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star this property date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
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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 Department for International Development: 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, whether her Department plans to change its approach to due diligence when partnering with non-governmental organisations in developing countries as a result of the allegations of sexual misconduct by members of those organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 131865 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 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
star this property answer text <p>At the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March, I announced that DFID will put in place new, enhanced and specific safeguarding standards within our due diligence process for all non-governmental organisations. This will include an assessment of codes of conduct, how organisations identify and respond to incidents, and how risk management places safeguarding and beneficiaries at its core. New funds to organisations will not be approved unless they pass the new standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2018-03-15T12:37:55.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T12:37:55.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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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: Brexit 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, if she will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents her Department plans to publish to assist the UK in making effective the Government's plans for the UK to leave the EU within the two year timetable from the triggering of Article 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Ms Gisela Stuart more like this
star this property uin 62279 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 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Yes, but currently none have been published.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T17:13:55.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:13:55.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Gisela Stuart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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: Sexual Offences 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176532 on South Sudan: sexual offences, what steps her Department is taking to encourage aid workers in South Sudan to report sexual violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188153 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development is working to improve safeguarding standards across the aid sector. We have recently written to all of our partners to remind them of their responsibility to provide their own mechanisms for reporting and investigating suspicions and/or allegations of sexual violence. Wherever these relate to a DFID programme we also expect that our partners report those to us in a timely manner. DFID’s specialist team will then provide oversight of the investigatory response to ensure it meets our standards, providing dedicated support as required.</p><p> </p><p>We urge all survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan, including aid workers, to report the harm committed against 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 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Prosperity Fund 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 assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the conclusions of the Prosperity Fund’s first Annual Report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126442 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund is a key part of the UK Aid Strategy and complements DFID’s own economic development funding: supporting economic reform to stimulate growth that creates productive jobs and private sector investment; and that helps eradicate poverty. A DFID minister has a permanent seat on the Prosperity Fund’s ministerial board.</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 2018-02-12T16:14:40.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:14:40.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Prosperity Fund 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 assessment she has made of the implications for the work of the Prosperity Fund of the concerns raised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s February 2017 review of that fund in respect of its transparency, quality and limited focus on poverty reduction for the purposes of the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126443 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The ICAI Rapid Review of the Prosperity Fund acknowledged the significant progress made to date and the recommendations on areas for improvement were constructive. Work has continued since early 2017 to respond to the ICAI recommendations and to build a strategic portfolio that matches UK government priorities.</p><p>The Prosperity Fund published an Annual Report and financial data for 2016/17, and will continue to publish information, working to meet the government commitment of ‘good’ on the Aid Transparency Index by 2020.</p><p>All Prosperity Fund Official Development Assistance spend will comply with the International Development Act, and with the Gender Equality (2014) and the Official Development Assistance Target (2015).</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 2018-02-12T16:11:26.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:11:26.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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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 Independent Commission for Aid Impact 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 recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that Government departments with responsibility for spending money from (a) the Prosperity Fund and (b) other aid budgets respond to inquiries from the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 126444 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 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>ICAI’s mandate to scrutinise all UK Government Aid is clearly articulated in the UK Aid Strategy. This has been reiterated across government at all levels, including Ministerial, and the importance of positive engagement is emphasised in guidance to UK ODA spending departments. In addition, the Prosperity Fund is overseen by a Ministerial Board which meets regularly, with Lord Bates representing DFID. The Board sets the strategic priorities for the Fund, which include the requirements to comply with ICAI reviews.</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 2018-02-12T16:13:04.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T16:13:04.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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: Religious Freedom 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 criteria her Department uses to assess the (a) due diligence, (b) commitment to UK Partnership Principles and (c) promotion of freedom of religion or belief when it allocates funding to (i) governments and (ii) organisations overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 127092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>In determining UKAid funding to governments DFID assesses their commitment to each of four Partnership Principles. One of the Principles is commitment to human rights, which includes freedom of religion or belief. Evidence of lack of commitment to the Principles would influence choices on the level and the manner of aid provision, for example by providing aid through civil society organisations rather than through government bodies.</p><p> </p><p>DFID contractual and grant arrangements used for organisations other than governments include specific clauses to prevent any discrimination against protected characteristics, including religion or belief.</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 2018-02-20T18:00:04.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T18:00:04.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
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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: Famine 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 steps she is taking to (a) tackle and (b) prevent famine in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 131862 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Although famine has not been formally declared in 2018, South Sudan continues to experience record levels of food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict. 5.3 million people, nearly half the population, are estimated to be severely food insecure - a 40% increase from the same time last year. 1 million people are on the edge of famine.</p><p>To tackle food insecurity and prevent famine, UK Aid is working with partners like the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Humanitarian Air Service to get food and nutrition supplies to key locations across the country – by truck, helicopter or barge. With support from the UK and other international donors, so far this year WFP has reached almost 1.6 million people with a total of 18,000 metric tonnes of food. They are also continuing to preposition stocks at key locations across the country in anticipation of future need.</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 2018-03-14T16:33:12.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T16:33:12.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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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 Central African Republic: Job Creation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help increase job opportunities for adults in the Central African Republic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 132550 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is one of the largest donors to the crisis in the Central African Republic and is contributing £40 million in humanitarian aid from 2016-2019. Over 75% of the country’s working population relies on agriculture which has been affected by years of conflict and instability. Our support is helping some 300,000 people to restart their livelihoods and grow their own crops</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 2018-03-19T16:39:26.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:39:26.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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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 EU 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, whether it is the Government’s policy to continue to contribute to EU International Development efforts after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston remove filter
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 132551 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out in her speech in Munich, the UK is seeking a broad and deep partnership with the EU and provided detail on how the UK future security partnership with the EU will work. It is in our mutual interests to be strong development partners after the UK has left the EU, and that we work coherently in response to specific crises overseas and helping the world’s most vulnerable.</p><p>Where we hold shared commitments and objectives it is in our mutual interests to find ways to continue working together, on a case-by-case basis, to ensure that we can collectively draw on expertise, to achieve our global development objectives and to deliver the best value for money.</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 2018-03-19T16:33:36.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:33:36.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this