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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Africa: 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 support his Department is providing to farmers in Bultfontein, South Africa, who are facing eviction due to droughts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274630 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s bilateral programme in South Africa ended in 2015, and no wider British government resources are spent to support farmers in Bultfontein specifically. DFID does however seek to improve climate resilience throughout South and Southern Africa through regional water management programmes that assist in ensuring water resources are managed effectively.</p><p>In addition, DFID’s support to multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, and development assistance spent through International Climate Finance and the Newton Fund, supports resilience building to prepare for, and manage, the effects of extreme weather events.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:12:49.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:12:49.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1137509
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Rain Forests: Conservation 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 protect (a) primary rainforests and (b) the species that live in them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274631 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Stopping deforestation is essential to protect biodiversity, tackle climate change and promote sustainable economic development. DFID works to address the underlying causes of deforestation, such as stopping illegal logging and related corruption, and ending unsustainable practices in the production of palm oil, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. This helps to protect habitats for the species that live in forests.</p><p>Work to tackle deforestation is funded through the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate programme (£250m, 2011-21), which is tackling illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber; Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use (£107m, 2015-23), which works with companies to develop new and sustainable approaches to growing agricultural commodities, which protect forests and provide sustainable livelihoods; and through the Indonesia country programme.</p><p>The Global Environment Facility (GEF), to which the UK is a major donor, also plays a major role in protecting species which live in tropical rainforests. For example, in June the GEF approved $88 million of funding to the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme and $57 million of funding to the Congo Basin Sustainable Landscapes Impact Programme to protect rainforests and the species that live in them.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:13:59.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:13:59.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel remove filter
1123851
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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: Plastics 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 her Department is taking to support the recycling of plastic throughout the developing world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 249354 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development is committed to helping developing countries tackle the problem of plastic pollution. We are doing this with a programme of technical assistance in twenty developing countries. We are starting to work with businesses and NGOs to trial new approaches to increase plastic recycling rates manage waste, thereby helping the environment while creating new jobs. We are also investing in finding ways in which manufacturing processes can reduce plastic pollution. For example, we are match funding Tearfund’s plastic appeal to set up recycling hubs in Pakistan.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK provides considerable funding to multilateral organisations who are working with countries to tackle this problem, including some major investments in better waste management services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-08T14:58:50.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T14:58:50.233Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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: Cocoa 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 she is taking to ensure that international cocoa farmers are achieving a living income. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 239287 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Working towards a living income in global value chains is one of the keys to driving poverty reduction and economic development. The Department for International Development (DFID) is a long-term supporter of the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL Alliance), the umbrella organisation for standards systems such as Fairtrade, and is one of the founding members of the Living Income Community of Practice. We support the development of standards that help smallholder farmers reach a decent standard of living. DFID also supports the Ethical Trading Initiative, a multi-stakeholder body working with UK food retailers, suppliers, trade unions and civil society to implement International Labour Organisation standards in global value chains, including cocoa.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights in business and promoting our values globally. We are committed to upholding the UK’s values, including around labour standards, and will consider the full range of mechanisms available in the design of future trade and investment agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-04-08T16:03:26.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:03:26.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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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: Trade Agreements 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the poverty levels of countries traded with under the Everything But Arms Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 218396 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 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act enables the UK to put in place a UK trade preferences scheme for developing countries. The UK trade preference scheme will provide the same level of access as the current EU trade preference scheme by granting duty-free, quota-free access to the 48 Least Developed Countries covered by the Everything But Arms tier.</p><p>The way to end poverty and aid dependency is through inclusive economic growth, jobs, investment and trade. Unilateral preferences, including those provided through the Everything But Arms tier, are part of the UK’s wider efforts to reduce poverty. By providing access into a larger market, preferences support job creation and entrepreneurship within developing economies. They play a vital part in supporting the UK’s global poverty reduction efforts. At the same time, they can provide access to cheaper products for UK businesses and consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-02-12T15:59:42.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:59:42.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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 South Africa: Water 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, whether she plans to provide humanitarian assistance to South Africa to help respond to the water shortage in Cape Town. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 127004 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>We, and UK experts in London and in Cape Town, are in ongoing discussions with the Western Cape provincial and Cape Town municipal governments about how UK expertise and companies could collaborate with the South African authorities to address the short and long term water challenges. There have been no requests for humanitarian assistance and we have no plans to provide it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2018-02-12T15:54:02.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:54:02.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel remove filter