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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 India: Droughts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help victims of drought in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 263689 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government of India neither seeks nor accepts international assistance for disaster relief. The State and the Central governments of India have taken steps to provide relief to those affected due to drought. The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and we no longer give any money to the Government of India.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our ongoing investment and technical assistance programme in India, DFID is supporting Naireeta Services Private Limited for Bhungroo (Rainwater Storage Innovation Technology) which helps farmers store water during seasons of high rainfall to be available in time of drought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131752
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Sudan: Human Rights 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 processes his Department has put in place to support the (a) promotion of human rights and (b) prevention of atrocities in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 263666 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK government is deeply concerned by the use of violence by the Sudanese military under the command of the Transitional Military Council against peaceful protestors and the human rights violations and abuses surrounding the disruption of the protest site on 3 June. On 6 June, the Minister for Africa summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of all forms of violence, including sexual violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. The UK strongly supports calls for an independent international inquiry into the events of 3-4 June so those responsible can be held to account. We also continue to emphasise the importance of accountability for the human rights abuses committed by Sudan’s former regime.</p><p>The UK is committed to supporting international community efforts to bring peace to Sudan’s conflict areas, where there have been widespread atrocities in the past. We hold the pen on the mandate for the United Nations/African Union hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and provide support to community-based peacebuilding programmes in Sudan’s conflict areas. The humanitarian situation in Sudan is increasingly fragile and access is threatened by violent attacks on aid workers, facilities and supplies. The UK is working closely with our partners across the United Nations and international NGOs to continue to provide life-saving support to those affected and to pressure the authorities in Sudan to fulfil their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T16:00:39.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T16:00:39.047Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1131852
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Department for International Development: Adam Smith International more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department paid to Adam Smith International in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 263907 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the value of spend with Adam Smith International in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Procurement spend </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>£94,581,779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>£65,569,932</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>£10,546,598</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£170,698,308</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:52:09.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:52:09.243Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1131853
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Department for International Development: Adam Smith International more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many new contracts his Department awarded to Adam Smith International in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019; and what the value was of each of those contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 263908 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>DFID did not award Adam Smith International (ASI) any contracts between 2017 and 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During 2019, they were awarded one separate contract, Acorn (Nigeria) at the contractual value of £4.5m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:53:43.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:53:43.843Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
star this property tabling member
4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1131854
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Department for International Development: Adam Smith International 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 criteria for future funding eligibility were set by his Department and Adam Smith International at the time that organisation withdrew from his Department's funding opportunities in February 2017; and whether those criteria were met by February 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 263909 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>At the time of Adam Smith international's (ASI’s) voluntary withdrawal from DFID procurements in January 2017, our position made it clear that ASI, along with all other suppliers, will only be eligible to bid on future funding if they were able to demonstrate their ability to adhere to the high standards of integrity expected from government contractors, whilst delivering the best results for the world’s poorest and value for money for UK taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>As of February 2018, following more than a year of voluntary withdrawal from procurement, ASI resumed bidding for work with HMG. DFID is legally obliged to consider all bids from ASI in full compliance with the Procurement Regulations, and we do so in accordance with the fair and transparent tender requirements that were advertised, as is the case with any bidder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:55:29.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:55:29.147Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1131855
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Department for International Development: Adam Smith International and Oxfam 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, whether (a) Oxfam International and (b) Adam Smith International are eligible to bid for contracts under his Department’s International Multi-Disciplinary (IMDP) Framework Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 263910 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>In 2018, Oxfam and Adam Smith International (ASI) both successfully bid for the International Multi-Disciplinary (IMDP) Framework Agreement and were awarded a place on the framework agreement. There were 79 successful suppliers in total across 20 thematic spend categories.</p><p> </p><p>Both ASI and Oxfam are eligible to bid for contracts under the IMDP framework.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:58:23.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:58:23.147Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1130975
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that Official Development Assistance is allocated to (a) ethical, (b) sustainable and (c) environmentally-sound projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 262268 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s approach to design and implementation of development projects is governed by a set of rules and standards that reflect good development practice.</p><p> </p><p>These rules and standards emphasise the principle of doing no harm. This ensures that interventions do not reinforce social exclusion and predatory institutions; exacerbate conflict; contribute to human rights or safeguarding risks. The rules also emphasise the importance of sustainability and resilience to generate lasting benefits for poor people. This includes ensuring that our interventions do not create or exacerbate resource scarcity, climate change and/or environmental damage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:27:18.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:27:18.933Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1130684
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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: Ebola 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, which (a) countries and (b) regions of those countries have Ebola outbreaks; and what support his Department is providing to (i) tackle and (ii) prevent the spread of that disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 261465 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>An Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, on August 1, 2018. The UK has been a major contributor to the response from the very beginning, providing both financial and technical support to tackle the disease and prevent its spread. Our funding to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) is supporting infection prevention and control, safe and dignified burials, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support - particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also the leading donor for regional preparedness to prevent the spread of the disease to neighbouring countries Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. This UK support has helped to improve leadership and co-ordination, surveillance, infection prevention control and preparedness measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:01:15.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:01:15.917Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1130724
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Overseas Aid: Christianity 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches persecuted Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 261524 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK Aid Strategy commits the UK to be the lead on the “Leave No One Behind” promise. Our analysis of poverty and vulnerability looks at a range of factors that lead to exclusion including religious identity. Humanitarian assistance is provided on need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity and we work to ensure that aid reaches the most vulnerable including those from religious minorities.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who lead on the protection of freedom of religion and religious minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4450
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130725
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Non-governmental Organisations: Religion 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 he has made of the potential merits of requiring international NGOs to consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 261525 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>All DFID partners carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, including those from religious minorities as it is already recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability. We continue to discuss the treatment of minorities with the UN, our humanitarian partners and minority representatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4450
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this