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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
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star 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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that modules which promote freedom of religion or belief and religious tolerance are included in all future Department for International Development capacity building programmes in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16182 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>All DFID programmes in Pakistan, including capacity building programmes, support the poorest and most excluded people and communities regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. The promotion of Freedom of Religious belief and religious tolerance is an important aspect of this approach. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects, including people from religious minorities. We regularly raise the importance of religious tolerance at senior levels with the Government of Pakistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:28:36.977Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130816
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Eritrea: National Service more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Foundation Human Rights for Eritreans for the EU to cease funding aid projects in Eritrea that involve the use of national service conscripts; and whether any UK aid is directed through those programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16183 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is broadly supportive of the EU’s efforts to engage with Eritrea, and to create opportunities for greater engagement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including through increasing development assistance where possible. We share concerns about human rights, particularly regarding Eritrea’s use of national service. However, it is clear that key elements of development cooperation in Eritrea, including recent cooperation on road building, will not be taken forward without the use of national service labour. We have therefore pressed the EU for enhanced efforts to ensure safeguards are in place. The EU has confirmed that the project implementer will monitor and assess whether workers are receiving an appropriate salary, and that basic health and safety standards are applied. Alongside those immediate measures, we, and the EU, will continue to encourage reform of the Eritrean national service system.</p><p> </p><p>Around 15% of all EU development funds, including those used for projects in Eritrea, are attributable to UK ODA. We are also providing a €3m direct contribution to the Horn of Africa programmes of the EU Trust Fund for Africa, whose programming includes the EU’s €20m road building project in Eritrea.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:29:36Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130817
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Burma: Rohingya more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Emergency Response and Assessment Team has predicted that the repatriation of the Rohingya would be an easy process; what assessment they have made of the (1) dangers faced by, and (2) rights to full citizenship of, the Rohingya during their repatriation; and what steps are being taken to bring justice to those responsible for crimes against the Rohingya. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16184 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome ASEAN's engagement on this issue through their Humanitarian Assistance Centre. However, we remain deeply concerned that the conditions for safe, voluntary and dignified returns in line with UNHCR principles are not in place. The UK has been clear, as has the UN Security Council, that before repatriations start, Myanmar must create the conditions in Rakhine to allow the Rohingya to return safely, voluntarily and with dignity. Refugees must have full access and independent information about conditions in areas of return and arrangements for repatriation.</p><p>We have publicly called for the removal of restrictions that withhold citizenship from individuals who are not from a community recognised by the Myanmar authorities as a 'national race', such as the Rohingya. The UK has supported the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission's to reform the 1982 Citizenship Law and urges the Myanmar government to fully implement them.</p><p>The UK co-sponsored the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which set up the Fact Finding Mission in March 2017. This has since found that there may be sufficient grounds for prosecuting senior Myanmar military officials for crimes against humanity. The UK also to secure a resolution which established a mechanism to collect and preserve evidence of atrocities for future prosecutions. We continue to press the Myanmar authorities to ensure its domestic accountability process is independent, credible and results in prosecutions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Schools more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will provide to the government of Pakistan to help incentivise parents from marginalised religious minorities to send their children to school, following reports that many such parents view school as a waste of time owing to the lack of opportunities in higher education. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16185 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>DFID education programmes support a range of interventions to improve equity and inclusion in education, targeting the most marginalised communities, including religious minorities. This includes providing secondary and higher education scholarships to help incentivise parents from marginalised communities to send their children to school. In Punjab, scholarships have been provided to over 50,000 girls from poor families that reside in the most remote and marginalized districts of Punjab, some with a significant population of minority groups. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects. This includes more than 3,800 people from religious minorities. The programme aims to provide training to a further 5,000 people from religious minorities by 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:30:27.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:30:27.787Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130219
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the number of (1) cases reported, and (2) deaths, as a result of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to the spread of that virus; and what assistance they are providing to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to increase preparedness in provinces and health zones adjacent to the affected areas and in neighbouring countries. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16080 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As of 9 June, there have been 2,056 Ebola cases in the DRC, 1,962 of which are confirmed and 94 are probable. There have been 1,384 deaths. However, actual numbers are likely to be higher given ongoing difficulty in undertaking response activities and the high proportion of community deaths. A number of factors are contributing to the spread of the virus, ranging from insecurity and access challenges, to community mistrust.</p><p>The Minister for Africa recently announced new UK aid funding to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support their work during this response. IFRC’s appeal includes safe and dignified burials and preparedness in provinces adjacent to the affected areas. Moreover, the UK has been the leading donor for regional preparedness, supporting neighbouring countries to prepare for potential cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130220
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with international partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the Ebola outbreak, to ensure (1) safe and dignified burials, (2) infection prevention and control, (3) community engagement and accountability, including risk communication, (4) psychosocial support, and (5) national society development. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL16081 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has supported the response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the DRC from the very start. Our financial support to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) covers the whole range of response activities, including safe and dignified burials, infection prevention and control, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support – particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening. The Secretary of State for International Development has approved the deployment of UK-funded experts into the UN system to help boost these activities. In addition, our funding through IFRC will help to strengthen the capacity of the National Red Cross Society which is composed of networks of local volunteers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this