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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 St Helena: Airports 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 the planned opening date of St Helena Airport. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL902 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The airport scheduled to open for commercial flights from the end of February 2016, subject to completion of the remaining works and to meeting all regulatory requirements. An official opening ceremony is planned for later that year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:34:12.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:34:12.237Z
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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 Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
386096
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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 Immigration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve aid for migrants fleeing war, oppression and poverty, in the light of the events at Calais on 24 June. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL895 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are taking a comprehensive approach to the migrant crisis. A vital part of this response must be to stabilise the source countries from which migrants are fleeing, including through provision of more jobs and livelihood opportunities reducing poverty and the pressure to migrate. In the long-term, development assistance addresses the root causes of instability and insecurity, reducing inequality and providing economic opportunities for all. To this end, DFID is investing £1.8 billion on economic development globally in 2015/16.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:26:54.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:26:54.45Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
386089
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to contribute to appeals for humanitarian assistance for South Sudan; and, if so, by how much. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL888 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the second largest bilateral donor to the humanitarian response in South Sudan. In 2014, the UK committed £132.5m to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and a further £58.9 million to support South Sudanese refugees in the region. On 16 June 2015, the UK announced an additional £40million in support of the humanitarian response in South Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:34:00.653Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:34:00.653Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386088
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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 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to increase funding for multi-year programmes focusing on resilience in South Sudan, in place of short-term projects. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID has been providing multi-year resilience programming in South Sudan since 2012. Plans to increase this support with a new multi-year resilience programme are under consideration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:32:07.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:32:07.893Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386071
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the adequate funding of the UN Humanitarian Air Service in South Sudan in order to facilitate access to hard-to-reach areas in the rainy season. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL870 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the second largest bilateral donor to the humanitarian response in South Sudan, contributing more than £230m since the start of the crisis (including £60m to the regional response for South Sudanese refugees). This includes funding to the UN Humanitarian Air Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:32:55.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:32:55.05Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386301
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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: Armed Conflict 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, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Kobane following the recent attack by ISIL. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 4670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned for the safety of civilians and humanitarian staff present in Kobane following recent reports of an ISIL incursion into the city. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that between 145 and 200 civilians were killed in the ISIL attack, and many more were wounded. We are watching the latest developments closely and continue to call on all sides of the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and protect civilians.</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 2015-07-06T16:09:46.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:09:46.873Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
386300
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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: Disaster Relief 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, what reports she has received on the quality and quantity of aid (a) promised and (b) delivered to Nepal following the earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 4561 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government alone has committed £33 million to the Earthquake response in Nepal. This is part of a wider global response to this disaster which currently stands at £371 million in pledged humanitarian support. Assistance from the UK Government will reach over 200,000 people with shelter; 80,000 with cash transfers in compliment to the Government of Nepal’s assistance; over 30,000 people with safe water, and improved hygiene and sanitation; 30,000 people with blankets, cooking sets, and other essential day-to-day household items; 15,000 women and girls with gender and protection initiatives; and over 3,000 people with rehabilitation services. We are also providing support to humanitarian logistics through aircraft and trucking, whilst ensuring information is central to the response through support to beneficiary feedback mechanisms and needs assessments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID is working closely with trusted UN and NGO partners and experts in the humanitarian field to ensure that the supplies distributed are high quality. Emergency shelter supplies provided to our partners conform to international SPHERE and ISO standards for quality, and technical guidance from the Shelter Cluster also reflects these standards.</p>
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 2015-07-06T16:08:45.613Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:08:45.613Z
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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 Lyn Brown more like this
386268
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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: Human Trafficking 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, what discussions her Department has had with its Nepalese counterpart on reports of an increase in child trafficking and exploitation following the earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 4560 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>Following the earthquake, DFID Nepal has been in constant touch with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and the Department of Women and Children about the risks of child trafficking and exploitation. Within two days of the 25 April, DFID Nepal had approved the allocation of additional resources to combat the risks to child welfare and the safety of women and children. As part of a pre-existing programme (the £35 million, Integrated Program for Strengthening Security and Justice), UNICEF were authorised to send extra personnel to the worst-hit districts to support government protection agencies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UNICEF has deployed 14 DFID funded Child Protection Officers in 14 disaster affected districts, to track and report any cases of child trafficking or exploitation. DFID is also working closely with the humanitarian cluster system on this issue. We are funding coordinator positions in both the Child Protection sub cluster and the Gender Based Violence sub cluster to ensure the issue is well managed and dealt with in a coordinated way.</p>
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 2015-07-06T16:05:59.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:05:59.89Z
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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 Lyn Brown more like this
386190
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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: Diseases 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, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the research and development pipeline for diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for poverty-related and other neglected diseases. 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 4502 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>Historically there has been a lack of investment in the development of diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for poverty-related and other neglected diseases. In the last 15 years increasing investments in research have resulted in over 200 products at various stages of development. A large part of this increase has been due to the establishment of a number of public-private product development partnerships (PDPs) developing a range of technologies for a number of different diseases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>PDPs aim is to accelerate the development of new products and to date they have developed over twenty new products. It has been estimated that there is around a 10% return on investment per annum from medical research. There is insufficient funding available to support the development of all the promising products currently in PDP portfolios and DFID works in partnership with others to encourage greater investment.</p> more like this
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 2015-07-06T16:04:36.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:04:36.75Z
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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 Mr Andrew Smith more like this
386191
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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: Tropical Diseases more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the patenting of new drugs on their price and availability to treat neglected tropical diseases overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 4494 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Most drugs required to treat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are donated free of charge by pharmaceutical companies. However, in some cases the drugs need to be purchased. In these cases we work to secure good value for money in our procurement and also encourage flexible approaches to increase availability, such as licensing and technology transfer partnerships with low-cost, high-quality generic manufacturers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID also funds research into new NTD treatments through Product Development Partnerships (PDPs). PDPs use patents flexibly to ensure products are available at lowest possible cost. This includes negotiating royalty-free access to patented products and developing products as ‘open source’ so that anyone can use them, with requirements for distribution at the lowest possible cost. PDPs can also patent new products at an early stage and then use the patent to attract partners to help develop the products and make them available at the lowest possible cost.</p>
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 2015-07-02T16:22:48.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T16:22:48.02Z
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1582
star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this