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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Bhutan: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds in aid and development assistance have been made available to Bhutan in each of the past three years; and for what purpose. more like this
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Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK contributes to aid and assistance in Bhutan primarily through the EU. The EU development programme for Bhutan from 2007-2013 was €14 million and focused on support for renewable natural resources and enhancing good governance. The 2014-2020 programme is a €42 million package focused on strengthening civil society, supporting local governance and developing sustainable rural livelihoods by enhancing food and nutrition security and generating employment opportunities. <br><br>There was no bilateral spend in financial years 2013-14 or 2014-15. In financial year 2012-13 the UK spent: <br><br>• £15,000 on a high-level visit to the UK headed by the Bhutanese Chief Justice. The purpose of the visit was to develop relationships in the field of judicial and advocacy training, explore ways of developing cooperation and mutually beneficial trade links. <br> <br>• £14,610 on a Chevening Scholarship for a Bhutanese journalism scholar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T15:21:05.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T15:21:05.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Sexual Offences more like this
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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 progress made by the African Union pilot project to respond to the needs of victims of sexual violence in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>An early assessment suggested that progress on the pilot of the project to respond to the needs on victims of sexual violence was not as swift as we had hoped but that lessons were being learned. We are discussing with the African Union (AU) on how we can better coordinate efforts to address sexual violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).</p><p>The UK Government will continue to work with the AU and UN to support their efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in CAR. We plan to use the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Rules Based International System Strategy Fund to support this work, particularly in regions outside of the Capital, Bangui.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T14:41:41.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T14:41:41.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
605474
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unstar this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Liberia: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will offer support to the government of Liberia, in the context of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Mission in Liberia report <i>Addressing Impunity for Rape in Liberia</i>; and what diplomatic action they plan to take to encourage other nations to provide assistance in this regard. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2394 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 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise sexual violence issues with the government of Liberia, UN agencies and diplomatic colleagues in Liberia. Our Ambassador will discuss this report with relevant parties over the coming weeks to assess where the UK might usefully support the government of Liberia and UN agencies to ensure those responsible for these crimes are held to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T16:23:15.873Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T16:23:15.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Yazidis more like this
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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 extent of the trafficking of Yazidi women by Daesh in Iraq and Syria; what countries have been identified as their destination; and what representations they have made to the governments of those countries in relation to identifying and assisting any such women and girls. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2780 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 2016-11-09more like thismore than 2016-11-09
star this property answer text ​In June 2016 the Human Rights Council published a report detailing the horrific extent of trafficking of Yezidi women within Iraq and Syria. We do not have any evidence to suggest that Yezidi women are being trafficked outside of Iraq and Syria. We continue to work closely with our Global Coalition partners to defeat Daesh, including those in the region. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-09T15:27:24.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-09T15:27:24.187Z
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unstar this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Africa: International Criminal Court more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to those African nations which have made statements regarding their withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the decisions of the Republic of South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia to withdraw from the Rome Statute. The UK recognises the need for dialogue with States Parties and we took part in meetings in the margins of the Annual Assembly of States Parties in The Hague between 16 -24 November. Our High Commissioner in South Africa has had a number of discussions with senior officials about South African withdrawal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T15:31:56.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T15:31:56.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Ukraine: Sovereignty more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the UK and Ukraine, what programmes are in place to support Ukraine's independence, and our bilateral relationship. more like this
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Lord Risby more like this
star this property uin HL4800 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 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK is using a number of Government funding streams in Ukraine, including the Conflict Stability and Security Fund and the Global Britain Fund. In the Financial Year 2016/17 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is administering approximately £28 million worth of programme work covering a number of areas such as support to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, EU Advisory Mission, demining and defence, anti-corruption, public administration reform, strategic communications, and reform of the business and economic environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-01-31T15:21:41.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-31T15:21:41.62Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Risby more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma: Human Rights more like this
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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 UN reports related to alleged human rights violations perpetrated by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5248 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by UN reports of human rights violations committed by the military in Rakhine state. We have repeatedly urged for a restrained security response, an independent investigation into allegations of human rights abuses and the immediate resumption of humanitarian access.</p><p>During his recent visit to Burma, the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), met State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as well as military-appointed government ministers, and expressed our deep concerns about the current situation in Rakhine. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), also raised this situation in Rakhine with the Burmese Speaker of Parliament when he visited London on 24 January 2017.</p><p>Given our concerns with the human rights situation in Burma, we will advocate with our EU and International partners the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma at the Human Rights Council in February and March.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T15:12:57.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T15:12:57.38Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
685345
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to allegations of rape and sexual violence committed against civilians in northern Rakhine state by Myanmar security forces; and what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar in this regard. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5249 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by reports of sexual violence in areas of conflict in Burma and allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine state. We continue to raise our concerns with the Burmese Government.</p><p>As the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, I visited Burma in November 2016 and raised our concerns about conflict-related sexual violence during my meetings with Government Ministers. With the Burmese Defence Minister, I pressed the military for the resumption of humanitarian aid access in Rakhine and on handling allegations of sexual violence in a thorough and transparent manner.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T15:13:31.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T15:13:31.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
685346
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was provided in funding for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative programmes implemented by the UK embassy in Myanmar over each of the last three years; and how much funding is projected to be provided until 2020. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Embassy in Rangoon funds a number of programmes in support of the Preventing Sexual Violence initiative. A total of £439,954 has been spent since 2014, including £204,012 in 2014-2015, £165,857 in 2015-2016 and £70,091 in 2016-2017.</p><p>Expenditure on this initiative for 2017-2018 is expected to be £325,000. In addition, a large part of the £102 million Department for International Development programme in Burma supports the women, peace and security agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T17:43:51.78Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T17:43:51.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
685347
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unstar this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Balkans: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects have been funded in the Balkans through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund over the last 24 months; what is the breakdown of the funding for each of the countries for which the funding was made available; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the funding provided. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5251 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of CSSF funded projects by country for FY 15/16 and 16/17 are shown below. Illustrative outcomes achieved so far include: A reduction in the impact of fiscal crime and improvements in regional law enforcement cooperation, improvement of legislation to ensure fair treatment for the survivors of wartime sexual violence, and improvements in transparency and professionalism in the public sector to help tackle corruption and patronage.</p><p>Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to European Union Force Althea (EUFOR) in BiH</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to BiH's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; improve coordination of law enforcement agencies</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support to improve access to justice, non-discrimination and equality for survivors of wartime Sexual and Gender Based Victims</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to the EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to support socio-economic reform and development of economic and employment opportunities; promote anti-corruption measures to improve transparency and effective public financial management; support political reform; build future leader network; promote good governance</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Capacity building to improve governance, transparency and judicial reform; support for criminal justice reform.</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £2,505,174 FY16/17 Funding: £8,421,421</p><p>Kosovo</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR)</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to defence ministries to meet NATO-required standards</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Supporting cross-border dialogue, economic cooperation and normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia; promote social cohesion, political and ethnic reconciliation; support return and reintegration of minority communities and their rights; support to victims of sexual violence during conflict</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to promote economic development; build future leader network ; strengthen political accountability, democratic institutions, media freedom; promote civic activism</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Support to EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX); enhance capacity and transparency of legal and judicial system; support to combat illegal migration; introduce anti-corruption measures</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £3,616,953 FY16/17 Funding: £2,883,034</p><p>Macedonia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Macedonia's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; promote intelligence reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support and promote inter-ethnic community relations and activity</p><p><strong>Governance: </strong>Enhance media and civil society freedom; improve transparency and effective public financial management; strengthen democratic accountability and civic engagement; support socio-economic development</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Promote judicial reform; enhance civil society monitoring and engagement on state oversight and regulatory bodies; strengthen rule of law policies</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £835,121 FY16/17 Funding: £1,162,345</p><p>Serbia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's Armed Forces</p><p><strong>Rule of law:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's response to the migration crisis, and combating illegal migration</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Promote good governance and accountability; promote economic development and improvement to business environment; promote public administration reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Strengthening ability of the state to handle legacy issues</p><p>FY 15/16 Funding: £615,995 FY16/17 Funding: £4,441,000</p><p>Cross Region</p><p><strong>Countering organised crime, fiscal crime, CT/extremism and illegal migration:</strong> Technical assistance, strengthening expertise, and equipment provision to law enforcement agencies; understanding threat posed by violent extremism and radicalisation</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £599,588 FY16/17 Funding: £2,214,106</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this