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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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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 Bangladesh: Textiles 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2015 to Question 9671, for what reasons the Government cannot mandate companies to join the 2013 Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 12284 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 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
unstar this property answer text <br /><p>The Rana Plaza disaster demonstrated the need for a concerted effort by all stakeholders to address the challenges facing the garments industry in Bangladesh. As well as establishing 2 international initiatives (the Accord and the Alliance), The International Labour Organisation (ILO) worked with the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), employer organisations, and trade union representatives to develop the Tripartite National Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (NTPA) and in 2014 the Government raised the minimum wage for the country’s garment workers by 77%.</p><p>The Accord has been established as a voluntary, independent, legally binding agreement between Trade Unions and brands: we, and the many stakeholders involved, believe this is a more effective mechanism than making it mandatory. We actively encourage UK companies to join the Accord.</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 2015-10-26T17:26:03.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T17:26:03.827Z
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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 Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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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 Ethiopia: Droughts more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional support her Department plans to give to Ethiopia because of drought in that country in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency The Wrekin more like this
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Mark Pritchard more like this
star this property uin 15904 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 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
unstar this property answer text <br /><p>We are extremely concerned about the impact of the current drought on the food security situation in Ethiopia. A joint Government of Ethiopia and UN assessment is underway and we are in touch with our UN and Non-Governmental Organisation partners on the ground to determine the extent of need.</p><br /><p>In October, the Government of Ethiopia announced that about 8.2 million people are in need of emergency food aid, up from the 4.5 million estimated in August. The number of severely malnourished children under five years old admitted to therapeutic feeding programmes this year has increased notably.</p><br /><p>Britain has acted quickly and decisively by providing emergency support for 2.6 million people. This includes food aid for 2.1 million people for a month. The Government of Ethiopia has also committed its largest ever response to a drought. The international community will need to work hard with the Government of Ethiopia to prevent the crisis from worsening in the coming months.</p><br /><p>DFID is at the forefront of resilience work to reduce the impact of crises in developing countries. In Ethiopia, DFID’s Productive Safety Nets Programme (PSNP) has helped turn desert land into land that can be farmed again.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-11-19T13:03:25.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-19T13:03:25.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Pritchard more like this
78071
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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 Voluntary Work: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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, how much her Department has spent on the VSO ICS programme in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205906 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID spending on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme since 2010 is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2010/11: £1,860,025</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2011/12: £4,849.043</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2012/13: £21,999,068</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013/14: £19,863,471</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2014/15: £4,262,167 (to date)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of the spending in 2010/11, 2011/12 and £2,135,397 in 2012/13 was on the ICS pilot scheme with the remainder being the current contracted programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of this information is published on the development tracker website <a href="http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</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 2014-07-22T15:35:27.020379Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:35:27.020379Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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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 Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the financial contribution to humanitarian aid and reconstruction in Gaza is spent on the purchase of goods and services from Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 208048 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID works with trusted and established international partners like the World Food Programme and the UN Relief and Works Agency to deliver our development and humanitarian objectives in Gaza. Our partners make every effort to procure relief items locally in Gaza or the West Bank. However the priority is and must remain to do all we can to get aid to the people who need it most in a timely fashion.</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 2014-09-10T16:36:57.6111669Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T16:36:57.6111669Z
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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 Andrew Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which civil society organisations her Department supports in Uganda; and what policy each such organisation has towards the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 196594 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK funds a number of civil society organisations in Uganda, including around 70 through the multi-donor Democratic Governance Facility. DFID has assessed our programme to ensure that UK aid could continue to be spent effectively and with maximum impact, and to ensure it was not being provided to organisations that proactively and publically promoted the Act. Following this, the UK and other donors agreed to indefinitely suspend funding through the Democratic Governance Facility to one organisation. We will continue to monitor this situation. The UK strongly opposes discrimination on any grounds.</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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Crispin Blunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 Developing Countries: Females more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what 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
star this property uin 207136 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> </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
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education 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, if she will support proposals to amend the goal on education to provide free, equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all in the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 206179 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK supports a stand-alone education goal in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The final goal and targets in the post-2015 development framework will be subject to international negotiations in the United Nations, in which the UK will play an active role.</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 2014-07-21T12:06:03.1901188Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T12:06:03.1901188Z
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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 Mr Jim Murphy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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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, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Foyle, of 10 March 2014, Official Report, column 42W, on developing countries: abortion, for what reasons data on spend for individual components of sexual and reproductive health and rights policy are not compiled; and if she will estimate the cost of compiling that data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
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Mr David Amess more like this
star this property uin 195149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID adheres to Development Co-Operation Directorate (OACD-DAC) expenditure coding requirements to allow comparison across donor spending towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goal targets. This does not include the facility to calculate spend for individual components such as sexual and reproductive health and rights –only against coding titles as have been internationally agreed.</p><p> </p><p>Only coding titles as have been internationally agreed can be individually disaggregated.</p><p> </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 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Sir David Amess more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent staff in her Department have responsibility for disability policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 197333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID has a core team of disability experts who provide specific guidance on disability across different sectors. In addition, there are 80 social development advisors who have responsibility for considering social development - including disability - across all aspects of policy and programming in DFID's devolved structure; and one full time equivalent staff working on central disability policy.</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 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr Jim Murphy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-11more like thismore than 2014-07-11
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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 Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much has been spent on what (a) media training and (b) social media training for (i) her and (ii) Ministers in her Department since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 205312 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID operates a decentralised Learning and Development system and does not hold central records of course attendance or small scale expenditure. DFID publishes all expenditure over £500, which can be found on our website http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-us/How-we-measure-progress/DFID-spend/. Producing any other type of report would incur 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 2014-07-17T14:27:05.3982211Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:27:05.3982211Z
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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 Andy Slaughter more like this