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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of malnutrition on the (a) health, (b) resilience and (c) economic potential of populations in fragile and conflict-affected states. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 7216 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Malnutrition puts children and mothers at greater risk of getting sick and dying. It also stops children learning properly and results in them earning significantly less as adults. This has devastating effects on health, resilience, and economic potential, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states where malnutriton remains persistently high. We have therefore announced that the UK will step up its efforts to end the preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns, and children.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167111
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to integrate nutrition objectives into its resilience building programmes in fragile and conflict affected states. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 7215 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality and so effective prevention and treatment of malnutrition is critical for ending preventable deaths – a priority for the UK government as announced recently.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million women, adolescent girls and children with nutrition-related services, including in fragile and conflict affected states such as Somalia, Myanmar, and Yemen, and among refugee populations in Uganda and Bangladesh.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167110
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Africa and Asia: Malnutrition more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to introduce programmes to tackle malnutrition in refugee children in (a) Asia and (b) Africa. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 7214 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting refugees and we remain at the forefront of responding to refugee crises. From Uganda and Ethiopia to Bangladesh, UK support is tackling malnutrition in tens of thousands of refugee children and young people around the world.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million people with nutrition services in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, Somalia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Yemen. This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support older people in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 7141 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that older people experience a range of complex barriers to access and are often excluded from humanitarian responses, including those conducted in conflict zones. The UK is firmly committed to ensuring aid reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable, including older people, in conflict and humanitarian crises.</p><p>Without high quality disaggregated data, designing and delivering effective programmes and responses that are inclusive of older people is almost impossible. That’s why DFID was one of the first organisations to adopt the Inclusive Data Charter. In March 2019, we published an <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-no-one-behind-our-promise/inclusive-data-charter-action-plan#inclusive-data-charter" target="_blank">Action Plan</a> laying out the next steps we will take to better understand the situation of the poorest and most marginalised in all contexts and make decisions that positively impact the lives of people at all ages.</p>
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1167017
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: International Men's Day more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 7096 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across Government to do this.</p><p> </p><p>Gender equality is a top development priority, and a top priority for the UK – but it will not be achieved without engaging men and boys. Too often men and boys are invisible in work towards gender equality, or portrayed as perpetrators, when they can be powerful advocates for positive change and survivors of violence themselves.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recognises that harmful social norms are the root cause of many of the challenges faced by girls and women, boys and men. In Pakistan, DFID programming saw levels of corporal punishment experienced by boys decrease by 26%. There were also improvements in gender-equitable attitudes and depression, and reduced reports of witnessing domestic violence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1167818
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Honours more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 8603 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>, as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on ages is not correlated with other diversity factors. We also publish the proportion of honours by independent committee on GOV.UK. The numbers of honours recipients in the Department for International Development are very small and vary from year to year. Releasing the requested data would identify the individuals and they have given permission for their data to be used for statistical purposes only.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1167074
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that older women and men are supported and empowered and that their rights are protected as part of the Government's commitment to the Leave no one behind principle. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 7139 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>DFID believes that no one should face the indignity of extreme, absolute, chronic poverty, and as part of our commitment to <em>Leave No One Behind</em>, we will put the needs of the most excluded first. This means challenging the social barriers that deny people opportunity and limit their potential. Older people can experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions. They are more likely than any other age group to have disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting the economic empowerment of older people. For example, the UK has been proud to partner with the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1167073
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to advance the rights of older women in developing countries. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 7138 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality underlines the need to focus on each stage of the lifecycle if we are to achieve our ambitions to leave no-one behind. This includes recognising the contribution of older women and considering them in efforts to empower women economically.</p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p>The UK is also committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever United Nations-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1167366
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Digital Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 7667 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>DFID’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-digital-strategy-2018-to-2020-doing-development-in-a-digital-world" target="_blank">Digital Strategy 2018 to 2020</a> sets out a vision and approach for doing development in a digital world. Its aim is to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development, in order to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for delivering on the digital strategy is shared across different business units in DFID, including the Head of Emerging Policy, Innovation and Capability, the Chief Information Officer, the Head of Better Delivery Department and the Chief Statistician, co-ordinating through the Digital Data and Technology Steering Group.</p><p> </p><p>A Digital Data and Technology Delivery Board chaired by the Permanent Secretary provides strategic oversight and guidance.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1167114
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading South Sudan: Malnutrition more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment into his Department's resilience programmes in South Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 7218 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>Through our livelihoods and resilience programming in South Sudan, DFID is working with partners to tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition. This includes: supporting households to diversify their income and food sources through crop and vegetable production, fishing and small livestock; working with traders to kick start markets; and supporting training that builds the knowledge and skills which underpin nutritious diets.</p><p> </p><p>These approaches complement the life-saving provision of food, water, nutrition products and medicine through DFID’s humanitarian programming. In addition, DFID’s Health Pooled Fund programme is improving access to nutrition services – both screening and treatment – as part of a package of life-saving care in 800 health centres across South Sudan. In the last year 480,000 children under five were assessed for malnutrition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this