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1054572
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupied Territories: Economic Situation more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to develop long-term economic sustainability in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We have scaled up our work on economic development across the West Bank and Gaza. We are providing up to £38 million over five years (2018-2023) to help tackle the problems of low growth and high unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs).</p><p> </p><p>Our support will focus on efforts to increase trade and job creation by working with the Palestinian and Israeli authorities to enable greater movement and access for people and goods, and improve water and energy supply, particularly in Gaza. We will also continue to support the implementation of Paris Protocol measures in relation to the transfer of taxes and fees Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and any measures agreed by the parties to transfer the responsibility of revenue collection. Our support in these areas will help thousands of Palestinians in their daily lives, support the financial sustainability of the PA and contribute to preserving the viability of the two-state solution.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:43:19.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:43:19.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1015487
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the criteria her Department uses to assess the benefit to the UK of the allocation of Overseas Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 196173 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Through our statutory commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid and the way that we spend money to reduce poverty, we promote UK values and influence in the world. We are, for example, tackling the drivers of instability and extremism, stopping infectious disease from reaching our shores, and building prosperity in our trading partners of the future. All UK aid is in the national interest.</p><p> </p><p>Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) must be spent in compliance with the eligibility criteria set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). DFID strives to ensure that each project on which we spend British taxpayers’ money contributes both to reducing poverty in developing countries and to the UK national interest, which is defined as a combination of health, security, prosperity and influence. DFID officials are expected to demonstrate the benefit to the UK when seeking approval for new programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1015490
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she has made on the implementation of the UK national action plan on women, peace and security 2018 to 2022, published in January 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 196175 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The first annual report to Parliament on the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2018 – 2022 is expected to be published in December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:28:28.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:28:28.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1038558
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Internally Displaced People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation in the Rukban camp in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 206820 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned about the dire humanitarian situation of the 40,000 – 50,000 displaced Syrians currently stranded at Rukban camp. Whilst we were encouraged by the recent aid convoy that took place in November 2018, it is crucial that this is not viewed as a one-off event. A recent UN assessment highlighted in particular the major health and protection concerns caused by the lack of sustained access provided to humanitarian actors.</p><p> </p><p>The UK urges the Assad regime and its backers, in the strongest possible terms, to facilitate full humanitarian access to enable a second convoy with winter supplies to take place followed by regular and unrestricted aid deliveries thereafter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T17:12:46.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:12:46.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1015488
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 remove filter
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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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that funding allocated by her Department from the public purse does not find its way into the hands of terrorists in the Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 196174 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and robustly controls against the diversion of aid. We have strong controls in place to monitor spending, including due diligence assessments, annual financial audits of project spending and regular field visits; all to ensure that UK aid reaches the intended beneficiaries. DFID complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation and DFID funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T17:15:19.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T17:15:19.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1054570
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: HIV Infection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department are taking to tackle the stigma associated with HIV in developing countries to ensure that to ensure people seek access to treatment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216231 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK government’s HIV response prioritises those still left behind by the huge progress made in recent years. These include adolescents, women and girls and under-served groups most affected by stigma, such as men who have sex with men, injecting drug users, sex workers and prisoners living with and affected by HIV.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For example, through the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund we are supporting civil society networks of people affected by HIV to demand their rights, address stigma and discrimination and hold governments to account. The UK has committed £15 million to this Fund, since its start, to help champion their rights to access prevention and treatment services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:42:22.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:42:22.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1058912
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sustainable Development more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress is being made on preparations for public involvement in the Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 219403 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to an inclusive Voluntary National Review (VNR) that showcases activity across the UK. To date, 200 organisations and individuals have submitted case studies highlighting activity to support delivery of the Goals. We continue to welcome contributions which can be submitted via our VNR website. In March, we will host a number of sector-focussed engagement events – including with the private sector, civil society, young people, local organisations, and trade unions. Details on how to get involved will be published shortly at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T16:18:27.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T16:18:27.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1038559
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which objectives her Department is seeking to achieve by investing in girls’ education in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 206821 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>In the three years from 2015 to 2018 DFID supported at least 5.6 million girls to gain a decent education. The objective of our investment is to support girls to attend school, learn whilst they are there, and help ensure the critical transition from primary to secondary education. Through this work we are supporting girls to achieve basic literacy and numeracy and are helping to equip them with the skills they need to succeed in jobs of the future.</p><p>Evidence for the benefits of investment in girls’ education includes:</p><ul><li>An extra year of primary schooling for girls can increase their wages by 10-20%, most of which is likely to be reinvested in her family and community.</li><li>A World Bank study found that every year of secondary school education is correlated with an 18% increase in a girls’ future earning power.</li><li>Education helps to prevent early marriage and early pregnancy - girls with no education are 3 times as likely to marry by 18 as those with a secondary or higher education.</li><li>If all girls completed primary school in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia, the number of girls getting married by age 15 would fall by 14%; with secondary education, 64% fewer girls would get married.</li><li>A UNICEF study from Bangladesh attributes the halving of the Maternal Mortality Rates from 1990 to 2008 to the increased enrolment of girls in secondary education.</li></ul><p> </p><p>We believe that investing in educating girls is both the right and the smart thing to do, both socially and economically. Our work is guided by DFID’s 2018 Education Policy – Get Children Learning. This sets out how educating girls can: support better health choices, boost earnings, build social cohesion and help institutions and public services work better.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:30:44.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:30:44.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1054571
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle inequality and discrimination against disabled people in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216232 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>In July 2018, the UK Government co-hosted the Global Disability Summit to raise global attention on disability inclusion. DFID’s first Disability Inclusion strategy, published in December, sets out plans to mainstream disability inclusion across the organisation and provides a clear time-bound and targeted roadmap on how to do so. Tackling stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities was central to the summit and is one of the cross-cutting areas in the strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:44:52.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:44:52.02Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1015486
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the criteria is for her Department to allocate financial resources to an overseas country. more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 196172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>DFID supports delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Government’s objectives as set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy. Bilateral Official Development Assistance is allocated based on considerations of need, i.e. levels of poverty, ability of countries to fund themselves and whether DFID can add value. The 2016 bilateral and multilateral development reviews set out our approach to allocations in more detail. Our project design approach makes sure every project focuses on eradicating poverty, and projects are rigorously appraised to ensure value for money.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:38:20.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:38:20.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this