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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to attend the Gavi mid-term review meeting in Abu Dhabi in December 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
tabling member printed
Bambos Charalambous more like this
uin 188149 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to supporting Gavi and saving children’s lives through increasing access to vaccines in lower income countries. Since 2000, Gavi has helped to immunise 690 million children, preventing more than 10 million deaths. We see Gavi’s Mid-Term Review meeting as a crucial opportunity to celebrate Gavi’s extraordinary work, whilst also critically assessing how it can make even further progress in improving access to lifesaving vaccines for the world’s most vulnerable people.</p><p>Regretfully, diary pressures mean Ministers are unavailable to attend the meeting. However, senior officials from the Department for International Development will be attending and will ensure strong UK representation in these vital discussions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:58:12.507Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4610
label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1002685
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Syria: Abduction more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the risk of kidnap for ransom to (a) aid workers and (b) other representatives of non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188759 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN 188761 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002687
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Syria: Abduction more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether funding allocated by her Department to non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria has been used to make ransom payments to obtain the release of kidnapped aid workers in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188761 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
grouped question UIN 188759 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002658
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Bridge International Academies: Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the final report commissioned by her Department to assess the relative quality of education provided by Bridge. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 188897 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The report <em>“Learning in Lagos: Comparing student achievement in Bridge, Public and Private Schools”</em> has now been completed and will be available on Devtracker by the end of the month.</p><p> </p><p>The “Developing Effective Private Education – Nigeria” (DEEPEN) programme supported improved learning outcomes for almost 1.5 million girls and boys in Lagos by providing technical assistance and supporting innovation for the private education market to improve the quality of education it provides to children, especially to poor children. This included some funding to Bridge International Academies. As part of the evaluation of this programme a report was produced to compare student achievement in Bridge, public and private schools.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this