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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what policies and programmes her Department has to tackle female genital mutilation and early forced marriage; and what progress has been made in this area following the Prime Minister's Girl Summit held in July 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is the biggest international donor to efforts tackling female genital mutilation, investing up to £35 million over 5 years. This funding enables three strands of work. First, work directly within local communities and governments to back action to end FGM in 15 countries. Secondly, research into the most cost-effective approaches to ending FGM, to make sure our work has the maximum impact, and thirdly social change communications and support to UK based diaspora groups for efforts to end the practice in their countries of origin.</p><p> </p><p>At Girl Summit 2014, the Secretary of State for International Development announced a new commitment of up to £25 million for a UN multi-country programme to end child, early and forced marriage in 12 countries, and an investment of £31 million to generate new evidence on what works to transform lives of poor adolescent girls. DFID is also exploring new mechanisms to support civil society addressing FGM and CEFM.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is driving forward its work on both of these important agendas. In parallel, we are building on the achievements of the Girl Summit, which included support from over 450 governments, organisations and individuals for a Charter that called to an end to FGM and CEFM, 12,000 social media pledges for this cause, and over 130 policy commitments contributing towards this objective. DFID is working to maintain this international momentum by calling for more signatories to the charter, delivery of the commitments that were made and further action to end these practices.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T10:29:16.8933421Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T10:29:16.8933421Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
89779
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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 International Citizen Service: South East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many young people are involved in the International Citizens Service in (a) Brighton and Hove, (b) East Sussex and (c) South East England; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 207139 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As of 31 August 2014 more than 5,600 UK volunteers had started an International Citizen Service placement. This includes, following the pilot phase, 85 volunteers from Brighton and Hove, 139 from East Sussex (including Brighton and Hove) and 708 from the South East including East Sussex.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Statistics on participating UK volunteers, by age and by region are published annually (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-citizen-service-ics-volunteer-statistics-2013-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-citizen-service-ics-volunteer-statistics-2013-2014</a>)</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T12:33:47.7857908Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:33:47.7857908Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
89784
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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 Nepal more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effects on her Department's aid programme in Nepal of the formation of the new government in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As part of the new planning cycle for the Department for International Development my office in Nepal has made a thorough assessment of the expected effects on the Department’s aid programme of the formation of the new government following elections in November 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Accordingly we have shifted our aid programme towards creating the enabling environment for inclusive economic growth including an increased focus on jobs, infrastructure and local development, strengthening effective government including public financial management and anti-corruption measures, and continuing to strengthen the quality and targeting of service delivery. We have increased our focus on mitigating the risks of climate change and inequality so that economic and social gains are safeguarded.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T12:30:19.5036819Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:30:19.5036819Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
89772
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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 Television more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on the purchase of televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207219 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID spent £832.97 on purchasing televisions in 2013; no televisions have been purchased in 2014 to date.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T12:32:18.5757925Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:32:18.5757925Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
89775
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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 Telephone Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, under what timetable her Department plans to phase out use of telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0845, 0844 and 0843 in accordance with the Cabinet Office guidance on customer service lines published in December 2013 and (b) 03 and 08, where 03 is the primary number under a dual numbering system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 207287 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID will phase out 0845 numbers next month. A 0300 number will be available from mid-September 2014, the 0845 number will be decommissioned by end of 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T13:34:59.9320633Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T13:34:59.9320633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
89782
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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 Philippines more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to help the Philippines recover and build resilience after Typhoon Haiyan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 207138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Following the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan last November, DFID committed funding of £77 million for the humanitarian response and early recovery activities. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), the UK independent aid watchdog, reviewed DFID’s response and found it exemplary.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK is making a £5 million investment through a multi-donor trust fund with the Asian Development Bank to build urban resilience in 25 cities in 6 countries including the Philippines. This will allow them to plan for and invest in measures, such as flood protection and drainage systems, to help in the event of future extreme weather events.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T15:32:54.3186655Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T15:32:54.3186655Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
89780
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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
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star this property hansard heading Tanzania more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which companies in Tanzania have received how much in funding from her Department since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Information on DFID’s projects in Tanzania is available on the Development Tracker website (http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/). A more detailed breakdown cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T15:28:18.4893203Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T15:28:18.4893203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
89777
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on (a) the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic and (b) the humanitarian implications of broader insecurity in the Sahel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 207137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministers are regularly updated on the situation on the Central African Republic (CAR). The humanitarian situation in CAR and among refugees remains critical. Malnutrition rates among refugee children are now over 30%, above the emergency threshold. Insecurity and poor rainfall mean that an estimated 1.7m people or a third of the population are food insecure across CAR.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has provided £25.5m in humanitarian and development assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) crisis since mid-2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Across the Sahel region there are ongoing conflicts in Mali, CAR and northern Nigeria which have caused the displacement of thousands of people to the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad, Cameroon and DRC. The UK has provided £103m in humanitarian support to the Sahel since the beginning of 2013 to help over 1.6m people with immediate life-saving assistance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T10:33:06.5939296Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T10:33:06.5939296Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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89774
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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
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star this property hansard heading Gambia more like this
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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 ensure vulnerable people in Gambia are not affected by the decision of the EU to suspend aid to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 207272 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The EU, with UK support, is seeking to persuade the Gambian Government to improve the human rights situation through its regular political dialogue under the Cotonou Agreement. The release of EU development funds are linked to these discussions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207416 more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T10:35:24.1194583Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T10:35:24.1194583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
89786
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star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambia more like this
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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 ensure that vulnerable people in Gambia are not affected by deteriorating conditions as a result of the suspension of aid and human rights violations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The EU, with UK support, is seeking to persuade the Gambian Government to improve the human rights situation through its regular political dialogue under the Cotonou Agreement. The release of EU development funds are linked to these discussions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207272 more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T10:35:24.1819651Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T10:35:24.1819651Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this