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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 UNRWA: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has made to her counterpart in the US administration on its decision to maintain its reduction to UNRWA funds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 232607 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As the Minister responsible for the Middle East, I raised the US withdrawal of funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with the US President’s Middle East Envoy, Jason Greenblatt, on 28 September 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has not spoken with her counterpart in the US administration about the decision to maintain a withdrawal of funding from UNRWA, but recently discussed this with Nita Lowey, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, on March 7<sup>th</sup> 2019. The Secretary of State raised her concerns about the impact of funding cuts to UNRWA on the delivery of essential services to Palestinian refugees, including to the provision of healthcare and education.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has been clear that we are concerned about the impact of US cuts to UNRWA on regional stability and services to Palestinian refugees. UK officials continue to engage with the US on this matter, and we will continue to work with UNRWA and other donors to help place the Agency on a more secure financial footing.</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 2019-03-19T16:27:45.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:27:45.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1088825
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 UNRWA: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department plans to allocate to UNRWA in response to its emergency appeal for 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 232608 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>UNRWA has two 2019 emergency appeals for the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Regional Syria Crisis. The UK Government has multi-year commitments to support UNRWA’s Regional Syria Emergency Appeal and UNRWA’s core programme budget. We plan to provide £13m to the Regional Syria Emergency Appeal in 2019 and we also intend to provide £33.5m to UNRWA’s core programme budget next financial year. The UK is a leading donor to UNRWA and I am proud to confirm that we plan to provide up to £80m to UNRWA overall over the next two years.</p><p> </p><p>As one example of the impact UK Aid will have, our support to UNRWA’s Regional Syria Appeal will help provide life-saving assistance for the 438,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, 95% of whom need sustained humanitarian assistance, and 17,700 Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria seeking shelter in Jordan.</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 2019-03-19T16:35:25.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:35:25.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1035248
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Overseas Development Assistance to the Palestinian Authority has been spent on the Palestinian Authority Martyrs Fund in each year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 205408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>No UK aid is used for prisoner payments or the fund to which you refer. 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. The UK has never allocated aid to the Martyrs Fund to which you refer and we have always had financial safeguards in place to ensure UK aid reaches the intended beneficiaries. UK aid to the PA in 2018 helped immunise up to 3,700 children, provide around 185,000 medical consultations, and educate around 24,000 young Palestinians.</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 2019-01-11T14:13:30.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:13:30.403Z
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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 Alex Sobel more like this
1035250
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department intends to publish audit reports on Overseas Development Assistance to the Palestinian Authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 205410 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>DFID is acutely aware that transparency over UK Aid is vital. We currently do not release these reports, but take concerns relating to our funding to the Palestinian Authority very seriously. I personally will be meeting with a member of the PA cabinet to discuss these issues next week.</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 2019-01-16T16:27:52.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:27:52.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1029419
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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 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration 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, what commitments the UK is legally bound by as a result of signing up to the UN Global compact on migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 204586 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The UN Global Compact on Migration is not legally binding. It sets out a series of guidelines for improved international action and co-operation on migration, whilst importantly respecting a State’s sovereign right to determine its own migration policy. The UK is not legally bound by any new commitments as a result of endorsing the Compact.</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 2019-01-08T16:12:28.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T16:12:28.533Z
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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 Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1028592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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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 Middle East: Minority Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether her Department plans to collect disaggregated population data on minority groups in the Middle East region to establish whether UK aid reaches those groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 203809 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ensuring aid reaches the most vulnerable, including those from religious minorities, where they constitute part of that category. We conduct regular assessments through a range of sources to ensure assistance is provided in conformity with the international humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.</p><p> </p><p>UK funding is distributed on the basis of need to ensure that civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity. DFID does not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion and ethnicity and does not plan to collect disaggregated population data on minority groups. Our partners carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, and we are confident that minorities, including faith communities, are not overlooked in this process.</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 2019-01-07T17:03:47.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:47.69Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091102
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</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 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091103
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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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 Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of her having sign-off and accountability for aid spending by other Government Departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233552 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Aid spending is subject to the same rules as all other public expenditure. In line with Treasury rules on Managing Public Money, departments through their accounting officers have ultimate and direct responsibility for their share of the aid budget and remain accountable to Parliament and UK taxpayers for how they spend it. The Government has well established mechanisms to govern aid spending and DFID provides support to other government departments to help strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise its impact on poverty.</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 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1038063
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps she is taking to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 908421 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Following the positive Stockholm consultations in December we encourage the parties to implement their agreements. Any escalation of military activity must be avoided and Hodeidah and Saleef ports and onward supply routes kept open.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to address the deteriorating humanitarian situation through our £170m in UK aid for 2018/19.</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 2019-01-09T15:13:45.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T15:13:45.677Z
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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 Angela Crawley more like this
1028633
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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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 Pakistan: Human Rights 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 Government takes to ensure that UK aid is not used to support military, security and intelligence authorities in Pakistan allegedly involved in the enforced disappearance of people in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property uin 203801 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>HMG makes robust use of oversees security and justice assessment (OSJAs) process to manage any risks arising from security and justice assistance delivered overseas.</p><p>The UK’s work in Pakistan is focused on peace and stability, making democracy work, jobs and growth and providing basic services.</p><p>Across Government, through the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) UK aid is used to support the reform of justice institutions and the development of provincial rule of law strategies, improving Pakistan’s capacity to counter terrorism, deal with organised crime, supporting the work of civilian and military agencies to handle Improvised Explosive Devices, and strengthening Mutual Legal Assistance.</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 2019-01-10T15:35:34.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T15:35:34.413Z
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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 Ann Clwyd more like this