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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Commonwealth: English Language more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to improve English literacy throughout the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 911995 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>DFID is tackling the learning crisis by supporting children to learn the basics of literacy, including in Commonwealth countries.</p><p>We are investing in English language learning, for example through our new skills hub, which includes Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.</p><p>We also work directly to boost the quality of teaching in English, for example through the Girls’ Education Challenge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Brazil: Indigenous Peoples 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 policies his Department has on the provision of funding for the low income indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin in Brazil. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 277312 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is working with Brazil to help ensure it continues to protect the Amazon and have invested nearly £120 million through the International Climate Fund on projects to limit deforestation, support indigenous people and other forest communities, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p><p>The UK Embassy in Brazil frequently engages with the Brazilian Government on a number of issues including environment, human rights and development. We have been having positive discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture, Human Rights, Foreign Affairs, Brazilian Co-operation Agency (ABC) among others on our policies and programmes.</p><p>DFID does not give direct funding to Brazil, focussing instead on a long-term development partnership with Brazil to deliver the Global Goals internationally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:03:12.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1137508
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 South Africa: Droughts 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 remove filter
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137509
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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
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
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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 remove filter
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137528
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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
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 Sustainable Development: Cooperatives more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken to increase the number of worker co-operatives worldwide in order to promote sustainable development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 274608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to ensuring inclusive economic development in the countries where we work, including creating better quality jobs for the poorest and most marginalised. DFID has supported the growth of co-operatives, particularly in the agriculture sector. For example, in the Nigerian dairy market, the Business Innovation Facility project is working with pastoralist co-operatives to boost milk production. We will continue to look for opportunities to support worker co-operatives as one channel through which we can help to create the more and better jobs required to achieve Global Goal 8.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:55:42.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:55:42.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
1137544
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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
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 America: Indigenous Peoples 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 support indigenous groups in the Amazon region whose ecosystems are potentially threatened by oil and gas producers. 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 274465 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID works with the extractives industries (gas, oil and mining), governments and civil society in DFID priority countries to maximise the benefits from extractive industries, in a way that finances public services, enables sustainable and inclusive growth and reduces poverty.</p><p> </p><p>While DFID does not have bilateral programmes or a direct footprint related to extractives industries in the Amazon Region, our forestry programming does support broader work in the Amazon with indigenous groups. For example, in June the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to which the UK is a major donor, approved $88 million of funding to the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme to protect this ecosystem. GEF programming is guided by its Principles and Guidelines for Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:53:13.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:53:13.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137546
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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
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the potential risk of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo spreading to South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 274556 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The risk of spread to countries neighbouring eastern DRC remains high, including to South Sudan. This is why the UK is the leading donor to regional preparedness efforts in neighbouring countries, helping support a range of activities, including screening at border crossings and the vaccination of health workers. The recent confirmed Ebola case in Ariwara, DRC, 70km from South Sudan, has further encouraged the international community to step up preparedness activities, particularly in high-risk areas along the border, in the support of the Government of South Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:54:59.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:54:59.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1137579
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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 Developing Countries: Renewable Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to clean energy projects in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 274575 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>UK support over the last six years has resulted in 17 million people having improved access to clean energy, and 590MW of clean energy capacity being installed.</p><p>DFID’s support to clean energy in developing countries is delivered through a range of programmes. For example, DFID provides funding to support the installation of more solar power such as through mini-grids in Kenya and Rwanda; helps to establish markets in African countries for small scale, household solar power so poor people have access to affordable clean energy; and funds research and innovation for example in electric vehicles, clean cookstoves and solar battery storage. We also provide support for investments in clean energy through CDC for example supporting hydro-electric power in DRC; and through our funding of multilateral development organisations, such as the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund, the latter of which reports investment of $12.4 billion in renewable energy since 2008.</p><p>Our priority is to help developing countries establish a secure and sustainable energy supply, which is essential for economic growth and poverty reduction. We are doing that in a way that supports the global climate change goals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:57:10.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:57:10.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1137591
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support the Congolese authorities to ensure that mines in that country are (a) well regulated, (b) follow health and safety procedures and (c) do not employ or use children as labour in those mines. 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 274470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working to promote responsible and safe practices, including eliminating child labour and ensuring sound governance and regulation of the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a founding member of the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM), the UK helps promote responsible sourcing of minerals. More recently, DFID has been working with the Carter Centre to improve transparency and governance in the mining sector.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is very committed to addressing the three issues outlined on regulation, health &amp; safety and use of child labour by encouraging compliance with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. The implementation of this guidance will be made mandatory for the biggest importers in the EU via the EU Regulation on the Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals. This will come into force in January 2021. The UK will continue to implement this regulation after leaving the EU as it will be rolled over into UK Law via the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:54:02.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:54:02.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to ensure that human rights are prioritized within his Department's approach to achieving the (a) SDGs and (b) other development outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 272857 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 UK is committed to respecting, promoting and protecting universal human rights. Respect for human rights is important in itself and for achieving stable, inclusive and prosperous societies. Human rights underpin freedom, democracy and rule of law and form the basis of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are at the heart of the UK Aid Strategy and the Department’s new Single Departmental Plan which guide DFID’s strategic decision-making.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to be a strong advocate for Goal 16 on inclusive, peaceful societies, widely acknowledged as an enabler for all the other Sustainable Development Goals and for the protection and promotion of human rights.</p><p> </p><p>DFID programmes support human rights across a range of areas such as health, education, peace and security as well as through our support for inclusive and accountable governance. DFID puts the rights of women and girls at the centre of our development efforts through the 2018 Strategic Vision for Gender Equality. We support southern grassroots organisations to protect girls from issues like female genital mutilation and enforced child marriage and DFID’s support to the Jo Cox Memorial Grants includes a specific tranche to build civil society’s capacity to predict identity-based violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T16:14:54.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:14:54.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this