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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what assessment she has made of President Abbas's remarks to the Palestinian Central Council on 28/10/18 that the salaries of our martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are a red line and the martyrs and their families are sacred. We will continue to pay to the wounded and the prisoners. Even if we have one plaster left, it will be for them, and not for the living. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 188701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Whilst prisoners and their families have a right to support in line with their social needs as they would in the UK, we want the system to be more transparent, affordable and needs based to make sure the payments cover only prisoners’ and their families’ needs. We continue to use our strong partnership with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to press for reform of the prisoner payment system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:39:36.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:39:36.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1010265
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Antisemitism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority, what discussions her Department has had with the PA on a video posted on social media on 2 November 2018 by PA Education Minister Sabri Saidam which included the line, it was said that the old continent was sick of the behaviour of the Jews at the time and therefore it planned to get rid of them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 192699 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns any language or actions that could stir up hatred and prejudice. Our sustained support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding which requires the PA to commit to the principle of non-violence and to tackle language and avoid actions that could incite violence or hatred. The UK continues to urge the Palestinian leadership to uphold this principle. President Abbas restated his commitment to the two-state solution on September 27 at the UN General Assembly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T12:24:54.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T12:24:54.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1020827
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Schools more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2018 to Question 171641 on Palestinians: Schools, whether her Department has commissioned the study into the new Palestinian textbooks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 200063 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK government is deeply concerned about the findings of the IMPACT-se report into the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) new curriculum and it remains a priority for the Development for International Development (DFID) to commission an independent review of the PA’s textbooks. We are also continuing to raise our concerns about incitement, which the Minister did himself at a meeting with the Palestinian Education Minister earlier this year. Last week, on 4<sup>th</sup> December, DFID officials met the PA Minister for Education and raised UK concerns over specific examples in the IMPACT-SE report.</p><p> </p><p>Our timeline for the textbook review remains unchanged. We will complete the review by September 2019. The UK has been convening discussions with potential international partners on commissioning the review together, in order to increase the impact of the study. We will commission the review in the new year once we have concluded these discussions. We will publish further information once the assessment has been commissioned.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T17:14:38.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:14:38.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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166
unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1029552
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on that country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to support economic recovery in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 204385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>As Mark Lowcock, the UN Under Secretary General, explained to the UN Security Council on 23 October, Yemen’s recent economic crisis threatens to tip the country into famine, with the Yemeni Riyal losing over 40% of its value from June to October 2018.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK led discussions with the US, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates so the Central Bank of Yemen could release $270 million, provided by Saudi Arabia, in letters of credit to support commercial food importers with foreign currency to purchase wheat and other staples for import. These measures have resulted in an appreciation of the Riyal, and prices of staples are starting to decline which means that ordinary Yemenis are more able to buy food that is in the markets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, much more remains to be done. We welcome the positive outcomes of consultations in Stockholm and continue to encourage further constructive and urgent engagement on the economy. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T14:03:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T14:03:57.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1029553
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to strengthen local service delivery in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 204386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with partners in Yemen to support the delivery of local services on which Yemenis rely. This includes the Yemeni Social Fund for Development, a national development institution established in 1997 to improve basic services, enhance economic opportunities, and reduce the vulnerability of the poor.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2010 and 2018, DFID contributed £108 million to the Yemen Social Fund for Development to provide hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities restoring roads, health clinics, and agricultural land, as well as providing training, infrastructure improvements, and clean water to thousands more. We will be funding the Yemen Social Fund for Development again this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T14:06:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T14:06:30.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1041746
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star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Food Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK will take to ensure food aid reaches people who need it in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 208756 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is playing a leading role in combating hunger in Yemen through our £170 million in aid this financial year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We channel UK funds through UN agencies and international NGOs with a strong record of delivering and monitoring assistance. These organisations do everything they can under the most difficult circumstances to negotiate access including in areas of active conflict so that aid does get to those who need it most.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through the World Food Programme this year the UK is providing cash and vouchers to feed the equivalent of 4 million people for a month. In addition to regular reporting and monitoring of conditions on the ground, the UK and our partners independently monitor our aid programmes, providing third party verification of delivery.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:39:16.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:39:16.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1041747
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star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Central Banks more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what financial support the UK is providing to the Yemeni central bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 208757 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is not providing any financial support the Central Bank of Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>The UK worked diplomatically with the Central Bank of Yemen to release $270m of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food to Yemen. This resulted in an appreciation of the Riyal to pre-crisis levels and a subsequent reduction in food prices, helping ordinary Yemenis buy food in the markets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:11:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:11:26.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1042279
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Schools more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2018 to Question 200063 on Palestinians: Schools, whether her Department has commissioned the study into the new Palestinian textbooks referred to in that answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 209284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK government is deeply concerned about the findings of the IMPACT-se report into the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) new curriculum and it remains a priority for the Department for International Development (DFID) to commission an independent review of the PA’s textbooks. I personally will be meeting with the PA’s Minister for Education to discuss these issues this week. Our timeline for the textbook review remains unchanged. We will publish findings from the review by September 2019. The UK has been convening discussions with potential international partners on commissioning the review together, in order to increase the impact of the study. We will commission the review once we have concluded these discussions. We will publish further information once the assessment has been commissioned.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:19:14.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:19:14.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1043741
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star this property date less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2018 to Question 141671, what assessment her Department has made of whether the Palestinian Authority has resumed directly paying salaries to those serving sentences in Israeli jails for terrorist offences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 210004 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Earlier this month a senior DFID official secured confirmation from the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Finance that payments are made to the Ministry of Prisoner Affairs, which then directly transfers funds to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and their families. The UK government continues to press the PA to reform the prisoner payments system to become more needs-based, transparent and affordable. I have raised these concerns with the Palestinian Foreign Minister, and my officials regularly do likewise. No UK aid goes to prisoner payments. UK aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is used exclusively to pay the salaries of vetted health and education public servants, including teachers, doctors and nurses, in the West Bank. Our money goes into a special, dedicated bank account before being paid to individuals who have been vetted in advance through the European Union Palestinian-European Socio-Economic Management Assistance Mechanism (PEGASE), ensuring UK funding is not diverted.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-23T16:34:49.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T16:34:49.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1046971
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Jordan: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether time has been allocated on the agenda of the 2019 London Initiative on 28 February 2019 to highlight barriers to economic participation for refugees living in Jordan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 211720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The London Initiative will aim to boost sustainable and inclusive business-led economic growth in Jordan. A core strand of the Initiative and its implementation will focus on reforms to increase workforce participation for all, particularly from women, youth and refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211721 more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T17:40:22.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T17:40:22.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this