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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in negotiations to find a peaceful outcome to the situation in Sudan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 282180 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the Constitutional Declaration agreed by the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change in Sudan, which sets out the plan for transition to civilian-led government. We congratulate Dr. Abdalla Hamdok on his appointment as Prime Minister of Sudan and commend his commitment to freedom, peace and justice. The UK also commends the role of the African Union and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We will support the newly-appointed civilian-led government and will continue to engage all sides and international partners to help deliver a coordinated international response and package of practical support that maintains pressure on delivering the transition agreement as well as long-term political and economic reform.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-09-03T12:44:53.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:44:53.817Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1143620
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Chad 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the Government of Sudan on Rapid Support Force incursions into Chad close to Beda at the border with Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 285089 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:20:12.817Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1143702
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: British Nationals Abroad 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests for diplomatic protection have been made by British citizens since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 285364 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold statistics on the number of requests for diplomatic protection made by British nationals. Any requests for diplomatic protection would be considered on a case-by-case basis, and it is exercised at the Secretary of State's discretion.</p><p>Diplomatic protection is a claim by one State against another in respect of an international legal wrong committed against one of its nationals. Diplomatic protection is extremely rare – the case of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is the only recent example of where UK has afforded it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-09-05T11:24:50.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T11:24:50.417Z
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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 Hannah Bardell more like this
1144037
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review 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 What progress has been made on implementing the recommendations in the final report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO support for persecuted Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912260 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s report and work is underway to take them forward. We have established an implementation team, and have allocated £200,000 this year for research into concrete actions the UK can take in countries mentioned in the Report. My ministerial colleague, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, will oversee the recommendations’ implementation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-09-03T16:34:22.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:34:22.993Z
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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 Stephen Kerr more like this
1139884
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 plans he has to investigate alternative sources of climate finance from (a) public and (b) private sources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 278526 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Delivering the global transition to a low carbon economy will require unprecedented levels of investment from the public and private sectors. The Government is fulfilling our pledge to deliver £5.8 billion between 2015/2016 and 20/21. In addition to investing our own resources, the Government continues to press multilateral organisations to help countries tackle climate change through providing finance. The Multilateral Development Banks have an important role to play, and in the last year the World Bank has set new targets for the proportion of its finance which contributes to low carbon, resilient development. In 2018, 70% of World Bank projects include some climate benefits, up from 37% just two years ago.</p><p>Private finance is crucial, and the Government uses some of its climate finance to unlock investments from the private sector. To date, we estimate that the UK has leveraged £910 million of private investment. CDC and the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) have a key role in crowding in other investors and demonstrating that investment in low carbon, resilient development is possible. CDC has invested over $500 million in renewable power over the last 2 years, and PIDG $300 million.</p><p>The recently published UK Green Finance Strategy outlines how we will position the UK at the forefront of this global shift, catalysing the investment needed to transition to a net zero economy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Z
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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 Chris Law more like this
1140518
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar 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, what assessment he has made of the merits of a Global Plan of Action for Education as called for by UNESCO in its report of July 2019 entitled meeting commitments: are countries on track to achieve SDG 4; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 279358 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The recommendations in UNESCO’s report of July 2019: <em>Meeting commitments: are countries on track to achieve SDG 4</em> align well with DFID’s education policy: <em>Get Children Learning </em>and the work the UK is supporting in such areas as learning measurement, education financing, research and policy dialogue. We welcome UNESCO’s report and look forward to hearing more about suggestions for a Global Plan of Action for Education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:53.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:53.633Z
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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 Stephen Twigg more like this
1140575
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Credit Unions 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 Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271330, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 279365 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>DFID will assess the potential merits of enabling departmental staff to contribute to a credit union through payroll if at any time we receive a request from our employees to provide such a facility. DFID can find no record of a request being made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:24:19.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:24:19.32Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this
1140831
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Loans 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 proportion of UK aid to developing countries goes towards loan repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280374 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) provides full relief on eligible debt owed by countries which have reached Completion Point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, and the African Development Fund (AfDF) of the African Development Bank. The UK contributed £107 million to the MDRI in 2017 and this is all official development assistance (ODA).</p><p> </p><p>When necessary, the UK also provides relief on loans made bilaterally by the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) to developing countries, through the coordinated process of the Paris Club of creditors. In 2017 the UK provided £3 million of ODA as such debt relief on ECGD loans.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore in 2017 the total UK debt relief, through the MDRI and bilaterally, represented 0.78% of total UK ODA in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Z
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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 Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140841
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 recent assessment he has made of the spread of Ebola to the city of Goma and the potential risk of the outbreak spreading to Rwanda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The spread of Ebola to Goma is deeply concerning. Goma’s position on the border increases the chance of Ebola spreading to Rwanda.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to the Ebola response in DRC and has played a pivotal role in helping neighbouring countries like Rwanda prepare. On 15 July, DFID announced that the UK would provide up to a further £50 million to the response to December 2019. UK Aid is supporting a range of activities, including the construction of screening facilities at border crossings and the vaccination of health workers in DRC and the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Z
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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 Jo Swinson more like this
1140842
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 overcome the (a) local mistrust of health officials and (b) militia violence which have impeded efforts to prevent the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo from spreading further. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280176 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest in history and the first in a conflict zone. The UK has been a major supporter of the response since the start, providing funding, technical expertise, and political support.</p><p> </p><p>The response has been hampered by repeated attacks against health workers and health facilities. Improving community trust and ownership are essential to getting the outbreak under control. UK funding supports community engagement and working with local leaders and religious groups to foster trust and ownership. It supports efforts to understand community concerns better and feed this understanding back into the response. Examples include employing people who have recovered from Ebola to talk to communities about the health care they received as a way to build community trust in health workers.</p><p> </p><p>The UK and other donors are also supporting the UN to strengthen security in Ebola affected areas to protect both communities and response workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Z
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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 Jo Swinson more like this