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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Botswana more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are providing to the government of Botswana about combatting the effects of the recent drought there. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Cyclical droughts in Botswana are of concern. The Government of Botswana is best placed to prepare for and lead the response to humanitarian disasters as it did during the 2013 drought. The UK Government does not have a bilateral development programme in Botswana, but will continue to monitor the humanitarian situation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T13:29:14.3317349Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T13:29:14.3317349Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take action to ensure that essential medical and relief supplies reach people in the autonomous Kurdish cantons of north and east Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL847 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>In Syria and the region, UK aid is supporting food for up to 535,000 people a month and water for up to 1.5 million people. UK support to WHO will provide vulnerable Syrians with essential access to comprehensive health services. WHO are also supporting trauma systems, delivering essential supplies and augmenting health systems to respond to outbreaks of diseases. Across Syria the UK has already funded over 244,000 medical consultations to critically injured and sick people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:49:40.5234749Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:49:40.5234749Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
65919
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pakistan more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in assisting the government of Pakistan to raise revenue from rich individuals and companies to pay for education for children in that country not currently attending school. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK is helping to support Pakistan’s efforts to increase revenue collection through a range of measures, including through expertise from HM Revenue and Customs. The Government of Pakistan has already made progress including removing tax exemptions worth 0.34% of GDP and publishing a directory of all taxpayers. It published its second federal budget on 3 June which included further emphasis on increasing revenue from 9% to 15% of GDP by 2018, through new measures to widen the tax net and phase out exemptions. Through these the government aims to raise additional revenue of over $2.2 billion in 2014/15.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It has also committed to increase the share of GDP spent on education from 2% to 4% by 2018. This will help to get some of the estimated 12 million out-of-school children across the country into education.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T14:30:04.4868579Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:30:04.4868579Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading BBC Media Action more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been provided to BBC Media Action by the Department for International Development; whether the criteria for funding allocation include consideration of projects in closed countries with least access to news; and how much has been allocated to projects seeking to reach the people of North Korea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL810 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID does not have a bilateral programme with North Korea. Since 2011 DFID has provided £46.2m funding to BBC Media Action under a five year grant agreement.</p><p>The grant covers activities in eleven DFID priority countries, ten of which have been classified by ‘Freedom House' as ‘partly free' or ‘not free'. The criteria for country funding include the contribution to the grant's results framework, and fit within the UK aid programme. Whilst North Korea scores extremely badly on freedom of information and media, it is not one of the countries that DFID has prioritised in terms of focusing development resources to achieve poverty reduction.</p><p>DFID funded activities have reached 130 million people across 11 countries, mainly fragile states, with TV and radio programmes that are improving knowledge about key governance and health issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T15:21:26.3712901Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T15:21:26.3712901Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the crisis in the Central African Republic on the Building StabilityOverseas Strategy. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL7015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has highlighted the importance of the cross-government approach set out in the Building Stability Overseas Strategy (BSOS), including rapid response, upstream prevention, and working in partnership with others in the international system. BSOS remains a core strategy for HMG's work in fragile and conflict-affected states.</p><p>In alignment with this, the UK continues to support international efforts to restore peace and security to CAR, some of which is funded by the Conflict Pool's Early Action Facility, which was created to support BSOS. We have provided logistical support to the French Operation Sangaris and £2m in non-lethal support to the African-led International Support Mission to the CAR (MISCA). The UK has committed £23m in humanitarian support to CAR since July 2013, funding a range of NGOs and UN agencies to provide access to protection, food, water, shelter, health and sanitation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
50275
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 6 May (WA 365), whether they will now answer the question which was put. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL6993 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID's Executive Management Committee review year-to-date and forecast expenditure against budgets each month through a monthly Management Information report.</p><p>There is no formal cost overrun percentage threshold that triggers a review of specific budgets. The EMC does however examine potential material overspending each month that represents a significant risk to the DFID's overall Resource and Capital budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the Global Partnership for Education to ensure that an ambitious goal and targets are agreed for education for all after 2015. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL6983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is working across Her Majesty's Government and with its international partners in education including the Global Partnership for Education to aim to ensure that, by 2030, all girls and boys completing primary education are able to read, write and count. We are also looking to be more ambitious by increasing the proportion of young women and young men with the technical and transferable skills to get decent jobs.</p><p>The main process to define a new goal for education is being led by UNESCO through its Education For All Steering Committee. The UK is represented by Norway and working closely with Norwegian counterparts to further our priorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are collaborating with the Global Partnership for Education to ensure that more children with disabilities can access quality basic education. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL6982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is collaborating with the Global Partnership for Education on the design of their new funding model to incentivise countries to improve their collection and use of data on children with disabilities. Currently there are very limited data in most developing countries. GPE will also work to strengthen the quality of education sector plans - particularly on how they address disability issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers will attend the Global Partnership for Education replenishment conference in June. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL6981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministerial attendance is currently being discussed and we will look to make a decision in the coming weeks.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
50262
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unstar this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to encourage other donor governments and developing country partner governments to pledge support at the Global Partnership for Education replenishment in June. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL6980 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID are working closely with other international donors and developing country partner governments to support the GPE replenishment. We are meeting regularly with donor governments to discuss support for the GPE replenishment. We are also liaising closely with GPE to ensure that the new funding model works to increase domestic financing to education.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this