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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Uganda: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how much funding her Department has allocated to Uganda in each of the last three years; what projects that funding supports; and whether her Department has experienced issues with corruption in Uganda over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 230856 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 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>DFID Funding to Uganda (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 – 2017</p></td><td><p><strong>110,056,327</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 – 2018</p></td><td><p><strong>124,803,146</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018 - 2019</p></td><td><p><strong>*102,100,000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>*336,959,474</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Figure 1:</strong> table providing details of DFID’s funding in Uganda in each of the last 3 financial years <br> *Indicative figures as 18/19 financial year has not concluded.</p><p> </p><p>A list of the programmes the Department for International Development (DFID) has supported over the last three years is published on <a href="https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.%0d" target="_blank">https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.</a></p><p> </p><p>DFID has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption of any kind. Where taxpayers’ money is misused, we expect our partners to take firm and immediate action and that partners with which we work protect the UK aid funds for which they are responsible, whilst acting with honesty and with integrity at all times. Any allegations of fraud and or corruption are subject to robust investigation.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, allegations of fraud and corruption arose in the Uganda Refugee Operation. The Government of Uganda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Food Programme and Development Partners (represented by the UK, EU and US) agreed on the Joint Plan of Action, which resulted in systems improvements.</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 2019-03-19T09:50:48.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T09:50:48.4Z
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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 Martyn Day more like this
1081773
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Alia Abdel Nour more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will raise with his Emirati counterpart the case of Alia Abdel Nour. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 228081 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 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. The depth and breadth of our relationship with United Arab Emirates (UAE) means we can express concerns on a range of issues in a frank and open way at senior levels, but for this to be most effective this is more often in private conversation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:20:54.837Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1121819
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ahmed Mansoor more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will make representations to his Emirati counterpart on the health of Ahmed Mansoor, a prisoner of conscience who has been on hunger strike for four weeks in al-Sadr prison. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 245892 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>​My officials have raised the case of Ahmed Mansoor with their Emirati counterparts at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Similarly, in coordination with my officials and other EU member states, the EU delegation to the UAE raised this case with Emirati officials.</p> more like this
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 2019-04-25T14:29:25.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:29:25.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1123850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ahmed Mansoor more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2019 to Question 245892 on Ahmed Mansoor, if he will make representations to his Emirati counterpart on Ahmed Mansoor’s (a) hunger strike and (b) health condition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 249335 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>​As in our previous answer, my officials have raised the case of Ahmed Mansoor with their Emirati counterparts at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Similarly, in coordination with my officials and other EU member states, the EU delegation to the UAE raised this case with Emirati officials.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-09T13:37:51.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:37:51.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1091345
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will review the reported leaking of information from Cabinet meetings to determine whether the ministerial code has been breached. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 234253 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The principle of collective agreement requires that ministers are able to express their views freely and frankly in private, and therefore any leaks from Cabinet or Cabinet Committees are taken very seriously, as are leaks of any Government information or material. If any breach is found it is dealt with under the Ministerial Code, Special Adviser Code, or Civil Service Code. It has been the policy of successive Governments not to comment on leaks other than in exceptional circumstances when it is in the public interest to do so.</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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less than 2019-03-25T15:15:46.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T15:15:46.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1124211
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the FCTC 2030 group of countries implement the provisions of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control relating to the tobacco track and trace system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 249956 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is delivering the FCTC 2030 project, including supporting fifteen low and middle-income countries to accelerate the implementation of the WHO FCTC. Implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, including tobacco track and trace systems, is not a specific area of focus for the FCTC 2030 project. However, several FCTC 2030 countries have joined the Protocol. The Secretariat of the WHO FCTC is encouraging all countries that are Parties to the WHO FCTC to also join the Protocol.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T13:56:24.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T13:56:24.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1092591
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Ombudsman more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Transport, if his Department will conduct a review into the efficiency of the new rail ombudsman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 235348 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Rail Ombudsman, which is an industry scheme established and paid for on a voluntary basis by rail operators and Network Rail, was launched last November. The Rail Delivery Group, overseen by a panel of independent members, manages the contract for the new service and works with the supplier to ensure that it provides value to both scheme members and passengers.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) will monitor the scheme’s performance, including its ability to drive improvements in rail companies, and seek improvements where necessary. As well as reporting on its performance and the outcome of its decisions direct to the ORR, the Ombudsman will also report direct to Transport Focus and London TravelWatch, as well as making this information publicly available thereby enabling scrutiny from other interested parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T14:49:11.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T14:49:11.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1124214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that officials of his Department comply with his Department's guidance on support in relation to the tobacco industry; and whether overseas diplomatic staff of his Department have met with representatives of the tobacco industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 249959 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes very seriously its obligations as a Party to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This includes the treaty commitment at Article 5.3 to protect public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The FCTC does not prohibit meetings with representatives of the tobacco industry but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issues guidance annually to all staff on limiting support to the tobacco industry to ensure FCTC compliance. We do not hold a central record of staff meetings with third parties. ​</p> more like this
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 2019-05-08T14:49:04.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T14:49:04.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1122623
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the £50,000 and £60,000 thresholds for the high-income child benefit charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 247129 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) from January 2013 to ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most. It applies to anyone with an individual income over £50,000, who claims Child Benefit or whose partner claims it. The charge increases gradually for taxpayers with incomes between £50,000 and £60,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government believes these are currently the correct level for the HICBC thresholds, but as with all elements of tax policy this remains under review as part of its annual Budget process.</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 2019-04-30T14:13:44.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T14:13:44.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1121729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether his Department has plans to ensure equity in the high-income child benefit charge in relation to a (a) one-earner couple and (b) two-earner couple. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 245889 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) from January 2013 to ensure that support is targeted at those who need it most. It applies to anyone with an individual income over £50,000, who claims Child Benefit or whose partner claims it, regardless of the make-up of their household.</p><p> </p><p>If total household income was taken into account, information on the incomes of everyone in each of the eight million households receiving Child Benefit would need to be collected and would effectively introduce a new means test. The Government’s approach withdraws Child Benefit from those on high incomes, whilst having no impact on the majority of claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The charge increases gradually for taxpayers with incomes between £50,000 and £60,000. Families in which at least one taxpayer has an income over £60,000 can choose not to receive Child Benefit, which means they do not have to pay the charge.</p><p> </p><p>Parents who are entitled to Child Benefit should still complete the Child Benefit claim form as this will help them to qualify for National Insurance Credits and thereby protect their entitlement to the State Pension and other contributory benefits.</p>
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 2019-04-29T15:16:14.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:16:14.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this