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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star 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 Africa: Tax Evasion 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 her Department has taken to reduce tax evasion in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223497 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Tackling tax evasion is a priority for DFID as part of our Transparency Agenda, Addis Tax Initiative commitments and the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2013 DFID has supported the Global Forum for the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes through its International Tax Transparency Programme. The Global Forum helps countries tackle tax evasion by strengthening global tax transparency and international cooperation. The Global Forum now has over 150 members and DFID supports its Africa Initiative to strengthen transparency and the exchange of information across Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC and DFID continues to work alongside the Global Forum with other jurisdictions such as Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria; alongside the African Tax Administration Forum in Uganda and independently in Montserrat to support the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s announcement on the 19 February of a new £47m package of support for Tax for Development will further boost efforts to help countries in Africa and elsewhere to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064087
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Africa: Taxation more like this
unstar 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 International Development, how much additional tax revenue will be raised by Governments in Africa as a result of support by her Department by the year 2022-23. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223498 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID’s support will help strengthen developing country capacity to raise domestic resources, including through assistance in the implementation of international tax standards. Although many factors impact on revenue growth, so forecasts are not available, past DFID tax programmes have proved to be great value for money. For example, the OECD’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, which assists developing countries to implement international tax standards, has generated an additional £100 for every £1 spent on operating costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064757
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Alan Guttmacher Institute more like this
unstar 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 International Development, with reference to her Department's paper entitled, Single Departmental Plan - Results Achieved by Sector in 2012-2018, Family Planning, what steps her Department has taken to verify the numbers of illegal backstreet abortions provided by the Guttmacher Institute; and whether her Department has conducted a separate estimate of those abortions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 224485 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DFID’s single departmental plan reports on the increase in family planning use from our programmes. From this, estimates are made, based on the best international expertise, on wider impact. The Guttmacher Institute’s reputation for producing high quality scientific research and data for evidence-based policy making on Sexual &amp; Reproductive Health and Rights means we have confidence in these independent estimates.</p><p> </p><p>Other studies support the key Guttmacher Institute finding that unsafe abortion is a significant killer of women and restricting safe abortion does not make abortion less common, it just makes it less safe.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:05:50.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:05:50.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1064090
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: UK Relations with EU more like this
unstar 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 International Development, what discussions she has had with the EU on continuing co-operation on international development after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 223501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are seeking a future partnership with the EU on international development to tackle shared global challenges in areas where it is in our mutual interest and represents the best value for taxpayers’ money. The Secretary of State and other DFID Ministers have discussed our future partnership with counterparts in the Commission during bilateral meetings and in the margins of international events. Any future UK participation in EU development programmes would require appropriate influence and oversight over UK funds and eligibility for UK organisations to bid for and to implement any UK funded programmes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1064758
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Niger: Marie Stopes International more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question HL12251 on Kenya: Marie Stopes International, if he will publish the conclusions of the investigation into alleged illegal abortions practices by Marie Stopes International in Niger. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 224486 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have seen no evidence of any illegal activity in Niger on their part and no formal allegations have been made to us. DFID funds cannot be used to fund any illegal activities. We treat allegations of any improper use of funds extremely seriously. The process for reporting allegations is on our website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:06:22.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:06:22.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1063960
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what recent steps she has taken to ensure the effectiveness Official Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 223132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Every project in DFID is rigorously appraised for efficiency and likely effectiveness before approval and is assessed against a robust monitoring framework to ensure it remains cost effective. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact said that DFID’s systems “improve the return on UK investment in aid” and recognised that DFID is “a global champion on Value for Money”. DFID is committed to supporting other government departments strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximising their impact on poverty through an extensive offer of support.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1059612
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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 To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 12 February (HL13192), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL13635 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have regular discussions about the importance of religious freedom and inclusion in all aspects of public policy, including employment, but we have not specifically raised the issue of the advertisements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any cases of discrimination on the grounds of religion linked with programmes supported by DFID to create employment, including in the public sector. Our Partnership Agreement with the Government of Pakistan makes clear that commitment to human rights (including minority and religious rights) is vital and discrimination in the delivery of UK aid is not acceptable. Compliance with this and other key Partnership Principles is reviewed on an annual basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As mentioned in the previous answer, DFID Pakistan’s Skills Development Programme will provide 330,000 poor and vulnerable people, including those from minority communities, with technical and vocational training to improve their employment prospects.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:20:33.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:20:33.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1061365
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star 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 UNRWA: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the expected funding requirements of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East based on population projections in (1) 2020, (2) 2025, and (3) 2030. more like this
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Lord Pickles more like this
star this property uin HL13745 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has made no formal assessment on expected funding based on population projections in (1) 2020, (2) 2025, and (3) 2030. Our future funding commitments will be reviewed at regular intervals; UNRWA budgeting models are agreed by the general assembly every two years and were most recently approved for 2019. UNRWA’s current Medium-Term Strategy extends to 2021. The UK has been a consistent top five donor to UNRWA. A long-term solution requires a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. Until that happens the UK remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees. We recognise that UNRWA will continue to face funding challenges and are having proactive discussions with them about how to ensure the continued delivery of their essential services, recognising strides that they have already made in cost savings initiatives.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:18:21.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:18:21.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pickles more like this
1061366
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star 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 UNRWA: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2015–16, and (3) 2017–18. more like this
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Lord Pickles more like this
star this property uin HL13746 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The amount of UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the requested years is given in the table below. This data is published each year in the Statistics on International Development (SID) publication and is presented on a calendar year basis. Figures for 2018 will be released this autumn.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£ (millions)</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total UK ODA to UNRWA per calendar year</p></td><td><p>29.1</p></td><td><p>35.0</p></td><td><p>64.0</p></td><td><p>54.4</p></td><td><p>51.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: Statistics for International Development 2009-2017</em></p><p> </p><p>ODA figures are produced only on a calendar year basis in line with the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation, Development Assistance Committee definitions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:19:51.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:19:51.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pickles more like this