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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
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Peace Negotiations 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 South Sudanese counterpart on the peace talks in that country. 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 290427 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text The UK, with our Troika partners (US and Norway), continue to pressure the South Sudanese parties to deliver the commitments made in the 12 September 2018 peace agreement. When I met the President of South Sudan on 13 August I reaffirmed the UK's support for the people of South Sudan. I urged President Kiir to take the steps necessary to form a government of national unity, as set out in the peace agreement. Our Ambassador in Juba has reinforced this message with all sides, including with President Kiir on 3 September and with Foreign Minister Awut on 11 September. more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T08:03:21.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T08:03:21.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1145514
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to increase Official Development Assistance spending on education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 290368 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly girls’ education, is a priority for the UK. He announced £90 million for education in emergencies and protracted crisis including £85 million to Education Cannot Wait at the G7 Summit and this week the UK announced a £515 million package of support for education, including a £300 million pledge for the new International Finance Facility for Education. Alongside our commitment to the Global Partnership for Education, the UK is now the leading bilateral donor to all three major multilateral education funds and continues to be one of the leading bilateral donors to basic education. At the UN General Assembly this week, the UK has been calling for others to step up and follow our lead.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:07:35.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:07:35.71Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4403
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1145515
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Taxation 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help strengthen the tax systems of developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 290369 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting countries to achieve the Global Goals, including working actively with countries to help raise and manage public revenues, and thereby to invest in their public services and infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we announced a new £47 million package of support to assist developing countries in strengthening their tax systems. This package will provide technical assistance and capacity building support through a number of partners. It will also help contribute to economic growth by helping to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, and by creating a more level playing field for businesses. In addition to this new package of support, the UK has a number of other initiatives underway to help strengthen tax systems; in August 2018 DFID Ethiopia launched a £35 million programme to support the Ethiopian government in transforming the country’s tax system, and HMRC’s Capacity Building Unit provides peer-to-peer expertise to raise the standards of tax systems of developing countries.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:03:44.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:03:44.62Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4403
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1145518
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Living Wage 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, what funding his Department has allocated to programmes supporting the payment of living wages in global value chains; and whether that funding is supporting workers in the cocoa sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 290449 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>DFID is investing more than £1.2 billion in bilateral agriculture programmes, many of which support smallholders in global value chains, including cocoa. DFID does not categorise its programme spend according to the nature of different value chains given the significant additional burden this would place on projects if the data was to be robust.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is a founding member of the Living Income Community of Practice and is partnering with the UN Foundation, CARE, and the Fourth Sector Group, to explore how we can encourage the growth of more “for benefit” businesses in the cocoa supply chain. It also supports the Ethical Trade Initiative to improve worker’s rights in global supply chains. This includes working with companies to improve the application of human rights and providing direct remediation of labour rights violations for vulnerable workers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:49:08.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:49:08.663Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1145519
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Living Wage 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, with reference to his Department's Economic Development Strategy, what steps he is taking to track progress towards the achievement of living incomes in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 290450 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>DFID tracks progress on living incomes for the poor through global progress against the targets under Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) – to deliver sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. DFID measures the contribution its projects make by reporting on the “Number of people supported to have raised incomes and better jobs or livelihoods”. This includes beneficiaries who we have supported to raise their income, which alone amounted to 2.2 million people between 2015/16 and 2018/19.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:50:29.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:50:29.767Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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4670
unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1145484
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Taxation 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help strengthen tax systems of developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 290316 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting countries to achieve the Global Goals, including working actively with countries to help raise and manage public revenues, and thereby to invest in their public services and infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we announced a new £47 million package of support to assist developing countries in strengthening their tax systems. This package will provide technical assistance and capacity building support through a number of partners. It will also help contribute to economic growth by helping to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, and by creating a more level playing field for businesses. In addition to this new package of support, the UK has a number of other initiatives underway to help strengthen tax systems; in August 2018 DFID Ethiopia launched a £35 million programme to support the Ethiopian government in transforming the country’s tax system, and HMRC’s Capacity Building Unit provides peer-to-peer expertise to raise the standards of tax systems of developing countries.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:47:27.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:47:27.387Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1145477
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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
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy Supply 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, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which figures are available; whether the criteria his Department uses to selecting an energy supplier includes how environmentally friendly the supplier is; and what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce CO2 emissions from its energy use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 290329 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s UK estate comprises two joint-headquarters, 22 Whitehall in London and Abercrombie House in Glasgow. DFID’s current energy suppliers for both offices are EDF Energy for electricity and Corona for gas. DFID’s energy providers are selected through Crown Commercial Service (CCS) central Government frameworks, ensuring value for money and sustainability.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018-19, DFID’s UK estate produced 1,396 tonnes CO<sub>2</sub> equivalent (tCO<sub>2</sub>e) from energy consumption, as detailed in DFID’s 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts. DFID’s greenhouse gas emissions in the UK estate have fallen by 63% since 2009-10. DFID is on track to exceed the Greening Government Commitment (GGC) target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by end of financial year 2019-20, compared to our 2009-10 baseline.</p><p> </p><p>Reductions in energy consumption have been achieved through various initiatives including; introducing a green roof and biomass boiler in Abercrombie House, improving the insulation in Abercrombie House, installing Automated Meter Reading equipment to help identify energy saving opportunities and increasing staff awareness and engagement through campaigns. DFID participates in the Government’s mandatory CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme to offset greenhouse gas emissions produced by our UK estate.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is committed to the Government’s 25 Year Environmental Plan. We continue to look for ways to improve our internal efficiencies in line with our wider commitments on climate change and our ambition to achieve the Global Goals by 2030.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:52:04.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:52:04.027Z
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unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1145485
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusions of the report published on 23 September by Save the Children entitled Transformative Aid: How UK aid can transform global development and children’s futures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 290293 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed the report and welcomes its focus on long-term, systemic change which is central to DFID’s approach. Women and girls’ health and education are a top priority for DFID. At the UN General Assembly the Secretary of State announced £600 million in new funding for family planning supplies for women and girls in the world’s poorest countries. This week the UK announced a £515 million package of support for education. DFID is committed to generational transformation for the world’s poorest and already spends 57% of its bilateral budget on fragile and conflict affected states. The UK will host the Vaccine Alliance pledging conference next year to help create a healthier world. I welcome the report acknowledging DFID’s high standards of transparency and effectiveness. Other departments are making good progress and DFID continues to support.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:42:47.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:42:47.023Z
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4044
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this