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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Prisoners more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress he has made on the restoration of the Prisoner Transfer Agreement with Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 186270 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A Prisoner Transfer Agreement is in place to enable Pakistani nationals to voluntarily transfer from the UK during their prison sentence so that they continue to serve their sentence in Pakistan (and vice versa for British nationals imprisoned in Pakistan). Prisoner transfers are, however, currently suspended due to the corrupt release of prisoners transferred to Pakistan in 2010. The Government of Pakistan has since taken action to return the corruptly released prisoners to custody and has prosecuted those involved.</p><p> </p><p>Work is underway with the new Government of Pakistan to resolve the issues presented by the corrupt releases and restart transfers with appropriate safeguards in place. In the meantime, Pakistani nationals continue to be deported from the UK following completion of their prison sentences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:49:27.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:49:27.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
999554
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Kenya and Uganda: Financial Institutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the October 2018 report by The Sentry entitled The Profiteers: documentary shines new light on South Sudan's neighbours' role in the conflict, what steps his department is taking to improve the capacity of financial regulatory bodies in (a) Kenya and (b) Uganda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
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Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
star this property uin 186981 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Addressing the corruption that enables the conflict in South Sudan is crucial for tackling the culture of impunity that prevails. We welcome the recent release of the documentary The Profiteers, which will help to raise the international profile of this important issue. The British Government continues to work closely with regional partners, including Kenya and Uganda, international financial institutions, and other British Government departments to address the illicit financial flows fuelling the conflict in South Sudan, and to clamp down on corruption and money laundering. We continue to raise the importance of tackling illicit financial flows through all our engagement at Ministerial and senior official level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T15:04:14.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T15:04:14.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
999137
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Trade Agreements more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the article entitled UK has rolled over only 14 of 236 EU International Treaties published by the Financial Times on 29 October 2018, how many of the EU free trade agreements the Government has secured agreement to replicate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wimbledon more like this
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Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property uin 186277 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As an EU Member State, the UK currently participates in around 40 free trade agreements. The Government continues to seek continuity for the effects of these agreements as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T11:11:29.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T11:11:29.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
999369
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police Service of Northern Ireland: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made in assessing the business case submitted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland for additional resources required for preparations for the UK leaving the EU; and if he will make a statement on the timescale for his Department making a final decision on that matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Down more like this
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Lady Hermon more like this
star this property uin 186235 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Chancellor announced at Budget 2018, an additional £500 million will be made available to allow departments and the devolved administrations to continue to prepare for EU exit, taking the total for 2019/20 to £2 billion. As a result of this announcement, the Treasury will have invested over £4 billion in EU exit since 2016.</p><p> </p><p>We are working to assess the resource requirements of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Allocations from the £2 billion to departments and the devolved administrations will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T13:48:51.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T13:48:51.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lady Hermon more like this
999174
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Equality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many projects funded by his Department are focused on gender equality programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Secretary of State for Defence announced in October 2018, all roles in the military have now been opened to women. In addition, the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in February 2018, enables Service personnel to apply for flexible service. Secondary legislation and preparation for project implementation is under way with the launch planned for April 2019. These changes pave the way to a greater mix of working arrangements and are expected to increase the diversity of our Armed Forces and build on our reputation as an equal opportunities employer.</p><p>Defence is dedicated to achieving a more diverse workforce and is undertaking a wide range of activities to increase the number of female recruits into the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces are working towards a target of 15% female recruitment by 2020. This challenging target reflects the importance Defence places on having Armed Forces that better reflect the society they serve. Work to increase female representation includes better understanding and greater engagement with females, reviewing recruitment processes; and better targeted marketing and communications towards potential female applicants.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has also undertaken a number of actions aimed at increasing gender equality within the Armed Forces. This includes incorporating gender issues into relevant Armed Forces doctrine and pre-deployment training. The Armed Forces undertake mandatory diversity and inclusion training on entry into service and every two years. Equality and diversity advisors are also embedded within each unit. Each service has a senior gender advocate and a servicewomen's network to improve access and opportunities for women.</p><p>For civil servants the MOD contributes to and fully supports the Civil Service schemes 'Crossing Thresholds' and 'Positive Action Pathway', both of which either fully or in part seek to promote gender equality in career development. Since 2016, 57 women from MOD have participated in Crossing Thresholds; and 178 civilians (BAME, Women, Disabled and LGBT) have taken part in Positive Action Pathway.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:14:31.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:14:31.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
999290
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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2018 to Question 184429 on Public Sector: Pensions, whether the effect on budges of the previously envisaged cost was communicated to police forces in advance of the Written Statement of 6 September 2018 on quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 186391 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Budget 2016 identified expected pressures on employer contributions to public service pensions of £2 billion. The Home Office communicated with the National Police Chiefs Council on the issue shortly after Budget 2016, explaining the need to consider the matter within the wider context of the imminent scheme valuation. The scheme valuation, carried out by the Government Actuary’s Department, is ongoing. Budget 2018 confirmed additional funding for expected costs in excess of the level envisaged at Budget 2016. Government will review police spending power and further options for reform at the provisional police funding settlement in December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:09:24.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:09:24.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1000229
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Data Protection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many data breaches were reported by each Government department to the Government Security Group in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 187361 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not require central reporting of data breaches by government departments.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-minimum-cyber-security-standard" target="_blank">minimum cyber security standard</a> outlines the communications required by a department when there is a security incident that impacts on sensitive information or key operational services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government Security Group would be involved in the response to a category one or two</p><p>cyber security incident impacting a central government department(s), however to date an incident of this type has not occurred.</p><p> </p><p>The <a href="https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/annual-review-2018" target="_blank">National Cyber Security Centre’s Annual Report (2018)</a> provides the total number of incidents it has dealt with over the past year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-12T09:37:31.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
999305
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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees relating to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Defra, along with other Departments, publishes spend over £25,000 on a monthly basis as part of its transparency data routine publication which is accessible here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/91072f06-093a-41a2-b8b5-6f120ceafd62/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs" target="_blank">https://data.gov.uk/dataset/91072f06-093a-41a2-b8b5-6f120ceafd62/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T15:00:22.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T15:00:22.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Sri Lanka: Administration of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms set out in UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 186999 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>During my visit to Colombo in October 2018, I raised with Foreign Minister Marapana the importance of the Sri Lankan government implementing in full its commitments under UN Human Rights Council Resolution 34/1, and 30/1. I encouraged accelerated progress towards fulfilling these commitments, including the return of military-held private land, and the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards.</p><p>Lord Ahmad spoke at the September opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva encouraging further implementation of Sri Lanka's commitments within the areas of devolution through constitutional reform, truth-seeking and accountability.</p><p>Further progress has been made by the Government of Sri Lanka passing of a bill on reparations in October and we look forward to its implementation in the near future.</p><p>The UK is committed to the full implementation of Resolution 34/1 and will continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to promote reconciliation and human rights. The UK is also providing Sri Lanka with £7.9 million of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund funding over three years, to include support for police reform and training, reconciliation and peace building, and demining in the north of the country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:15:08.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:15:08.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
999188
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star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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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 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on the actions agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
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James Duddridge more like this
star this property uin 186274 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Further to my answer to PQ 162458, the UK continues to work with the three pillars of the Commonwealth – the Commonwealth Secretariat, its member states, and its people to people networks – to deliver on commitments set out in the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) communique. For example;</p><ul><li><p>Member states have increased cooperation in international organisations. In Geneva, the UK hosted a meeting of Commonwealth Permanent Representatives to discuss multilateral issues in advance of the Human Rights Council. New Zealand has hosted a similar Commonwealth meeting to discuss issues relating to the World Trade Organisation. In New York, it has been agreed that Commonwealth members of the UN Security Council will regularly brief other Commonwealth countries in Security Council business.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The Prime Minister included a passage on the Commonwealth in her speech to the UN General Assembly. She spoke explicitly as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office on behalf of the Heads of Government of 53 Commonwealth countries – over a quarter of the UN membership – to reaffirm their shared shared commitment to work together within a rules based international system to address shared global challenges.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The UK and Ghana convened the inaugural meeting of the Commonwealth-led Digital Finance Champions Group in Accra on 26 September. The initiative will drive the use of secure and inclusive digital finance, especially for vulnerable and underbanked people.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The Commonwealth Standards Network launched in Geneva on 26 September. The network aims to boost trade between Commonwealth member states by increasing the use of existing international standards. The network will allow member states to share knowledge and enable the creation of vital links between our economies.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Following the lead of Commonwealth Heads of Government, 152 countries have now endorsed the joint statement calling on states to leave no girl behind, and provide opportunity for at least 12 years of quality education for all girls and boys.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Following its launch in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, over 1,300 women entrepreneurs have registered with 'SheTrades Commonwealth'. The Programme aims to increase economic growth and job creation by enabling the increased participation of women-owned businesses in international trade.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Guyana has become the first country to partner with the UK funded Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme to develop a Maritime Economy Plan. The Programme aims to support the sustainable growth and development of 17 Commonwealth Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean and Pacific.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Twenty countries, over a third of the Commonwealth, have now signed up to the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – the Blue Charter Action Group co-chaired by the UK and Vanuatu to tackle marine plastic pollution. During her visit to Africa in September, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would make up to an additional £5 million available to provide technical assistance to developing countries that join the initiative.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The Prime Minister also announced a Young Leaders Plastic Challenge Badge, working in partnership with UN Environment, Scouts and Girl Guides, to help an estimated 50,000 young people in Kenya and two further African countries to become leaders in raising awareness about the importance of reducing plastic consumption.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>In support of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration, the UK has partnered with the World Bank to deliver national cyber security capacity reviews in 11 member states. With support from Oxford University's Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre and Australia's Oceania Centre, we are now well placed to meet the commitment for every Commonwealth country to voluntarily undertake reviews by CHOGM 2020.</p></li></ul>
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 2018-11-09T13:04:45.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T13:04:45.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this