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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Non-governmental Organisations: Location 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 information her Department holds on the number of NGOs that have (a) relocated from the UK and (b) opened additional offices in another EU country since 2016. 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 189778 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not hold systemic information on the relocation or opening of additional offices of NGOs. Where NGOs have an active funding arrangement with us, they inform us of a change in registered address when that occurs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Overseas Aid 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 projects funded by her Department have had a reduction in their activities as a result of changes in the value of the pound since June 2016. 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 189779 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s policy is to sign agreements and make payments in sterling to mitigate foreign exchange risk. Activities within programmes will have increased and decreased since 2016 for a variety of reasons. It is not possible to identify which might be the result of foreign exchange movements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 her Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid is provided for the 300,000 civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen. 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 189781 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p> </p><p>We have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port as well as schools, hospitals and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:53:02.89Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003852
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 her Department has made of the humanitarian impact of the latest military offensive on Hodeidah port in Yemen. 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 189783 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely. As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of the violence around Hodeidah on commercial and humanitarian access is one of the main reasons behind the UN’s warning of the growing risk of food insecurity in Yemen. We are concerned by reports that access to the Red Sea mills has been restricted as result of the latest fighting.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:54:12.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:54:12.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003853
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 her Department is taking to (a) increase food, medicine and fuel imports to Hodeidah port and (b) distribute those imports to the areas of the country that rely on those imports. 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 189784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK government continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p>We have consistently made it clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live.</p><p>As a part of our effort to secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen, the UK is also providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Saudi-led Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:56:02.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:56:02.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1007037
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges 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, with reference to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, what steps her Department is taking to train 60,000 teachers and schools leaders in the UK and developing countries. 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 191463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme (2018-2021) aims to reach 3 million pupils in over 4,000 schools partnerships by 2021. It will train 60,000 teachers and school leaders in both the UK and developing countries on the following:</p><ol><li><p>setting up and running equitable partnerships, which will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);</p></li><li><p>teaching and mainstreaming development education and global citizenship content, such as the SDGs;</p></li><li><p>teaching transferable skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving; and</p></li><li><p>ensuring that education is inclusive and of high quality.</p><p> </p></li></ol><p>This training will be provided in line with best practice, using the model of two days of input, followed by approximately six weeks of putting the learning into practice, and then a follow-up to share the learning. This model worked well in the previous Connecting Classrooms programme (2015-2018), through which over 56,000 teachers were trained in the UK and overseas. Delivery of teacher training will begin in January 2019.</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 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:53:14.44Z
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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
1013123
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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: Educational Exchanges 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 60,000 teachers and school leaders will be from (a) the UK and (b) developing countries. 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 195105 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Of the 60,000 teachers and school leaders to be trained under the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme (2018-2021), 50% will be UK teachers and 50% will be teachers from developing countries.</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 2018-11-28T15:00:38.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:00:38.377Z
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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
1013124
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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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: Educational Exchanges 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 21 November 2018 to Question 191463 on Developing Countries: Educational Exchanges, how many of the 56,000 teachers trained in the connecting classrooms programme between 2015 and 2018 were based in (a) the UK and (b) 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 195106 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Of the 56,000 teachers trained under the Connecting Classrooms programme (2015-2018), 3,500 were UK teachers and the remainder were teachers from developing countries.</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 2018-11-28T15:02:07.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T15:02:07.093Z
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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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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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 Venezuela: Economic Situation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the support needed by Venezuela to create appropriate economic conditions for migrants and refugees to return to that country. 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 202103 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>Whilst DFID is yet to make such an assessment, the UK has been encouraging the Venezuelan Government to address the most urgent needs of the population. We urge the Venezuelan government to recognise the seriousness of the situation and take immediate action to relieve the suffering from acute shortages of food and medicines. A political solution is urgently required to tackle Venezuela’s deep economic and social crises, and allow those who have left to return to their homes.</p><p> </p><p>We have deployed two humanitarian advisors from DFID as part of a scoping mission and funded five UN agency secondments to the region. In the meantime, our network across Latin America continues to work closely with the EU, the UN and other international actors to alleviate the worsening humanitarian situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T16:02:00.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T16:02:00.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Humanitarian Aid: Vetting 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 (a) make employment in the aid sector a regulated activity and (b) bring disclosure and barring requirements in line with other professions that work with children and vulnerable adults. 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 204603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Since early 2018 DFID has intensified work to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. As part of that we have considered a wide range of potential measures, including the two proposed in the question. Neither of those would, however, cover employees of foreign organisations, many of whom help deliver UK funded programmes. Therefore, we believe there are alternative non-legislative mechanisms which better address this issue, such as those announced at the 18 October Safeguarding Summit. These include an Interpol pilot to improve background checks, provide advice to employers on international vetting and identify high-risk individuals; a new passport for aid workers to prove an individual’s identity and provide their vetting status; and a Disclosure of Misconduct scheme for the NGO sector to allow organisations to share information about an employee’s past misconduct. These tools are designed to work alongside existing mechanisms, such as DBS, and we are confident they will lead to tangible improvements in safeguarding standards and better protection of vulnerable adults and children in the aid sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204604 more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.237Z
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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