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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading South Sudan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help refugees from conflict in South Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency Banbury more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Tony Baldry more like this
uin 905896 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>£42.5 million has been committed by DFID for support to refugees in the region through UN agencies including UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. DFID offices in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda are working closely to monitor the situation and provide guidance for future humanitarian support.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Putney more like this
answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:47:15.0824714Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:47:15.0824714Z
answering member
1555
label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
tabling member
93
label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
1010166
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Syria: Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the 5th November report by the Office of the Inspector General at the United States Department of Defense concerning the diversion of USAID funding for humanitarian assistance in Syria to support the activities of the Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham militia. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 192766 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>hile we acknowledge that working in fragile and conflict-affected countries carries risks, DFID has robust and extensive controls in place to ensure that tax payers’ funds are used appropriately and effectively; that UK aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremist groups, such as Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). DFID does not provide funding unless our NGO and UN partners can assure us that it will not benefit extremist groups, and we will withdraw support if there is reason to believe UK tax payer’s money may be at risk. We remain at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, and maintain close communication with the US, the UN and other donors to support international efforts in Syria.</p><p> </p><p>As with other DFID programmes, our work in Syria remains under constant review and scrutiny, both through internal and independent processes, including by the National Audit Office and Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which last audited DFID’s Syria humanitarian programmes in May 2018.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T14:21:13.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:21:13.9Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
931431
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Gaza: Infrastructure more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the long-term development of (a) healthcare, (b) electricity, (c) sanitation and (d) other vital infrastructure in Gaza. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 157852 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
answer text <p>a) We are supporting 11 hospitals in Gaza through £1.5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Our longstanding support to UNRWA provides primary healthcare to 1.3 million people in Gaza. The UK regularly raises the issuance of medical permits, which is vital for healthcare for Gazans, with the Israeli authorities.</p><p>b) The UK will work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, other donors and the Office of the Quartet to provide a sustainable electricity supply to Gaza. This requires greater domestic electricity capacity and energy imports from Israel and Egypt as well as institutional reform.</p><p>c) UK funding to UNICEF is helping 2 million Gazans access clean safe water and stopping the spread of disease by providing over 1000 roof water tanks and disinfecting 280 wells, 38 desalination plants and 40 reservoirs.</p><p>d) The UK has already provided support to water infrastructure and will support other infrastructure investments through our new economic development programme. We welcome the proposals of UN Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mladenov, and are keen to see further details.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-03T16:44:22.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:44:22.313Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1041302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Legal Costs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the highest hourly rate paid for legal advice was by (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's arms length bodies in 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 208338 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>a) The information required to answer this question for DFID is not centrally held and could only be collated at disproportionate cost.</p><p>b) Neither ICAI nor The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK paid for any legal advice in 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T17:16:03.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:16:03.167Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
931436
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support improved (a) electricity provision b) rates and speed of approvals for patient permits and c) access to construction materials in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Carden more like this
uin 157855 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
answer text <p>a) The UK will work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, other donors and the Office of the Quartet to provide a sustainable electricity supply to Gaza. This requires greater domestic electricity capacity and energy imports from Israel and Egypt as well as institutional reform.</p><p> </p><p>b) My officials and I regularly raise the issuance of medical permits. I most recently raised our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) in May. We hold regular discussions with the Palestinian Ministry of Health on their plans to respond to the immediate needs in the health sector in Gaza.</p><p> </p><p>c) DFID enables <strong>reconstruction</strong> efforts in Gaza through our support to the Materials Monitoring Unit of the Gaza <strong>Reconstruction</strong> Mechanism, which monitors the import, storage, supply and use of construction materials. The UK continues to call for a more comprehensive lifting of movement and access restrictions through a political agreement as the only long-term solution to construction efforts.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-03T16:46:49.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:46:49.863Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4651
label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
225230
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK is taking to promote good governance and anti-corruption initiatives in (a) Jordan, (b) Gaza and the West Bank, (c) Turkey, (d) Nigeria, (e) Tunisia and (f) Mali. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Menzies Campbell more like this
uin 226375 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-11more like thismore than 2015-03-11
answer text <p>a) The UK is supporting political and economic reform in Jordan through the Arab Partnership, including support to committees in parliament to improve the quality of legislation and support improvements to parliamentary procedures. We are also working with different groups across Jordanian governorates to build concepts of good governance, including forming counsels from the local communities that work to monitor the performance of local governance institutions against its roles and responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>b) The UK is helping the Palestinian Authority (PA) to build strong institutions and deliver essential services. Our support is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding which reaffirms the PA’s commitment to non-violence and a negotiated two-state solution, as well as its respect for human rights and delivering clean and accountable governance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are also helping deliver institutional reform and improve public financial management, and working with civil society to help citizens become more effective at holding the PA to account.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>c) DFID does not does not have any anti-corruption or good governance programmes in Turkey.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>d) The UK promotes good governance and anti-corruption in Nigeria through a range of technical assistance programmes which support democratisation, better use of Nigerian resources, improved transparency in the oil sector, increased capacity of civil society and more robust enforcement of anti-corruption legislation. No UK aid money goes directly to the Government of Nigeria to ward against corruption.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>e) Since the revolution, UK funded programmes in Tunisia have supported the development and application of a code of conduct for public servants, have strengthened risk management, audit practices and the development of a whistle blowing framework, and have enhanced transparent public procurement. The UK has also supported the development of an anti-corruption strategy and strengthened the role of the National Anti-Corruption Agency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>f) DFID and FCO have developed a cross-governmental strategy to support effective, prioritised and coordinated action at the international and multilateral level to strengthen governance in Mali and the wider Sahel region. Our objective is to ensure that Sahelian States, including Mali, have governments that are politically inclusive, able to deliver basic services, enable growing prosperity and cooperate regionally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-11T17:57:35.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-11T17:57:35.963Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
627
label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
985626
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have visited the Irish border in the last 12 months; when those visits took place; and how long they spent at the border in each of those visits. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 178369 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
answer text <p>a) Details of Ministers’ overseas travel are published quarterly and are available on GOV.UK.</p><p>b) Details of business expenses incurred by senior officials include domestic and international travel. This information is also published quarterly and is available on GOV.UK.</p><p>The information requested for all officials in my Department is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-10-17T15:10:28.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:10:28.887Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
783229
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Visits Abroad more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2017 to Question 110167, on Department of International Development: visits abroad, whether that Answer applies to both journeys. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 111396 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
answer text <p>Yes</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-10T10:09:22.513Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T10:09:22.513Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
449473
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department is taking part in cross-departmental work to promote stability and good governance in fragile and conflict affected states. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
tabling member printed
Colleen Fletcher more like this
uin 25086 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
answer text <p>Yes. DFID plays a key role in delivering the UK’s national security objective to build stability overseas, including in fragile states and regions. Our approach is set out in the Government’s National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, which is publicly available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-security-strategy-and-strategic-defence-and-security-review-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-security-strategy-and-strategic-defence-and-security-review-2015</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-04T14:13:41.453Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T14:13:41.453Z
answering member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
tabling member
4378
label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
681231
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development remove filter
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Department for International Development: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will place in the Library a list of public consultations, White Papers and other documents her Department plans to publish to assist the UK in making effective the Government's plans for the UK to leave the EU within the two year timetable from the triggering of Article 50. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Gisela Stuart more like this
uin 62279 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
answer text <p>Yes, but currently none have been published.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
answering member printed James Wharton more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-06T17:13:55.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:13:55.127Z
answering member
4123
label Biography information for Lord Wharton of Yarm more like this
tabling member
296
label Biography information for Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston more like this