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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how much it has cost to repair storm damage to Calshot Harbour on Tristan da Cunha from 1987 to date. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL113 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>DFID invested £16.1m to maintain and repair Calshot Harbour in Tristan da Cunha between 2000 and 2016. Financial information prior to 2000 is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Z
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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 Lord Jones more like this
747381
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 remove filter
unstar 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 Her Majesty's Government how the Department for International Development's strategic vision and plans reflect the specific recommendations of the UN High Level Panel (1) to support informal women workers, and (2) to invest in the recognition, redistribution and reduction of women's unpaid care work. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL345 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>In January 2017 the Department for International Development launched an Economic Development Strategy which includes a strong emphasis on supporting women workers to overcome barriers to opportunities; including unpaid care.</p><p>DFID is already supporting informal women workers to secure property rights and increase their access to finance and markets. In the Niger Delta DFID is working with women farmers and entrepreneurs to increase yields and sales from cassava, palm oil and fisheries.</p><p>New partnerships with business under the Work and Opportunities for Women programme, will improve job opportunities and working conditions for informal women workers in supply chains, with the intention of also addressing the burden of unpaid care.</p><p>In addition, the Department’s research on women’s economic empowerment has increased global recognition and commitments on the importance of an increased focus on care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T13:46:18.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T13:46:18.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
747380
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 remove filter
unstar 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 Her Majesty's Government how they are implementing the recommendations of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on women's economic empowerment. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL344 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a founding member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.</p><p>In response to the Panel, DFID is working to deliver better jobs and working conditions across supply chains, increase access to finance and rights to land and tackle legal barriers and discrimination. For example, DFID’s new Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme, will work with businesses in some of the poorest countries to improve job opportunities and working conditions for at least 300,000 women in global supply chains.</p><p>The UK has a strong domestic story. In April this year the UK became one of the first countries to introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for businesses over 250 employees. We are also working with business to achieve 33% of women on boards by 2020 and eliminate all-male boards in the FTSE 350.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T10:45:23.333Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T10:45:23.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
732729
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they expect the EU Refugee Facility for Turkey 2016–17, which helps refugees and internally displaced persons, will be spent; and what proportion of those funds will be allocated to education and training. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL167 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The European Union Facility for Refugees in Turkey helps build schools, provide health services and makes social welfare payments for the most vulnerable refugees, and provides vital municipal infrastructure such as waste management and water treatment facilities to alleviate pressure on Turkish communities hosting refugees.</p><p>As of May 2017, 42% of the facility has been spent on education. Almost half a million Syrian refugee children have access to education and 20,000 Syrian volunteer teachers have received training in improved teaching techniques.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T12:18:31.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T12:18:31.027Z
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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 Lord Hylton more like this
751993
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which their policy of neutrality and impartiality will lead to the inclusion or exclusion of those who have been subject to genocide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL828 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
731047
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what action the Department for International Development (DfID) is taking to promote Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which promulgates freedom of religion and belief; how that action relates to (1) Sustainable Development Goal 16, and (2) DfID’s UK aid strategy objectives, and to the allocation of resources; and what steps they are taking to ensure that DfID's partners and projects do not discriminate on religious grounds. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL55 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 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) leads the government’s work to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief internationally. DFID works closely with FCO, helping to raise concerns about discriminatory legislation and practices with governments, and funding targeted project work. We are clear that promoting freedom of religion or belief is an important contributor to achieving the UK Aid Strategy’s goals and is directly relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 16 on building peaceful and inclusive societies with access to justice for all and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions. DFID’s Partnership Principles include consideration of freedom of religion or belief alongside other human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:13:57.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:13:57.27Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
731002
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of supporting the installation of assisted natural ventilation in hospitals in developing countries, particularly in relation to (1) energy costs, (2) the spread of infection, and (3) electrical resilience. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL21 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>DFID does not generally invest directly in hospitals, although we do support investment in strengthening health systems in developing countries. We recognise the benefits of using well designed natural ventilation where appropriate, including to reduce energy costs and prevent the spread of infection, as set out in World Health Organisation guidance on standards of infection control in health facilities. This provides advice on natural ventilation for infection control, allowing the creation of affordable and sustainable healthcare facilities that are safe for patients and healthcare workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:51:17.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:51:17.137Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
732099
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the definition of vulnerability as used by UNHCR to identify those refugees in Jordan most in need of assistance. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL152 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>UNHCR uses a robust set of vulnerability criteria targeting disabilities, income, age, and missing family members. Multiple partners contribute data to UNHCR’s analytical system, which permits better targeting of aid.</p><p>Following the World Humanitarian Summit, we and the international community have committed to improving needs assessments by increasing coordination and information sharing between donors and agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T12:18:52.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T12:18:52.8Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4345
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
732097
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian impact on Gaza of the decision by the government of Israel to implement a request from the Palestinian Authority to reduce the flow of electricity supplies from Israel to Gaza. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL150 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>We are closely monitoring the current electricity situation in Gaza. This was initially triggered by a lack of fuel for the Gaza Power Plant, and exacerbated by a subsequent reduction in the supply of electricity from Israel, following a request from the Palestinian Authority. Gaza is considered a humanitarian priority for the UN and, though the humanitarian situation is deteriorating, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has not declared the current situation an ‘emergency'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:54:18.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:54:18.37Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4345
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
746650
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number and quality of homes rebuilt following the Nepal earthquake of 2015; which regions of Nepal have benefited from UK humanitarian assistance; and to what extent this assistance has been directed through non-governmental channels. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL281 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government of Nepal reports that 29,689 homes have been rebuilt following the 2015 earthquake. We assess the number to have been larger but that many of these need additional work to be resilient to future earthquakes. UK humanitarian support was needs-based. Reconstruction support targeted four of the most affected districts: Dhading, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Gorkha. Our response was coordinated with the government but channelled through non-government organisations (60%) and multilateral organisations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T16:52:14.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T16:52:14.933Z
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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 The Earl of Sandwich more like this