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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Bhutan: Overseas Aid 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 funds in aid and development assistance have been made available to Bhutan in each of the past three years; and for what purpose. more like this
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Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
star this property uin HL369 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK contributes to aid and assistance in Bhutan primarily through the EU. The EU development programme for Bhutan from 2007-2013 was €14 million and focused on support for renewable natural resources and enhancing good governance. The 2014-2020 programme is a €42 million package focused on strengthening civil society, supporting local governance and developing sustainable rural livelihoods by enhancing food and nutrition security and generating employment opportunities. <br><br>There was no bilateral spend in financial years 2013-14 or 2014-15. In financial year 2012-13 the UK spent: <br><br>• £15,000 on a high-level visit to the UK headed by the Bhutanese Chief Justice. The purpose of the visit was to develop relationships in the field of judicial and advocacy training, explore ways of developing cooperation and mutually beneficial trade links. <br> <br>• £14,610 on a Chevening Scholarship for a Bhutanese journalism scholar.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T15:21:05.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T15:21:05.483Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Smith of Finsbury more like this
578572
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star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Overseas Aid 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 whether they will provide the names of the receiver organisations currently reported as "Supplier Name Withheld" for the £5.49 million in disbursements given to the Norwegian Refugee Council for legal assistance in the West Bank and Gaza from September 2013 to May 2016. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1716 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>All disbursements listed on the Development Tracker for the programme entitled ‘Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC): Legal Assistance to prevent demolitions and displacement in the OPTs’ have been made directly to the NRC, which is the supplier for this programme. Due to a technical issue inherent in the Development Tracker management information system, some supplier names appear as withheld when in fact they should be published. Our central management information team is working on a solution to this problem.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:02:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:02:10.63Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
578573
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Overseas Aid 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 were the total values of UK aid disbursements in the Palestinian territories given for the purpose of (1) legal assistance, and (2) promoting peaceful co-existence, in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1717 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>In each of the last five years the UK has provided the following support for legal assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs):</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Disbursement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/2013</p></td><td><p>£340,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/2014</p></td><td><p>£2,011,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>£2,550,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>£2,655,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>£1,000,000*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£8,556,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*as this is the current financial year, this figure is subject to change.</p><p> </p><p>The DFID Secretary of State is currently considering options for co-existence programmes as part of a wider examination of DFID’s programme in the OPTs. The FCO has supported several co-existence projects in Israel.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:09:34.233Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:09:34.233Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
578574
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Overseas Aid 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, in the light of the reports of a senior World Vision official in Gaza diverting funds to Hamas, what steps they are taking to ensure that UK aid given to projects in Gaza and the West Bank is not misappropriated. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
star this property uin HL1718 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The recent allegations against the senior World Vision official in Gaza are deeply concerning. DFID does not fund World Vision operations in Gaza or the Occupied Palestinian Territories more widely. DFID’s programmes are subject to stringent safeguards.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Z
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4547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
605473
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star this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Sexual Offences 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 progress made by the African Union pilot project to respond to the needs of victims of sexual violence in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>An early assessment suggested that progress on the pilot of the project to respond to the needs on victims of sexual violence was not as swift as we had hoped but that lessons were being learned. We are discussing with the African Union (AU) on how we can better coordinate efforts to address sexual violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).</p><p>The UK Government will continue to work with the AU and UN to support their efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in CAR. We plan to use the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Rules Based International System Strategy Fund to support this work, particularly in regions outside of the Capital, Bangui.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T14:41:41.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T14:41:41.107Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
605474
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Liberia: Sexual Offences more like this
star 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 whether they will offer support to the government of Liberia, in the context of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Mission in Liberia report <i>Addressing Impunity for Rape in Liberia</i>; and what diplomatic action they plan to take to encourage other nations to provide assistance in this regard. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2394 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise sexual violence issues with the government of Liberia, UN agencies and diplomatic colleagues in Liberia. Our Ambassador will discuss this report with relevant parties over the coming weeks to assess where the UK might usefully support the government of Liberia and UN agencies to ensure those responsible for these crimes are held to account.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T16:23:15.873Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T16:23:15.873Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
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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
star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Yazidis 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 extent of the trafficking of Yazidi women by Daesh in Iraq and Syria; what countries have been identified as their destination; and what representations they have made to the governments of those countries in relation to identifying and assisting any such women and girls. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL2780 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-09more like thismore than 2016-11-09
star this property answer text ​In June 2016 the Human Rights Council published a report detailing the horrific extent of trafficking of Yezidi women within Iraq and Syria. We do not have any evidence to suggest that Yezidi women are being trafficked outside of Iraq and Syria. We continue to work closely with our Global Coalition partners to defeat Daesh, including those in the region. more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-09T15:27:24.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-09T15:27:24.187Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Africa: International Criminal Court 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 representations they have made to those African nations which have made statements regarding their withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL3297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the decisions of the Republic of South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia to withdraw from the Rome Statute. The UK recognises the need for dialogue with States Parties and we took part in meetings in the margins of the Annual Assembly of States Parties in The Hague between 16 -24 November. Our High Commissioner in South Africa has had a number of discussions with senior officials about South African withdrawal.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T15:31:56.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T15:31:56.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Ukraine: Sovereignty more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the UK and Ukraine, what programmes are in place to support Ukraine's independence, and our bilateral relationship. more like this
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Lord Risby more like this
star this property uin HL4800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK is using a number of Government funding streams in Ukraine, including the Conflict Stability and Security Fund and the Global Britain Fund. In the Financial Year 2016/17 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is administering approximately £28 million worth of programme work covering a number of areas such as support to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, EU Advisory Mission, demining and defence, anti-corruption, public administration reform, strategic communications, and reform of the business and economic environment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-01-31T15:21:41.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-31T15:21:41.62Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Risby more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma: Human Rights more like this
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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 UN reports related to alleged human rights violations perpetrated by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5248 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by UN reports of human rights violations committed by the military in Rakhine state. We have repeatedly urged for a restrained security response, an independent investigation into allegations of human rights abuses and the immediate resumption of humanitarian access.</p><p>During his recent visit to Burma, the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), met State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as well as military-appointed government ministers, and expressed our deep concerns about the current situation in Rakhine. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Reading West (Alok Sharma), also raised this situation in Rakhine with the Burmese Speaker of Parliament when he visited London on 24 January 2017.</p><p>Given our concerns with the human rights situation in Burma, we will advocate with our EU and International partners the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma at the Human Rights Council in February and March.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T15:12:57.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-20T15:12:57.38Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this