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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), whether they will make available the independent audits relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
unstar this property uin HL11378 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>In line with Section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), we withheld the audit reports of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from 2010 - 2015, in order to protect delivery of our poverty focused objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:16:30.067Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1005608
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
star 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 Baroness Verma on 20 June 2016 (HL413), what is their assessment of (1) the adequacy of independent audits relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority, and (2) the regular reviews of those audits, following of PwC’s response to a complaint submitted to the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that the narrow scope of its auditing work did not require it to consider the distribution of funds to individuals implicated as terrorists. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
unstar this property uin HL11379 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>UK officials safeguard and continuously monitor the expenditure of UK aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. UK aid is channelled through the EU Palestinian-European Socio-Economic Management Assistance Mechanism (PEGASE). Our money goes into a special, dedicated bank account before being paid to individuals who have been vetted in advance. Independent auditors then check that the money paid out of the UK dedicated bank account only goes to these vetted individuals after every disbursement. We remain confident that these measures enable us to adequately monitor and evaluate our support to the Palestinian Authority.</p><p> </p><p>The UK National Contact Point has published its Initial Assessment of the complaint made by a UK NGO. This concluded that the issues raised in the complaint merit further examination. The Initial Assessment is not an indication of any wrongdoing by the respondent. The UK National Contact Point is now working with both parties to facilitate mediation on the issues raised. In line with its procedures, the NCP will not be expected to publish further information on the case until this stage of the process is complete and a Final Statement has been prepared.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:14:19.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:14:19.713Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3756
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1006664
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Department for International Development: Allowances more like this
star 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 what allowance is paid to Department for International Development officials based in Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, when they are required to stay overnight in London in connection with their work. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
unstar this property uin HL11444 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 employees do not receive an allowance. DFID employees undertaking a duty visit in London and require hotel accommodation have a rate cap of £115 room only or a 1st class berth on a sleeper train. A breakfast allowance of up to £15 and reimbursement of reasonable spend for meals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:06:43.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:06:43.017Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1007510
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 November (HL10899), whether they are cooperating with other countries in their support of the Manjo people in Southern Ethiopia; and whether they intend to raise the social, political and economic marginalisation of the Manjo people at the United Nations. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
unstar this property uin HL11509 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>Further to my reply of 2 November, I can confirm that the Civil Society Support Programme through which the UK supported marginalised communities in Ethiopia, including the Manjo, was a multi-donor programme. Contributors alongside DFID for the first phase of the programme were Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Canada and Denmark. The current phase of the programme which will continue to have a focus on marginalised communities including the Manjo will be supported by Ireland, Sweden and Norway.</p><p> </p><p>At this time we believe the Ethiopian government is taking steps to address the challenges which the Manjo and other marginalised groups face, and that continued engagement in-country alongside our international partners is the best course of action. We do not plan to raise the issue in the United Nations at present.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1007916
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star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 support they are giving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help to manage the recent Ebola outbreak in that country. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL11525 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>The UK responded quickly to support the international response, led by Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), as the second largest donor to the Strategic Response Plan. UK support has helped to improve leadership and co-ordination, surveillance, infection prevention control and preparedness measures.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also supporting international response mechanisms tackling this latest outbreak, including the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the WHO's Contingency Fund for Emergencies. The UK is the largest donor to CERF and the second largest donor to the WHO Contingency Fund.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 DFID worked with the Wellcome Trust to develop an Ebola vaccine. This was subsequently developed by others into the experimental vaccine now being administered by the Ministry of Health and WHO teams.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the UK is supporting neighbouring countries like Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to ensure they are as prepared as possible for any regional transmission of Ebola, including funding for key UN posts in these countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:13:09.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:13:09.833Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this