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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Renewable 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 proportion of her Department's overseas aid budget is allocated to green energy projects in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 3362 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports low carbon development though the International Climate Fund to help the poorest countries boost their economies and tackle poverty. Overall, the ICF makes up 7% of the UK aid budget.</p><p> </p><p>Of the total ICF budget 55% has been allocated to climate mitigation programmes, which are predominately related to clean energy, as well as energy efficiency and related activities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID will coordinate and scale up efforts to deliver energy to the 1.2 billion people worldwide with no access to electricity, with a particular focus on the more than 660 million people in Africa without access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:56:29.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1177343
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star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Space 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 Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure the CAP1616 airspace design change process supports (a) general aviation, (b) gliding and (c) parachuting in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 14679 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 2020-02-13more like thismore than 2020-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The government’s overarching policy on airspace change is set out in the Air Navigation Directions 2017 and reflected in the Civil Aviation Authority’s CAP1616 airspace change process.</p><p> </p><p>The Directions were amended in October 2019 to help support general aviation in the UK, and a further amendment to provide additional assistance is due shortly.</p><p> </p><p>The objective is for the UK to be the best place in the world to undertake general aviation-related activities in order to inspire the next generation of pilots, engineers and designers, and an appropriate airspace change process is crucial to ensuring this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-13T16:01:32.053Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-13T16:01:32.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
418482
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 (a) financial and (b) other support her Department is providing to the least developed countries to tackle climate change and its effects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian C. Lucas more like this
star this property uin 10075 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 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty in developing countries. Our programmes aim to increase the ability of poor people to cope with the impacts of climate-related shocks, including droughts, floods and storms, and to build their resilience to future changes in climate. The International Climate Fund (ICF) is the UK Government’s vehicle for delivering climate finance assistance and other forms of support, such as technical assistance. Through the ICF the UK government is providing £3.87bn in support between 2011/12 and 2015/16.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:53:10.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
418483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 she is taking to ensure funding disbursed by her Department does not contribute to increased greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian C. Lucas more like this
star this property uin 10073 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 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to supporting Climate Smart Development which tackles climate change and reduces poverty. This approach focuses on building the resilience of people in developing countries to the impacts of climate change, supporting economic development through low carbon growth, and promoting good governance of natural resources. A key part of this approach is to ensure that DFID programmes help address climate change, including reducing emissions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T10:54:48.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:54:48.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
1177091
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-07more like thismore than 2020-02-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Traffic Lights 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 Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of traffic lights at four-way junctions where only one light is green at any time on (a) capacity and (b) flow at those junctions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 13933 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>The management of traffic light junctions, including operational strategies and timings, is a matter for local traffic authorities. As such, the Department does not carry out such assessments.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has always advocated the use of traffic responsive systems, and junction designs that optimise operation to reduce unnecessary delays and maximise junction capacity as far as possible.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has recently updated its guidance on the design of traffic light junctions, in Chapter 6 of the Traffic Signs Manual. This makes clear that the most efficient way to operate a junction is to adopt sequences and techniques that allow one or more arms to run at the same time, to keep traffic moving safely. Chapter 6 is available to download from:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traffic-signs-manual" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traffic-signs-manual</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T13:57:48.323Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T13:57:48.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
1177095
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-07more like thismore than 2020-02-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Capital Investment 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 Transport, what the timeframe is for the next funding round for improvements to strategic local roads. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 13937 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>The most important local roads have been assigned Major Road Network status and are eligible for a new programme of funding. Scheme proposals for the first five years of Major Road Network and Large Local Majors funding were submitted in summer 2019.</p><p> </p><p>A second announcement of a further six schemes for development funding, in the North and South West, was made on 11 February by the Prime Minister.</p><p>The timing of further announcements for funding scheme development and construction will be phased depending on how individual schemes progress.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T14:00:21.157Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T14:00:21.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
14
unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
1177096
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-07more like thismore than 2020-02-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Passengers 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 Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the average number of passengers on a public service bus route. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wokingham more like this
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John Redwood more like this
star this property uin 13938 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>The average bus occupancy on local bus services was 12.5 in England in 2018/19, an increase from 12.2 in 2017/18 and 11.7 in 2009/10.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T14:02:03.863Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T14:02:03.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Redwood more like this
1141073
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Assistance Animals 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 Transport, what the timetable is for conducting and publishing research on why taxi and PHV drivers continue to refuse to transport assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 280320 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>It is unlawful for Taxi and PHV drivers to refuse to carry passengers accompanied by assistance dogs and it is unacceptable that a minority continue to discriminate in this way. The Government’s response to the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and PHV licensing committed to introduce legislation when time allows to require drivers to complete disability awareness training as part of national minimum standards. The eventual requirement and supporting guidance will be informed by public consultation and appropriate research.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280321 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T11:19:42.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T11:19:42.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Lyn Brown more like this
1141075
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Assistance Animals 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 Transport, what the timetable is for carrying out and publishing a consultation on revised best practice guidance to support local licensing authorities to use their powers more effectively when dealing with Taxi and PHV drivers refusing to transport assistance dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 280321 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 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>It is unlawful for Taxi and PHV drivers to refuse to carry passengers accompanied by assistance dogs and it is unacceptable that a minority continue to discriminate in this way. The Government’s response to the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and PHV licensing committed to introduce legislation when time allows to require drivers to complete disability awareness training as part of national minimum standards. The eventual requirement and supporting guidance will be informed by public consultation and appropriate research.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280320 more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T11:19:42.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T11:19:42.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Lyn Brown more like this
348205
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: EU External Trade 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 her Department is taking to help developing countries gain access to EU markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wellingborough more like this
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Mr Peter Bone more like this
star this property uin 900068 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with the EU to lower tariffs for 91 developing countries, agree development-focused trade agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific regions, and promote developing country interests in the World Trade Organisation. We spend over £1 billion annually on Aid for Trade to help countries take advantage of this access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T15:41:09.99Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
424648
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star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Human Rights 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 her Department is taking to promote the safety of students in Ethiopia who are campaigning for democracy and human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
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Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property uin 13790 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 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the deaths that followed the student protests in early May 2014 in Oromiya State in Ethiopia, and have raised our concerns with the authorities at the highest levels. We sought assurances that any members of the security forces who are found to have used excessive force are held to account, and that measures will be put in place to avoid further such incidents.</p><p>The UK Government takes allegations of human rights abuses very seriously. We regularly raise democracy and human rights concerns , including at the highest level of the Ethiopian Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T16:44:21.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:44:21.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4460
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
424649
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Politics and Government 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 work her Department is undertaking to encourage the development of democracy and political rights in Ethiopia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
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Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property uin 13791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>DFID and FCO Ministers and officials regularly raise concerns about democracy and human rights with the relevant authorities, at the highest level of the Ethiopian Government. In light of the results of the parliamentary elections earlier this year, UK ministers urged the Ethiopian government to explore ways to increase the diversity of political parties in future parliaments, and to ensure those who voted for other parties this time still feel their voice is heard.</p><br /><p>HMG has a number of programmes that support civil and political rights in Ethiopia, including a DFID civil society support programme, and a recently established joint programme with the FCO to support strengthening in democratic governance. We are currently supporting an initiative to engage civil society in a review of Ethiopia’s progress with implementation of recommendations from the May 2014 Universal Periodic Review, (the Universal Periodic Review is a United Nations Human Rights Council mechanism designed to improve the human rights situation on the ground in UN member states).</p><br /><p>Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in extreme poverty. In the last five years, with UK support, Ethiopia has reduced child mortality by a quarter, put four million more children in primary school and protected almost eight million people from needing humanitarian food aid. A healthier, better educated population will be more able to participate in society and contribute to the progress and development of that country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T16:45:48.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:45:48.807Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
4460
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
424651
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Politics and Government 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 her Department has made of (a) the Ethiopian government's commitment to extending political rights and (b) the effect of UK aid in encouraging extension of those rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wealden more like this
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Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property uin 13793 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Our aid relationship with any government is based on an assessment of commitment to our partnership principles, including to human rights and international obligations. DFID works closely with FCO to conduct regular assessments of the Government of Ethiopia’s commitment to political rights.</p><br /><p>In light of the results of parliamentary elections this year, the UK is encouraging Ethiopia to find ways to increase the diversity of political parties in future parliaments, and to ensure those who voted for other parties still feel their voices are being heard.</p><br /><p>The UK has a number of programmes that support civil and political rights in Ethiopia, including a DFID civil society support programme, and a joint programme with the FCO to support strengthening in democratic governance.</p><br /><p>Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, with around 25 million people living in extreme poverty. In the last five years, with UK support, Ethiopia has reduced child mortality by a quarter, put four million more children in primary school and protected almost eight million people from needing humanitarian food aid.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T16:47:29.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T16:47:29.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4460
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Transport, what his Departments policy is on the maximum desirable length of roadworks on motorways. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 12865 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 2020-02-14more like thismore than 2020-02-14
star this property answer text <p>When designing its road works, Highways England uses the guidance provided in the Department for Transport published Traffic Signs Manual: Chapter 8. This recommends that road works are limited to a maximum of 6km (around 3 and ¾ miles), although the adoption of longer lengths of road works is permissible providing they do not create unacceptable impacts. Where longer lengths of road works are adopted, site specific risk assessments are required to identify the safe maximum length. Limiting all road works to a maximum length would increase both costs and duration of some works due to the activities undertaken.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-14T14:33:55.897Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-14T14:33:55.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-02-05more like thismore than 2020-02-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Highways England: Pay 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 Transport, how many staff at Highways England received a salary of more than £100,000 in the last financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 12867 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 2020-02-14more like thismore than 2020-02-14
star this property answer text <p>Highways England employed 61 staff on a base salary of £100,000 or more in 2019-20. I have committed in the House to addressing this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-14T14:58:25.88Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-14T14:58:25.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of high-kilowatt charging infrastructure for the rapid charging of electric cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14807 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>In collaboration with industry the Government will invest £1 billion in charging infrastructure – making sure that everyone is within 30 miles of a rapid charging station for electric vehicles. The first £70 million of the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will create 3,000 new rapid chargepoints, more than doubling the number of rapid chargepoints across the UK by 2024. Highways England has commitment of £15m to ensure there are chargepoints (rapid where possible) every 20 miles on 95% of the Strategic Road Network by 2020. We will set out a vision by Spring 2020 for a core infrastructure network of rapid and high powered chargepoints along England’s strategic road network.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T14:29:41.17Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T14:29:41.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that electric cars have a range equivalent to petrol cars by 2035. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14808 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Improving the range of electric vehicles is primarily a matter for vehicle manufacturers, and this is something that is continuously being improved. Government will continue to support industry in doing this, we have committed £274m from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to the Faraday Battery Challenge to advance electric vehicle battery technology. This funding is supporting battery R&amp;D from the Faraday Institution’s academic research, through Innovate UK’s programme of collaborative applied R&amp;D, to scale-up in the cutting-edge UK Battery Industrialisation Centre. The aims of the Faraday Battery Challenge include improving the energy density of batteries, improving our understanding of temperature effects on range, and reducing battery costs which will make longer range electric vehicles more affordable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T14:33:51.603Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T14:33:51.603Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of (a) accessibility to and (b) affordability of maintenance processes for electric vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14809 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>In the Road to Zero strategy, the UK Government committed to working with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) to ensure the UK’s workforce of mechanics are well trained and have the skills they need to repair electric vehicles safely. Last year the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) endorsed IMI’s TechSafe professional standards and register for electric vehicle technicians. People will be able to use the register to check the electric vehicle competencies of technicians at their garage, supporting consumer confidence in this growing market. OLEV has also endorsed the National Franchised Dealers Association’s Electric Vehicle Approved scheme to recognise expertise and promote industry standards in electric vehicle retail and aftersales. Today, owners of electric vehicles can have substantially lower fuel and maintenance costs compared to those with conventional vehicles. 100% electric vehicles are designed to be as efficient as possible and there are generally three main components powering the vehicle: the on board charger, inverter and motor. This means there is less wear and tear on the vehicle and little stress on the motor, with fewer moving parts sustainable to damage. This means electric vehicles have reduced servicing requirements and the running and repair costs are minimal.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T15:08:49.83Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T15:08:49.83Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles 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 Transport, what plans he has to increase the affordability of electric cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14811 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>We are currently investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles to reduce the up-front purchase price of electric vehicles, as well schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes and workplaces and on residential streets. Purchasers of electric vehicles also benefit from lower Vehicle Excise Duty and company car tax rates from April. As part of our consultation on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans, we are asking what the accompanying package of support will need to be to enable the transition and minimise the impacts on businesses and consumers across the UK, building on the significant demand and supply side measures already in place.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T15:18:40.077Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T15:18:40.077Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Batteries 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 Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the safe large-scale disposable of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14812 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Electric vehicle battery recycling is covered by the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, which ban the disposal of automotive and industrial batteries to landfill and incineration. This also establishes take-back and recycling obligations for industrial battery producers. The UK’s £274 million Faraday Battery Challenge is playing a leading role in promoting the reuse and recycling of battery components. This includes several industry led collaborative R&amp;D projects and the Faraday Institution’s £10m ‘ReLib’ research project. ReLib is developing the technological, economic and legal infrastructure to allow high percentages of the materials in lithium ion batteries at the end of their first life to be reused or recycled. The Faraday Institution also participate in the Global Battery Alliance – a World Economic Forum initiative which aims to accelerate action towards a socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and innovative battery supply chain.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T15:05:11.297Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T15:05:11.297Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-02-10more like thismore than 2020-02-10
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of charging infrastructure for electric cars in towns and villages by 2035. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 14813 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 2020-02-17more like thismore than 2020-02-17
star this property answer text <p>We are currently investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in vehicles, as well schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes and workplaces and on residential streets. Government and industry have supported the installation of over 17,000 devices providing over 24,000 publicly available chargepoints. This includes over 2,400 rapid chargepoints – one of the largest networks in Europe. Our grant schemes and our £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will see thousands more electric vehicle chargepoints installed across the UK. The first £70 million of the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will create 3,000 new rapid chargepoints, more than doubling the number of rapid chargepoints across the UK by 2024. Along with the private sector, the Government will invest £1 billion in charging infrastructure – making sure that everyone is within 30 miles of a rapid charging station. On 21 January, we announced that Government has doubled the value of the On-street Residential Charging Scheme for 2020-2021 to £10 million to support the provision of up to 3,600 chargepoints for those that don’t have off-street parking.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2020-02-17T15:12:19.233Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-17T15:12:19.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Companies 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, which 20 companies were awarded the most funding by her Department for technical and advisory services in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 3729 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>DFID publishes full contract information on the Contracts Finder website: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T16:20:14.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Burundi: Refugees 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, how much her Department has allocated to each country for supporting refugees and internally displaced people resulting from the political situation in Burundi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 5224 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is extremely concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Burundi and the flow of Burundian refugees to neighbouring countries. Although DFID does not have a bilateral aid programme in Burundi, DFID is providing £9.25 million to support relief efforts for refugees fleeing to Tanzania, and £3.9m for refugees in Rwanda. The UK contribution is equivalent to 9.9% of the $207 million UN regional appeal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T16:03:19.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:03:19.067Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
1579
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading World Bank 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 the UK contribution was to the World Bank in (a) paid in capital and (b) callable capital in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
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Mary Creagh more like this
star this property uin 8134 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the UK contributions to the World Bank (specifically to IBRD, the non-concessional lending arm of the World Bank) in paid in capital and callable capital in each of the last five years.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that the UK did not pay in additional capital to IBRD or contribute additional callable capital in 2010. Additional contributions to multilateral development bank’s capital are infrequent and only happen through General or Selective Capital Increases (known as GCIs and SCIs). The most recent of these for IBRD became effective in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>The paid in amount is fixed in US dollar terms. As such the Sterling amount varies slightly each year depending on the exchange rate. The callable element increases on a pro-rata basis as each paid in contribution is made and is reported in US Dollars in IBRD’s accounts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Paid- in capital - Sterling paid equivalent </strong><strong>to US $31,114,059</strong></p><p><strong> (paid in December of each stated year)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Callable capital (as stated in IBRD audited </strong><strong>accounts at June 30th of following year)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>n/a</p></td><td><p>$7,832.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><br> £19,957,703</p></td><td><p>$8,319.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,451,149</p></td><td><p>$8,807.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,047,480</p></td><td><p>$9,294.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>£19,915,547</p></td><td><p>$9,781.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T14:57:52.373Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:57:52.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answering body
Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes 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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 166508 on South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes, what estimate he has made of (a) lost revenue and (b) other costs incurred by South Western as a result of official industrial action. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Kate Hoey more like this
star this property uin 279373 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 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>This information is subject to commercial confidentiality between the parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T16:52:44.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T16:52:44.5Z
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