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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
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unstar 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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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
unstar 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 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, 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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
1005619
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
unstar 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 Burma: Rohingya 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 are concerned by the non-voluntary terms of the repatriation agreement for the Rohingya refugees between Bangladesh and Myanmar and the plans to implement the agreement on 15 November; whether they consider Rakhine state now to be safe for the Rohingya; and what assurances they have sought from both countries to ensure that the Rohingya will be able to return to their homes voluntarily. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11390 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned that Bangladesh and Burma have announced that they plan to begin repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma on November 15. We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist. The access required for necessary independent monitoring by UN agencies is also not in place.</p><p> </p><p>Minister Field has raised our concerns with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister and Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November. He stressed the UK's assessment that conditions in Rakhine State were not currently conducive to refugee returns. We will continue to make representations to the governments of both Bangladesh and Burma not to commence returns while conditions in northern Rakhine remain as they are.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1006657
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Overseas Aid 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 assessment they have made of the audit report by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Agency for International Development, Insufficient Oversight of Public International Organizations Puts U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs at Risk, published on 25 September; and what plans, if any, they have to commission a similar audit of UK aid to Syria. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL11437 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>DFID has robust and extensive controls in place to ensure that tax payers' funds are used appropriately and effectively; that UK aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremist groups.</p><p> </p><p>As with other DFID programmes, our work in Syria remains under constant review and scrutiny, both through internal and independent processes, including by the National Audit Office and Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which last audited DFID’s Syria humanitarian programmes in May 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T14:14:15.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:14:15.987Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1006664
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Department for International Development: Allowances 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 allowance is paid to Department for International Development officials based in Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, when they are required to stay overnight in London in connection with their work. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL11444 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 thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>DFID employees do not receive an allowance. DFID employees undertaking a duty visit in London and require hotel accommodation have a rate cap of £115 room only or a 1st class berth on a sleeper train. A breakfast allowance of up to £15 and reimbursement of reasonable spend for meals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:06:43.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:06:43.017Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1006682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Libya: Immigrants 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 assessment they have made of the conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centres; and, further to any such assessment, whether they will review any UK funding for the (1) Libyan Coastguard, and (2) detention centres in Libya. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11462 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by the conditions faced by migrants in Libyan detention centres. We have consistently raised this issue with the Government of National Accord, including during a recent visit by the International Development Secretary. The UK continues to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable refugees and migrants in Libya, including through over £5m of funding for UN agencies and non-governmental organisations. UK assistance to the Libyan Coastguard has been delivered through financial contributions and the provision of two military training teams to Operation Sophia’s (the EU Naval Operation set up in response to the Mediterranean Migration Crisis) Coastguard Training Task. This training aims to equip the Libyan Coastguard with the skills required to manage search and rescue and conduct counter smuggling/trafficking activities properly, whilst respecting human rights. The training also includes sessions on seamanship. These efforts are part of a comprehensive approach to migration that includes supporting assisted voluntary returns, tackling people smuggling and encouraging economic development in source countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Z
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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
1007510
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Ethnic Groups 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 2 November (HL10899), whether they are cooperating with other countries in their support of the Manjo people in Southern Ethiopia; and whether they intend to raise the social, political and economic marginalisation of the Manjo people at the United Nations. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL11509 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 thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Further to my reply of 2 November, I can confirm that the Civil Society Support Programme through which the UK supported marginalised communities in Ethiopia, including the Manjo, was a multi-donor programme. Contributors alongside DFID for the first phase of the programme were Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Canada and Denmark. The current phase of the programme which will continue to have a focus on marginalised communities including the Manjo will be supported by Ireland, Sweden and Norway.</p><p> </p><p>At this time we believe the Ethiopian government is taking steps to address the challenges which the Manjo and other marginalised groups face, and that continued engagement in-country alongside our international partners is the best course of action. We do not plan to raise the issue in the United Nations at present.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1007903
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Education 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 Bates on 14 November (HL Deb, col 1882), how much of the development funding spent in Pakistan has been spent each year on education of young girls in the last 20 years; which agencies have been supported to further the education of young girls in Pakistan; and in which (1) states, and (2) schools in Pakistan the money has been spent. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11513 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011, DFID has benefited 10 million primary and nearly 6 million secondary students in Pakistan. Gender inclusion forms an integral part of provincial and national education programmes. Our programmes have supported 4.7 million girls to complete primary school in Pakistan and 2.7 million girls to complete secondary school in Punjab. Since 2000, DFID has spent £914 million on education in Pakistan, including £122.7m in 2017/18. We are not able to disaggregate this spend by gender. This support is mainly focussed on schools in the Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh with our two largest sector reform programmes operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. We have supported a range of actors to deliver girl’s education including: the Governments of KP and Punjab; private sector providers; and not for profit and non-state actors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:30:28.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:30:28.72Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1007904
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Education 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, further to the reply of Lord Bates on 14 November (HL Deb, col 1882), how much of the development funding to support the education of young girls in Pakistan has been spent on girls from minority communities in the last 20 years. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11514 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011, DFID has invested £678.7m in education in Pakistan, including £122.7m in 2017/18. Inclusion and respect for minority communities forms an integral part of our provincial and national education programmes in Pakistan. For example, the KESP programme in KP, which aims to improve learning outcomes for all children, has an increasing focus on girls and marginalised groups. Our work to promote inclusion includes: training nearly 100,000 teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab in equity and inclusion; funding the Alif Ailaan education campaign which focusses on religious minorities; and engaging with education civil society organisations to champion issues of inclusion and raise these with government. We do not collect disaggregated population data on minority groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:30:52.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:30:52.833Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1007905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Religious Freedom 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 of Lord Bates on 14 November (HL Deb, col 1882), what assessment they have made of the (1) discrimination against religious minorities in Pakistan, and (2) case for prioritising development funding for such religious minorities. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11515 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government strongly condemns persecution of any kind and we continue to engage the Government of Pakistan at the highest levels on the need to uphold the rights of all of its citizens. For example, through the AAWAZ Voice and Accountability programme, DFID Pakistan promoted tolerance between people of different faiths, and worked to address issues of inequality, discrimination and prevention of violence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:31:43.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:31:43.923Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this