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Department for International Development remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent deaths in the Yarmouk section of Damascus, reported by Amnesty International in its report Squeezing the life out of Yarmouk: War crimes against besieged civilians, and, in particular, of that organisation's attribution of the deaths to starvation and lack of medical care. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is deeply concerned by reports of Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus suffering and dying as a result of malnutrition and lack of medical care. Yarmouk has been under siege for some time and we are calling for unfettered access to all affected communities and for all sides to lift sieges to end this suffering.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
47793
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the cases made by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme in respect of the establishment of a humanitarian operation in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>It estimated that 1.3 million people (30% of the population) are food insecure. 60% of farmers have indicated that their crop production in 2013 was significantly reduced and around 50% of livestock was either looted or lost. 94% of farmers reported insufficient access to seeds for the upcoming planting season.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is supporting short and medium term solutions to assist people through the lean season and plant staple crops to harvest in August. We have committed £4 million to FAO for the distribution of seeds and tools and to support livelihood activities such as home gardening. FAO will assist 150,000 farming households through the provision of seeds and tools. We will continue to closely monitor the humanitarian situation.</p><p><br>The UK has been closely monitoring the situation and has pledged a total of £23m to the response in 2013 and 2014 and is one of the largest humanitarian donors to CAR. The UK's assistance is helping hundreds of thousands of people and will go towards the protection of civilians (in particular violence against women and girls); to urgent medical assistance; and to food security and livelihoods assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
47794
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the level of aid funding available to the Central African Republic and of the need of food of the population of that country. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
unstar this property uin HL6742 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 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is acute. There are critical and pressing needs in the country following the coup in March 2013. The UN estimates that the whole population (4.6 million people) have been affected by this conflict and that 2.5 million people are in immediate need of humanitarian assistance, including protection, food, health, water and sanitation and shelter. 1.3 million people (3% of the total population) are in need of food assistance.</p><p><br>The UK has pledged a total of £23m to the response in 2013 and 2014 and is one of the largest humanitarian donors to CAR. The UK is the third largest humanitarian donor to CAR in 2014 alongside pledges from the EC: $62(£37m), USA: $47m (£28m), the UN Central Emergency Response Fund: $20m (£12m), the World Bank: $20m (£12m) and Sweden: $15m (£9m).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
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47795
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the financial contributions made by each individual member state of the European Union to the crisis in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
unstar this property uin HL6743 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 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p><br>On 20 January, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the EU co-chaired a high-level meeting in Brussels to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic, its implications and financial requirements. Countries and International Finance Institutions pledged a total of $496m to the appeal: $203m of this is for humanitarian operations in 2014, and $294m for stabilisation and recovery. Member States have to date collectively contributed $87m (£52m) to the crisis in the Central African Republic.</p><p> </p><p>Contributions by EU Member States include: UK: £18m; Sweden: £9.2m; Denmark: £5.4m; France: £5.3m; Finland: £3m; Luxembourg: £2.3m; Ireland: £2.1m; Germany: £2.0m; Netherlands: £1.7m; Italy: £1.6m; Belgium: £800,000; Austria: £400,000; Czech Republic: £100,000; Estonia: £80,000; Greece: £40,000; Slovenia: £20,000; Malta: £20,000; Lithuania: £16,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
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47806
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect they expect that the recently announced St Helena hotel investment initiative by a British consortium will have on the Tourism Economic Development Plan of the St Helena Government. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham 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 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government expects tourism to be a driver of growth on St Helena once the airport opens in 2016. Any hotel investment which improves the quality and quantity of visitor accommodation is expected to have a positive impact on tourism and, over time, on St Helena's economic development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
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248
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47652
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department has offered to countries in West Africa to help tackle the recent outbreak of the deadly form of the Ebola virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. DFID has committed $30,000 (£17,908) for infection control training and supplies in Liberia through UNICEF. In Sierra Leone, DFID is supporting Ebola sensitisation efforts in communities and through UNICEF has prepositioned medical supplies to districts on the Liberia and Guinea borders. We are also working with the Government of Sierra Leone on their Ebola Emergency Response Plan to help bridge critical funding gaps.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to our direct support, the UK funds a substantial share of contributions from the European Community Humanitarian Office, which has provided €1.4 million to the region to combat the recent outbreak.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1409
star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
47650
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department plans to support the Tanzanian Government to ensure the effective implementation of the Literacy and Numeracy for All Children, pre and primary education age, in and out of school programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
unstar this property uin 195790 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is the largest financier of the Global Partnership for Education and in Tanzania has supported the award of a £57m grant to implement the “Literacy and Numeracy Education Support (LANES)” programme. LANES targets the acquisition of reading, writing and numeracy skills among children in and out of school, targeting especially the marginalised.</p><p> </p><p>DFID's programme in Tanzania provides major support to basic education. In 2013/14 £24m of education sector budget support was provided directly to the Tanzanian government. In addition a £49m programme of support commenced, to improve the overall quality of primary education in seven disadvantaged regions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195787 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
47651
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2013, Official Report, column 568W, on catalytic fund, whether it has been agreed how the catalytic fund will function and who will be able to access funding; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The new catalytic financing mechanism will aim to provide incentives to attract new private funds alongside increased domestic budgets for high impact nutrition interventions. The scope and governance of the fund is being developed with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. No funds have been disbursed. DFID will consider its own contribution once the mechanism and governance have been agreed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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195788 more like this
195789 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
47653
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Department for International Development remove filter
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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress she has made on the creation of the catalytic fund announced at the Nutrition for Growth summit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The new catalytic financing mechanism will aim to provide incentives to attract new private funds alongside increased domestic budgets for high impact nutrition interventions. The scope and governance of the fund is being developed with the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. No funds have been disbursed. DFID will consider its own contribution once the mechanism and governance have been agreed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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195788 more like this
195792 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
47654
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of out-of-school street children in Tanzania. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson 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 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is the largest financier of the Global Partnership for Education and in Tanzania has supported the award of a £57m grant to implement the “Literacy and Numeracy Education Support (LANES)” programme. LANES targets the acquisition of reading, writing and numeracy skills among children in and out of school, targeting especially the marginalised.</p><p> </p><p>DFID's programme in Tanzania provides major support to basic education. In 2013/14 £24m of education sector budget support was provided directly to the Tanzanian government. In addition a £49m programme of support commenced, to improve the overall quality of primary education in seven disadvantaged regions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195790 more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this