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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, whether the aid budget is used to influence overseas governments to make policy changes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 253556 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>UK aid directly and indirectly informs and supports policy changes in partner countries in line with their challenges and priorities and consistent with a focus on eradicating poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This also serves the UK’s national interest.</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 2019-05-16T15:36:15.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T15:36:15.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1122937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the potential impact of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 on the delivery of UK aid assistance, in particular medical and healthcare aid to Idlib, and to conflict zones more generally. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15327 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>As part of our humanitarian response to the Syrian conflict, the Department for International Development is funding UN and NGO partners to provide vital humanitarian assistance to people in need in Idlib, including healthcare. Our support in Idlib governorate alone has meant that approximately 500,000 people received medical consultations between January and June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The government gives the utmost priority to protecting UK citizens, and safeguarding our national security. As yet, the powers at section 4 of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 have not been used, and there are currently no designated areas. If, in future, any area within Syria or elsewhere is designated, the Act provides clear exemptions from the offence of entering or remaining in a designated area for any person who does so for the purpose of providing aid of a humanitarian nature, or who is acting on behalf of or holding office under the Crown. This means that, even in areas where a designated area offence might be in place, the UK will continue to be able to deliver the highest standards of lifesaving humanitarian support.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T15:34:38.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:34:38.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1121878
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, which countries her Department has stopped allocating Official Development Assistance to in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 245732 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>UK aid aims to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and the Government's objectives as set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy. The latest published statistics for UK aid spend (<em>Statistics on International Development: Final UK Aid spend 2017</em>) show the Department for International Development did not cease to spend Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2017 in any country which received ODA in the previous year (2016). Country-specific data for 2018 will be published in the autumn.</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 2019-04-29T16:52:54.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:52:54.217Z
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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 Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1110764
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 239838 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what specific projects or programmes have been slowed or paused in the coming year in order to support the EU exit related resource requirements of other government departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 242664 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
star this property answer text <p>In light of the agreed extension of Article 50, DFID staff who have been deployed to other government departments to support EU Exit planning will return as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>To release staff for deployment, DFID undertook a prioritisation exercise to review delivery plans guided by the core principle that essential business (delivering the 0.7% commitment and providing lifesaving humanitarian response) was protected.</p><p> </p><p>DFID did not stop any programmes. Some internal corporate controls were relaxed, and new policy work and cross-Whitehall and international engagement were slowed, however this was temporary as a direct result of deployments. This work will be recommenced as staff return from their deployments.</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 2019-04-17T16:14:58.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T16:14:58.67Z
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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 Tom Brake more like this
1108893
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, for what reasons the Government provides development assistance to countries with a space agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239335 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>UK aid aims to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the Government’s objectives as set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy. This is firmly in the UK’s national interest. As such, the UK focuses most of its aid spending on countries with the highest need; in low-income, fragile, and conflict-affected regions. However, in some middle-income countries there are still enduring high levels of poverty. These countries may no longer need grant aid in the form that we have previously provided, but may require assistance in other ways, such as technical expertise or help raising their own revenue to reduce poverty. This assistance may continue after a country has reached middle-income status and its economy modernises. The 2016 bilateral and multilateral development reviews set out our approach to allocations in more detail. As the Secretary of State has made clear, DFID will not just spend aid well, but will ensure that it could not be spent better.</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 2019-04-08T16:12:01.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:12:01.83Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091102
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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 linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233551 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</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 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of her having sign-off and accountability for aid spending by other Government Departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233552 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Aid spending is subject to the same rules as all other public expenditure. In line with Treasury rules on Managing Public Money, departments through their accounting officers have ultimate and direct responsibility for their share of the aid budget and remain accountable to Parliament and UK taxpayers for how they spend it. The Government has well established mechanisms to govern aid spending and DFID provides support to other government departments to help strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise its impact on poverty.</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 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1088557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 measures are in place to test the effectiveness of aid spending through the UK Official Development Assistance budget. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14517 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>UK ODA is scrutinised by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which focuses on the delivery of value for money and maximising the impact and effectiveness of UK aid. ICAI reports directly to Parliament through the International Development Committee (IDC) ensuring both independence and accountability of the ODA. The National Audit Office also scrutinises departmental spending including the effectiveness of ODA spending.</p><p> </p><p>As part of DFID’s programme approval process, an accredited Evaluation Advisor reviews the evaluation plan for the ongoing effectiveness of the programme. DFID reviews all programmes annually, providing an assessment of performance, ongoing relevance, value for money, lessons learned, and any remedial action required. Individual government departments are responsible for design, evaluation and governance of their Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget. However, DFID makes available some relevant evaluation tools to support other departments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:12:07.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
1081723
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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, whether it remains her policy to allocate 0.7 per cent Gross National Income to poverty reduction programmes overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 228061 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to spending 0.7% of GNI as Official Development Assistance each year; a commitment which is enshrined in law. All of 0.7% must meet the ODA rules which means activities have the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as their main objective.</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 2019-03-07T15:25:17.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T15:25:17.717Z
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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 Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1081934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Overseas Aid remove filter
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 steps she is taking to ensure that aid spending supports the UK's political, commercial and diplomatic priorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 227987 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the 2015 Aid Strategy, spending 0.7 on aid each year to strengthen global peace, strengthen resilience and respond to crises, promote global prosperity and tackle extreme poverty are all Government priorities and serve in our national interest. This spending is key to the Government’s Global Britain vision and makes a strong contribution to the UK’s soft power and our ability to influence across the globe.</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 2019-03-11T17:39:18.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:39:18.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this