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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Infectious Diseases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6191 more like this
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star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for girls and women aged 10 to 19 in Africa, and what steps they are taking, working with individual countries bilaterally, to tackle those diseases. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
unstar this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 HL6191 more like this
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star this property uin HL6191 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>World Health Organisation (WHO) data show that the leading causes of death from infectious diseases amongst adolescent girls and women in Africa are HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, respiratory infections, meningitis and malaria. HIV/AIDS is not only the leading cause of death itself, but is also responsible for deaths from many other infectious diseases. The UK is the second largest funder of HIV prevention, care and treatment, and has pledged up to £1 billion for the 2014-16 replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Half of Global Fund resources are used to tackle HIV and almost 60% are invested in programmes that reach women and children.</p><p>The UK puts the empowerment of girls and women at the heart of everything we do. Through our multilateral and bilateral investments we are tackling the barriers that limit their access to services, strengthening health systems, and tackling the stigma and gender-based violence and inequality they face.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property publisher 25277
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4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
452157
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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unstar 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 Prosperity Fund more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6104 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T12:25:05.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T12:25:05.217Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their new prosperity fund will give priority to countries with large refugee and migrant populations, lack of own resources, or tourism reduced by wars, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. more like this
star this property session
2015/16 more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 HL6104 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL6104 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not yet approved any country allocations from the Prosperity Fund.</p> more like this
star this property creator
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
star this property publisher 25277
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
451137
star this property human indexable true more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6003 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T15:47:30.333Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T15:47:30.333Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether means have yet been found, through UN agencies or otherwise, for purchasing the large supplies of grain recently available in the Jazira Canton of Syria. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 HL6003 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At the &quot;Supporting Syria and the Region London 2016&quot; Conference on 4 February more than US$11 billion was pledged to support people in Syria and the region affected by the conflict. This is the largest amount raised in one day for a humanitarian crisis. Commitments made at the Conference will help create 1.1 million jobs and provide education to an additional 1 million children. The UK remains at the forefront of the response to the crisis in Syria and the region. We have doubled our commitment and have now pledged a total more than £2.3 billion, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p><p>The UN reports that the potential to purchase grain from the Jazira Canton of Syria is unchanged compared with their analysis of June 2015. The Jazira Canton, covering the wheat producing areas of Al Hassakeh and Ar Raqqa, remains under the control of the Syrian regime, the Kurdish authorities and Daesh. Humanitarian access to these areas is therefore, restricted by continued violence, insecurity and wilful obstruction. Control of access routes in the Jazira Canton by armed groups means that the UN are unable to access wheat producing areas, assess the quality of the wheat produced, or transport it to other regions. In addition, the milling capacity within Al Hassakeh governorate is insufficient to meet the operational needs of the UN. According to the UN, bread availability in Al Hasakeh and Ar Raqqa is currently adequate, thus reducing the need for the UN to buy wheat grain for local distribution.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is the second largest bilateral donor to the UN World Food Programme , committing £227 million to provide food support in Syria and the region since the start of the crisis. By the end of June 2015, UK support inside Syria had provided over 15.1 million food rations, each of which feeds one person for one month; access to clean water for over 1.6 million people; and more than 4 million relief packages.</p>
star this property creator
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
star this property publisher 25277
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
451135
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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unstar 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 Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6001 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T15:44:20.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T15:44:20.487Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to use the UN Security Council Resolutions on Syria to organise air-drops of food by the World Food Program to besieged areas, and to provide air cover for such drops with the US air force. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 HL6001 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL6001 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At the &quot;Supporting Syria and the Region London 2016&quot; Conference on 4 February, more than US$11 billion was pledged to support people in Syria and the region affected by the conflict, the largest amount raised in one day for a humanitarian crisis. Commitments made at the Conference will help to create 1.1 million jobs and provide education to an additional 1 million children. The UK remains at the forefront of the response to the crisis in Syria and the region. We have doubled our commitment and have now pledged a total more than £2.3 billion, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p><p>The most effective way to get food and other essential aid to people who are starving and in desperate need is for Assad and all parties to the conflict to adhere to international law. Across Syria, Assad and other parties to the conflict are wilfully impeding humanitarian access on a day-by-day basis. It is an outrageous, unacceptable and illegal mechanism to use starvation as a weapon of war. That is why the UK will continue to call on the Assad regime and all parties to the conflict to allow immediate and unfettered access to all areas of Syria.</p><p> </p><p>Right now, aid delivered by road, by UN agencies and by others who know the situation on the ground and who can ensure it gets to those who need it most is the best way of getting help through. But we always consider the most effective way to get assistance to the people in need, and we do not rule anything out.</p><p> </p>
star this property creator
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
star this property publisher 25277
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
451133
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL5999 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T17:03:17.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T17:03:17.213Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no safe areas have been established in Syria, in particular in Idlib, Darra, Jazira, and Afrin. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 HL5999 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>At the Syria conference in London on 4 February, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will more than double our support in response to the Syria crisis from £1.12 billion to over £2.3 billion, our largest ever humanitarian response to a single crisis. We will consider any option compliant with international law that might save lives in Syria. However, experience suggests that so-called ‘safe’ areas can prove difficult to demilitarise and protect against all threats. In fact, there is a risk that they can become targets.</p><p>For a safe area to work, all parties to the conflict and relevant regional authorities would need to agree to its establishment. In the absence of such consent, this would require foreign military intervention, authorised by a UN Security Council Resolution. Any party seeking to establish a safe area would need to ensure sufficient military capability to guarantee safety from both aerial and ground attack, including by unconventional means. Credible measures would also be needed to prevent human rights abuses and to provide humanitarian assistance within the protected area. In addition, the existence of a ‘safe’ area near an international border should not be used to repatriate refugees against their will, or to deny access to asylum.</p><p>The UK plays a key role in ensuring humanitarian access to Syria. By 31 January 2016, at least 257 shipments of cross-border aid had been delivered as a direct result of the UK co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258 which enables the UN to deliver aid into Syria without the consent of the regime. We continue to call on all sides to the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and ensure free, unimpeded access for humanitarian agencies.</p>
star this property creator
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
star this property publisher 25277
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
452495
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Bangladesh: Working Conditions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 27156 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:30:53.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:30:53.513Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety on working conditions and safety standards in Bangladesh. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 27156 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 27156 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The Accord has played an important role in pushing up working conditions and safety standards in the Garments sector in Bangladesh. Since 2013 the Accord has independently inspected 1, 390 factories in the supply chains of their signatory brands. It has then supported those factories that continue to sell to Accord brands to implement Corrective Action Plans, resulting in safer factories for 2.4 million workers.</p><p> </p><p>A review of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact, completed by the EU, US and ILO in January 2016, recognised the contribution of private sector initiatives such as the Accord in improving labour, health and safety conditions for Bangladeshi workers.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 27150 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:30:23.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:30:23.127Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 25684, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the (a) destruction of structures confirmed to have been funded by the EU and (b) possibility of seeking costs related to that damage from Israeli authorities. more like this
star this property session
2015/16 more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 27150 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are awaiting confirmation from OCHA and the EU on the details of the structures demolished in South Hebron. We have raised our concerns with the Israeli government over the demolition of these structures in South Hebron. Demolitions of Palestinian homes and buildings cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians, and are harmful to the peace process. The UK continues to raise with Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties and structures in Area C of the West Bank and in East Jerusalem.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
452493
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 27126 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:28:54.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:28:54.197Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 26100, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of the £349 million spent in support of Palestinian development from 2011 to 2015 which has gone to support projects which promote coexistence. more like this
star this property session
2015/16 more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 27126 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The DFID Palestinian Programme supports the HMG objective of protecting the viability of a two state solution. DFID’s work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories tends to consist of large-scale and strategic programmes that fit within our three priority areas; state building, economic development and alleviating poverty and vulnerability. Through the cross-government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the UK continues to support several projects which promote coexistence. These projects include support for the Peres Centre for Peace Training Doctors Programme which brings Israelis and Palestinians together through medical care and training to combat stereotypes and build trust. Additionally we work on projects with youth groups and through sport to encourage engagement between Israelis and Palestinians.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
452492
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar 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 Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 27125 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:28:54.147Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:28:54.147Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2016 to Question 26100, what proportion of her Department's financial assistance for Palestinian development funds other projects which foster coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. more like this
star this property session
2015/16 more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 27125 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The DFID Palestinian Programme supports the HMG objective of protecting the viability of a two state solution. DFID’s work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories tends to consist of large-scale and strategic programmes that fit within our three priority areas; state building, economic development and alleviating poverty and vulnerability. Through the cross-government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the UK continues to support several projects which promote coexistence. These projects include support for the Peres Centre for Peace Training Doctors Programme which brings Israelis and Palestinians together through medical care and training to combat stereotypes and build trust. Additionally we work on projects with youth groups and through sport to encourage engagement between Israelis and Palestinians.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
star this property publisher 25259
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property date tabled less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answering body
Department for International Development more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 26992 more like this
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25259
star this property parliament number 56 more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T13:27:59.997Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T13:27:59.997Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to developing countries to improve their tax revenue gathering capabilities. more like this
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2015/16 more like this
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unstar this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
unstar this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2015/16 26992 more like this
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star this property uin 26992 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is one of the leading donors on tax and development and we have committed to double our support on tax by 2020 as part of the Addis Tax Initiative. DFID is currently engaged in, or developing, tax reform in 26 of our 28 priority countries. This includes support from the Tax Capacity Building Unit in HMRC we established in 2013 and from international organisations such as OECD, the Global Forum and the World Bank which DFID funds to provide technical assistance to tackle tax evasion and multinational tax avoidance.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
star this property publisher 25259
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unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this