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1146815
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star this property date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
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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 Development Aid: Poverty 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 he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that Official Development Assistance expenditure by other Departments contributes to poverty reduction. 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 291604 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>DFID and HMT routinely work on the rules and requirements governing the use of Official Development Assistance (ODA), including the central contribution to poverty reduction through established governance structures such as the ODA Ministerial group and supporting Senior Officials group. Ultimately, Secretaries of State for any Government Department spending ODA under the International Development Act are responsible for ensuring that this spend meets its statutory obligations including ensuring that it is likely to contribute to poverty reduction. All UK ODA must also meet OECD Development Assistance Committee eligibility criteria – that is, ODA must be administered with the promotion of economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:37:23.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:37:23.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1146811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
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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 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, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding allocated by his Department to consultancy services to support its preparations for the UK leaving 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 291603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>Since 2016, DFID has allocated £100,000 to consultancy services to assess the impact and opportunities of Brexit on the UK international development sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:36:14.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:36:14.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1146612
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star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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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: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the announcement on education funding at the UN General Assembly, what steps he is taking to ensure that the most marginalised (a) girls and (b) adolescents are able to access a good standard of education. 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 291464 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>At this year’s UN General Assembly, the UK announced £515 million in new support to help get over 12 million children – half of them girls – into school. This includes a £300 million pledge for the innovative new International Finance Facility for Education that will help mobilise an additional $5 billion of investment for education in Africa and Asia, with a focus on the most marginalised children.</p><p> </p><p>This funding, in line with the Prime Minister’s pledge to make sure all girls have 12 years of quality education, will give millions of girls around the world the chance to go to school, supporting economic growth and improving women’s rights.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the UK is committed to promoting gender equality and protecting and empowering adolescent girls, and we also announced a new £600 million aid package to provide millions more women and girls in the developing world access to family planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:53:05.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:53:05.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1146088
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 Sustainable Development: Publicity 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 Government's report on Investing in a better world: results of UK survey on financing the SDGs, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of the UN 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 291117 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to delivering and promoting the Sustainable Development Goals at home and abroad. The UK’s Voluntary National Review of progress towards the Goals, published in July, was an important step to showcase the UK’s work and raise public awareness.</p><p>The Government undertook awareness raising activities including a nationwide youth art competition and press and social media support for the #MyGlobalGoal campaign which encouraged the public to think about their New Year’s resolutions in relation to the Goals.</p><p>We include the Goals in our key public engagement work. Every charity donation we double through the UK Aid Match scheme goes towards the delivery of a Goal. And our Connecting Classrooms programme, run with the British Council, includes free resources for schools, allowing children across the UK to learn about the Goals.</p><p>During the recent UN General Assembly, the Government highlighted its commitment to girls’ education, raising awareness of Goal 4 on Quality Education. DFID also used this important global moment to publicise the Government’s support for the Goals on social media.</p><p>The Government will continue to seek further opportunities to raise public awareness of the Goals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:13:28.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:13:28.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145889
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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: Taxation 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 his Department is taking to help strengthen the tax systems of 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 291062 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting countries to achieve the Global Goals, including working actively with countries to help raise and manage public revenues, and thereby to invest in their public services and infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we announced a new £47 million package of support to assist developing countries in strengthening their tax systems. This package will provide technical assistance and capacity building support through a number of partners. It will also help contribute to economic growth by helping to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, and by creating a more level playing field for businesses. In addition to this new package of support, the UK has a number of other initiatives underway to help strengthen tax systems; in August 2018 DFID Ethiopia launched a £35 million programme to support the Ethiopian government in transforming the country’s tax system, and HMRC’s Capacity Building Unit provides peer-to-peer expertise to raise the standards of tax systems of developing countries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:05:54.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:05:54.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145888
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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: Children 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 he has made of the implications for his policies of the Save the Children report entitled Transformative Aid. 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 291061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed the report and welcomes its focus on long-term, systemic change which is central to DFID’s approach. Women and girls’ health and education are a top priority for DFID. At the UN General Assembly the Secretary of State announced £600 million in new funding for family planning supplies for women and girls in the world’s poorest countries. This week the UK announced a £515 million package of support for education. DFID is committed to generational transformation for the world’s poorest and already spends 57% of its bilateral budget on fragile and conflict affected states. The UK will host the Vaccine Alliance pledging conference next year to help create a healthier world. I welcome the report acknowledging DFID’s high standards of transparency and effectiveness. Other departments are making good progress and DFID continues to support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:08:47.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:08:47.813Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145852
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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: Secondment 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, to which Departments staff in his Department are seconded and transferred as a result of preparations for the UK leaving 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 291054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>Staff have been deployed to the following departments:</p><p>- Department for Exiting the European Union</p><p>- Department for International Trade</p><p>- Cabinet Office</p><p>- Border’s Delivery Group (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)</p><p>- Border’s Supply Chain Impact Group (HMRC)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:12:57.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:12:57.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145851
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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: Secondment 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 staff in his Department are deployed to other Departments and working on the UK leaving 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 291053 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>As at 3<sup>rd</sup> October, the Department for International Development has deployed 118 employees on short term loan to other government departments to support EU exit priorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:19:22.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:19:22.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145850
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on developing countries of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. 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 291052 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s exit from the European Union will not stop us driving forward our core mission of reducing poverty around the world. The vast majority of DFID’s work is not done via the EU. We remain committed to spending 0.7% of our national income on Official Development Assistance and to achieving the UN’s Global Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030.</p><p>After Exit DFID will continue to deliver on our commitments to our developing country partners. Our aid budget will be spent to help the poorest people in the world and in the best interests of UK taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T16:12:27.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T16:12:27.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1145843
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what additional staffing resources his Department has received in the last 12 months to support learning on managing Official Development Assistance across Government. 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 291047 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID has not received any additional resources to support learning on ODA across Government in the last 12 months. DFID’s settlement in the 2019 spending review includes additional resources for the 2020/21 financial year to provide more support for other departments to build their capability to spend ODA more effectively. This will allow DFID to boost our support to other departments spending UK aid, further ensuring that the UK’s ODA spend continues to deliver value for money for British taxpayers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:43:40.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:43:40.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this