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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much overseas development aid the Government has provided to Yemen since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 9282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>In 2015/16 DFID provided £90m in direct assistance to Yemen; in 2016/17 £112m; and in 2017/18 we are providing £139m. On top of this DFID also provides support to Yemen through our global programmes and through our multilateral contributions.</p><p>Our contribution this year makes us the second-largest donor to the UN’s 2017 Yemen Appeal and the third-largest humanitarian donor to Yemen overall. At the same time, the UK continues to play a leading role in lobbying for a political solution to the conflict, as well as pressing the international community to step up their own contributions to Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:57:56.043Z
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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 Stephen Gethins remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the creation of a humanitarian corridor to allow aid agencies and NGOs access to people in need in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 110449 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK has taken the lead in lobbying across the international community, urging all parties to the conflict to take action to ensure rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access. This call was repeated by the UN Security Council Presidential Statement (PRST) proposed and coordinated by the UK in June this year. The PRST expresses deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and calls for recognition of the importance of unhindered humanitarian access. We will now work with our partners to convert words into action. We call on all parties to respect these unified and clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T16:32:07.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:32:07.637Z
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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 Stephen Gethins remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the shortages of medical supplies, food and water in Yemen on the humanitarian situation in Yemen; and what support he plans to provide to authorities in Yemen to mitigate ill effects of those shortages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 110448 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Addressing the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a key priority for the UK. In 2017/18 we are committing £155 million in aid to Yemen, making us the third largest humanitarian donor, and the second largest to the UN appeal. We are prioritising life-saving interventions including food and nutrition support to 1.7 million people and clean water and sanitation for an expected 1.2 million people. In line with the UK-sponsored UN Security Council Presidential Statement, agreed on 15 June, the Government continues to lead in lobbying across the international community, urging all parties to the conflict to take action to ensure rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T16:28:42.633Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:28:42.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made on the (a) availability of food and medical supplies to civilians and (b) safety of those people providing such supplies in the Syrian De-Escalation Zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111814 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 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Russia, the US and Jordan have agreed a ceasefire in southern Syria. Food and medical supplies are delivered into this area cross-border from Jordan and are assessed to be meeting priority needs. Russia, Turkey and Iran have also declared ‘de-escalation zones’ in Idlib, Eastern Ghouta and Northern Homs. Food and medical supplies enter Idlib cross-border from Turkey, but the Assad regime continues to severely restrict aid going into the other two zones. The level of violence has reduced in recent months, but there are still reports of attacks by pro-regime forces on civilians, particularly in eastern Ghouta and Idlib, and humanitarian workers are exposed to significant risks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:59:21.187Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:59:21.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what aid has been provided by the UK to civilians in the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111813 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s humanitarian partners are on the ground in Eastern Ghouta providing life-saving healthcare and food. However, the Assad regime is besieging the area, preventing the delivery of new supplies. This is leading to a deterioration in already dire humanitarian conditions, with reports of growing food shortages and cases of acute malnutrition. We are using our position on the UN Security Council, and in the International Syria Support Group, to press the regime and its backers to allow unfettered access so that aid can reach those in desperate need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:58:55.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:58:55.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reports of aerial bombardments, including against schools, on the humanitarian situation in the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by reports of attacks by pro-regime forces on civilians and civilian infrastructures, including on healthcare facilities and schools. This, alongside continued obstruction of humanitarian access by the regime, is contributing to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta. The Department for International Development (DFID) has supported the UN and international non-governmental organisations to deliver aid to hard-to-reach and besieged areas, including Eastern Ghouta. DFID’s humanitarian partners are on the ground in Eastern Ghouta providing life-saving healthcare, food, and protection, but humanitarian access remains severely constrained. We continue to use our position in the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group to press the regime and its backers to allow unfettered access so that aid can reach those in desperate need. We call​ on all parties to adhere to agreed ceasefires in order to bring about the conditions for a political settlement that will end the suffering of the Syrian people.​</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T17:13:28.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T17:13:28.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on the ability of aid convoys to enter the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111816 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to demand full and sustained humanitarian access to besieged communities in Syria, including Eastern Ghouta, at the UN and at every opportunity. I raised the situation in Eastern Ghouta with the Russian Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Alexander Yakovenko, during our meeting on 31 October. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York also raised this issue in the UN Security Council on 30 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-15T17:11:14.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T17:11:14.557Z
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent reports that aid convoys are being blocked from entering the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria on the humanitarian situation in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111817 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 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s humanitarian partners are on the ground in Eastern Ghouta providing life-saving healthcare and food. However, the Assad regime is besieging the area, preventing the delivery of new supplies. This is leading to a deterioration in already dire humanitarian conditions, with reports of growing food shortages and cases of acute malnutrition. We are using our position on the UN Security Council, and in the International Syria Support Group, to press the regime and its backers to allow unfettered access so that aid can reach those in desperate need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T18:00:24.537Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T18:00:24.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the merits of providing aid drops to alleviate food and medical supply scarcity in the Eastern Ghouta region in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 111815 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Aid delivered by road by trusted humanitarian partners is by far the most effective way to meet needs in Eastern Ghouta and to ensure that it reaches those most in need. Airdrops are high risk and not capable of delivering many of the types of aid on a scale that could meet key needs there (e.g. safe drinking water, shelter, health support). Crucially, the consent is needed of those who control the airspace and those on the ground that could threaten aircraft. There is nothing to suggest that the Assad regime would provide such consent if it remained intent on blocking land access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T18:00:01.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T18:00:01.677Z
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star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Gulf State counterparts on the effect of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>​UK arms sales, whether to Saudi Arabia or any other state, are subject to one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. The UK regularly raises with Saudi Arabia​ the importance of compliance with International Humanitarian Law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T16:33:36.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:33:36.62Z
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