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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
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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 Ethiopia: Politics and Government 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
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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>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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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this