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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
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 thismore than 2016-05-12
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
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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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
483282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
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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 reply by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 March (HL Deb, col GC298), how much new employment has followed the expenditure of £349 million by the Department for International Development for Palestinian economic development between 2011 and 2015. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL7206 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 2016-03-30more like thismore than 2016-03-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s support to the Occupied Palestinian Territories is delivering a range of results including enrolment of children in primary school, improvements to maternal health-care, humanitarian assistance and legal assistance to Palestinians at risk of eviction from their land. As part of this support, between 2011 and 2015, DFID provided over £3 million to the Facility for New Market Development Programme and Palestinian Market Development Programme, which has helped businesses expand into new markets and products, and supported the creation of over 2800 new jobs. DFID also provided £2 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency’s which supported the creation of over 45,000 short-term jobs for Palestinians in Gaza who have been affected by movement and access restrictions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-30T14:30:01.777Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-30T14:30:01.777Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
824034
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 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 their announcement on 16 November 2016 concerning future UK support to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, how much funding they provided to the Palestinian Authority in (1) 2016–17, and (2) 2017–18; what was the reason for any significant change in the level of that funding; and whether there has been any shift in UK policy towards such funding. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4777 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 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answer text <p>In 2016/17 we provided £25 million of financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Figures for 2017/18 will be published after the end of the financial year. UK financial assistance to the PA continues to be provided in accordance with the Government response, “Future UK support to the Occupied Palestinian Territories” published on 16 December 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-01-30T16:52:22.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-30T16:52:22.45Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge 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
1005607
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), 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 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>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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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
641829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 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 remain committed to continuing British aid for the welfare of the families of Palestinian prisoners and detainees held by Israel, as stated by the Minister of State for the Department for International Development in March 2014. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3400 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 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>No UK aid has been or will be used for payments to Palestinian prisoners or their families. UK assistance to the Palestinian Authority was used to pay the salaries of public sector workers only. The Secretary of State is currently conducting a full examination of UK aid to the OPTs and will ensure financial assistance to the PA gets the best value for money to the UK taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T17:08:27.3Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T17:08:27.3Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton 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
685349
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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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 are planning to undertake a comprehensive review of the current needs of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, Jordan and Lebanon. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5253 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is currently conducting an examination of DFID’s programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). It will look at how best to meet the needs of Palestinians, including refugees in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T15:45:58.343Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T15:45:58.343Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this