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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Migration more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what contribution the Government plans to make to the Global Compact for Migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is supportive of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, as a step forward in international co-operation to tackle irregular migration and as a framework to help us deliver our commitments under the sustainable development goals.</p><p>We believe that the final document sets out a better international framework for action and co-operation on migration, whilst importantly respecting a State’s sovereign right to determine its own migration policy. The Compact also contains important commitments and actions to help us tackle human trafficking and people smuggling.</p><p>Moreover, our aim is to use the Compact to further our Migration priorities within multilateral fora. This includes: reducing modern slavery; upholding migrant’s human rights; and addressing irregular migration through improved border management and safer and more productive legal migration.</p><p>We remain committed to working closely with European and Global partners to build on the momentum we have gathered thus far to ensure effective implementation of the Compact.</p><p>We look forward to the formal launch of the Compact in Marrakech this December.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:49:22.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:49:22.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1006175
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) education and (b) interfaith initiatives her Department has funded in Pakistan to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony in schools in each year for which information is available, and how much her Department has spent on each such initiative. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mitcham and Morden more like this
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Siobhain McDonagh 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011, DFID has benefited 10 million primary and nearly 6 million secondary students in Pakistan. Inclusion and respect for minorities forms an integral part of provincial and national education programmes. Our work to promote tolerance and interfaith harmony includes: training nearly 100,000 teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab in equity and inclusion; funding the Alif Ailaan education campaign which focusses on religious minorities; and engaging with education civil society organisations to champion issues of inclusion and raise these with government. Through the KP Education Support Programme (KESP) and the Punjab Education Support Programme II (PESP II), DFID has also provided technical assistance to provincial governments to revise the school curriculum and remove discriminatory content from textbooks. Since 2011, DFID has invested £678.7m in education in Pakistan, including £122.7m in 2017/18.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:16:27.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:16:27.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Siobhain McDonagh more like this
1005981
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith 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 his Department has made of the increased use of Tazir laws by the Iranian courts to sentence Baha'i people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of continued reports of harassment and mistreatment of members of the Baha'i faith in Iran, including the recent increase in arrests from August 2018 onwards. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T15:55:54.857Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:55:54.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
1005982
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Iran on the treatment of Baha'is in that country; and if will he make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities, including members of the Baha'i faith, and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief. I discussed human rights, including freedom of religion, when I met my Iranian counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, in Tehran in September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:04:13.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:04:13.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
1006103
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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
unstar this property hansard heading UNESCO more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on the UK's (a) future membership of and (b) future funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>There has been no change to our membership or funding commitment to UNESCO. The UK continues to work closely with UNESCO and other member states to ensure it makes crucial reforms to deliver the best results and value for taxpayers’ money. We make ongoing assessments of multi-agency performance, consideration of whether Agencies are providing value for tax payers’ money is an important part of these assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:52.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:52.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1006008
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian needs of the civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen; and what steps she is taking to help fulfil those needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely. The impact of the violence around Hodeidah on commercial and humanitarian access is one of the main reasons behind the UN’s warning of the growing risk of further food insecurity in Yemen.</p><p>The UK is supporting the World Food Programme (WFP) with £35 million to respond to urgent food needs in Yemen this year. This funding will provide enough cash transfers and food vouchers to meet the immediate food needs of 4 million Yemenis. In addition, UK funding this year has helped WFP pre-position enough supplies to feed more than a million families for a month, as well as over a million litres of fuel to support hospitals and clean water facilities in Hodeidah governorate.</p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as 75,000 litres of clean water a day. Efforts are now focused on scaling up lifesaving activities within the humanitarian response.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:59:13.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:59:13.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1006009
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to use the UK’s penholder status on Yemen at the UN Security Council to bring a new resolution forward on ending the armed conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to fulfil its role as penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council by coordinating sessions with the Security Council President that respond to developments in Yemen and the will of the Council as a whole. On Monday 19 November, the UK circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities, steps to improve the humanitarian situation, and support for the work of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. Both the Foreign Secretary and I have recently visited the Middle East to have constructive discussions with the Saudi-led Coalition on pathways to achieve de-escalation and reduce tensions. The Foreign Secretary was clear that both sides would need to play their part in confidence-building measures.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:29:01.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:29:01.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1006010
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to protect the civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows through the port. The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Yemeni crisis and addressing this is a priority for the Government. The Foreign Secretary discussed humanitarian issues with King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia on 12 November. I spoke about these issues to the Saudi Foreign Minister on 30 October, and to the Emirati Deputy Foreign Minister on 7 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:30:27.503Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:30:27.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
1006018
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Venezuela: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the answers of 12 November 2018 to Questions 188711 and 188712 on Venezuela, how much money from the public purse has been spent on Venezuelan related aid in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Despite efforts by the UK to urge the Venezuelan Government to accept humanitarian aid, they continue to deny the existence of a humanitarian crisis.</p><p>DFID is supporting the relief effort within the region through partners such as United Nations agencies, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the European Commission and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).</p><p>The European Commission announced a €35m aid package this year of which the UK’s share is approximately 15%. In addition, the UK is a longstanding supporter of the CERF which allocated $26m to the region. The UK is the largest donor to the fund since inception and in 2017 represented 20% of the fund’s total contributions. This year the UK has contributed £55m to the CERF which will support responses to humanitarian needs across the globe, including in response to the Venezuelan crisis. DFID is also ICRC’s second largest donor, providing approximately £63m of core funding per year for ICRC to direct towards priority operations across the globe as they deem appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:55:04.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:55:04.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Nabeel Rajab 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 validity of the case against Mr Nabeel Rajab; and what representations his Department has made to the Bahraini Government on Mr Rajab. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 23 October 2018 (PQ 180116).</p><p>The honourable member will recall that I expressed my concerns on the sentence given to Mr Rajab in my written statement of 21 February. I also reiterated the UK's call for Bahrain to protect freedom of expression for all its citizens, in line with international obligations.</p><p>Our Embassy in Bahrain has closely monitored the trials of Mr Rajab. Officials from the Embassy regularly attend Mr Rajab's court hearings, including the handing down of the latest appeal verdict. We have raised the case at senior levels as part of the UK's ongoing open dialogue with Bahrain. I am aware that there is now an opportunity for Mr Rajab's legal team to apply for an appeal through the judicial system. My officials will continue to monitor the case closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T17:26:08.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:26:08.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this