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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Slavery: Females 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), how they intend to help Christian women whose religion is the cause of their trafficking and enslavement when they "do not directly target specific sub groups of marginalised people e.g. Christian women". more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15971 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to tackling modern slavery in all its forms, whatever the cause. The UK Government’s approach to tackling modern slavery in Pakistan is to reduce the permissive environment through community-based activities and to strengthen legislative and policy frameworks for more effective protection of those affected. Our programmes aim to target the most marginalised groups of people who we know are vulnerable to modern slavery. This can include religious minorities, such as Christian and Hindu women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:44:34.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:44:34.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129487
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Slavery 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 are the criteria used to determine which communities in Pakistan are "marginalised" and therefore vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery for the purposes of their foreign aid programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15972 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government ensures our development assistance targets the poorest and most marginalised people in Pakistan. DFID Pakistan’s targeting strategies are informed by context analysis and baseline assessments which seek to identify poor and marginalised communities, and target those most in need. DFID Pakistan is in the process of gathering information to determine which communities are most vulnerable to modern slavery to inform future interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:48.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129524
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Libya: Detention Centres more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the United Nations Refugee Agency statement of 19 May that refugees and migrants should not be brought back to detention camps in Libya because they lack food, water and medical care. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16009 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the situation in Libya and the conditions in Libyan detention centres. The UK is clear that all parties to the conflict must commit to a ceasefire, ensure unconditional humanitarian access, and return to political talks. All parties to the conflict must do all they can to prevent any further loss of life, including by respecting their obligations under International Humanitarian Law, and engage with the UN and humanitarian community. This is essential to ensure aid can reach those in need and to allow for civilians, including refugees and migrants, to be immediately evacuated to safety.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has announced a contribution of £1 million to the UN Flash Appeal. This includes funding to the World Health Organisation to deliver life-saving medical care, and funding to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve humanitarian access for agencies on the ground. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released $2 million to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the fighting, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. The UK was the biggest donor to the CERF in 2018, providing £114.3 million.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for the Middle East raised the plight of people in detention centres with the Libyan Deputy Minister last week.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1128863
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Migrant Workers more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of EU nationals employed by his Department by country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 259378 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 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of EU nationals employed by DFID, as at 31 May 2019, who have declared their nationality is broken down in the table below. It is not mandatory for staff to declare their nationality.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Nationality</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Count of Staff</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austrian</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British</p></td><td><p>2506</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgarian</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Danish</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dutch</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finnish</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>French</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>German</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greek</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Irish</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italian</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lithuanian</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Polish</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portuguese</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romanian</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spanish</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swedish</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Undeclared</p></td><td><p>1076</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
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 2019-06-11T16:49:53.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:49:53.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1128865
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Rohingya more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh his Department has supported to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 259380 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a leading donor to the Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh. We estimate that UK-funded assistance provided since August 2017 has reached most of the 1.3 million refugees and vulnerable host community members targeted by the international humanitarian Joint Response Plan. Our aid is making a significant difference to the lives of the refugees and we are providing assistance in all major sectors, including food security and nutrition, shelter, health, protection (including gender-based violence), site management, water, hygiene promotion and sanitation.</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 2019-06-11T16:51:16.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:51:16.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1128903
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: HIV Infection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the recent HIV outbreak among children in Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 259468 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely tracking reports of an outbreak of just over 600 new cases of HIV, 75% of them among children, in a town called Ratto Dero in Sindh province. The UK government invests significantly in the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GF), which works closely with the provincial government in Sindh.</p><p> </p><p>There has been an intensive effort to test the population for HIV to establish the extent of the outbreak. Over 20,000 people have been tested to date. We are in close contact with the Global Fund and will work with them to ascertain whether any further assistance is needed, for example to make treatment available for those who need it and prevent onward transmission.</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 2019-06-11T16:51:54.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:51:54.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1128968
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 Development, whether he plans to end the use of private for-profit contractors in the aid industry; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of capping the salaries of aid charities’ CEOs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 259042 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID values the unique expertise all its partners offer in the administration of aid. To date, we have no plans to end our use of private for-profit contractors who play a small but vital part by bringing sector expertise, operational flexibility and innovation through, for example the early exploitation of new technology providing products or services in new or underdeveloped markets, enabling DFID to help people in some of the most challenging environments in the world.</p><p> </p><p>DFID does not place a cap on salaries of aid charities’ CEOs, since we recognise that salaries are driven by competition and multiple market forces making it impractical to set a maximum salary. We do however subject all our partners to rigorous scrutiny of their effectiveness and value for money, in advance and throughout the delivery of our programmes. Our priority is to drive value for British taxpayers’ money, cost-effectiveness and impact in all our programmes.</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 2019-06-11T16:44:48.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:44:48.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1129024
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Forests: Conservation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken since signing the Amsterdam Declaration in 2015 to eliminate deforestation from agricultural commodity chains. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 259091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s 25-Year Environment Action Plan outlines our ambition to reduce deforestation caused by the UK’s imports of agricultural commodities and has established an industry-led Task Force to advise Government on how to achieve that goal.</p><p> </p><p>Internationally, the UK has been an active member the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership, providing funding to support analysis and coordination. Through our bilateral programme, we have developed the Investments in Forests and Sustainable Land Use programme, which runs from 2015-2023, with current committed funding of £113 million from DFID and BEIS. It was designed to accelerate progress on delivery of the Amsterdam Declaration commitments, and operates in Southeast Asia, East Africa, West and Central Africa (with DFID support), and in Latin America (with BEIS assistance). The programme is pioneering new approaches which both promote economic growth and livelihoods and protect forests. It currently has a portfolio of public-private partnerships that aim to bring up to 1.4 million hectares of land under sustainable management and mobilise up to £350m of private investment.</p>
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 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:47:24.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1129283
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Schools more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make an assessment of the security situation for schools in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 259254 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2018, 513,962 children (187,082 girls and 326,880 boys) were unable to continue their education due to the closure of over 1,000 schools related to security reasons in Afghanistan. According to UNICEF this marks a fourfold increase to the previous year.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has invested in the Education Cannot Wait Global Fund which supports the Education in Emergencies Working Group led by the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan. Its aim is to ensure every child in Afghanistan can learn without fear and in safety, and to enable them to reach their full potential.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:48:09.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:48:09.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1129286
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the level of gender equality and (b) progress on meeting Sustainable Development Goal 5 in Bangladesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 259257 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There has been progress on gender equality in Bangladesh in recent years but there are still significant challenges, including on gender-based violence, barriers to workforce participation and the prevalence of child-marriage.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Development’s support to gender equality in Bangladesh includes working with men and boys to tackle social norms around violence, training that helps women to find decent employment, encouraging girls to stay in education, and raising awareness of family planning options. There is also a strong focus on SDG5 in our support to the Rohingya refugees and surrounding communities.</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 2019-06-11T16:48:41.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:48:41.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this