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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Prosperity Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UK Prosperity Fund for Columbia, published on 10 August 2018 on gov.uk, what programmes his Department provides financial support to in Columbia in addition to the funding outlined in that document. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 197362 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office jointly manages a number of cross Government programmes in Colombia.</p><p>The Cross Government Prosperity Fund supports a multi-year programme (2017-2022) in Colombia with a total allocation of £25.5m. Commencing implementation in April 2018, it will help to rebuild Colombia and improve the lives of more than 3 million people affected by conflict and create export opportunities to the UK.</p><p>The Cross Government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) has allocated almost £40m to two programmes in Colombia since 2015. The two programmes are i) Colombia Security and Access to Peace; and ii) Peru/Colombia Serious Organised Crime.</p><p>The International Climate Fund (ICF) managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has allocated over £130m to multi-year (2013 to 2021) programmes in Colombia. In Colombia the ICF supports six programmes which aim to reduce deforestation, increase carbon capture, increase the use of green technology and create secondary benefits for UK companies. Colombia also benefits from a share of £177m in regional ICF programmes which also includes Brazil, Mexico &amp; Peru.</p><p>The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) provides £7.8m to two programmes in Colombia managed by the UK Space Agency which use satellite based technologies such as Earth Observation to monitor deforestation and climate change. Colombia also benefits from regional programmes supported by up to £18m from the GCRF.</p><p>The Newton Fund managed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has provided £11.2m (2014-2018) of a planned £30m by 2021 for joint scientific research in Colombia, with 100% matched resource from the Colombian Government. This collaboration is known as the Newton-Caldas Fund (named after prominent scientists in both countries) and has supported biodiversity research involving experts from Kew Gardens and has discovered more than 30 new species and 5 that were thought to be extinct.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Fund has spent over £2.5m on projects in Colombia since 2011. Colombia is one of 30 countries designated by the FCO as a Human Rights Priority Country. The programmes managed by the British Embassy in Bogota priorities work to support human rights defenders, the Preventing Sexual Violence In Conflict Initiative and tackling Modern Slavery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T15:17:29.053Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:17:29.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1017186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veganism 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department holds information on the proportion of people in (a) England and (b) the UK who are vegan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 197367 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department does not hold any information on the number or proportion of people in the UK or England who are vegan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T11:00:25.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T11:00:25.533Z
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4033
unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1017188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq: NATO 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, what steps his Department is taking to support the NATO training mission in Iraq. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 197354 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomed the launch of the NATO Training Mission Iraq at the Brussels Summit in 2018. We are commited to supporting the training mission through the deployment of the UK civilian and military personnel including a senior civilian adviser and other personnel as part of the NATO Communications and Information Systems Support Group, on rotation with other allies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T16:03:36.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T16:03:36.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1017189
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the Office of Tax Simplification's November 2018 report on inheritance tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 197355 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has split their review of inheritance tax into two reports. The report that was published in November covered administrative issues. The second report will be published in spring, and will cover wider technical and policy issues.</p><p> </p><p>Once the second report is published, the government will respond to the recommendations the OTS has made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:25:39.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:25:39.427Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1017190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Females 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with business representatives on potential barriers to recruiting women into the STEM workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 197356 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The demand for STEM skills is growing and industry recognises that there is a gender imbalance, particularly in sectors such as engineering, construction and manufacturing. In order to improve gender representation, we have taken focussed action to engage with businesses, representative bodies and learned societies to understand what the barriers are to participation, retention and progression. This includes a series of engagements to understand what more we can do to work collaboratively and improve representation of women in the STEM sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T14:31:38.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T14:31:38.117Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1017192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Educational Testing Service 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 September 2018, Official Report column 52WH, how many of the 22,6924 people with TOEIC test certificates whose results were found by ETS to be questionable subsequently (a) resat a test and (b) attended an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197313 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Further details based on locally held management information (including numbers on opportunities to sit a further test and invites to interview) have previously been provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee. This information continues to be available on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:30:04.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:30:04.53Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017193
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Educational Testing Service 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 September 2018, Official Report column 52WH, what steps were taken against those people out of the 22,694 with TOEIC certificates whose results were found by ETS to be questionable who did not subsequently (a) resit a test and (b) attend an interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197314 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No action to refuse leave on the grounds of a questionable certificate should have been taken against anybody without first giving them the opportunity to resit their test with another provider or attend an interview with a Home Office official.</p><p>Whilst ETS notified the Home Office of 22,694 questionable UK test certificates, the actual number where it was relevant to require a fresh test and an interview with a Home Office official will have been much smaller.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:31:42.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:31:42.353Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017194
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Disasters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on allocating additional resources to disaster preparedness and resilience; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197315 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to taking early action to help the most vulnerable prepare for shocks and access support when disaster strikes. Investing in building the resilience of countries, communities, and people can save lives, protect livelihoods, safeguard development gains, and help UK aid money go further.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s flagship £140 million “Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters” programme is directly supporting 5 million people across the Sahel, East Africa and South Asia.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has also mainstreamed resilience across its work. This means that supporting countries and communities to better prepare for disasters is at the core of all our development and humanitarian programmes. DFID’s new £15 million “Maintaining Essential Services After Natural Disasters” programme is an example of how we are building the evidence base so that our programmes can assist Governments and communities to better manage shocks and to cope with crises.</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 2018-12-04T17:13:31.717Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:13:31.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his counterparts in the United Nations to ensure compliance with the arms embargo on South Sudan imposed by the UN Security Council in July 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197316 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK played a leading role in the Security Council's decision to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions on South Sudan in July 2018.</p><p>Through sustained Ministerial and official level engagement, we continue to urge the region and the international community to fulfil their obligations to ensure that UN measures are rigorously implemented, to prevent the flow of weapons fuelling conflict, and to incentivise the parties to compromise in the interests of peace.</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 2018-12-04T15:20:30.977Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:20:30.977Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1017196
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Overseas Aid 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, how much Official Development Assistance her Department plans to allocate to South Sudan in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 197317 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has allocated £164.6m of Official Development Assistance for direct expenditure in South Sudan in the 2018-19 financial year. Funding has yet to be allocated for the 2019-20 financial year.</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 2018-12-04T17:41:36.883Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:41:36.883Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this