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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth: English Language more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to improve English literacy throughout the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 911995 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>DFID is tackling the learning crisis by supporting children to learn the basics of literacy, including in Commonwealth countries.</p><p>We are investing in English language learning, for example through our new skills hub, which includes Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.</p><p>We also work directly to boost the quality of teaching in English, for example through the Girls’ Education Challenge.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139676
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Africa: 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, with reference to the announcement by the French Development Agency of €1 billion in equity and €1 billion in loans being made available to African entrepreneurs through the programme Choose Africa, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK adopting a similar scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 278487 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in Africa to grow local economies, create jobs, reduce poverty and support sustainable development. Last summer, the PM announced that CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, would invest up to £3.5 billion in businesses in Africa over four years (2018 to 2021). CDC has already committed £1.9bn in Africa over the last 3 years (2016-2018). CDC is invested in 698 different companies in Africa, directly supporting 370,000 jobs.</p><p>Through CDC and other country specific initiatives, we will mobilise a further £4 billion of private investment for Africa. This investment will allow businesses to grow, produce goods and services for local people, generate income and tax revenues, and help address the financing gap for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>In January next year, the UK will convene an Africa Investment Summit to further promote investment in Africa and to strengthen the partnership with UK investors and companies.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:10:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:10:45.747Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1139851
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection 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 he has taken to support the British Overseas Territories tackle environment threats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 278435 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The annual contributions DFID makes to the national budgets of Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn (the Overseas Territories eligible for official development assistance (ODA)) which support the delivery of government services, includes funds for environmental protection.</p><p> </p><p>DFID contributed £500,000 each year from 2012-2015 to the Darwin Plus Initiative, a challenge fund created by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and DFID to support environmental protection. Since the 2015 Spending Review, all ODA spend for Darwin Plus has been managed by DEFRA.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:09:19.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:09:19.82Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 International Development, how much funding his Department allocated to (a) educational, (b) healthcare and (c) infrastructure projects in the 2018-19 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 278527 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>(a) DFID spent £564m bi-laterally on the broad Education sector in 2018/19. The sectors that have been included are: Education (level unspecified), Basic education, secondary education and post-secondary education.</p><p>(b) DFID spent £691m bi-laterally on the broad Health sector in 2018/19. The sectors that have been included are: Health general, basic health and non-communicable diseases.</p><p>(c) (i) DFID spent £1,048m bi-laterally on the broad Economic Infrastructure and services sector in 2018/19. The sectors that have been included are as follows: Transport &amp; storage, communications, energy generation and policy, banking and businesses.</p><p>(ii) DFID spent £209m bi-laterally on the broad Social Infrastructure sector in 2018/19. The sectors that have been included are: Social protection, employment creation, Housing Policy, Culture and other social services.</p><p> </p><p>We have used definitions that are in line with DFID’s National Statistics – <em>Statistics on International Development</em>.</p><p>In addition, we make contributions to multilateral organisations like the Global Partnership for Education and the Global Fund.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:14:46.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:14:46.853Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1138883
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Mali: Internally Displaced People 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 support his Department provides to Mali to tackle the increasing number of internally displaced persons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 277199 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the increasing levels of violence in Mali. The number of displaced people across Mali has more than tripled in the past year. Through the Sahel Humanitarian Emergency Response Programme (SHERP), the UK is providing Mali with £11.1m of humanitarian aid this year, providing emergency food aid, emergency nutrition activities, and protection assistance to conflict-affected and displaced people across Mali.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T12:14:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T12:14:24.69Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1139027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Brazil: Indigenous Peoples 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 policies his Department has on the provision of funding for the low income indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin in Brazil. 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 277312 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is working with Brazil to help ensure it continues to protect the Amazon and have invested nearly £120 million through the International Climate Fund on projects to limit deforestation, support indigenous people and other forest communities, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p><p>The UK Embassy in Brazil frequently engages with the Brazilian Government on a number of issues including environment, human rights and development. We have been having positive discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture, Human Rights, Foreign Affairs, Brazilian Co-operation Agency (ABC) among others on our policies and programmes.</p><p>DFID does not give direct funding to Brazil, focussing instead on a long-term development partnership with Brazil to deliver the Global Goals internationally.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:03:12.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:03:12.16Z
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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 Fiona Bruce more like this
1137508
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading South Africa: Droughts 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 support his Department is providing to farmers in Bultfontein, South Africa, who are facing eviction due to droughts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274630 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s bilateral programme in South Africa ended in 2015, and no wider British government resources are spent to support farmers in Bultfontein specifically. DFID does however seek to improve climate resilience throughout South and Southern Africa through regional water management programmes that assist in ensuring water resources are managed effectively.</p><p>In addition, DFID’s support to multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, and development assistance spent through International Climate Finance and the Newton Fund, supports resilience building to prepare for, and manage, the effects of extreme weather events.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T16:12:49.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:12:49.887Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137509
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Rain Forests: Conservation 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 is taking to protect (a) primary rainforests and (b) the species that live in them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274631 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Stopping deforestation is essential to protect biodiversity, tackle climate change and promote sustainable economic development. DFID works to address the underlying causes of deforestation, such as stopping illegal logging and related corruption, and ending unsustainable practices in the production of palm oil, cocoa and other agricultural commodities. This helps to protect habitats for the species that live in forests.</p><p>Work to tackle deforestation is funded through the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate programme (£250m, 2011-21), which is tackling illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber; Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use (£107m, 2015-23), which works with companies to develop new and sustainable approaches to growing agricultural commodities, which protect forests and provide sustainable livelihoods; and through the Indonesia country programme.</p><p>The Global Environment Facility (GEF), to which the UK is a major donor, also plays a major role in protecting species which live in tropical rainforests. For example, in June the GEF approved $88 million of funding to the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme and $57 million of funding to the Congo Basin Sustainable Landscapes Impact Programme to protect rainforests and the species that live in them.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T16:13:59.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T16:13:59.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137528
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Sustainable Development: Cooperatives more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps are being taken to increase the number of worker co-operatives worldwide in order to promote sustainable development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 274608 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to ensuring inclusive economic development in the countries where we work, including creating better quality jobs for the poorest and most marginalised. DFID has supported the growth of co-operatives, particularly in the agriculture sector. For example, in the Nigerian dairy market, the Business Innovation Facility project is working with pastoralist co-operatives to boost milk production. We will continue to look for opportunities to support worker co-operatives as one channel through which we can help to create the more and better jobs required to achieve Global Goal 8.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:55:42.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:55:42.77Z
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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 Jim McMahon more like this
1137544
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading South America: Indigenous Peoples 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 is taking to support indigenous groups in the Amazon region whose ecosystems are potentially threatened by oil and gas producers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 274465 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID works with the extractives industries (gas, oil and mining), governments and civil society in DFID priority countries to maximise the benefits from extractive industries, in a way that finances public services, enables sustainable and inclusive growth and reduces poverty.</p><p> </p><p>While DFID does not have bilateral programmes or a direct footprint related to extractives industries in the Amazon Region, our forestry programming does support broader work in the Amazon with indigenous groups. For example, in June the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to which the UK is a major donor, approved $88 million of funding to the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Programme to protect this ecosystem. GEF programming is guided by its Principles and Guidelines for Engagement with Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Peoples Advisory Group.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:53:13.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:53:13.04Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this