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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Renewable Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's overseas aid budget is allocated to green energy projects in 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 3362 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
answer text <p>The UK supports low carbon development though the International Climate Fund to help the poorest countries boost their economies and tackle poverty. Overall, the ICF makes up 7% of the UK aid budget.</p><p> </p><p>Of the total ICF budget 55% has been allocated to climate mitigation programmes, which are predominately related to clean energy, as well as energy efficiency and related activities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID will coordinate and scale up efforts to deliver energy to the 1.2 billion people worldwide with no access to electricity, with a particular focus on the more than 660 million people in Africa without access.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
418482
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) financial and (b) other support her Department is providing to the least developed countries to tackle climate change and its effects. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian C. Lucas more like this
uin 10075 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty in developing countries. Our programmes aim to increase the ability of poor people to cope with the impacts of climate-related shocks, including droughts, floods and storms, and to build their resilience to future changes in climate. The International Climate Fund (ICF) is the UK Government’s vehicle for delivering climate finance assistance and other forms of support, such as technical assistance. Through the ICF the UK government is providing £3.87bn in support between 2011/12 and 2015/16.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
418483
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Aid: Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure funding disbursed by her Department does not contribute to increased greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
tabling member printed
Ian C. Lucas more like this
uin 10073 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty. This approach focuses on building the resilience of people in developing countries to the impacts of climate change, supporting economic development through low carbon growth, and promoting good governance of natural resources. A key part of this approach is to ensure that DFID programmes help address climate change, including reducing emissions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-18T10:54:48.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:54:48.27Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1470
label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
348205
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: EU External Trade more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help developing countries gain access to EU markets. more like this
tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Peter Bone more like this
uin 900068 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
answer text <p>We have worked with the EU to lower tariffs for 91 developing countries, agree development-focused trade agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific regions, and promote developing country interests in the World Trade Organisation. We spend over £1 billion annually on Aid for Trade to help countries take advantage of this access.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1581
label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
424648
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to promote the safety of students in Ethiopia who are campaigning for democracy and human rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
tabling member printed
Nusrat Ghani more like this
uin 13790 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the deaths that followed the student protests in early May 2014 in Oromiya State in Ethiopia, and have raised our concerns with the authorities at the highest levels. We sought assurances that any members of the security forces who are found to have used excessive force are held to account, and that measures will be put in place to avoid further such incidents.</p><p>The UK Government takes allegations of human rights abuses very seriously. We regularly raise democracy and human rights concerns , including at the highest level of the Ethiopian Government.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-04T16:44:21.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:44:21.65Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
424649
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what work her Department is undertaking to encourage the development of democracy and political rights in Ethiopia. more like this
tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
tabling member printed
Nusrat Ghani more like this
uin 13791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answer text <p>DFID and FCO Ministers and officials regularly raise concerns about democracy and human rights with the relevant authorities, at the highest level of the Ethiopian Government. In light of the results of the parliamentary elections earlier this year, UK ministers urged the Ethiopian government to explore ways to increase the diversity of political parties in future parliaments, and to ensure those who voted for other parties this time still feel their voice is heard.</p><br /><p>HMG has a number of programmes that support civil and political rights in Ethiopia, including a DFID civil society support programme, and a recently established joint programme with the FCO to support strengthening in democratic governance. We are currently supporting an initiative to engage civil society in a review of Ethiopia’s progress with implementation of recommendations from the May 2014 Universal Periodic Review, (the Universal Periodic Review is a United Nations Human Rights Council mechanism designed to improve the human rights situation on the ground in UN member states).</p><br /><p>Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in extreme poverty. In the last five years, with UK support, Ethiopia has reduced child mortality by a quarter, put four million more children in primary school and protected almost eight million people from needing humanitarian food aid. A healthier, better educated population will be more able to participate in society and contribute to the progress and development of that country.</p>
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-04T16:45:48.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:45:48.807Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
424651
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the Ethiopian government's commitment to extending political rights and (b) the effect of UK aid in encouraging extension of those rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
tabling member printed
Nusrat Ghani more like this
uin 13793 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
answer text <p>Our aid relationship with any government is based on an assessment of commitment to our partnership principles, including to human rights and international obligations. DFID works closely with FCO to conduct regular assessments of the Government of Ethiopia’s commitment to political rights.</p><br /><p>In light of the results of parliamentary elections this year, the UK is encouraging Ethiopia to find ways to increase the diversity of political parties in future parliaments, and to ensure those who voted for other parties still feel their voices are being heard.</p><br /><p>The UK has a number of programmes that support civil and political rights in Ethiopia, including a DFID civil society support programme, and a joint programme with the FCO to support strengthening in democratic governance.</p><br /><p>Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in extreme poverty. In the last five years, with UK support, Ethiopia has reduced child mortality by a quarter, put four million more children in primary school and protected almost eight million people from needing humanitarian food aid.</p>
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-04T16:47:29.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:47:29.26Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
4460
label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
385072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Aid: Companies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which 20 companies were awarded the most funding by her Department for technical and advisory services in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 3729 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
answer text <p>DFID publishes full contract information on the Contracts Finder website: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
387089
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Burundi: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated to each country for supporting refugees and internally displaced people resulting from the political situation in Burundi. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 5224 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
answer text <p>The UK Government is extremely concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Burundi and the flow of Burundian refugees to neighbouring countries. Although DFID does not have a bilateral aid programme in Burundi, DFID is providing £9.25 million to support relief efforts for refugees fleeing to Tanzania, and £3.9m for refugees in Rwanda. The UK contribution is equivalent to 9.9% of the $207 million UN regional appeal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-06T16:03:19.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:03:19.067Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
391718
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
answering body
Department for International Development remove filter
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading World Bank more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the UK contribution was to the World Bank in (a) paid in capital and (b) callable capital in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 8134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text <p>The table below shows the UK contributions to the World Bank (specifically to IBRD, the non-concessional lending arm of the World Bank) in paid in capital and callable capital in each of the last five years.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that the UK did not pay in additional capital to IBRD or contribute additional callable capital in 2010. Additional contributions to multilateral development bank’s capital are infrequent and only happen through General or Selective Capital Increases (known as GCIs and SCIs). The most recent of these for IBRD became effective in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>The paid in amount is fixed in US dollar terms. As such the Sterling amount varies slightly each year depending on the exchange rate. The callable element increases on a pro-rata basis as each paid in contribution is made and is reported in US Dollars in IBRD’s accounts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Paid- in capital - Sterling paid equivalent </strong><strong>to US $31,114,059</strong></p><p><strong> (paid in December of each stated year)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Callable capital (as stated in IBRD audited </strong><strong>accounts at June 30th of following year)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>$7,832.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><br> £19,957,703</p></td><td><p>$8,319.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,451,149</p></td><td><p>$8,807.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,047,480</p></td><td><p>$9,294.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,915,547</p></td><td><p>$9,781.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T14:57:52.373Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:57:52.373Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps remove filter
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this