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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
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 Bangladesh: Textiles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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 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
434123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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 South Sudan: International Assistance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they, acting alongside the United Nations, and the governments of Norway and the United States of America, have made for health and education services in South Sudan in the event of the bankruptcy of the relevant government departments in that country; and what discussions they have had with the authorities in South Sudan on the use of oil revenues in this context. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL4242 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 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
unstar this property answer text <br /><p>The UK is playing a leading role in the humanitarian response to the current instability in South Sudan. Through the Common Humanitarian Fund, the UK is financing emergency health and education provision for internally displaced persons and returning refugees, together with UN, US and Norway. We continue to monitor the situation closely and alongside our humanitarian support, we are playing an active role in the ongoing peace negotiations.</p><br /><p>In terms of our non-humanitarian health and education development programmes, these continue to operate in both the stable and conflict affected states of South Sudan. DFID is providing essential drugs, health worker salaries, and support for girls to complete secondary education as well as a range of other development programmes including skills training for out of school youth, and cash for public works and agricultural production.</p><br /><p>Regular dialogue and provision of technical assistance by DFID and other partners has resulted in the South Sudan government providing operational transfers to counties and grants to primary schools and healthcare centres in their 2015/16 budget, largely financed through oil revenues. Through an IMF Trust Fund, the UK, EU and Norway are helping the government to strengthen oil sector transparency, while UK supports South Sudan Customs Department to collect non-oil revenues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T15:32:08.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T15:32:08.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
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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 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 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 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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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 African Republic more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of worsening humanitarian access to the Central African Republic. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1246 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 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Conditions in CAR are extremely challenging for both humanitarian workers and local communities. The Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported over 770 security incidents throughout CAR since January 2014. 67 of these incidents have directly targeted humanitarian personnel. DFID is working with agencies which have appropriate systems and a level of community acceptance to enable them to access some of the most vulnerable populations in CAR. In 2014 DFID has funded the ICRC, UN agencies and international NGOs to support communities who have suffered from the violence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:42:38.7159895Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:42:38.7159895Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
78071
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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 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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 date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 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 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 date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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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 Ukraine more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what medical assistance they are providing to military hospitals in Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1400 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is not providing direct medical assistance to military hospitals in Ukraine. Assistance to military hospitals cannot be recorded as Official Development Assistance (ODA), in line with Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:47:08.4077291Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:47:08.4077291Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw 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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, 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 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 Pakistan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have provided any financial support to internally displaced people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa<b></b>following the recent military operation conducted by the army of Pakistan in North Waziristan. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL1196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID has allocated up to £5 million to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to help some of the most vulnerable internally displaced people following the military operation in North Waziristan. This will provide people with ration packs, non-food items such as cooking utensils and solar lanterns, and water and sanitation services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T16:53:39.6506515Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T16:53:39.6506515Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' report <i>Woman Alone</i>: <i>The fight for survival by Syria’s refugee women</i>; and of its assessment of the situation of Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan which are headed by women. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK welcomes the publication of this report, which highlights the distressing reality for women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria. Our assessment is that it accurately describes many of the hardships faced by refugee women who have become heads of their households as a result of the conflict, but also their resilience and bravery in the face of such hardships.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this