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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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: Fracking 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, how much (a) official development aid and b) non-official development aid has been spent via the Prosperity Fund by his Department to provide fracking expertise to foreign Governments since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 255375 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has not used the Prosperity Fund to spend any ODA or non-ODA to provide fracking expertise to foreign Governments.</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 2019-05-21T15:50:33.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:50:33.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1126887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is an immediate priority for his Department; and whether he has immediate plans to travel to the region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an immediate priority for the Department for International Development (DFID), we have dedicated teams leading a coordinated UK HMG response effort. The UK is one of the leading donors to the response in DRC, and preparedness efforts in the region.</p><p>DFID have so far contributed £33.5 million to Ebola in DRC in 2018/19. Moreover, we are the leading donor by far for regional preparedness, contributing £14 million across the most-at-risk countries (mainly for Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). We have also provided specialist staff into the response and are continuing to push other donors to step up their engagement. Beyond funding and technical support, we are actively lobbying to improve management of the response, including coordination. While the efforts of the Government of DRC and the WHO have been laudable, significant improvements must be made in terms of coordination and management to bring the outbreak to an end.</p><p>I plan to visit North Kivu in Eastern DRC later this month to understand the situation on the ground and how the UK can continue to support the response. One immediate priority is the need to galvanise other donors to support the response and preparedness efforts. We are also working closely with responders on the ground to ensure management and coordination of the response reflects the severity of the current situation and the high risk of further spread, and to build trust with affected communities.</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 2019-05-20T15:59:18.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:59:18.443Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1126473
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 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 he is taking to ensure that NGOs are able to continue their work unaffected by the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 254266 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Withdrawal Agreement ensures that UK based organisations will be able to bid for funding, participate in and lead consortia and otherwise implement as normal EU development programmes that are approved before December 2020 until they complete. Furthermore, we are clear that any future UK financial contribution to the EU would require eligibility for UK entities to bid for and implement programmes where the UK funds. We regularly consult NGOs regarding their concerns to ensure we can support our world-class development sector. I therefore urge the Hon. Gentleman to support the Withdrawal Agreement.</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 2019-05-20T16:07:24.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:07:24.713Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126560
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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: Sick Leave 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, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254069 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>106 DFID employees were absent due to stress, anxiety and/or depression during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. This represented 3.6% of DFID’s workforce and 21% of the overall sickness absence for the department during this period. The estimated cost to DFID due to sickness absence during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 was £217,350.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. DFID offers a range of guidance and services in place to support staff, including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers telephone and face to face counselling for all staff. This service also provides a wide range of online information and advice on work/life issues. DFID’s HR teams and Occupational Health Services provide support and advice for staff and managers to ensure a successful return to work after a period of mental ill health. DFID also has a Listening Network, an informal peer staff network, to complement the help already available.</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 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Sudan: Food Aid 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 the level of famine is in South Sudan; and what food aid the Government is making available to that country. 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 254110 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>No famine has currently been declared in South Sudan, although the risk remains high. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report for South Sudan was published in January 2019. This projected that 6.87 million people, 60% of the population, would experience severe levels of food insecurity (IPC phases 3 to 5) between May and July 2019 – including 50,000 people experiencing ‘Catastrophe’, or famine-like, levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 5). The food security crisis in South Sudan is man-made, and driven by conflict. Without peace, the humanitarian crisis will continue to worsen.</p><p> </p><p>We are at the forefront of the international response to the crisis, and UK aid is saving lives. Between 2016 and 2020, the UK is providing £122.3 million of emergency food assistance and £56 million of food security and livelihoods assistance to South Sudan. Our food aid is provided to the most vulnerable populations and reached more than 330,000 people in 2018. Where the context is more stable, we build resilience and tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity by working with traders and small producers to kick-start and scale-up markets, and with households to diversify their income sources. The UK is also putting pressure on all conflict parties to commit to the implementation of the revitalised peace agreement.</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 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:17.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126613
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Sudan: Rape 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 the Government is taking to tackle the prevalence of rape in South Sudan; and what programmes he has established to educate (a) women and (b) men that rape is unacceptable. 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 254111 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Sexual violence is widespread in South Sudan. In most cases perpetrators of sexual violence are men who are known to the victims. Rape is also regularly used as a weapon of war by all parties. The UK strongly condemns all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). We continue to lobby the Government of South Sudan to address SGBV and end impunity for perpetrators, and support organisations working to tackle the prevalence of SGBV in the country.</p><p> </p><p>This includes a four-year, £14.8 million programme with the International Medical Corps, which has reached more than 850,000 women, men, girls and boys with SGBV interventions in South Sudan. Through this we are supporting survivors of SGBV, including in seeking justice, as well as trying to change damaging attitudes within communities. As attitudes and behaviours are shaped at an early age, our Girls Education in South Sudan programme also educates both boys and girls about healthy relationships.</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 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:54:57.987Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126676
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 East Africa: Marie Stopes International 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 his Department has allocated funding to Marie Stopes International to fund political advocacy to change laws on abortion in (a) Malawi and (b) South Sudan. 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 254177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID does not currently fund Marie Stopes International to fund political advocacy to change laws on abortion in either South Sudan or Malawi.</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 2019-05-20T16:01:54.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:01:54.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1126038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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: Former Ministers 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, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 253608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Any such payments are published in DFID’s audited annual accounts, which can be found on gov.uk.</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 2019-05-20T16:09:11.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:09:11.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126079
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Sierra Leone: Debts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government’s policy is on the cancellation of debts owed by Sierra Leone; and what steps the Government is taking (a) nationally and (b) internationally to reduce that country’s debt overhang. 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 253484 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government of Sierra Leone has not requested debt relief. Sierra Leone is not currently in debt distress, although it is at high risk. Any country wishing to pursue debt relief should do so through the existing multilateral fora.</p><p> </p><p>UK bilateral aid to Sierra Leone includes ongoing support to increase revenue generation and improve public financial management to address their debt position.</p><p> </p><p>In the last 6 months, the UK has supported decisions taken by the IMF and the World Bank to provide additional financial support packages for Sierra Leone. Through our contributions to the EU and African Development Bank, we are also providing further support to the Government of Sierra Leone to finance their development needs.</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 2019-05-16T15:38:23.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:38:23.673Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what projects with a value of more than £1m his Department has commissioned in Sierra Leone; and (a) what those projects are and (b) which organisations are carrying out the work on those projects. 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 253485 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on projects commissioned in Sierra Leone by the Department for International Development, with a value of more than £1 million, is available on the Development Tracker website. This is accessible via the following link: <a href="https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>This also includes details of the partner organisations we are working with to deliver them.</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 2019-05-16T15:39:26.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:39:26.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this