Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

451137
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
452290
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
452157
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not yet approved any country allocations from the Prosperity Fund.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
451135
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
451133
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
452075
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
4138
unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
451521
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
4264
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
452076
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
451351
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Burnley more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s bilateral aid expenditure in Afghanistan for 2010-11 was £99.3m and in 2011-12 was £153.9m.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4405
unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Cooper more like this
451653
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
452494
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
301
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
452493
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
452492
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
451726
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
452078
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>Through the cross-Departmental Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the UK has allocated £10 million in Iraq for 2015/16 to fund security and stabilisation work.</p><p>£2.5 million of this support has been pledged to the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS). The FFIS is the principle mechanism for international support to stabilisation in Iraq and works to priorities set by the Iraqi authorities.</p><p>Assessments in Sinjar by the UNDP and other partners are proceeding. It is expected that FFIS-supported stabilisation activities will start in the near future.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
413
unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
452495
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
301
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
452077
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>To date, the UK has committed £79.5 million to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. UK aid is reaching hundreds of thousands of people across Iraq, including the most vulnerable groups, such as Yezidis. All UK-funded aid is distributed on the basis of needs and in line with humanitarian principles which ensure that no-one is discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity . According to the International Organisation for Migration, the vast majority of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraq live in host communities, with around 10% of all Iraqi IDPs living in camps.</p><p> </p><p>On a field visit to Dohuk in January 2016, DFID officials met with a number of displaced Iraqis, including Yezidis, and discussed their shelter needs and living conditions. This included members of the Yezidi community who were living in poor conditions in informal settlements. The DFID team were told that the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) had undertaken to relocate these individuals to a camp with appropriate services and conditions. However, this offer had been declined by Yezidi heads of households because of a perception that the camps were too far from employment opportunities although it appeared that other members of the community held differing views about the suitability of the camps.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property tabling member
413
unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
451723
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID is funding work on mental health in several of our focus countries. For example in Malawi, under the Health Partnership Scheme DFID is helping to establish a community-based programme to improve care of people with common and severe mental health illnesses.</p><p>The UK is also providing mental health services through the provision of mobile clinics, healthcare and emergency surgery for Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing crisis</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
172
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
451352
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
172
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
451353
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
172
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
451722
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
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID is providing nearly £46 million to support refugees in Europe. Part of this funding will provide shelter, warm clothes, food, and medical supplies, including for 27,000 children and babies, many of whom have fled fighting in Syria.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
172
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
452490
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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
unstar this property tabling member
4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
452489
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>HMRC actively engages with developing countries and has recently agreed treaties with Senegal and Zambia. Tax treaties encourage the appropriate tax treatment of cross-border economic activity, promote international trade and investment and ultimately lead to sustainable tax revenues.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4394
unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
451696
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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. This money will save lives, give hope and give people a chance for the future. The Conference also brought leaders together to praise the bravery of all those working inside Syria to protect innocent civilians, demand an end to these abuses and obstruction of humanitarian aid. 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> </p><p>We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian impact of the ongoing Syrian regime offensive on Aleppo, which is backed by Russian airstrikes; including the high level of displacement it is causing.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 are working with our partners in Aleppo and Idlib governorates to increase their existing food distribution and primary health assistance to support the newly displaced. 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>
unstar this property tabling member
4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
451350
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a key supporter of the Global Fund and pledged up to £1 billion between 2014 and 2016, subject to a 10% donor share cap. Approximately 50% of Global Fund resources are directed to Middle Income Countries (MICs) and the UK has asked the Global Fund to focus more heavily on marginalised groups in MICs where they do invest.</p><p>The UK is working with the Global Fund and other partners to encourage MICs to develop their own self-financed programmes to combat concentrated epidemics, ensuring that investments are effectively reaching key populations and holding national governments to account so that vulnerable groups are not left behind.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4316
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
451699
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
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>
unstar this property tabling member
4358
unstar this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
44606
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>We are in regular contact with the Government of Jordan about refugees in Jordan, including Palestinian refugees.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
45487
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
45488
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
45489
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>CDC is a public limited company with an independent Board and takes individual investment decisions independent of DFID. Information about the investment and its expected development impact is available on CDC's website <a href="http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/" target="_blank">http://cdcgroup.com/Media/News/CDC-invests-US181m-in-agribusiness-in-the-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo/</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4168
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
45498
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>This report provides an account of the impact this most brutal and damaging conflict is having on the lives of Syrian children. DFID shares UNICEF's concerns for the 5.5 million children who are affected by the crisis, more than double the number in March 2013. The needs of Syrian children are a major priority for the UK's humanitarian assistance in Syria and the region.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
45691
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the Hon. Member to the reply given to her by my Rt. Hon Friend, the Member for Horsham (Francis Maude) on 2 Apr 2014, Official Report (Col. 721W).</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
45731
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government supports the assessment of humanitarian needs in Northern Nigeria through OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Although figures are difficult to quantify, OCHA estimate 5.9 million people have been affected by the insurgency in northeast Nigeria and an estimated 350,000 people have been displacedsince May 2013, both within Nigeria and across the borders into Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Most displaced people are living in host communities, although around 5,000 are in camps. OCHA has assessed the priority needs of affected people as food, water, health and shelter.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
45814
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>I replied to the Hon. Member's correspondence on 14<sup>th</sup> February 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
45921
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID's work on microfinance is integrated into broader financial sector development programmes that work to strengthen policy and regulation, build infrastructure and innovate new products and services that meet the needs of poor people.</p><p>DFID monitors expenditure in terms of actual spend. Actual spend on the financial sector development portfolio totalled £50.9 million in 2010-11; £50.9m in 2011-2012 and £59.2m in 2012-2013. Cumulative spend between 2007 and 2012 totalled £282.0m.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
46139
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>No DFID funds have been spent as part of the Agri-Tech Catalyst. The selection of the projects from the first round of the Catalyst competition is on-going. The second round of the competition closes on11th June 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1478
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
46313
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon. Friend to the answer I gave to Rt Hon. Member for East Renfrewshire (Jim Murphy) on 27 March 2014, Official Report (Col. 390W).</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
46314
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is the second largest donor to the Crisis Response Plan for South Sudan, and we are working with the UN and other donors to raise the prominence of the appeal, and secure new and increased commitments of funds. DFID has contributed £20.8 million of new humanitarian funding in South Sudan since December 2013. We have also allocated £17 million to support the refugee response in neighbouring countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
46315
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID ministers and senior officials continue to engage with the Government of Ethiopia on resettlement, including meetings with the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, in May 2013, November 2013 and December 2013. These discussions have included encouraging the Government of Ethiopia to follow international good practice on resettlement, implementation of a Grievance Response Mechanism, and monitoring and investigation of and action in relation to allegations of abuse.</p><p>A summary of the findings and recommendations of multi-donor visits, including DFID, to monitor resettlement in Ethiopia will be made available in due course on the Development Assistance Group's website at:<a href="http://www.dagethiopia.org/" target="_blank">www.dagethiopia.org</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
46316
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned about the deteriorating food security in South Sudan, and the urgent need to increase the provision of food supplies and livelihoods support to vulnerable populations. The eruption of conflict on 15 December 2013 has sharply exacerbated an already fragile food security situation: 3.2 million people are now at immediate risk of food insecurity and up to 7.2 million are estimated to be at some risk.</p><p>DFID South Sudan is in regular contact with critical non-government agencies operating in the country, both UN agencies such as the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), as well as with key non-government organisations, to understand and inform the humanitarian response and to monitor needs and the quality of the humanitarian operation. DFID South Sudan staff have visited displaced communities in Unity and Jonglei States in recent weeks to meet affected people, and international agencies delivering assistance, in order to better understand food security needs.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property tabling member
595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
46317
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>My officials are in regular discussion with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at both national and regional levels regarding UNHCR's efforts to protect and assist Syrian refugees. UNHCR have devoted considerable resources to reducing the average time taken for refugee registration. In Lebanon, for example, average registration time has fallen from 80 days to 21 days.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
46318
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has a number of controls in place focussing on monitoring and evaluation, including both internal and external audits and reports from the International Development Committee and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact.</p><p>DFID has strong internal review processes in place to make sure projects are properly monitored and closed if they are not delivering good results and value for money.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
46319
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID and FCO officials have held discussions with a range of donors to the Trust Fund as well as the trustee, implementing partners and the National Coalition.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
46591
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p>Last November I convened a Call to Action in relation to keeping women and girls safe in humanitarian emergencies. The event brought together both UN agencies and donors, and has already resulted in improved approaches in the Philippines and Syria. I pledged £21.6 million further funding to ensure this work delivered tangible outcomes for women and girls including £4 million to ensure survivors of sexual violence receive comprehensive support services. The US will host a follow-up event in September and this summer the Foreign Secretary will host a summit on his Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, which aims to tackle the culture of impunity for sexual violence committed in conflict.</p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3964
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona O'Donnell more like this
46592
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is committed to tackling sexual violence against women and girls, with relevant programming in over 20 countries. For example, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) we have invested £60m to build security forces capable of better protecting women and girls from sexual violence and DFID has provided £21.6 million to protect women and children from sexual violence in humanitarian emergencies in a range of countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3964
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona O'Donnell more like this
46593
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government provides funding to the World Food Programme and UNICEF who are responding to the situation in Thar.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4013
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
46594
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>It is not possible to disaggregate costs specifically for the Thar region without incurring disproportionate cost, but DFID supports a number of national programmes and international agencies which work across Sindh Province.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4013
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
46683
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Two programmes directly address violence: £3M towards a joint programme with Australia to improve the implementation of laws designed to protect women and girls affected by violence; and £19.9M DFID support to the Tawanmandi programme with grants to Civil Society Organisations, where at least £2M of grants from 2014 will go to organisations primarily focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.</p><p>Violence is also indirectly addressed through a long term approach of promoting women's rights, empowerment and education. DFID has a wide range of programmes supporting this agenda, e.g. £4.5M nation-wide support to women's political participation and the £47M Girls Education Challenge fund improving access to education for 250,000 marginalised girls.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
46684
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Two programmes directly address violence: £3M towards a joint programme with Australia to improve the implementation of laws designed to protect women and girls affected by violence; and £19.9M DFID support to the Tawanmandi programme with grants to Civil Society Organisations, where at least £2M of grants from 2014 will go to organisations primarily focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.</p><p>Violence is also indirectly addressed through a long term approach of promoting women's rights, empowerment and education. DFID has a wide range of programmes supporting this agenda, e.g. £4.5M nation-wide support to women's political participation and the £47M Girls Education Challenge fund improving access to education for 250,000 marginalised girls.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
46689
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property type
WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Product development partnerships, using a mixture of public and private sector partners, can develop new technologies more rapidly than either the public or private sectors alone.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is currently supporting ten product development partnerships, details of nine awards were published 23 August 2013 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dfid-invests-to-save-millions-from-deadly-diseases" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dfid-invests-to-save-millions-from-deadly-diseases</a>. Support is also provided to the Meningitis Vaccine Development Programme. A number of European States fund product development partnerships. Funding is awarded independently by each European State, but there are regular and ongoing discussions amongst the funders about ongoing progress of the development of new products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2735
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this