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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Africa: Tax Evasion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to reduce tax evasion in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223497 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling tax evasion is a priority for DFID as part of our Transparency Agenda, Addis Tax Initiative commitments and the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2013 DFID has supported the Global Forum for the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes through its International Tax Transparency Programme. The Global Forum helps countries tackle tax evasion by strengthening global tax transparency and international cooperation. The Global Forum now has over 150 members and DFID supports its Africa Initiative to strengthen transparency and the exchange of information across Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC and DFID continues to work alongside the Global Forum with other jurisdictions such as Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria; alongside the African Tax Administration Forum in Uganda and independently in Montserrat to support the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s announcement on the 19 February of a new £47m package of support for Tax for Development will further boost efforts to help countries in Africa and elsewhere to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </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 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
1064087
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Africa: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much additional tax revenue will be raised by Governments in Africa as a result of support by her Department by the year 2022-23. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223498 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s support will help strengthen developing country capacity to raise domestic resources, including through assistance in the implementation of international tax standards. Although many factors impact on revenue growth, so forecasts are not available, past DFID tax programmes have proved to be great value for money. For example, the OECD’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, which assists developing countries to implement international tax standards, has generated an additional £100 for every £1 spent on operating costs.</p><p> </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 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
428502
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Election Observers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on election observation (a) in real terms and (b) as a proportion of her Department's budget since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 16449 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 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID tracks its spending on support to elections, and this encompasses election observation to build public confidence in electoral processes and help deter fraud, intimidation and violence. DFID spent a total of £212 million on bilateral and multilateral support to elections during the period 2010/11 to 2014/15 which represents 0.5% of DFID total spend. During this period DFID has funded elections observation in a number of countries often as part of wider election programmes, for example in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T13:12:27.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T13:12:27.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Ghana: Elections 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 she has made of the extent of electoral fraud in Ghana; and whether her Department has participated in election observation in Ghana in the past and what plans it has to do so in future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 19416 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 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID supported the conclusion of the UNDP Needs Assessment Mission conducted 3-11 November 2014, that the Ghana Electoral Commission, despite its good reputation, continues to suffer from many challenges, primarily poor performance in managing the voters register; inadequate coordination among other institutions involved in the electoral process; and lack of communication and consultations with key stakeholders, including political parties. This increases the potential for electoral fraud. DFID staff have participated in previous election observation and plan to do so again, as part of the overall UK effort to support Ghana in achieving peaceful and credible elections in 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T16:41:08.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:41:08.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
45921
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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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 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, how much funding her Department allocated to microfinance schemes in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 194399 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID's work on microfinance is integrated into broader financial sector development programmes that work to strengthen policy and regulation, build infrastructure and innovate new products and services that meet the needs of poor people.</p><p>DFID monitors expenditure in terms of actual spend. Actual spend on the financial sector development portfolio totalled £50.9 million in 2010-11; £50.9m in 2011-2012 and £59.2m in 2012-2013. Cumulative spend between 2007 and 2012 totalled £282.0m.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
48012
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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 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 has taken to ensure developing countries can access UK satellite technology to monitor local agricultural land and environmental risks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 196128 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID is supporting projects that use satellite data. DFID supports the World Agroforestry Centre to use data to help monitor and assess agriculture land use and environmental risks including land degradation. DFID contributes to the UK Environment Observations Framework Coordinating Climate Observations Group which coordinates Her Majesty's Government activities supporting the development and use of climate data, including from satellites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
64810
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many children received schooling as a direct result of UK aid in (a) sub-Saharan Africa and (b) South Asia in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 202969 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Up until September 2013, UK Aid has supported over 6.4 million children in primary and lower secondary school, of which 3.1 million were girls, through our bilateral programmes. Of these, 4.2 million were in Sub-Saharan Africa and 2.1 million children were in South Asia. These figures are the latest available, and are reported in the DFID Annual Report and Accounts 2012/13.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T16:36:52.5142926Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:36:52.5142926Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
759792
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star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Refugees 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 aid the Government is providing for refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 10020 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 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Between 2014 and 2016, DFID has provided nearly £8 million to support humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees and the vulnerable host communities that support them.</p><p>Prior to this influx, DFID committed a further £5.9 million to meet the needs of the most vulnerable refugees and the host communities that support them.</p><p>The UK has been a leader in responding to the crisis – in speed and size – mobilising an additional £30 million to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of vulnerable men, women and children in both Bangladesh and Burma.</p><p>UK assistance in Bangladesh will continue to focus on the critical needs of the most vulnerable among new arrivals, and among existing refugees and host communities. We are supporting work inside and outside camps providing lifesaving assistance, including emergency shelter, food and nutrition assistance and safe water and sanitation.</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 2017-09-20T08:44:29.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T08:44:29.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid 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, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of humanitarian airdrops in Eastern Ghouta in the event that the Assad regime continues to block UN land access for aid provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 111608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Aid delivered by road by trusted humanitarian partners is by far the most effective way to meet needs in Eastern Ghouta and to ensure that it reaches those most in need. Airdrops are high risk and not capable of delivering many of the types of aid on a scale that could meet key needs there (e.g. safe drinking water, shelter, health support). Crucially, the consent is needed of those who control the airspace and those on the ground that could threaten aircraft. There is nothing to suggest that the Assad regime would provide such consent if it remained intent on blocking land access.</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 2017-11-13T17:56:16.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:56:16.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading UNRWA: Finance 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 representations she has made to her counterpart in the US administration on its decision to maintain its reduction to UNRWA funds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 232607 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <p>As the Minister responsible for the Middle East, I raised the US withdrawal of funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with the US President’s Middle East Envoy, Jason Greenblatt, on 28 September 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has not spoken with her counterpart in the US administration about the decision to maintain a withdrawal of funding from UNRWA, but recently discussed this with Nita Lowey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, on March 7<sup>th</sup> 2019. The Secretary of State raised her concerns about the impact of funding cuts to UNRWA on the delivery of essential services to Palestinian refugees, including to the provision of healthcare and education.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has been clear that we are concerned about the impact of US cuts to UNRWA on regional stability and services to Palestinian refugees. UK officials continue to engage with the US on this matter, and we will continue to work with UNRWA and other donors to help place the Agency on a more secure financial footing.</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 2019-03-19T16:27:45.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:27:45.84Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this