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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Montserrat: Legislatures 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, whether the Government plans to provide financial support to Montserrat for the building of a new Parliament building. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 278432 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Through its programme of Financial Aid to the Government of Montserrat, DFID supports the operational costs of Montserrat’s Legislature and Parliament. Ministers approved a Capital Investment programme in Autumn 2018. The Government of Montserrat has not identified a Parliamentary building as a priority for funding under either Financial Aid or the Capital Investment programme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:08:10.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:08:10.273Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1140202
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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: Schools 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 he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the UNESCO report entitled Meeting commitments: are countries on track to achieve sustainable development goal four that more than 220 million children, adolescents and youth will not be in school in 2030. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 278887 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>We welcome the recent UNESCO reports focusing on how to achieve SDG 4 on Global Education by 2030. These reports resonate well with DFID’s Education Policy: <em>Get Children Learning.</em> The UK will continue to support 12 years of quality education for girls and boys, starting with the basics of literacy and numeracy.</p><p> </p><p>To achieve this, we:</p><p>a) Drive improvements in teaching which benefit all children in the classroom;</p><p>b) Support ambitious system reform which helps teachers succeed and keeps children safe; and</p><p>c) Provide targeted support to disadvantaged girls, children with disabilities and those affected by conflict and crisis.</p><p> </p><p>We use our leadership on the world stage to shine a spotlight on the needs of the most marginalised and strengthen the multilateral system of support for education.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
grouped question UIN
278888 more like this
278889 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.427Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1140203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the UNSECO report entitled Beyond commitments how do countries implement SDG 4, published on 8 July 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 278888 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>We welcome the recent UNESCO reports focusing on how to achieve SDG 4 on Global Education by 2030. These reports resonate well with DFID’s Education Policy: <em>Get Children Learning.</em> The UK will continue to support 12 years of quality education for girls and boys, starting with the basics of literacy and numeracy.</p><p> </p><p>To achieve this, we:</p><p>a) Drive improvements in teaching which benefit all children in the classroom;</p><p>b) Support ambitious system reform which helps teachers succeed and keeps children safe; and</p><p>c) Provide targeted support to disadvantaged girls, children with disabilities and those affected by conflict and crisis.</p><p> </p><p>We use our leadership on the world stage to shine a spotlight on the needs of the most marginalised and strengthen the multilateral system of support for education.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
grouped question UIN
278887 more like this
278889 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.503Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1140206
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of UNSECO in its report, Global education monitoring report 2019 – gender report: Building bridges for gender equality. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 278889 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>We welcome the recent UNESCO reports focusing on how to achieve SDG 4 on Global Education by 2030. These reports resonate well with DFID’s Education Policy: <em>Get Children Learning.</em> The UK will continue to support 12 years of quality education for girls and boys, starting with the basics of literacy and numeracy.</p><p> </p><p>To achieve this, we:</p><p>a) Drive improvements in teaching which benefit all children in the classroom;</p><p>b) Support ambitious system reform which helps teachers succeed and keeps children safe; and</p><p>c) Provide targeted support to disadvantaged girls, children with disabilities and those affected by conflict and crisis.</p><p> </p><p>We use our leadership on the world stage to shine a spotlight on the needs of the most marginalised and strengthen the multilateral system of support for education.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
grouped question UIN
278887 more like this
278888 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:05:28.55Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1140208
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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: Nutrition 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 his Department is taking to integrate nutrition into all areas of its work on UK Aid; and what discussions has he had with (a) his international counterparts and (b) international aid agencies on the merits of integrating nutrition into all areas of international aid work. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
tabling member printed
Jessica Morden more like this
uin 278937 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>Since the release of its 2017 Nutrition Position Paper, DFID has focused on meaningfully integrating nutrition across relevant aspects of its portfolio, particularly health, agriculture, social protection, humanitarian and economic development. For example, we are working with others to improve the impact of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme on nutrition and we are integrating key nutrition services in our wider health programmes such as in South Sudan and DRC. DFID also advocates for other international partners to integrate nutrition, including UNICEF, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Bank.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:06:26.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:06:26.01Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1548
label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1140211
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 his Department is taking to work with faith leaders to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 278890 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The UK has been a major supporter of the response to the Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC since it began in August 2018. Community engagement remains one of the most important factors that will help end the outbreak and strengthening this aspect of the response is a key part of the ongoing ‘reset’ pushed for by the UK and other partners. The response, led by the Government of DRC with international support directed by the UN, is increasingly working with religious leaders to help foster community trust and ownership. On top of our wider financial, technical and political support to the response, UK Aid is funding anthropological research into community dynamics in affected areas, which is helping response partners strengthen their engagement with communities, including faith leaders.</p><p>The Secretary of State for International Development met with faith leaders (both Christian and Muslim) in Butembo during his recent visit to eastern DRC. He also recently discussed the outbreak with the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose insights were incredibly valuable, while officials continue regular dialogue with a number of UK-based faith groups on the issue.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:15:35.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:15:35.007Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1140216
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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 Syria: 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 he has made of the humanitarian situation in (a) southern Idlib and (b) northern Hama; and what steps his Department is taking to help alleviate the humanitarian situation in those regions. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 278891 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned about the continued escalation of violence in northern Hama and southern Idlib, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, including approximately 100,000 children. We are appalled by the Regime and Russia’s senseless attacks on civilian infrastructure, with at least 50 schools, 35 health facilities and eight water stations reportedly damaged or destroyed.</p><p> </p><p>DFID remains committed to helping to alleviate the suffering of the affected civilian population. Last year alone, we provided over £80 million of support to Idlib and surrounding areas, and we are continuing our support this year too. Our UN and NGO partners are working tirelessly to meet growing needs among displaced people through distributing essential items such as food, water and medicines. In addition to humanitarian assistance, the UK continues to use our position on the UN Security Council to call out the regime and Russia in the strongest possible terms for the continued attacks on civilian infrastructure, which clearly violate international law.</p>
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:16:32.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:32.367Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1140425
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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: Ethnic Groups 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 BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 279053 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answer text <p>The below table shows the number of BAME staff, at Grade 7, Grade 5 and Grade 3, employed by DFID as at 30 June 2019.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. of BAME Employees</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7 (A2)</p></td><td><p>101</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 5 (SCS-G5)</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 3 (SCS-G3)</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Grand Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>108</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-23T14:17:46.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:17:46.867Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1139651
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with his (a) European and (b) other international counterparts on the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 911993 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in international fora.</p><p>This includes with our European counterparts, as well as during the visits to the UK by the Colombian President Duque and US Secretary of State Pompeo.</p><p>Together with our international partners, we continue to call for unimpeded access for humanitarian aid in to Venezuela.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:33:38.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:33:38.983Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1139652
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What progress his Department has made on achieving sustainable development goal 4 on education for children. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
tabling member printed
Christian Matheson more like this
uin 911994 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
answer text <p>We are one of the largest bilateral donors to education globally</p><p><br>Between 2015 and 2019 we supported 14.3 million children to gain a decent education of which at least 5.8m were girls.</p><p>DFID’s focus is on ensuring that children have access to a quality education.</p><p>My ambition is that DFID increases the number of its education specialists in the field to support the major shift required in education systems and teaching to deliver improved learning for children.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-17T15:52:29.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:52:29.533Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4408
label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this