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star this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar 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 India: Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to help support the decarbonisation of transport infrastructure in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID is partnering with India to tackle climate change and transition to a clean growth pathway that will benefit us all, by providing advice and technical assistance. DFID’s Supporting Structural Reforms in the Indian Power Sector programme is working to improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of electricity supply in India, enabling a reduction in carbon emissions. Since 2015 DFID has invested in over 1GW of renewable energy projects in India – returns from these investments come back to the UK taxpayer. To date £55m has been returned.</p><p>The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and no financial assistance is provided to the Government of India.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2020-01-15T14:21:20.31Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T14:21:20.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1169538
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star this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Iraq: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made on the effect of the recent tensions between the US and Iran on the provision of humanitarian support in Iraq. 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 1416 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 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
star this property answer text <p>It is critical that humanitarian actors can operate safely and without restrictions in Iraq. We are working closely with partners to ensure that there is no interruption to delivery, especially to those who remain displaced by the conflict against Daesh. DFID has committed £261m in humanitarian support to Iraq since 2014, providing a vital lifeline to millions with shelter, medical care and clean water.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2020-01-13T14:49:50.4Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-13T14:49:50.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1169859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 proportion of the aid budget goes to projects which work to fulfil the UN sustainable development goal of 12 years of education for every girl. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 1687 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly girls’ education, is a priority for the UK. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women.</p><p>Between 2009 and 2018 DFID’s spend on education doubled from almost £500 million to nearly £1 billion.</p><p>The latest data, from Statistics on International Development shows that 7% of total bilateral ODA is spent on bilateral education, all of which benefits girls. Between 2015 and 2019 DFID supported 14.8 million children to gain a decent education, of which at least 5.8 million were girls. DFID reaches and supports girls through our education investment in multilateral, international and non-governmental organisations, international influencing with other donors, foundations and non-governmental organisations.</p><p>The UK is also multilaterally the largest donor to the Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait and the new International Finance Facility for Education and we will continue to ensure that these deliver for the most marginalised girls.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2020-01-16T14:02:51.263Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T14:02:51.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1169860
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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Education 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 help achieve UN sustainable development goal of 12 years of education for every girl worldwide. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 1688 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading global action to ensure 12 years of quality education for all girls by 2030. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women. The UK’s Flagship Girls’ Education Challenge, the largest global fund to girls’ education, is now supporting up to 1.5million girls across 17 countries. The UK is spearheading the global girls’ education “Leave No Girl Behind” campaign, focussing on getting girls learning, building international political commitment and boosting global investment so that all girls have access to 12 years of quality education by 2030.</p><p>In August 2019 at the G7 Summit, the Prime Minister announced £90 million of new UK support for education in emergencies and crises across the world. This will support 600,000 children living in conflict areas and areas of proacted crises. In September 2019 at the UN General Assembly, the UK announced £515 million to help get over 12 million children – half of them girls – into school.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2020-01-16T13:56:52.393Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T13:56:52.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1169949
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star this property date less than 2020-01-10more like thismore than 2020-01-10
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Environment Protection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) grants and (b) other funding his Department has allocated to international re-greening projects in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
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Chris Grayling more like this
star this property uin 1890 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>DFID supports activities related to re-greening in various areas. This includes forestry, where DFID contributes to the UK’s efforts to protect biodiversity, reduce carbon emissions and support the livelihoods of communities reliant on forests and agriculture. Between 2016-2019, DFID provided grants totalling £211 million (bi-lateral and multi-lateral) for international forestry projects.</p><p>The UK is also doubling its International Climate Finance to at least £11.6 billion over the period 2021-2025 to help developing countries take action on climate change. This will include a major uplift to support nature-based solutions to climate change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2020-01-16T16:05:50.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T16:05:50.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
1150693
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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: Religious Freedom more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will include modules on freedom of religion or belief in his Department's capacity building programmes in Pakistan and other countries with reported violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 1914 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 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID already includes elements in our capacity building programmes which benefit religious minorities in Pakistan. Our new Aawaz II Accountability, Inclusion and Reducing Modern Slavery Programme builds on the Aawaz Voice and accountability programme. It will continue to work with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination.</p><p> </p><p>Through our Skills Development Programme, we fund the Punjab Skills Development Fund to provide technical and vocational skills training to the poor and vulnerable, including those from minority communities. An exclusive skills scheme has recently been launched by this Fund for religious minorities. Under this scheme, 5,000 people from religious minorities (40% women) who are unemployed will be trained in a variety of trades.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, through UK Aid Connect, DFID is funding a consortium led by the Institute of Development Studies to address challenges in building tolerance and freedom of religion and belief. In November 2018, Lord Ahmad and Lord Bates launched a £12 million UK Aid Connect programme to promote and defend freedom of religion or belief. This will make poverty reduction programmes more inclusive by highlighting and redressing religious inequalities, with a focus on highly volatile contexts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:29:10.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:29:10.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1150694
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar 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 Pakistan: Minority Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will include the category of religious minorities to the data that his Department collects on vulnerable populations in Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 1915 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 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID Pakistan is making efforts to include the category of religious minorities into the data that it collects on vulnerable populations by improving government data collection and protecting the rights of minorities. We currently collect data on minority status when there is a specific need for it, such as for our programmes which specifically aim at helping minority groups. We recently had some success in collecting more and better-quality data on people with disabilities in Pakistan. We learned from that and will build on it to focus our energy on collecting data from other vulnerable and minority groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T12:30:57.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T12:30:57.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1150695
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar 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 Pakistan: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if his Department will provide specific training courses for religious minority candidates under the Punjab Skills Development Fund in coordination with the Punjab Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 1916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Nearly 6,000 people from religious minorities have received training through the Punjab Skills Development Fund’s regular skill schemes. This Fund is launching an exclusive skills scheme for religious minorities from January 2020. Under this scheme, a further 5,000 people from religious minorities (40% women) who are unemployed will be trained in a variety of trades that will lead to work. Lessons from this experience will help the Fund further refine its interventions for minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:24:12.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:24:12.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4457
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1150696
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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar 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 Pakistan: Textbooks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that schools in Pakistan supported by his Department do not use textbooks with content that stigmatises religious minorities and (b) encourage provincial governments in Pakistan to work with religious minority groups to remove that content. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 1917 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Inclusion and respect for minority communities forms an integral part of our provincial and national education programmes in Pakistan. Through the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Education Support Programme and the Punjab Education Support Programme II, DFID has also provided technical assistance to provincial governments to revise the school curriculum and remove discriminatory content from textbooks. Other work to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony includes: training nearly 100,000 teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab in equity and inclusion; funding the Alif Ailaan education campaign which focusses on religious minorities; and engaging with education civil society organisations to champion issues of inclusion and raise these with government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T17:24:27.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T17:24:27.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4457
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
1170261
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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unstar 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: Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what amount of funding his Department has invested in (a) renewable and (b) non-renewable energy projects in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 2583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>For the most recent five-year period of complete data (2014-2018), DFID bilateral spend on energy projects was £473m. Of this, £211m was on renewable energy and £12m on non-renewable. The remaining £250m spend was on energy policy, research, efficiency and distribution not directly associated with any fuel.</p><p>One of the UK’s development priorities is to help developing countries establish a secure and sustainable energy supply, in support of economic growth and poverty reduction, whilst simultaneously pursuing our climate and environmental objectives. DFID increasingly supports renewable energy projects to unlock affordable and clean energy and has not provided ODA bilateral assistance for coal-fired power generation since 2012.</p><p>Since 2011, the UK has provided 26 million people with improved access to clean energy and installed 1,600 MW in clean energy capacity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2020-01-16T17:25:22.343Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T17:25:22.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this