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1029536
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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
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) 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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4107
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
1029537
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of regulating employment in the aid sector. 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 204604 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
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 204603 more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T14:30:09.277Z
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4107
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
1037118
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Cameroon: Internally Displaced People 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 steps her Department has taken to support the safe return of Cameroonian internally displaced persons in the Far North Region. 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 206013 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>Our support to the displaced population in the Far North of Cameroon is focused on immediate humanitarian assistance. There are over 227,000 internally displaced Cameroonians and almost 100,000 refugees from Nigeria in the region. In 2018 we provided £2.3 million of lifesaving assistance to support the humanitarian needs of this population, including for protection, nutrition, health, food security and livelihoods.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:32:12.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:32:12.797Z
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4107
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
1037119
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Cameroon: Internally Displaced People 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 steps her Department is taking to support the humanitarian needs and safe return of anglophone Cameroonian internally displaced persons. 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 206014 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development recently announced a £2.5m contribution to the UN appeal for the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon to support internally displaced persons, with £2 million disbursed immediately to UNICEF. This support will begin to: treat 1,300 children who are most at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition; provide essential drugs to treat 5,700 children for deadly diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and acute respiratory infections; provide 10,000 people with water and sanitation kits including water purification supplies and other household items including washable sanitary napkins and tooth brushes; provide 2,000 mosquito-nets to prevent malaria; vaccinate 3,500 children against measles; and identify and support many unaccompanied children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:33:26.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:33:26.173Z
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4107
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
1045873
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Females: Equality 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 additional (a) funding and (b) staff resources the Government has provided to each Department to enable them to implement Sustainable Development Goal 5. 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 211323 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Departmental budgets are allocated, through the Spending Review, against Single Departmental Plans. Each Department is responsible for supporting, resourcing, and reporting against achievement of the SDGs, as appropriate to its mandate. The UK’s upcoming Voluntary National Review will provide a snapshot of the UK’s contribution to Global Goal 5, both domestically and internationally, and will be underpinned by data to ensure that it is robust and credible. The UK played an instrumental role in advocating for the inclusion of Goal 5 in the Sustainable Development Goals and is a world leader in supporting international progress against the targets under this Goal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T17:42:44.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:42:44.047Z
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4107
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
1045874
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Government Departments: Sustainable Development 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 she is taking to monitor progress of Government Departments in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. 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 211324 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government has embedded the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Single Departmental Plans and is working to produce a strong Voluntary National Review, which will be presented to the UN in July this year. The Voluntary National Review will take stock of the UK’s domestic and international progress in delivering the SDGs. All Government Departments have nominated an ‘SDG Champion’ at Director level whose responsibility it is to promote the SDGs and the Voluntary National Review in their department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T17:43:03.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:43:03.297Z
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4107
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
1046860
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Department for International Development: Sikhs 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 Sikhs are employed in her Department; and whether they are recorded as (a) an ethnic or (b) a religious group. 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 211846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 December 2018, 6 civil servants in my Department have voluntary declared their religious group as being Sikh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T17:42:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T17:42:46.457Z
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4107
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
1055299
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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 Overseas Aid 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 staff resources her Department provides to (a) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (c) the Home Office to support the evaluation of Official Development Assistance-funded (i) project proposals and (ii) completed projects. 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 217107 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>It is difficult to quantify the totality of DFID staff time spent to support evaluation of projects in these departments. DFID supports evaluation of project proposals through representation on formal cross-government or sectoral governance mechanisms, and through collaboration and close working of officials. DFID makes available its independent evaluation and quality assurance service and contributes to production of cross-government guidance. The Aid Strategy is clear that individual departments are ultimately responsible for the final design and evaluation of their projects.</p><p> </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 2019-02-08T14:50:53.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:50:53.86Z
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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
1078553
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Burma: Human Trafficking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK aid protecting women from trafficking in Burma – and helping them into jobs published on 18 February 2019, how UK aid has been used to help disadvantaged and conflict-affected people. 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 226729 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>DFID Burma is bringing disadvantaged and conflict affected people into the heart of all its development programme. Our aim is to ensure that people who have been affected by poverty, marginalisation and exclusion get access to quality services and can retain and build their human capital, whatever the circumstances they find themselves in. This means making sure groups, like the long-term displaced in parts of Burma and on the Thai-border can get a good education, good health and nutrition and the skills they can use to generate income or benefit from future jobs.</p><p> </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 2019-03-04T14:55:15.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:55:15.91Z
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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
1078554
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Burma: Human Trafficking 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, with reference to her Department's press release entitled UK aid protecting women from trafficking in Burma – and helping them into jobs published on 18 February 2019, whether the Government has received assurances that UK aid provided to Sittwe General Hospital will not be used to underpin reported apartheid practices at that hospital. 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 226730 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with the Ministry of Health in Burma to upgrade Sittwe General Hospital to provide better health services for all communities in Rakhine State. The refurbishment will go in hand with work to ensure that hospital access and referral networks ensure that it serves all communities. The UK specifically supports the women and children health ward and modernising the building to make it safer for patients. This is in line with Recommendations 40 and 42 of the Kofi Annan-led Rakhine Advisory Commission.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through the Access to Health Fund, the UK is also providing funding to NGOs working at the community level to improve health care in Rakhine for all communities and expanding to areas which are hard to reach.</p><p> </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 2019-03-04T14:56:33.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:56:33.367Z
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1201
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