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1126185
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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unstar 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 the Government's definition is of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine; and what steps the Government plans to take to help achieve that solution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 253449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK’s longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process is clear: we support a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state; based on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for refugees. We consistently call for an immediate end to all actions that undermine the viability of the two-state solution, including terrorism, anti-Semitic incitement, settlement expansion, and the demolition of Palestinian property in the West Bank. Steps to transform the situation in Gaza are also needed. At this highly sensitive time in the region, there is an urgent need to restart the peace process between Israel and Palestine. We regularly press both parties to resume direct negotiations towards a two-state solution.</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 2019-05-21T14:42:21.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:21.11Z
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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 Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1126187
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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25259
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 253450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continually monitor the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity, as well as the fragile health system, shrinking Gazan economy and the lack of access to consistent supplies of electricity.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recently announced an aid package of £2 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross to support delivery of medicines, equipment and rehabilitation services. The UK’s new economic development programme aims to help the economy in Gaza and the West Bank by increasing trade and creating jobs. The UK has also made a commitment to UNRWA of up to £80m over the next two years to help provide health services and education to Palestinian refugees living across the Middle East. The UK is committed to alleviating the humanitarian situation in the OPTs and continues to urge the parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution.</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 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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116
star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1126208
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Bedouin more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 representations he has made to his Israeli counterparts on the future of the village Khan al-Ahmar; and what steps he plans to take to prevent further threats to villages in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Douglas Chapman more like this
star this property uin 253601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities at senior levels, including with the Israeli Prime Minister and Israeli Attorney General, urging them not to go ahead with the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv discussed this issue with the Israeli National Security Council on 7 March and the Israeli Office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories on 3 January. Officials from our Consulate General in Jerusalem continue to visit the Khan al-Ahmar community regularly, most recently on 28 March. The UK repeatedly calls on Israel to abandon demolition plans entirely, and instead provide a transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.</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 2019-05-21T14:40:26.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:26.67Z
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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 Douglas Chapman more like this
1126529
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 taking to tackle polio in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254120 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is the third largest donor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and has committed £1.3 billion in total since 1995. In Afghanistan GPEI are working to reach mobile populations where children have been chronically missed by vaccination campaigns. In Nigeria activities are focussed on trying to reach all children with vaccinations to close immunity gaps that allow polio to remain.</p><p> </p><p>The UK are observers on the Polio Oversight Board and represent all state donors on the Strategy Committee, which gives us a position from which to influence the activities of the fund at a strategic level. We regularly review progress in the endemic countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria and DFID country offices in each of these countries also have valuable insight by engaging with the programme in country.</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 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126515
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Economic Situation more like this
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unstar 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 estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254122 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</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 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</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 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding his Department has allocated to support the reconstruction of infrastructure in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254124 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with the Government of Yemen, Gulf partners, the UN, international financial institutions, and other donors on planning for Yemen’s post-conflict recovery. This includes emphasising the importance of providing security, stabilising the economy, and delivering basic services. We will continue to work closely with all parties to support Yemen’s recovery following any political settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We are also continuing our work to protect key institutions that will be critical to Yemen’s future development. Between 2010 and 2018, for example, DFID contributed £108 million to the Yemen Social Fund for Development, providing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities restoring roads, health clinics, and agricultural land, as well as providing training, infrastructure improvements, and clean water to thousands more.</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 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
1126520
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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unstar 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 proportion of Official Development Assistance for Yemen has been allocated to (a) peacebuilding and (b) conflict management in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2018 and (iv) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254125 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading efforts to strengthen peace and stability in Yemen and fully supports the work of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths towards achieving a negotiated and durable peace settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to support conflict management and peacebuilding in Yemen. Through the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, we provided £1.04 million towards conflict management and peacebuilding in 2016, £1.04 million in 2017, £2.95 million in 2018, and have a proposed budget of £2.83 million for 2019.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is also funding activities focussed on strengthening local peacebuilding and improving the role of women in peacebuilding in Yemen. We provided £258,000 last financial year (2018/19) and have a proposed budget of £3.26 million for 2019/20.</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 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126521
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 diplomatic steps his Department has taken with his international counterparts to establish safe travel routes for international humanitarian organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254126 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are acutely aware of the difficult operating environments humanitarian organisations often face delivering life-saving assistance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently in Yemen this is a subject of constant negotiation for the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator, who works tirelessly with both parties and humanitarian actors to ensure those most in need are being reached.</p><p> </p><p>Through UK diplomatic channels we continue to press authorities to facilitate aid delivery. This can include issuing visas to humanitarian staff or permission for NGOs and UN agencies to travel to reach people in more difficult or remote areas. We also continue to call on both parties to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for both the humanitarian response and commercial supplies.</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 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
1126522
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish information held by is Department on the incidents of violence in each region of Yemen in each year since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254127 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not have access to reliable data on incidences of violence at sub-national level. We do follow closely the situation in Yemen and are concerned about the level of violence in general across the country. We believe a political solution is the only way to end the conflict and urge all parties to refrain from violence and work constructively with the UN to establish a peace process.</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 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this