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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Human Trafficking 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 help tackle human trafficking in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 267357 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID is at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to tackle modern slavery, one of the biggest human rights challenges of our time. The UK launched the Call to Action to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking in 2017 and it has now been endorsed by close to 90 countries. The UK will continue to take a leading role driving change through the multilateral system to help achieve sustainable development goal (SDG) 8.7 and other relevant goals to end modern slavery in all its forms.</p><p> </p><p>Using UK Aid which now totals over £200m, our programmes work to reduce vulnerability to exploitation and address the permissive environments that allow modern slavery and human trafficking to thrive. We are supporting countries’ efforts to tackle the root causes of trafficking by: creating jobs and livelihoods; changing business and recruitment practices to eradicate exploitation in supply chains; helping build law enforcement capacity increase detection and prosecution of perpetrators; and improving services to protect victims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-06-27T16:19:20.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:19:20.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
65438
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star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Oil: Exploration 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 Defence, if he will publish all (a) reports, (b) studies and (c) impact assessments held by Ministers in the Department for Energy and prepared or considered by Ministers or officials between July 1984 and January 1986 which detail (i) the potential economic benefits of oil exploration in the Firth of Clyde or (ii) the defence implications of granting applications for licences to drill oil in that sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Mr Mike Weir more like this
star this property uin 203710 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold any information relating to oil explorations in the Firth of Clyde.<br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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203711 more like this
203712 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.7278809Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.7278809Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
65469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Oil: Exploration 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 Defence, if he will publish all correspondence between his Department and (a) the Department for Energy and (b) the Scottish Office originating between July 1984 and January 1986 concerning applications for licences to drill for oil in the Firth of Clyde. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Mr Mike Weir more like this
star this property uin 203712 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold any information relating to oil explorations in the Firth of Clyde.<br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
203710 more like this
203711 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.8862485Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.8862485Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
65470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Oil: Exploration 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 Defence, what meetings took place between Ministers and officials of his Department and Ministers and officials of (a) the Department for Energy and (b) the Scottish Office between July 1984 and January 1986 at which oil exploration in the Firth of Clyde was discussed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Angus more like this
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Mr Mike Weir more like this
star this property uin 203711 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold any information relating to oil explorations in the Firth of Clyde.<br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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203710 more like this
203712 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.8081108Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:59.8081108Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1384
star this property label Biography information for Mike Weir more like this
1127180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Bahrain: Homosexuality 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 recent representations he has made to the Bahraini ambassador on that country's laws on gay rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255370 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government of Bahrain is aware that we consider that the criminalisation of same-sex relations and the persecution of gay people is wrong.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Bahrain: Human Rights 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 recent representations he has made to the Bahraini ambassador on that country's laws on human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255371 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>We regularly discuss human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain, including at the biannual UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting that most recently took place in February 2019. We welcome the progress made by Bahrain on their reform programme, including the introduction of the new legislation on alternatives to punishment and new proposed legislation on juvenile justice. Bahrain remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights priority country and the British Government continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to meet its human rights obligations, in both public and private conversations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T14:29:57.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:29:57.18Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4607
star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1149300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality 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 effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of maternal mortality in the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 468 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The global Maternal Mortality Ratio has declined on average by 2.9% every year since 2000. More specifically, this ratio reduced from 274 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2007 to 211 in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>This result is due to countries’ own investments as well as those from the entire development community, to which DFID is a major contributor. Using internationally agreed methods, we estimate that DFID has spent approximately £1 billion per year on reproductive, maternal newborn and child health between 2013/14 – 2016/17. DFID has contributed to reduced maternal mortality through our bilateral and central health programmes that focus on strengthening health systems (e.g. through health worker training, drugs and equipment). We also support the development of global and national policies. We have led the world on increasing access to family planning and remain a champion on these issues. We recently announced a renewed commitment to end preventable deaths of mothers and newborns by 2030.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:26.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:26.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1149301
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation 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 effect UK overseas development assistance has had on levels of female genital mutilation over the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 469 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Today a girl is about one-third less likely to be cut than 30 years ago, but UNICEF estimates that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The UK leads the world in our support to the Africa-led movement to end FGM. Since 2013, our programmes have enabled 8,000 communities, representing 24 million people, to pledge to abandon FGM, and over 3 million girls to receive FGM protection and care services.</p><p>We know, however, that more needs to be done and in 2018 we announced a further £50 million UK aid package – the biggest single investment worldwide to date by any international donor – to tackle this issue across the most-affected countries in Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T15:47:21.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:47:21.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1149302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Contraceptives 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 effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of contraception prevalence in the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 470 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2019, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women of reproductive age in the 69 Family Planning 2020 movement focus countries was 34.8%, compared to 32.5% in 2012. This represent 46 million additional users of modern methods of family planning – of which we estimate 13.2 million has been reached by DFID programmes, with rapid increases in Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Chad – relative to what was expected in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Global adolescent fertility rates have reduced from 48 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2007, to 42 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2017. These results are due to countries’ own investments as well as investments from the entire development community.</p><p> </p><p>The UK leads the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including for family planning. At UNGA this September, the Secretary of State reiterated our commitment to SRHR and announced a new £600m Reproductive Health Supplies programme running from 2020 to 2025, that will give over 20 million women and girls access to family planning per year. We are the second largest bilateral donor for family planning in developing countries and work through our country level and central programmes. These programmes provide access to family planning services, support an increase in demand for contraception and help countries to develop their own programmes. We have also led global family planning advocacy networks such as FP2020.</p><p> </p><p>At the Family Planning Summit in 2017, we committed to increasing the focus on reaching adolescents in our programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 471 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.407Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1149303
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Teenage Pregnancy 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 effect of UK overseas development assistance on reducing adolescent birth rates in the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 471 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2019, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate among all women of reproductive age in the 69 Family Planning 2020 movement focus countries was 34.8%, compared to 32.5% in 2012. This represent 46 million additional users of modern methods of family planning – of which we estimate 13.2 million has been reached by DFID programmes, with rapid increases in Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Chad – relative to what was expected in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Global adolescent fertility rates have reduced from 48 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2007, to 42 births per 1,000 adolescent girls in 2017. These results are due to countries’ own investments as well as investments from the entire development community.</p><p> </p><p>The UK leads the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including for family planning. At UNGA this September, the Secretary of State reiterated our commitment to SRHR and announced a new £600m Reproductive Health Supplies programme running from 2020 to 2025, that will give over 20 million women and girls access to family planning per year. We are the second largest bilateral donor for family planning in developing countries and work through our country level and central programmes. These programmes provide access to family planning services, support an increase in demand for contraception and help countries to develop their own programmes. We have also led global family planning advocacy networks such as FP2020.</p><p> </p><p>At the Family Planning Summit in 2017, we committed to increasing the focus on reaching adolescents in our programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 470 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:59:48.477Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this