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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
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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: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text what proportion of her Department's staff are (a) female and (b) male. 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 132552 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As of 28 February 2018, DFID have 55.4% female and 44.6% male employees.</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 2018-03-19T16:33:13.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:33:13.487Z
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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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
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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 Refugees: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the study by the International Finance Corporation and the UN Refugee Agency on Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, published on 4 May 2018, what assessment her Department has made of the economic gains to host communities if refugees are able to work. 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 174135 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>DFID assesses that opportunities for refugees to work in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and other refugee camps, can provide considerable benefit for host communities. This includes through increased refugee spending on local goods and services and in some cases, the hiring of host community members to work in refugee owned businesses and homes. The findings of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) study on Kakuma, are consistent with DFID’s recent support to refugees in Kenya, which has helped build the self-reliance of refugees, including through livelihoods opportunities and greater integration with host communities. DFID Kenya has participated in a number of discussions with IFC/UNHCR, the private sector and other development partners on the findings of the study and its implications for donor programming in Kenya.</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 2018-10-09T11:21:48.207Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T11:21:48.207Z
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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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 CDC more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the joint response from the CDC group and DFID to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s recommendations on CDC’s investments in low-income and fragile states of March 2019, if he will publish the independent review of progress achieved against CDC’s strategic objectives before the end of its current strategy cycle. 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 252021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID will commission an external assessment in 2020 to evaluate results and learn lessons across all aspects of CDC’s current strategy (2017-2021). The review’s findings will be published.</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 2019-05-13T16:05:45.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:05:45.393Z
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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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 CDC: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the joint response from the CDC Group and the Department for International Development to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s recommendations on CDC’s investments in low-income and fragile states, published in March 2019, how many full-time staff CDC plan to have by the end of 2019 in each of its offices outside of the UK. 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 252025 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>CDC plans to have a total of 50 staff members based outside the UK by the end of 2019. A breakdown by country is given below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Bangladesh:</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia:</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt:</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>India:</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya:</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Myanmar:</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nepal:</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nigeria:</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pakistan:</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>S Africa:</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Zimbabwe:</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2019-05-13T16:00:57.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:00:57.72Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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: Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the September 2018 Independent Commission for Aid performance review entitled Achieving value for money through procurement, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that small (a) firms and (b) NGOs are not discouraged from competing for DFID contracts by the supplier review. 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 176534 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answer text <p>The Supplier Review delivered a number of measures to make it easier for new and smaller businesses to win funding from DFID and ensure fair treatment of sub-contractors. Following consultations with small and medium sized enterprises and NGOs three tiers of reporting requirements for the Supply Partner Code of Conduct have been developed to ensure our processes do not create disproportionate burdens for smaller organisations and NGOs. We are now designing a large new funding framework with dedicated “lots” for smaller suppliers. Furthermore, we continue to hold regional Open for Business events, led by Ministers, across the country to help local businesses understand our processes and encourage them to compete for DFID business. This is all helping DFID to tackle potential barriers and makes it less onerous, costly and time consuming for smaller companies to compete for our contracts.</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 2018-10-11T16:10:24.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-11T16:10:24.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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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
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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 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, 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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star this property date less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
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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 Prosperity Fund: Disclosure of Information more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to paragraph 4.11 of UK aid: tackling global challenges in the national interest, published in November 2015, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the transparency standards of the Prosperity Fund are ranked as good or very good in the international Aid Transparency Index. 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 123642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund, which is led and managed by the National Security Secretariat in Cabinet Office, is committed to meeting the government target of ‘good’ on the International Aid Transparency Index by 2020. The Fund is working closely with DFID policy and Transparency teams, benefiting from their experience and expertise and the International Aid Transparency Initiative to ensure it meets standards for transparency.</p><p>The Fund has already begun working towards this target, publishing its first Annual Review in 2017, alongside a data release on spend for 2016/17. It will continue to increase the amount of information published on spend and programmes as it becomes available.</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 2018-01-23T17:39:26.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T17:39:26.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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: Secondment 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 letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee on 18 March 2019 on redeployment of DFID staff, if she will publish a breakdown of which departments the 58 staff were deployed to from her Department. 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 234782 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID continues to work to support other government departments meet increased demands as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, whilst ensuring continued delivery of its core business. This includes maintaining our commitment to spend 0.7 of GNI well and providing lifesaving humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of staff deployed by DFID as of March 14<sup>th</sup> 2019 is 74. The table below provides a breakdown of this figure by receiving department.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Other Government Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>B.I.G</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>BEIS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DCMS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DEFRA</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DExEU</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DIT </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DIT (TfD)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FCO </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NIO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>74</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><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 2019-03-25T16:03:45.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:03:45.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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: Secondment 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 letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee of the 18 March 2019 on redeployment of her Department's staff, if she will publish (a) which Departments have requested short-term support roles and (b) how many of the 170 staff each Department has requested. 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 234783 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>DFID has deployed 74 staff, as at 14 March 2019, into short term support roles. The breakdown by department is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Other Government Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMRC (B.I.G)</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BEIS</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CO</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DCMS</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFRA</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DExEU</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT (TfD)</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FCO</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NIO</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>74</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The 170 roles under consideration by DFID, referenced in the letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee, formed the basis of a cross government request, the breakdown of this request by department is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Requesting department </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Roles put to DFID </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Border Delivery Group</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DCMS</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFRA</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DExEU</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FCO</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HO</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>175</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2019-03-25T16:04:59.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:04:59.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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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
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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 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, 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
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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>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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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