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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been (a) allocated and (b) spent as part the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 16063 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>In December 2013, Defra and DFID announced that £10m of funding would be made available over the period 2014/15 - 2017/18 to help developing countries tackle the illegal wildlife trade, to be administered by Defra. In March 2015, the Secretary of State for International Development announced that an additional £3m would be made available for this purpose.</p><br /><p>Most of this funding, which is Official Development Assistance, is distributed through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.</p><br /><p>The first round of the UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund opened for applications in June 2014, and 19 successful projects were announced in December 2014. A list of these can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/382616/iwt-challenge-fund-project-funding.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/382616/iwt-challenge-fund-project-funding.pdf</a></p><br /><p>To date, £5.3 million has been allocated to projects under the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. Projects submit claims against their allocations on a quarterly basis, and the total spent, as at the end of October, was £2.1 million.</p><br /><p>I announced the opening of a second round of applications in August. We expect to announce the successful projects from the second round early in the new year.</p><br />
unstar this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T17:00:54Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T17:00:54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
427657
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling remove filter
unstar 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what role the National Wildlife Crime Unit will play as part of the UK's commitment to Action on the Illegal Wildlife Trade from March 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 16064 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>In the UK’s Commitment to Action on the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT), published in February 2014, the Government committed to “take a national strategic approach to domestic action on IWT through . . . . funding the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) until 2016”. Defra and the Home Office together have provided £544,000 for the NWCU over 2014-15 and 2015-16.</p><br /><p>Decisions on future funding of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit beyond March 2016 will be made as part of the current Spending Review process.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T16:40:24.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T16:40:24.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this