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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Tax Evasion 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 has taken to reduce tax evasion in Africa. 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 223497 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling tax evasion is a priority for DFID as part of our Transparency Agenda, Addis Tax Initiative commitments and the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since 2013 DFID has supported the Global Forum for the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes through its International Tax Transparency Programme. The Global Forum helps countries tackle tax evasion by strengthening global tax transparency and international cooperation. The Global Forum now has over 150 members and DFID supports its Africa Initiative to strengthen transparency and the exchange of information across Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC and DFID continues to work alongside the Global Forum with other jurisdictions such as Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria; alongside the African Tax Administration Forum in Uganda and independently in Montserrat to support the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID’s announcement on the 19 February of a new £47m package of support for Tax for Development will further boost efforts to help countries in Africa and elsewhere to tackle this important issue.</p><p> </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 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:07:41.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064087
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Taxation 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, how much additional tax revenue will be raised by Governments in Africa as a result of support by her Department by the year 2022-23. 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 223498 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID’s support will help strengthen developing country capacity to raise domestic resources, including through assistance in the implementation of international tax standards. Although many factors impact on revenue growth, so forecasts are not available, past DFID tax programmes have proved to be great value for money. For example, the OECD’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative, which assists developing countries to implement international tax standards, has generated an additional £100 for every £1 spent on operating costs.</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 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:09:34.097Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cellou Dalein Diallo 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the safety of Cellou Dalein Diallo in Guinea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 223934 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The outcome of the February 2018 Guinean municipal elections has been heavily disputed, resulting in an increase in political tensions in the country. In this context, we are aware of reports of shooting at the vehicle convoy of the opposition party leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, in Conakry late last year. Together with EU and other international partners we are monitoring the situation closely. The international community continues to urge dialogue between the political parties and essential preparation for forthcoming legislative elections. Peaceful elections will be essential to reassuring investors and other partners, and not least the people of Guinea.</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 2019-02-25T16:11:49.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:11:49.227Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1064090
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: UK Relations with EU 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 the EU on continuing co-operation on international development after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 223501 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>We are seeking a future partnership with the EU on international development to tackle shared global challenges in areas where it is in our mutual interest and represents the best value for taxpayers’ money. The Secretary of State and other DFID Ministers have discussed our future partnership with counterparts in the Commission during bilateral meetings and in the margins of international events. Any future UK participation in EU development programmes would require appropriate influence and oversight over UK funds and eligibility for UK organisations to bid for and to implement any UK funded programmes.</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 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:10:31.61Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1388
star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1063960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 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
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 recent steps she has taken to ensure the effectiveness Official Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 223132 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Every project in DFID is rigorously appraised for efficiency and likely effectiveness before approval and is assessed against a robust monitoring framework to ensure it remains cost effective. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact said that DFID’s systems “improve the return on UK investment in aid” and recognised that DFID is “a global champion on Value for Money”. DFID is committed to supporting other government departments strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximising their impact on poverty through an extensive offer of support.</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 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:08:46.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1064092
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sierra Leone: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Sierra Leone on the national emergency declared in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 223503 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is aware that the President of Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency on the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence. The high rates are alarming: 56 per cent of women in Sierra Leone report experiencing physical violence. This month, the Sierra Leone-based Rainbo Initiative reported 2800 sexual assaults committed against girls and women since the start of 2018.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about sexual and gender-based violence with the Government of Sierra Leone. The High Commissioner to Sierra Leone met the First Lady of Sierra Leone, a prominent campaigner, on 12 February 2019 to discuss the issue. We welcome President Bio's recent steps to establish a new police department that solely investigates sexual offenses involving children and a special court focusing on such cases.</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 2019-02-26T17:51:02.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:51:02.233Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1388
star this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
1063916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Economic Situation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the North Sudanese Government on economic support for that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 223056 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK continue to urge the Government of Sudan to deliver much needed economic reforms for the benefit of all Sudanese citizens, and to continue to make improvements to the humanitarian and development operating environment. Most recently, officials from the Department of International Development discussed development work in Sudan, specifically the Darfur Development Strategy refresh, with senior officials in the Government of Sudan on 21 February.</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 2019-02-26T17:48:41.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:48:41.44Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1064006
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Sanctions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the sanctions against the Zimbabwean Government and other Designated Persons from Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 223204 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We view EU restrictive measures as one of the tools to promote peace, democracy and the respect for the rule of law, human rights and international law. They are a tool used in conjunction with other methods, including political dialogue, as part of an integrated policy approach. They are targeted on specific individual and Zimbabwe Defence Industries and do no damage to the wider economy or the people of Zimbabwe.</p><p>The UK and our EU partners continue to assess the appropriateness of sanctions in light of recent developments. The crackdown on demonstrations in January 2019, as well as the disproportionate use of force by the authorities, called into question the Zimbabwean Government's commitment to uphold human rights and the rule of law. New listings can be swiftly adopted if required.</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 2019-02-25T16:13:02.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:13:02.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this