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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Zimbabwe: Water more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of clean water provision in Harare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
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James Duddridge more like this
star this property uin 256986 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Out of a daily demand of 800 mega litres, the City of Harare is only able to provide 500 mega litres. Through a multi-donor trust fund called ZIMFUND, DFID has, since 2010, supported the rehabilitation of water supply infrastructure to improve waste water treatment capacity and water supply to some areas. Through UNICEF we are supporting the City of Harare with repairing water infrastructures and boreholes in cholera prone areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:59:51.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:59:51.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
1137458
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 274661 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We welcome recent political reform efforts by the Government of Zimbabwe, including commitment to repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Public Order and Security Act in line with Zimbabwe's constitution.</p><p>However, Zimbabwe remains one of the UK's 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally. We continue to call for the Government of Zimbabwe to uphold the rule of law and human rights and promote free and fair elections, under the protection of the 2013 Constitution and international human rights law. We also call on all political parties to enter into a genuine national dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:38:40.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:38:40.95Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4716
star this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1126845
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more 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: Ivory 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to change its policy in respect of the representations made by the Republic of Zimbabwe for the lifting of the global ban on the ivory trade in order to sell £231 million of ivory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 254847 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to change our policy regarding the sale of ivory. The international trade in elephant ivory is currently banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). A proposal has been put forward by a small number of CITES Parties, including Zimbabwe, for consideration at the 18th meeting of CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) to resume international trade in ivory from these countries. These proposals will be subject to robust challenge at the CoP before any decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:12:59.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:12:59.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1126844
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more 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: Elephants 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 counterparts in the (a) People's Republic of China, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Republic of Zimbabwe on the Republic of Zimbabwe's sale of 97 elephants to zoos in China and the UAE since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 254846 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>International trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe is permitted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) if certain conditions are met. The UK does not have the power to intervene in the way in which another Party implements the Convention.</p><p>On 30 April, I spoke to Priscah Mupfumira, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, raising our concerns pertaining to elephants captured from the wild in Zimbabwe. Our Embassies in Beijing and Abu Dhabi are aware of the issue and regularly raise conservation issues with the respective governments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:11:43.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:11:43.9Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1126846
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more 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: Elephants 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 assessment his Department has made of (a) the accuracy and (b) the implications of the assessment by the Tourism Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe that Zimbabwe's carrying capacity is 55,000 elephants but the country now has a population of 85,000 elephants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 254848 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe has the second largest population of elephants in the world and overpopulation of elephants is a result of good conservation practice. We are working with the Government of Zimbabwe on long term solutions to the issue, such as our Green Corridors initiative, and will continue to support wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:14:06.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:14:06.757Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4498
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1136266
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Zambia: 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 country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Zambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272200 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Zambia economic development portfolio comprises programmes primarily focused on job creation and private sector investment, infrastructure and energy development. It supports the poorest with tools they can use for their own development. These initiatives include:</p><ol><li>Supporting job creation and regulatory reform in high-potential sectors that provide opportunities for women and youth employment, including agriculture, services to the mining industry, tourism and household services (clean cooking, off-grid energy, on-site sanitation).</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs and grow to provincial, national and eventually regional businesses.</li><li>Increasing access to finance for growing businesses and facilitate new investment sources, including global impact investors (e.g. the ImpactCapitalAfrica initiative), local private wealth individuals (e.g. first-of-a-kind crowd-funding from Zambian residents) and state assets (e.g. engagement with Zambia’s development bank and pension funds).</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation and Zambia’s geographical challenges by helping municipalities improve urban planning and supporting key Ministries and the private sector to develop more effective infrastructure solutions.</li><li>Piloting technology applications that deliver on development challenges and create and support sustainable businesses such as in rural mobility and off-grid cold chains.</li><li>Support climate smart agriculture approaches and financial inclusion for the rural and peri-urban poor.</li></ol><p> </p><p>DFID also provides direct support to create an enabling environment for citizens’ representation. Our support has contributed to 1.7 million new voters registering for the 2016 elections, and it enables Zambians to raise and debate issues that matter to them with their leaders, locally and nationally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1135554
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 Zambia: Famine 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 he is taking to provide additional aid to alleviate the impending famine in Zambia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 270725 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID is following the impact of the drought in Western and Southern Zambia very closely and has visited affected areas to discuss the response with local authorities. The Government of Zambia has not yet declared an emergency but estimates that 1.5 million people will need emergency assistance over the next nine months. We are in contact with the Government’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit and with the World Food Programme about how best to distribute food supplies in the event that the Government requests support. We are exploring with the UN the feasibility of emergency cash transfers and responding to a likely increase in acute malnutrition cases. DFID is also a key donor of the START fund, which funds non-governmental organisations responding to localised emergencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:20:09.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:20:09.133Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1135555
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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 Zambia: Cereals 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 he is taking to support the Zambian Government to ensure that farmers are able to purchase sufficient grain from Government food agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 270726 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Maize production has dropped by over 50% in Western and Southern Zambia this year as a result of drought, showing just how vulnerable Zambian farmers are to climatic shocks. Through its Climate Smart Agriculture programme, DFID is supporting over 260,000 small-scale farmers to protect yields better from the impact of climate change. DFID is also supporting engagement between Zambian civil society organisations, the Zambian Government and the Food Reserve Agency on agricultural policy and on the implementation of the Government of Zambia’s agricultural e-voucher reform programme, which has great potential to help smallholder farmers source inputs in a more timely fashion and promote agricultural diversification.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:21:00.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:21:00.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1129145
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 Yasir Arman more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he will make to his Sudanese counterpart to ensure the safety of Yassir Arman of SPLM-N and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson of the Declaration for Freedom and Change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 258959 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK is engaging with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and with the a range of opposition groups and the protest movement in Sudan. We are calling for the legitimate demands of Sudanese people to be respected and for power to be handed over to civilian leadership. Violence must not be used. This message has been firmly delivered in Sudan by our Ambassador to the Deputy Head of the TMC. The UK, alongside Troika partners Norway and the US, has called for all sides to engage in an inclusive dialogue, that leads to a swift, orderly and peaceful transition to civilian rule. On 29 May our Ambassador delivered this message to Yassir Arman of SPLM-N and encouraged all armed movements to return to Sudan and take part in the talks to agree a civilian-led transition and achieve peace. We will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:33:26.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:33:26.063Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1131266
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Yasir Arman 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to make representations to the Sudanese authorities on allowing Yassir Arman to return to Sudan from his exile in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263047 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government condemns the arrest and detention of Yasir Arman by the Sudanese security forces. We are aware that Yasir Arman has been deported to South Sudan. We call for his immediate release and for the legitimate demands of Sudanese people to be respected. Violence must not be used, including against opponents. Sudanese people should not be faced with the threat of arbitrary detention or deportation. We consistently made clear to the former Government of Sudan our expectation that all detainees should be treated in accordance with international standards; we continue to call upon the Sudanese authorities to do so.</p><p>On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Our Embassy in Khartoum calls on members of the Transitional Military Council both in public and directly the steps that needed to be taken to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees. We also engage regularly with civil society groups on the issue of detainee treatment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:19:14.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:19:14.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this