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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they expect a regular air service will begin to and from St Helena. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The St Helena Government are undertaking a tender process for a regular commercial air service to and from St Helena. On 9 June, the St Helena Government announced that SA Airlink had been chosen as the preferred bidder for the provision of the scheduled service. A formal announcement on details of the service will be made once contract negotiations are complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:50:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:50:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
755185
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to re-establish funding for (1) the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and (2) Marie Stopes International; and if so, when. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1193 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID highly values our partnership with civil society. We have just launched a call for proposals for Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) through DFID’s new UK Aid Connect funding mechanism. We strongly encourage all organisations with a track record in SRHR to apply. In addition, MSI and IPPF regularly bid for and deliver DFID programmes on sexual health and reproductive rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:43:32.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:43:32.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
755179
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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 South Sudan: Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided, if any, to the Girls' Education South Sudan programme, including for that organisation's cash transfer system that ensures that girls who are displaced due to violence can continue to receive an education. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1187 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the sole donor to the Girls’ Education South Sudan programme and will contribute £60 million over 5 years. In 2016, we provided £14.1 million for grants to girls and payments to schools.</p><p>In 2016 the programme provided cash transfers equivalent to approximately £15 each to 135,000 girls, to help them to remain in school. By the end of the programme we will have supported over 200,000 girls.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:52:52.023Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:52:52.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
755123
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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 Libya: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided any resources to persons or organisations in Libya from the budget of the Department for International Development; and if so, to which projects those resources were allocated. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL1131 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID) supports Libyan authorities and civil society organisations to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Libyans, migrants and refugees, working with trusted humanitarian agencies including the International Organisation for Migration (IoM). In addition, DFID is funding a project with the World Bank to improve public financial management in Libya’s key financial institutions, as part of the cross-Departmental Conflict, Security and Stability Fund for Libya.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:53:11.477Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:53:11.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
755121
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 19 July (HL Deb, cols 1616–17), whether humanitarian assistance to (1) the 700,000 in need of food aid, and (2) the three million in need of humanitarian aid, in Burundi will continue to be made available through organisations such as Tearfund, Christian Aid and Oxfam. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
star this property uin HL1129 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID is providing £8 million of life-saving humanitarian assistance over the next three years in Burundi. This will support more than 20,000 food insecure households, including 8,000 malnourished children. Implementing partners have not yet been confirmed, but this support is likely to be delivered through both UN agencies and international non-governmental organisations with a strong track record in Burundi. The Foreign Office continues to work Christian Aid in Burundi to empower local communities to oppose sexual violence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:43:12.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:43:12.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Durham more like this
753962
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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 Gaza: United Nations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 July (HL659), whether they expect to receive a report from the UN on its mission to Gaza on 10 July, in which they participated; and if so, when. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1108 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The UN issued a press release and a report on Gaza’s socio-economic status to coincide with its mission to Gaza on 10 July, in which the UK participated. We do not anticipate any further reporting from the UN on this mission, but are working closely with them to monitor the situation in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:46:46.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:46:46.277Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
753935
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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: Tropical Diseases more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development intends only to focus on eradicable neglected tropical diseases. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1081 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>DFID is tackling a range of neglected tropical diseases. One of these, Guinea Worm, is close to eradication. On others – for example schistosomiasis, trachoma and lymphatic filariasis – we are part of a global effort to control and eliminate infections. DFID support to action against these diseases is determined by disease burden, value for money, and the impact on the poor and vulnerable populations they affect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:43:58.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:43:58.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753934
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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: Snakes more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what priority the Department for International Development plans to give to the issue of snakebite envenoming, given that the WHO considers it to be a category A neglected tropical disease. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1080 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the importance of snakebite envenoming (the act of being poisoned) and is carrying out research in this area. DFID and the Medical Research Council are currently funding the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to develop a new ‘universal anti-venom’ to treat victims of any of 21 of the most venomous snakes that threaten human health in sub-Saharan Africa.</p><p>In addition, DFID launched a call for expressions of interest for the development of new technologies in March this year. New anti-venoms to treat snake bites were highlighted as one of the areas where research is needed. The intent is to develop anti-venom that can be stored safely at ambient temperature, avoiding the need for refrigeration.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:49:00.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:49:00.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753924
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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 South Sudan: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of (1) children in South Sudan who are malnourished, and (2) South Sudanese children who are crossing into Uganda; and what steps have been taken to address the plight of children in South Sudan affected by the ongoing armed conflict. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL1070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The latest estimate from the UN is that there are 1.1 million acutely malnourished children in South Sudan. There are 586,600 children under 18 who have fled to Uganda and many of these will have been malnourished when they arrived. The UK is leading the international response to the crisis in South Sudan, and this year will feed 500,000 people and, with other donors, provide lifesaving nutritional support for 100,000 children and mothers, and over 1.8 million health consultations to children under five.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:01:12.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:01:12.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
753908
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of (1) the written evidence submitted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief to the International Development Committee on 20 October 2015 that local workers employed by UNHCR were giving preferential access to aid and food resources to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who shared the religious beliefs of those workers, and (2) the extent to which such practices are continuing. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes extremely seriously any allegations that UN staff are giving preferential access to aid on the basis of the religious affiliation of beneficiaries. This would contravene international humanitarian principles and the UN’s own guidelines. Lord Bates and Minister Burt have arranged a joint meeting with Lord Alton and interested parties to discuss this important issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T15:44:18.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T15:44:18.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this