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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 World Bank 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 discussions they have held with the World Bank about the Bank’s policies regarding safeguards for indigenous peoples. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
unstar this property uin HL1669 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the draft framework as an important step forward in updating the Bank’s approach to safeguards and as a good basis for further consultation. We will continue to engage with World Bank management as the framework is developed further during the second consultation stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1670 more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:47:30.2215958Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:47:30.2215958Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
79781
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 World Bank more like this
star 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 assessment they have made of the decisions taken at the World Bank’s Executive Board meeting on 30 July 2014. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
unstar this property uin HL1670 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the draft framework as an important step forward in updating the Bank’s approach to safeguards and as a good basis for further consultation. We will continue to engage with World Bank management as the framework is developed further during the second consultation stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1669 more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:47:29.4493056Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:47:29.4493056Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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1665
star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
93674
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 Ebola more like this
star 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 is their assessment of the remarks of Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organisation, about the ebola outbreak; and what is their current assessment of the projected number of fatalities in West Africa. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL2103 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We share the WHO’s concerns about the potential scale and global threat posed by the Ebola outbreak. According to the latest WHO data, there have been 4493 deaths from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as of 12 October. The US Centre for Disease Control estimates that the number of cases in West Africa could reach 1.4 million by January 2015. In response to the outbreak, the UK is playing a leading role in the international response, and has committed £125 million to contain, control and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:34:09.0084151Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
170070
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-12more like thismore than 2014-12-12
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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 Eritrea 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 is their estimate of the number of refugees and displaced people who have left Eritrea over the past twelve months; what they consider to be the factors involved in their decision to leave; what they consider to be their primary destinations; and what is their assessment of future conditions in Eritrea. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL3705 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the political situation in Eritrea; the UN estimates that around 200 migrants leave Eritrea daily, with Sudan and Ethiopia as their primary destinations. Those who choose to leave Eritrea do so for a variety of reasons, including a desire to avoid performing national service for an indeterminate length of time and to seek greater economic opportunity than currently available in Eritrea. Our Ambassador in Asmara regularly monitors events in Eritrea and works closely with the UNHCR, through whom we receive monthly updates on migration. The UK Government has made representations to the Government of Eritrea to improve its observance of human rights, and works with European partners on the implementation of the Eritrea Country Programme under the Eleventh European Development Fund to help provide greater economic growth and opportunities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:42:17.073Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:42:17.073Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
92402
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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 South Sudan 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 whether they will ensure that the recommendations of the Oxfam Report <i>From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan</i>, published on 6 October, are implemented. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL1964 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and have recently announced a further £25 million of humanitarian assistance, making the UK one of the largest donors to the response with total contributions of £150 million this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK support has enabled humanitarian agencies to provide essential assistance in both United Nations camps and ‘hard-to-reach’ areas. Our assistance is providing more than 400,000 people with emergency food and/or livelihoods, 170,000 people with clean water, and 180,000 with improved hygiene and sanitation, and will assist thousands more this year. The UK is also ensuring that its development programmes contribute where possible, by maintaining health and education services through local systems; and by building the resilience of households through livelihoods programmes. We have also funded dozens of staff to key positions in the UN to assist with coordination and planning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This assistance has helped to prevent deterioration of food security to famine levels. It has also helped agencies deal with the recent cholera outbreak, and provided support to survivors of sexual violence. However, we remain concerned about the humanitarian situation moving into 2015, with the risk of famine still real if conflict continues. Security and access remain major constraints to reaching those in need, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. We continue to stress the important need for all parties to respect the cessation of hostilities, and to allow unhampered access for humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage on the recommendations in the report in our role as member of the Security Council and in discussions with UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Governments of the region, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1965 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:35:16.5831349Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:35:16.5831349Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
92403
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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 South Sudan more like this
star 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 is their assessment of the Oxfam Report <i>From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan</i>; and, in particular, how they will (1) assist the humanitarian efforts to create better conditions in United Nations camps, (2) improve co-ordination and delivery of aid to where people are, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, (3) ensure that diverse and sustainable interventions are made, building on local systems, and (4) improve management and planning to prevent future delays. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL1965 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 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, and have recently announced a further £25 million of humanitarian assistance, making the UK one of the largest donors to the response with total contributions of £150 million this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>UK support has enabled humanitarian agencies to provide essential assistance in both United Nations camps and ‘hard-to-reach’ areas. Our assistance is providing more than 400,000 people with emergency food and/or livelihoods, 170,000 people with clean water, and 180,000 with improved hygiene and sanitation, and will assist thousands more this year. The UK is also ensuring that its development programmes contribute where possible, by maintaining health and education services through local systems; and by building the resilience of households through livelihoods programmes. We have also funded dozens of staff to key positions in the UN to assist with coordination and planning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This assistance has helped to prevent deterioration of food security to famine levels. It has also helped agencies deal with the recent cholera outbreak, and provided support to survivors of sexual violence. However, we remain concerned about the humanitarian situation moving into 2015, with the risk of famine still real if conflict continues. Security and access remain major constraints to reaching those in need, especially in the hard-to-reach areas. We continue to stress the important need for all parties to respect the cessation of hostilities, and to allow unhampered access for humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will continue to engage on the recommendations in the report in our role as member of the Security Council and in discussions with UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Governments of the region, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1964 more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T16:35:17.2220498Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T16:35:17.2220498Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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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 more like this
star 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 assessment they have made of the likely mortality rate in Gaza over the winter months from lack of shelter, food, medicine and electricity; and whether they have any plans for a minister to make a visit there to assess the level of humanitarian suffering. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL4261 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The UN makes regular assessments of the situation in Gaza. In their latest bulletin, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs note that the situation remains extremely fragile, marked by slow progress in the reconstruction of homes and infrastructure destroyed during the summer hostilities, and compounded by the ongoing energy crisis and growing internal political tensions. The UN Relief and Works Agency has reported two deaths in January due to the cold and inadequate shelter. UK Ministers make regular visits to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T14:00:20.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T14:00:20.15Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
167902
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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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 British Council 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 assessment they have made of the potential for joint working between the Department for International Development and the British Council; how much Official Development Assistance has been applied for that purpose in each of the last five years; and how much is expected to be expended in the period covered by the current Spending Review. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
unstar this property uin HL3426 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>We primarily engage British Council through contractual relationships. DFID will continue to develop its relationship with the British Council where they have been selected as the lead supplier after fair competition.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Official Development Assistance has been disbursed through the British Council in recent years as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2009/10 - £15.7m</p><p> </p><p>2010/11 - £33.4m</p><p> </p><p>2011/12 - £13.1m</p><p> </p><p>2012/13 - £14.5m</p><p> </p><p>2013/14 - £14.5m.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect to disburse £10.8m in the remainder of this spending review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T15:45:29.547Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T15:45:29.547Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
62801
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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 Angola 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 discussions they have had regarding the food situation in Angola; and whether they will use their trade partnership with that country to encourage the government of Angola to act to avert a humanitarian crisis. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
unstar this property uin HL481 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>We have not had recent bilateral discussions with the Government of Angola regarding the food situation. The Government of Angola is leading the food assistance programme to respond to the situation and is best placed to prepare for and lead the response to humanitarian disasters with the support of UN partners. The UK government does not have a bilateral development programme in Angola, but will continue to monitor the humanitarian situation.</p><p>Under the High Level Prosperity (HLP) Partnership, the UK Government also works closely with the government of Angola to secure increased trade and investment between the UK and Angola, which will contribute to mutual prosperity and deliver sustained equitable economic growth. The UK government will continue to engage closely with the Government of Angola under the HLP partnership and will discuss the humanitarian situation where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T16:08:40.0405562Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T16:08:40.0405562Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
61497
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 Palestinians 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 discussions they have had with the new President of Egypt concerning the opening of Rafah crossing to Gaza, in order to facilitate travel and the transfer of medical supplies. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL275 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Egyptian authorities to ease the movement of bona fide travellers and humanitarian aid through Rafah. We call on Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority to work together to enable a sustained increase in the legal flow of goods and persons from and to the Gaza Strip.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T15:33:19.4483481Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T15:33:19.4483481Z
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this