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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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: Education 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 the Government is taking to ensure that all children complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education by 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 46289 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to ensuring all children are able to complete a full cycle of quality education. Between 2011 and 2015 DFID supported over 11 million children into primary and lower secondary school (7.5 million children in countries considered fragile), and training 380,000 teachers through our multilateral partners. In 2015, the UK again committed to support a further 11 million children in the poorest countries to gain a decent education by 2020.</p><p>DFID is also supporting up to one million of the world’s poorest girls through DFID’s Girls Education Challenge (GEC). In July, DFID co-hosted the first, hugely successful Girls’ Education Forum in London and announced a further £100 million through the GEC to continue this support and help an additional 175,000 of the poorest, most marginalised adolescent girls in the world to get a decent education.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-16T11:07:53.383Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:07:53.383Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
637177
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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 steps her Department is taking to increase investment in decentralised renewable energy in developing countries. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 53140 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-18more like thismore than 2016-11-18
answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I provided on 17 November to question number 52717.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-18T14:36:31.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-18T14:36:31.343Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
604140
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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, if she will increase investment in decentralised renewable energy to benefit the world's poorest people. more like this
tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
uin 48809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-21more like thismore than 2016-10-21
answer text <p>The UK Government is already playing a leading role in improving energy access in developing countries through decentralised renewable energy. DFID has a range of programmes which are working with developing countries to ensure renewable energy markets work effectively as well as supporting energy businesses to grow, and providing consumers with access to funding to buy solar goods.</p><p>DFID’s Energy Africa campaign is one way that we are helping increase access to energy. Energy Africa aims to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market in Africa, and is about making the market work for the poor. It helps remove the barriers to household solar market expansion, including policy and regulatory obstacles, and supports businesses to innovate in energy services and technologies. DFID also supports numerous other initiatives to increase people’s access to energy through decentralised renewable energy. For example, the Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) Challenge Fund has supported businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda to provide clean energy for households, communities and businesses.</p><p> </p><p><strong><br> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-21T11:23:32.373Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-21T11:23:32.373Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4316
label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
641339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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 Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV Infection 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 the needs of older people with AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
uin 54097 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
answer text <p>In 2015, there were more people over the age of 50 living with HIV than ever before (5.8 million). This is because we are treating more people and preventing deaths. Older people living with HIV, however, have up to five times the risk of chronic disease and countries face increasing long-term health-care costs.</p><p>DFID’s support to countries in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their health systems, including integrating HIV services, seeks to address this and ensure the needs of older people living with HIV are met through age-appropriate services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-28T16:18:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T16:18:26.937Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4316
label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
604216
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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 Climate Change Convention: Morocco 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 proposals the Government plans to put forward at the Marrakesh Climate Change Conference in November 2016 to try to protect people who are most vulnerable to loss and damage caused by climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton South West more like this
tabling member printed
Rob Marris more like this
uin 48992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
answer text <p>Protecting those who are vulnerable to loss and damage due to climate change includes responding to disasters, helping people adapt to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming to manageable levels.</p><p>The UK Government has committed to increase the UK’s climate finance by at least 50%, and will provide £5.8 billion over the next 5 years, of which half will be focused on helping people adapt to climate change including the most vulnerable. We have also committed to contributing to the G7 InsuResilience target of an additional 400 million people gaining access to insurance by 2020. The UK is actively engaged on these issues within the United Nations, including through its seat on the Executive Committee that is responsible for guiding action on loss and damage.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-20T14:26:12.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-20T14:26:12.7Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
1468
label Biography information for Rob Marris more like this
723137
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-04-21more like thismore than 2017-04-21
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 South Sudan: 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 recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 71547 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel visited South Sudan on 10 April 2017. Severe food insecurity levels and malnutrition rates, including pockets of famine, continue to worsen alongside an unprecedented dry season and cholera outbreak. The operational environment is significantly constrained with severe access issues and diminishing humanitarian space. Fighting continues across the country, causing widespread displacement and driving the humanitarian crisis. There are 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and over 3 million people displaced.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-26T15:36:43.393Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T15:36:43.393Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
720683
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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 steps her Department is taking to support children displaced by climate change. more like this
tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
tabling member printed
Lisa Nandy more like this
uin 70882 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
answer text <p>The UK is playing a leading role to assist children in developing countries affected by humanitarian crisis, disasters and forced migration induced by climate risks such as droughts and flood. We work with mandated protection agencies, including ICRC, UNHCR and UNICEF, as well as international NGOs, who advocate for children’s rights, set standards, and implement programmes such as family reunification, case management, education, psychosocial and mental health support.</p><p>Through the UK’s International Climate Finance we have also supported 21 million people to cope with the effects of climate change, helping families to respond to shocks and to adapt their livelihoods so they are more resilient in the future.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-24T15:49:41.343Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T15:49:41.343Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4082
label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
647761
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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 Department for International Development: Billing 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 payments by her Department to small businesses are made on time and in accordance with the prompt payment code. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 55435 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
answer text <p>Central Government Departments aim to pay 80% of undisputed and valid invoices within 5 days, with the remainder paid within 30 days.</p><p>In 2015-16 the Department for International Development paid 81.01% of such invoices within 5 days, and 99.44% within 30 days.</p><p>We have published our overall payment performance data at www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-payment-performance-2015/dfid-payment-performance-2015-quarterly</p><p>To support prompt payment further, since June 2015 all central Government departments have been required to accept unstructured e-invoices - invoices which can be sent in by email. We are also working towards greater use of structured e-invoices - these are invoices that can be processed automatically thereby reducing payment times and errors.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-06T15:20:11.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:20:11.483Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
681232
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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 Department for International Development: Cleaning Services 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 hourly pay-rate is for her Department's cleaning staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
tabling member printed
Tim Farron more like this
uin 62271 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
answer text <p>DFID utilises a cross government contract for cleaning services in their UK estates. Cleaners are currently paid an hourly rate of £9.40 in DFID’s London office and £8.25 in DFID’s East Kilbride office.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-06T17:19:07.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:19:07.987Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
1591
label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
648843
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
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: HIV Infection 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 many civil servants in her Department have work responsibilities relating to HIV and AIDS; and in which offices, teams or directorates those civil servants are located. more like this
tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart Blair Donaldson more like this
uin 55557 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
answer text <p>15 people in Policy Division currently work on sexual reproductive health and rights, to which HIV is central. 9 staff work in Global Funds Department, with institutions that are critical for our multilateral engagement on this issue. We have a cadre of 76 health advisers and 87 social development advisers, whose work regularly requires engagement with HIV issues, as will that of numerous other staff around the Department.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South remove filter
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-05T17:36:29.2Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-05T17:36:29.2Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
tabling member
4377
label Biography information for Stuart Blair Donaldson more like this