includes supporting private sector investment within different parts of the food system in order to make safe nutritious foods more affordable and accessible to poor people, in particular women, adolescent girls and children under five.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-19T15:54:41.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T15:54:41.887Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1024736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answering body
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 Burma: Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 address human trafficking from northern Myanmar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 202025 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is leading the fight against modern slavery internationally. In Burma DFID is providing $9 million (£7 million) to raise awareness on trafficking and support safer and more productive migration across all states.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-12-19T15:55:17.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T15:55:17.37Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1037144
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answering body
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 Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2018 to Question 201561, what support her Department provides to the private sector to help make safe nutritious foods more affordable and accessible to (a) women, (b) adolescent girls, (c) children under five and (d) other poor people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 205801 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID supports private sector innovation and investment in value chains and markets for nutritious foods. This is done both by offering businesses technical assistance and access to finance for investments, and by working to remove inefficiencies in agri-food value chains. Alongside this, DFID funds research and development of nutritious crops and agricultural technologies and supports their commercial scale-up. DFID also works to strengthen the enabling environment to make it more conducive for companies to invest in nutritious foods and associated inputs, technologies and services.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, DFID supports accountability mechanisms like the Access to Nutrition Index and the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network to further incentivise more responsible business action on nutrition. DFID’s work in this area gives priority to improving nutrition outcomes for women, adolescents, children under five and other poor people, as set out in the Nutrition Position paper <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652122/nutrition-paper-2017a.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652122/nutrition-paper-2017a.pdf</a></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 question first answered
less than 2019-01-14T17:38:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:38:22.133Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1061076
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answering body
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 Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 the Government has made of the humanitarian situation in Venezuela and its effect on Latin America. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 221546 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is extremely concerned about the situation in Venezuela, with the UN estimating that over four million people are suffering from malnourishment. As the situation has deteriorated, over three million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring countries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will be providing a package of £6.5 million in aid to respond to the most severe health and nutrition needs in Venezuela and the region. DFID staff have been deployed in the region since last year and this package builds on our core support to the UN and Red Cross, operating since the early stages of the crisis. The UK Government continues to call for all actors to allow unhindered access for humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of the Venezuelan people.</p><p> </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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T14:29:06.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T14:29:06.353Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1083670
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answering body
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: Internally Displaced People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 her Department has allocated to support internally displaced persons in (a) Rubkan camp and (b) Northern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 229602 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. To date, the UK has pledged £2.81 billion, including £1.03 billion for humanitarian support inside Syria. UK aid is providing life-saving support to millions of displaced civilians, including those in acute need across northern Syria and in Rukban camp.</p><p> </p><p>In financial year 2018/19, DFID has allocated over £40 million for Northeast Syria. We will also expect to provide approximately £87 million for activities in Northwest Syria. Our support in Idlib governorate alone has meant that approximately 572,000 people were provided with access to safe water and 500,000 people received medical consultations between January and June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Between December 2016 and November 2018, DFID provided £4.14 million for essential humanitarian assistance, including water and health services, to those in acute need in Rukban camp. Despite the regime’s continued and deliberate obstruction of lifesaving aid, DFID funded partners provided safe water and hygiene kits to 50,000 people and vaccines to 5,000 children under the age of 5 in 2018.</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 question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T17:49:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:49:29.847Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1038466
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answering body
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: Cost Effectiveness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid is always targeted at countries who most need that aid in order to ensure value for money for UK taxpayers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 206874 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>UK Aid aims to achieve the UN’s Global Goals and the Government’s objectives as set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy. Bilateral Official Development Assistance is allocated based on considerations of need, i.e. levels of poverty, ability of countries to fund themselves and whether DFID can add value. The 2016 bilateral and multilateral development reviews set out our approach to allocations in more detail. Our project design approach makes sure every project focuses on eradicating poverty, and projects are rigorously appraised to ensure value for money.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T17:13:32.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:13:32.38Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1038468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answering body
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: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 plans her Department have to continue providing targeted humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees affected by the Syrian conflict in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 206875 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, providing life-saving support to millions of Syrians across the region. So far, DFID has spent over £1.2 billion to support over 5.6 million refugees in the region. For 2019, we have pledged to provide at least £300 million to alleviate the extreme suffering in Syria and neighbouring countries.</p><p> </p><p>Our assistance is focused on the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in the region to meet their immediate needs and improve their lives until they can safely return to Syria. In 2017/18 alone, our support to countries neighbouring Syria provided over 135,000 people with access to clean water and 585,000 children with access to formal education.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T17:14:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:14:26.063Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1020814
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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 her Department has made of the effect of the continued military offensive on Hodeidah port on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen; and what steps her Department is taking to ensure humanitarian and commercial imports are delivered into and throughout Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 200068 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
unstar this property answer text <p>An operational pause in fighting around Hodeidah continues to hold while Stockholm talks take place. The UK government continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city and is in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Houthis must also facilitate access throughout areas they control (which is where most of the population in humanitarian need live).</p><p>To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. The UK is providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to increase physical inspections of commercial ships giving the Coalition confidence that weapons which threaten Saudi national security are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas.</p><p> </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 question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T17:16:46.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:16:46.437Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1020815
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
star this property answering body
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
star this property legislature
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 assessment her Department has made of the reports by the UN World Food Programme that there has been a decrease in accuracy of operations at Hodeidah port in recent weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 200069 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Red Sea Ports are currently operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. For most of this year imports have been robust and in some cases exceeded pre-war levels. We are however concerned about recent reports of a reduction of imports into Yemen.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>To maintain confidence of commercial importers, the UK recently worked with the US, Saudis and Emiratis to agree measures with the Central Bank of Yemen to issue letters of credit to provide foreign currency so that importers can purchase food on international markets. This has also resulted in an appreciation of the Yemeni Riyal, increasing the purchasing power of ordinary Yemenis.</p><p> </p><p>It is imperative the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational. Yemen relies on imports to meet 90% of its basic needs like food and fuel – before the conflict, the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef accounted for approximately 80% of total imports into Yemen. The UK recently pressed successfully for the suspension of unnecessary processes introduced by the Government of Yemen in bringing food goods into the country and we continue to call on all parties to allow safe, rapid and unhindered access for food and fuel throughout Yemen.</p><p> </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 question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T17:18:00.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:18:00.127Z
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
star this property tabling member
167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this