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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Aid Strategy,<em> Tackling Global Challenges in the National Interest</em>, notes that the government will sharpen oversight and monitoring of all Official Development Assistance (ODA) spend. This will apply to all government ODA spend including through cross-government funds. HM Treasury and DFID will co-chair a working group, reporting to ministers, in order to ensure value for money. DFID officials are working with HM Treasury to agree the remit of this working group. All government departments and funds spending ODA will be invited to attend the group. The group will meet for the first time in spring 2016. In addition, DFID reports UK ODA to the OECD and is responsible for reporting to Parliament on whether the 0.7 per cent GNI/ODA target is met. As part of this, DFID engages with all ODA-spending departments to: collate and quality assure UK ODA spend data for the previous calendar year for reporting to the OECD; monitor ODA spend within each current calendar year to meet the 0.7 per cent GNI/ODA target; and make arrangements for the independent evaluation of the extent to which all ODA provided by the UK represents value for money.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>At the “Supporting Syria and the Region London 2016” Conference we co-hosted on 4<sup>th</sup> February 2016, leaders came together to pledge more than $11 billion, 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 protection of civilians was at the heart of the Conference. Participants agreed to use their influence with all parties to the conflict to halt abuses, to allow humanitarian agencies rapid, safe and unimpeded access throughout Syria in order to reach besieged and hard-to-reach areas. The outcomes of the conference are reflected in the Co-hosts' statement available on the Conference website <a href="http://www.supportingsyria2016.com/" target="_blank">www.supportingsyria2016.com</a>.</p><p>The UK condemns the actions of the Syrian regime, driving civilians from their homes in and around Aleppo, and the role of Russia in supporting this offensive. We are deeply concerned by reports that over 30,000 civilians have been newly displaced from Aleppo City and other areas of northern Syria between 1<sup>st</sup> and 8<sup>th</sup> February. This is on top of the existing 36,000 internally displaced persons from Aleppo City.</p><p>DFID continues to use existing funding to support our partners to be flexible in their responses and to enable the realignment of programming to meet those newly displaced and most in need. We also support the UN OCHA managed, Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF), which has announced a US$10.5 million emergency fund to meet the needs of the new displaced as a result of the fighting in northern Aleppo. The HPF funding will focus on meeting key health, WASH, food, shelter and protection needs.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The data below shows the numbers of civil servants on loan or secondment during each of the periods indicated. Civil servants may have been on loan or secondment for part or all of the periods indicated. Some civil servants may have been on secondment/loan for more than one year. DFID HR system does not hold historical loan/secondment data, this information has therefore been manually collated.</p><p> </p><ol><li><p><strong>DFID to MoD </strong></p><p> </p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 0</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 0</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 1</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 0</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 1</p><p> </p></li><li><p><strong>MoD to DFID</strong></p><p> </p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 0</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 1</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 1</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 2</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 2</p><p> </p></li><li><p><strong>DFID to FCO</strong></p><p> </p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 9</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 14</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 16</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 32</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 52</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 44</p><p> </p></li><li><p><strong>FCO to DFID</strong></p></li></ol><p> </p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 3</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 11</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 17</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 19</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 12</p><p> </p><ol><li><p><strong>DFID to DECC</strong></p><p> </p></li></ol><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 0</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 0</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 0</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 0</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 0</p><p> </p><ol><li><p><strong>DECC to DFID</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 2</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 3</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 5</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 8</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 3</p><p> </p></li><li><p><strong>CABINET OFFICE TO DFID</strong></p><p> </p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 0</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 1</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 1</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 2</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 3</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 3</p><p> </p></li><li><p><strong>DFID TO CABINET OFFICE</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>1/1/2011-31/12/2011 1</p><p>1/1/2012-31/12/2012 2</p><p>1/1/2013-31/12/2013 3</p><p>1/1/2014-31/12/2014 3</p><p>1/1/2015-31/12/2015 3</p><p>1/1/2016-31/12/2016 2</p><p><strong> </strong></p></li></ol>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s International Climate Fund is jointly managed by DFID, DECC and Defra and has already directly supported 15 million people to cope with effects of climate change and given 2.6 million people improved access to clean energy.</p><p>The new UK Aid Strategy brings together the Government’s poverty reduction objectives with a commitment to tackle some of today’s biggest global challenges, including climate change. Tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development are two sides of the same coin – we cannot achieve one without the other.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID, and related non-departmental public bodies, do not offer home to work travel allowance, car allowance or subsidised health insurance to staff</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The purpose of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is to promote inclusive and responsible investment. This is required to sustainably link smallholder farmers into markets, reducing poverty and to ensure that all people have access to high quality and affordable food. The £600 million pledged to the New Alliance by DFID will fund bilateral projects in six original New Alliance partner countries aimed at improving agricultural incomes, food security and nutrition of the extreme poor, including through agroecological practices.</p><p>DFID is effectively supporting a wide range of programmes with agroecological components, from soil and water conservation and land use management to climate resilience and conservation agriculture. For example, we fund the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) for the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) to support 6 million farmers to be more resilient to climate change through a broad set of agroecological and sustainable practices.</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID is providing additional support to help mitigate the impact of El Niño-related drought in southern Africa. We are delivering humanitarian assistance to drought-affected communities, boosting disaster preparedness activities and improving the resilience of households to future climate shocks. Building resilience against climate shocks is a key component of all our climate-related work across Africa.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Over the next five years, DFID will build on its economic development work to ensure productive employment opportunities for young people are increased, including those in situations of protracted displacement.</p><p>Significant commitments to support Syrian refugees gain employment were made at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London on 4 February, which was co-hosted by the UK alongside Norway, Germany, Kuwait and the UN.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this