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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the aid budget goes to projects which work to fulfil the UN sustainable development goal of 12 years of education for every girl. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly girls’ education, is a priority for the UK. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women.</p><p>Between 2009 and 2018 DFID’s spend on education doubled from almost £500 million to nearly £1 billion.</p><p>The latest data, from Statistics on International Development shows that 7% of total bilateral ODA is spent on bilateral education, all of which benefits girls. Between 2015 and 2019 DFID supported 14.8 million children to gain a decent education, of which at least 5.8 million were girls. DFID reaches and supports girls through our education investment in multilateral, international and non-governmental organisations, international influencing with other donors, foundations and non-governmental organisations.</p><p>The UK is also multilaterally the largest donor to the Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait and the new International Finance Facility for Education and we will continue to ensure that these deliver for the most marginalised girls.</p>
star 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 2020-01-16T14:02:51.263Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T14:02:51.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1169860
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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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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 Developing Countries: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps he is taking to help achieve UN sustainable development goal of 12 years of education for every girl worldwide. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 1688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading global action to ensure 12 years of quality education for all girls by 2030. All UK aid education programmes have a focus on girls and young women. The UK’s Flagship Girls’ Education Challenge, the largest global fund to girls’ education, is now supporting up to 1.5million girls across 17 countries. The UK is spearheading the global girls’ education “Leave No Girl Behind” campaign, focussing on getting girls learning, building international political commitment and boosting global investment so that all girls have access to 12 years of quality education by 2030.</p><p>In August 2019 at the G7 Summit, the Prime Minister announced £90 million of new UK support for education in emergencies and crises across the world. This will support 600,000 children living in conflict areas and areas of proacted crises. In September 2019 at the UN General Assembly, the UK announced £515 million to help get over 12 million children – half of them girls – into school.</p> more like this
star 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 2020-01-16T13:56:52.393Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T13:56:52.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1169949
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star this property date less than 2020-01-10more like thismore than 2020-01-10
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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 Developing Countries: Environment Protection 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 (a) grants and (b) other funding his Department has allocated to international re-greening projects in each of the last three years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
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Chris Grayling more like this
unstar this property uin 1890 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>DFID supports activities related to re-greening in various areas. This includes forestry, where DFID contributes to the UK’s efforts to protect biodiversity, reduce carbon emissions and support the livelihoods of communities reliant on forests and agriculture. Between 2016-2019, DFID provided grants totalling £211 million (bi-lateral and multi-lateral) for international forestry projects.</p><p>The UK is also doubling its International Climate Finance to at least £11.6 billion over the period 2021-2025 to help developing countries take action on climate change. This will include a major uplift to support nature-based solutions to climate change.</p> more like this
star 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 2020-01-16T16:05:50.527Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T16:05:50.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
1170261
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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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 Developing Countries: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what amount of funding his Department has invested in (a) renewable and (b) non-renewable energy projects in the last five years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
unstar this property uin 2583 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 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answer text <p>For the most recent five-year period of complete data (2014-2018), DFID bilateral spend on energy projects was £473m. Of this, £211m was on renewable energy and £12m on non-renewable. The remaining £250m spend was on energy policy, research, efficiency and distribution not directly associated with any fuel.</p><p>One of the UK’s development priorities is to help developing countries establish a secure and sustainable energy supply, in support of economic growth and poverty reduction, whilst simultaneously pursuing our climate and environmental objectives. DFID increasingly supports renewable energy projects to unlock affordable and clean energy and has not provided ODA bilateral assistance for coal-fired power generation since 2012.</p><p>Since 2011, the UK has provided 26 million people with improved access to clean energy and installed 1,600 MW in clean energy capacity.</p> more like this
star 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 2020-01-16T17:25:22.343Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-16T17:25:22.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1169496
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star this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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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 India: Transport 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, what steps he is taking to help support the decarbonisation of transport infrastructure in India. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
unstar this property uin 1336 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 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
star this property answer text <p>DFID is partnering with India to tackle climate change and transition to a clean growth pathway that will benefit us all, by providing advice and technical assistance. DFID’s Supporting Structural Reforms in the Indian Power Sector programme is working to improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of electricity supply in India, enabling a reduction in carbon emissions. Since 2015 DFID has invested in over 1GW of renewable energy projects in India – returns from these investments come back to the UK taxpayer. To date £55m has been returned.</p><p>The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and no financial assistance is provided to the Government of India.</p> more like this
star 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 2020-01-15T14:21:20.31Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T14:21:20.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
1169538
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star this property date less than 2020-01-08more like thismore than 2020-01-08
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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 Iraq: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what assessment he has made on the effect of the recent tensions between the US and Iran on the provision of humanitarian support in Iraq. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 1416 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 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
star this property answer text <p>It is critical that humanitarian actors can operate safely and without restrictions in Iraq. We are working closely with partners to ensure that there is no interruption to delivery, especially to those who remain displaced by the conflict against Daesh. DFID has committed £261m in humanitarian support to Iraq since 2014, providing a vital lifeline to millions with shelter, medical care and clean water.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2020-01-13T14:49:50.4Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-13T14:49:50.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1168897
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star this property date less than 2020-01-06more like thismore than 2020-01-06
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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 Department for International Development: Departmental Responsibilities 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, if he will publish a response to EDM 21 on Global Goals, Official Development Assistance, and the role of the Department for International Development. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
unstar this property uin 416 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 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Global Goals are at the centre of our work to improve lives around the world. The international community is making progress but there is much more to do if we want to achieve them by 2030.</p><p>We are proud of our 0.7 commitment in legislation – a commitment shared by all parties in their manifestos at the recent general election.</p><p>The UK is and will remain a global champion for humanitarian relief and international development. Our aid budget is a major part of the UK’s contribution to deliver the international goals that shape global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2020-01-09T16:21:07.573Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-09T16:21:07.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1168808
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star this property date less than 2019-12-20more like thismore than 2019-12-20
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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 Middle East and North Africa: Locusts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to countries in the Middle East and North Africa to (a) counter plagues of locusts and to (b) support populations affected by them. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
star this property answer text <p>DFID provides approximately £17 million per annum in core funding to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a strategic objective of which is to “increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises” such as locusts. In 2018, UK core funding to the FAO supported the Desert Locust Information System, which provides an early warning information system for countries including in the Middle East and North Africa.</p><p>DFID also funds a range of programmes that work to improve the monitoring of and response to pests more generally. These include the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI) Plantwise and Action on Invasives programmes, the development and testing of biopesticides by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, and new work under development with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen pest and disease surveillance, forecasting and the coordination and capacity of plant health organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T11:24:57.147Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T11:24:57.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1168814
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star this property date less than 2019-12-20more like thismore than 2019-12-20
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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 Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the aid budget spent on (a) protecting endangered species, (b) projects in Commonwealth countries and (c) promoting international trade in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make it his Department's policy to increase the proportion of spending in these areas. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
star this property answer text <p>DFID has committed over £600 million funding between 2011 – 2021 to conserve nature and wildlife. Nature-based solutions that protect the environment and biodiversity will be a priority for the UK’s increased investment in International Climate Finance of at least £11.6 billion between 2021/22 and 2025/26, announced by the Prime Minister at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019. DFID’s focus is on protecting biodiversity and ecosystems as a whole and we do not disaggregate our spend by species.</p><p>Commonwealth developing countries are major recipients of UK ODA. In 2017, they received around £3.57 billion (equating to around 25% of overall UK ODA), of which £1.96 billion was UK bilateral ODA and £1.61 billion was imputed UK share of multilateral ODA.</p><p>In 2017, the UK spent around £1.5 billion on Aid for Trade, as determined by OECD figures.</p><p>Decisions on the levels of future UK ODA will be determined in the context of the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T17:43:04.477Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T17:43:04.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1166935
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Food Supply more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to build food security capacity in countries at risk of food crisis. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 6274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Through its recent programme on improving agricultural and rural statistics, DFID has supported capacity building to collect statistics on food and agriculture in 40 African and 20 Asian-Pacific countries, including many at risk of food crises.</p><p> </p><p>In Africa, where chronic hunger and the risk of food security crisis are greatest, DFID is strengthening capacity of the Southern Africa Development Community and its 16 member governments to conduct vulnerability assessments and analyses, which are used to improve the effectiveness of the response to acute food insecurity.</p><p> </p><p>At the global level, DFID supported the development of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale perceptions survey which is now the primary way to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger. DFID programmes such as the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme use this to measure the impact of interventions, and give the poorest and most vulnerable a voice.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-11-05T13:34:11.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:34:11.43Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this