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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), whether they will make available the independent audits relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL11378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>In line with Section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), we withheld the audit reports of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from 2010 - 2015, in order to protect delivery of our poverty focused objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1005608
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), what is their assessment of (1) the adequacy of independent audits relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority, and (2) the regular reviews of those audits, following of PwC’s response to a complaint submitted to the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that the narrow scope of its auditing work did not require it to consider the distribution of funds to individuals implicated as terrorists. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL11379 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>UK officials safeguard and continuously monitor the expenditure of UK aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. UK aid is channelled through the EU Palestinian-European Socio-Economic Management Assistance Mechanism (PEGASE). Our money goes into a special, dedicated bank account before being paid to individuals who have been vetted in advance. Independent auditors then check that the money paid out of the UK dedicated bank account only goes to these vetted individuals after every disbursement. We remain confident that these measures enable us to adequately monitor and evaluate our support to the Palestinian Authority.</p><p> </p><p>The UK National Contact Point has published its Initial Assessment of the complaint made by a UK NGO. This concluded that the issues raised in the complaint merit further examination. The Initial Assessment is not an indication of any wrongdoing by the respondent. The UK National Contact Point is now working with both parties to facilitate mediation on the issues raised. In line with its procedures, the NCP will not be expected to publish further information on the case until this stage of the process is complete and a Final Statement has been prepared.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:19.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:19.713Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1015839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 November (HL11378), whether they have made any assessment as to whether the non-publication of the audit reports relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority is compatible with provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian National Authority and the Government signed on 7 July 2011 and extended on 22 December 2014 relating to the provision of effective public oversight of budget formulation and other key areas. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL11840 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding included a commitment to the UK’s Partnership Principles. One of those Principles was about improving domestic accountability through oversight mechanisms for Palestinian citizens to scrutinise budget formulation and implementation. The Principle did not relate to publishing audits of UK contributions. In line with Section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), we withheld the audit reports of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from 2010 – 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:28:50.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:28:50.65Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
516961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 have given any consideration to suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority in the light of its decision to transfer over £85 million a year to the Palestine Liberation Organisation for the purpose of paying salaries to convicted terrorists imprisoned in Israel. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL8117 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 2016-05-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFID is currently reviewing all its programmes following the publication of the updated Official Development Assistance strategy last year. DFID provides financial support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help deliver peace and support progress towards a two state solution. DFID funding helps build Palestinian institutions and promotes economic growth so that any future Palestinian state will be a prosperous and effective partner for peace. UK funding to the PA is for vetted civil servants only.</p><p>The PA has reaffirmed that prisoner payments are administered by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. We continue to lobby that the payments to prisoner’s families are more transparent and needs-based.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T10:17:18.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:17:18.597Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
578572
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 will provide the names of the receiver organisations currently reported as "Supplier Name Withheld" for the £5.49 million in disbursements given to the Norwegian Refugee Council for legal assistance in the West Bank and Gaza from September 2013 to May 2016. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1716 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>All disbursements listed on the Development Tracker for the programme entitled ‘Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC): Legal Assistance to prevent demolitions and displacement in the OPTs’ have been made directly to the NRC, which is the supplier for this programme. Due to a technical issue inherent in the Development Tracker management information system, some supplier names appear as withheld when in fact they should be published. Our central management information team is working on a solution to this problem.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:02:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:02:10.63Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
578573
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 were the total values of UK aid disbursements in the Palestinian territories given for the purpose of (1) legal assistance, and (2) promoting peaceful co-existence, in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1717 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>In each of the last five years the UK has provided the following support for legal assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs):</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Disbursement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/2013</p></td><td><p>£340,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/2014</p></td><td><p>£2,011,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>£2,550,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>£2,655,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>£1,000,000*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£8,556,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*as this is the current financial year, this figure is subject to change.</p><p> </p><p>The DFID Secretary of State is currently considering options for co-existence programmes as part of a wider examination of DFID’s programme in the OPTs. The FCO has supported several co-existence projects in Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:09:34.233Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:09:34.233Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
578574
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, in the light of the reports of a senior World Vision official in Gaza diverting funds to Hamas, what steps they are taking to ensure that UK aid given to projects in Gaza and the West Bank is not misappropriated. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1718 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The recent allegations against the senior World Vision official in Gaza are deeply concerning. DFID does not fund World Vision operations in Gaza or the Occupied Palestinian Territories more widely. DFID’s programmes are subject to stringent safeguards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
583906
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 financial or other assistance they are making available to the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL1955 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 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID provided £72 million in financial year 2015/16 in support of Palestinian development to help build Palestinian institutions, deliver basic services and promote economic development.</p><p>As the Secretary of State has recently taken up her new role, she is conducting a full examination of our work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs) to ensure UK taxpayers’ money is spent in the right places and in the right way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-27T13:50:50.493Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T13:50:50.493Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
592956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 assessment they have made of the consequences to date of the reduction in the foreign aid budget to the Palestinian Authority between 2013 and 2016. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2082 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK provided £88 million in financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) from 2013-2016. UK aid has supported the PA to deliver basic services and promote economic growth. The PA continues to face challenges to ensure fiscal stability. As the Development Secretary is new to her role, she is conducting a full examination of DFID’s work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including UK financial assistance to the PA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:45:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:45:48.407Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
637290
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star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid remove filter
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 British aid to Palestine has been frozen in whole or in part; and if so, to what extent, and on what grounds. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3215 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 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains firmly committed to providing aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The Secretary of State is conducting a full examination of DFID’s programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to ensure that UK taxpayers’ money is spent in the right places and in the right way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2016-11-23T17:30:56.853Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-23T17:30:56.853Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this