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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Syria: Christianity 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 assist Christian refugees in Syria who are being persecuted. 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 13013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government have been clear in condemning the horrific attacks on religious communities by violent extremists including ISIL. All UK funded assistance is distributed on the basis of need to ensure civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, or ethnicity. We prioritise reaching the most vulnerable people across Syria, including Christians and those who have suffered from such violence. DFID continues to work with the UN and the international community to ensure all minorities’ rights are protected and our aid reaches those in greatest need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T16:07:52.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T16:07:52.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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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 British Overseas Territories: 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, what discussions she has had with Foreign Office Ministers on the implementation by UK Overseas Territories of public registers of beneficial ownership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 17123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to lead the way on beneficial ownership disclosure and to encourage others to do the same. We are having discussions at both Ministerial and official level with the Overseas Territories to emphasise the importance of this agenda. Any system should meet the following criteria: UK and domestic law enforcement and tax authorities must be able to access company beneficial ownership information without restriction, subject to relevant safeguards; these competent authorities should be able to quickly identify all companies that a particular beneficial owner has a stake in, without needing to submit multiple and repeated requests; and companies or their beneficial owners must not be alerted to the fact that an investigation is under way.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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17124 more like this
17126 more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T16:04:28.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T16:04:28.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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4316
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
431401
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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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 British Overseas Territories: Companies 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 discussions she has had with HM Treasury Ministers on the implementation by UK Overseas Territories of public registers of beneficial ownership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 17124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to lead the way on beneficial ownership disclosure and to encourage others to do the same. We are having discussions at both Ministerial and official level with the Overseas Territories to emphasise the importance of this agenda. Any system should meet the following criteria: UK and domestic law enforcement and tax authorities must be able to access company beneficial ownership information without restriction, subject to relevant safeguards; these competent authorities should be able to quickly identify all companies that a particular beneficial owner has a stake in, without needing to submit multiple and repeated requests; and companies or their beneficial owners must not be alerted to the fact that an investigation is under way.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
17123 more like this
17126 more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T16:04:28.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T16:04:28.363Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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4316
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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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 British Overseas Territories: 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, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits to developing countries of the implementation of public registers of beneficial ownership by UK Overseas Territories with financial centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 17126 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to lead the way on beneficial ownership disclosure and to encourage others to do the same. We are having discussions at both Ministerial and official level with the Overseas Territories to emphasise the importance of this agenda. Any system should meet the following criteria: UK and domestic law enforcement and tax authorities must be able to access company beneficial ownership information without restriction, subject to relevant safeguards; these competent authorities should be able to quickly identify all companies that a particular beneficial owner has a stake in, without needing to submit multiple and repeated requests; and companies or their beneficial owners must not be alerted to the fact that an investigation is under way.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
17123 more like this
17124 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-11-26T16:04:28.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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4316
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Syria: 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, what progress the Government is making on meeting the UK's international obligations to refugees fleeing Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 901850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the response to the Syrian crisis. To date, we have committed over £1.1 billion. This makes us the second largest bilateral after the US and means we have done more than any other European country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T14:29:24.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T14:29:24.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
428502
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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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 Election Observers 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 spent on election observation (a) in real terms and (b) as a proportion of her Department's budget since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 16449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
star this property answer text <p>DFID tracks its spending on support to elections, and this encompasses election observation to build public confidence in electoral processes and help deter fraud, intimidation and violence. DFID spent a total of £212 million on bilateral and multilateral support to elections during the period 2010/11 to 2014/15 which represents 0.5% of DFID total spend. During this period DFID has funded elections observation in a number of countries often as part of wider election programmes, for example in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T13:12:27.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T13:12:27.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
423605
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
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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 Palestinians: Overseas 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 steps her Department takes to monitor how aid disbursed by the UK to the Palestinian Territories is used. 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 13203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s Operational Plan for the Occupied Palestinian Territories contains a results framework which is monitored annually to ensure results being delivered are in line with those planned. We assess that UK aid is on track to deliver key results as set out in our Operational Plan.</p><p /> <p>Each new project is approved on the basis of a value for money assessment. This involves assessing the strength of the evidence provided in each business case for the intervention, and comparing the efficiency and cost effectiveness of different delivery options. All projects are reviewed annually, and at project completion, to monitor the results that have been delivered. All reviews are publicly available on the Development Tracker website: http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T16:58:08.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T16:58:08.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Peter Bone more like this
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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 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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 support people in Pakistan who are creating safe spaces for the discussion of liberal Islam 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 13792 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 supports the rights of all groups to follow their religious faith and to live safe lives. Wherever possible, our programmes in Pakistan promote diversity and tolerance. For example, our work with civil society groups focus on strengthening the political voice of excluded groups and providing them with better access to justice. Our education programmes in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces support the implementation of Pakistan’s 2006 reformed curriculum which teaches religious tolerance and respect for diversity.</p><br /><p>The Government of Pakistan has publicly recognised the problems facing minorities and the need to bring an end to religious persecution. We remain fully committed to working in partnership with them to achieve this and raise these issues regularly with the Government of Pakistan. Most recently the Head of DFID Pakistan raised this issue in October as part of the bilateral assistance talks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-11-04T13:12:00.86Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-04T13:12:00.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
424648
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 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 Ethiopia: Human Rights more like this
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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 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 more like this
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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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 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 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 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 more like this
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
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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