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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether UK official development assistance supports the work of agencies cited for human rights abuses in the October 2018 Human Rights Watch report Two authorities, one way, zero dissent. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188039 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>UK Official Development Assistance does not provide financial assistance or assets to support the Palestinian Authority (PA) agencies implicated in the Human Rights Watch report and continues to have a no contact policy with Hamas in its entirety. The report has made some serious and concerning allegations about human rights violations by the PA and we have immediately raised our concerns with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior. We continue to urge the PA to respect human rights, to ensure complaints of mistreatment or arbitrary detention are properly investigated and to continue to improve the performance of the security sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently delivers training courses and supports the development of training institutions across the Palestinian Authority security sector. Participants from two agencies referenced in the report, the Preventative Security Organisation and General Intelligence Service, have attended courses delivered by the MOD and by training institutions that are supported by the MOD. These courses serve to reinforce accountability, responsible governance and a common approach to the upholding of human rights and human rights law.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:04:07.13Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the compliance with (a) Article 23 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and (b) Rule 55 of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Customary International Law Study of the restriction of supplies of food and medicine through the port of Hodeidah in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188069 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p>As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port as well as schools, hospitals and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p>To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:02:30.423Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002579
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188855 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,705</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>3,477</p></td><td><p>431</p></td><td><p>3,528</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>901</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>1,188</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>1,063</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
grouped question UIN 188856 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002580
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office, in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald more like this
uin 188856 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,705</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>3,477</p></td><td><p>431</p></td><td><p>3,528</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>901</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>1,188</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>1,063</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
grouped question UIN 188855 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.973Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading G7: Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other G7 countries to meet the 0.7 per cent of gross national income target on aid. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 188898 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>We believe it is for other governments to decide what percentage of gross national income (GNI) they allocate as Official Development Assistance (ODA).</p><p>In representing one of the few donors that meet the 0.7% ODA commitment and the 0.15-0.2% spending target in the Least Developed Countries, the Secretary of State highlights our ongoing commitment to the UN targets and the importance we attach to development financing in her engagement with international partners, including the G7.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003686
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Billing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189568 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>DFID’s standard contract terms and conditions require DFID contractors to pay undisputed sums due to their sub-contractors within 30 days from the receipt of a valid invoice and to ensure all sub-contracts contain the same provision.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T17:59:33.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:59:33.927Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Land Mines more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on the clearance of landmines and improvised explosive devices in the last 12 months. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 189555 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Between October 2017 and October 2018 the Department for International Development spent £45,308,302 on programmes that reduce the humanitarian impact of landmines and improvised explosive devices (ERW). These programmes survey and clear land contaminated by landmines and ERW; provide mine risk education sessions to help communities understand the dangers of landmines and ERW; and support national mine action authorities to manage contamination effectively and efficiently.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:52:37.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:52:37.55Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1003780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Non-governmental Organisations: Location more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what information her Department holds on the number of NGOs that have (a) relocated from the UK and (b) opened additional offices in another EU country since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 189778 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not hold systemic information on the relocation or opening of additional offices of NGOs. Where NGOs have an active funding arrangement with us, they inform us of a change in registered address when that occurs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:00:36.237Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003781
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many projects funded by her Department have had a reduction in their activities as a result of changes in the value of the pound since June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 189779 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>DFID’s policy is to sign agreements and make payments in sterling to mitigate foreign exchange risk. Activities within programmes will have increased and decreased since 2016 for a variety of reasons. It is not possible to identify which might be the result of foreign exchange movements.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T18:01:01.423Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1003828
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Internally Displaced People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she has made of the number of internally displaced persons in Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 189544 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimate that up to three million people have been displaced since the conflict began in Yemen in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>IOM reports that over 455,040 people were displaced from and within Hodeidah governorate between 1 June and 23 October 2018, and that over 80,000 people have been displaced from and within Hajjah governorate since 1 June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Last year the UK provided protection assistance, including primary health services, legal assistance and support in response to sexual violence, to over 200,000 vulnerable people through IOM and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:02:22.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:02:22.463Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this