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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 International Conference on Population and Development more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will take to help implement the Stockholm Statement of Commitment developed at the April 2014 International Conference on Population and Development. more like this
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Viscount Craigavon more like this
star this property uin HL359 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government is fully committed to the principles of the International Conference on Population and Development's (ICPD) Programme of Action and will continue to uphold these principles in its development work. We consider 2014, as the twentieth anniversary and review year of the ICPD, as an important moment to recognise progress and to address remaining gaps and emerging challenges.</p><p> </p><p>We have been fully engaged in the intergovernmental process for the review of the ICPD, including actively participating in the regional and thematic conferences, the 47<sup>th</sup> Commission on Population and Development which took place in April of this year, as well as preparations for the upcoming special session at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The Stockholm Statement of Commitment was the outcome document agreed by participants attending the Sixth International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, which also took place in April. Official representatives from the UK Government did not participate in the Stockholm parliamentarians' meeting. However, the Stockholm Statement does endorse a number of the elements we have been supporting throughout our engagement in the ICPD review process and will continue to support, including that sexual and reproductive health and rights become a reality for all, without distinction of any kind.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Craigavon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Palestinians more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have fulfilled their pledge of £20 million to kick-start Gaza's economy made at the reconstruction conference in Cairo on 12 October 2014; how much of the total amount pledged at that conference has been paid; and what action they are taking to encourage other donor countries who have not yet done so to fulfil their pledges. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK has disbursed £5 million of our £20 million pledge and we are working hard to disburse the remaining funds over the course of the coming financial year. Gaza’s economy will only recover, however, if reconstruction efforts form part of a process of meaningful political change that will address the underlying causes of the conflict and transform the situation in Gaza. The need for political progress from all parties has never been more apparent. In the meantime, we are engaging with the World Bank’s new mechanism to track donor pledges committed at the Cairo conference and we are urging that all major International donors make good on their pledges.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T13:54:50.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T13:54:50.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Syria more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and other support has been given, or will be given, to the governments of Lebanon and Jordan to ensure they can keep their borders open for Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has committed £191 million to Lebanon and £164 million to Jordan as part of our response to the crisis in Syria. UK support is providing clean water and hygiene facilities, food and household items, cash assistance, medical care, better quality accommodation, winterisation and cold weather protection, transportation services, early grade learning, primary education and support for small scale agriculture for refugee populations and the communities which host them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:46:36.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:46:36.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given to traumatised Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5415 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has to date committed £800 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support includes funding to provide training for health workers in emergency first aid, trauma care, clinical management of rape, mental healthcare and psychosocial support to assist displaced Syrians in Lebanon, Jordan, other states neighbouring Syria and within Syria itself who have experienced conflict-related trauma, including sexual violence. By the end of September 2014, the UK had supported over 630,000 children and over 55,400 adults with psychosocial interventions in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and the wider region.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T13:55:12.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T13:55:12.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Middle East more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether further military action by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq will further displace civilians; and what plans are in place if that happens. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK and our coalition partners are doing all we can to minimise the risks of civilian impact of coalition military action. The UN has reported that airstrikes have caused some local-level internal displacement, but the ongoing conflict is the main cause of displacement of civilians. In both Syria and Iraq, the UN carries out regular humanitarian contingency planning exercises, including preparing for the potential impact of military operations. UK humanitarian advisors on the ground are also monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work closely with the UN, international partners and the Government of Iraq to ensure that effective plans and coordination structures are in place to respond to a variety of scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also providing substantial humanitarian assistance for those affected by the conflict. To date the UK has pledged £800 million to respond to Syria crisis and a further £39.5 million for those affected by conflict in Iraq.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:47:54.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:47:54.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79484
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting the role of churches and other civil society groups in the peace and reconciliation process in South Sudan, and in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK is one of six donors funding the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) Project, which includes provision of technical support for national and community-level community reconciliation process, including working with faith-based partners. Furthermore, under the Africa Conflict Pool Programmes, the UK is funding civil society organisations to build the capacity of local populations to identify and resolve conflicts that affect them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), the UK has supported work by national civil society to provide health, education, food security and livelihood, water and sanitation and mine awareness services for the most vulnerable. In addition, some United Nations agencies supported by the UK (such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)) work in close collaboration with local partners. To improve basic services the UK funded Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) project is working through Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) in two of South Sudan’s 10 States, and the UK-led Health Pooled Fund (HPF) will support faith-based county hospitals as well as government ones.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T16:43:11.6955335Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T16:43:11.6955335Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79609
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star this property date less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
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Department for International Development more like this
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 Angola more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Angola regarding food insecurity in that country; and whether they have encouraged that government to undertake an assessment of the situation. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1505 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Poor seasonal rainfall early in 2014 in parts of Western Angola has affected the harvest and food availability there. However, throughout most of the country production is considered to be good and expected to be higher than normal. This has helped to maintain reasonable food prices for urban populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has not had recent bilateral discussions with the Government of Angola regarding the food situation. The Government of Angola is leading the food assistance programme and is best placed to prepare for and lead such a response with the support of UN partners. The Government of Angola has set up an Inter-ministerial Commission to tackle the drought. The Government of Angola is also embarking on infrastructure projects, such as water supply projects, to mitigate drought impact in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:41:05.7429142Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:41:05.7429142Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79798
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of prepayment meters on the ability of lower income households to pay their energy bills. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Since 2010, all major suppliers have voluntarily equalised tariffs between prepayment customers and standard credit customers but the price differential between customers using pre-payment meters (PPM) and those paying by direct debit can be more than £100 for a dual-fuel customer.</p><p>Whilst paying by PPM is more common among fuel poor than non-fuel poor households, a majority of fuel poor customer pay by other payment methods.</p><p>Of households who were fuel poor in England in 2012, around 27% paid for their electricity and 22% paid for their gas through PPM.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:39:50.1386471Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:39:50.1386471Z
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to encourage the six major energy companies to adhere to the five principles on the use of prepayment meters which were agreed with Consumer Focus in March 2011. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>In July 2012, Consumer Focus released a report, ‘Making Progress’ which found that suppliers have all made changes to their policies and processes following their agreement to the 5 Key Principles that Consumer Focus set out in March 2011.</p><p>We know that issues relating to prepayment meters (PPM) remain of broad concern for consumers. The roll out of smart metering should greatly improve the customer experience for prepayment customers. In April 2014, the Secretary of State wrote to suppliers challenging them to ensure that from the end of 2016 current ‘normal’ PPM are replaced only with Smart Meters and offer Smart Meters with ‘pay as you go tariff’ options to all PPM customers by the end of 2016. We will continue to work with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure that PPM customers can benefit from smart meter roll out as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:39:23.3095593Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:39:23.3095593Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for International Development more like this
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 UNRWA more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the funding available to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in Gaza. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL4862 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) suspended its cash assistance programme for repairs to damaged homes in Gaza due to a shortage of funds last month. The UK has provided £9million to the UNRWA Gaza Flash Appeal, and remains the third largest donor to the UNRWA General Fund. The UK has also used its influence as a predictable, multi-year donor to UNRWA to set incentives for change, including linking funding to reform and results.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:55:42.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:55:42.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this