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Results 61–80 of 5202 for speaker:Jim Murphy

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 Sep 2014)

Jim Murphy: The hon. Gentleman is right to make that point: this legislation seeks to enshrine in law what we are doing now, together. It is a proposal we all support across this House, and we are enshrining in law a current policy that Labour Members argued for and that the Government have started to implement—we welcome that warmly. Of course a future Government would not just be able to undo, with a...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 Sep 2014)

Jim Murphy: I do not have much voice left to talk about referendums, so let us concentrate on one at a time. I thought the Minister made a good, passionate and personal speech. I am more surprised that the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) is intending to vote against the manifesto commitment he stood on at the last general election than I am by anything the Minister said. Labour Members...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 Sep 2014)

Jim Murphy: My hon. Friend is absolutely correct on that. He talks about his experience in Tanzania and the sense of pride in some of the remarkable achievements on international development under the previous Labour Government. Many hundreds of thousands of lives were saved and transformed. It is important that we take that impulse, instinct and record and try to enshrine them in law. My third point is...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Humanitarian Situation (Northern Iraq) (3 Sep 2014)

Jim Murphy: I congratulate the right hon. Member for New Forest West (Mr Swayne) on his promotion. He has a tough act to follow in the right hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), who brought real passion and commitment to the job. The murder of Steven Sotloff and the reports of the taking of a British hostage remind us of the bravery and dedication of those who go to the region to save...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Humanitarian Situation (Northern Iraq) (3 Sep 2014)

Jim Murphy: The whole House will look forward to hearing those updates and how we are supporting the Kurdistan Regional Government. Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen Shi’a have lived side by side in that region for centuries, and yet ISIL is now targeting non-Arab and non-Sunni Muslim populations and communities. Will the Secretary of State assure the House that in the distribution of...

Written Answers — International Development: Africa (21 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to reduce the cost of sending remittances to Africa.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Education (21 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will support proposals to amend the goal on education to provide free, equitable and inclusive quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (21 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will take steps to ensure that particular attention to the most marginalised and people in vulnerable situations is specifically referenced in the language of the targets and goals in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — International Development: Remittances (21 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government has taken to meet the commitment made by the G20 heads of state in the final declaration of the Cannes Summit in November 2011 to reduce the average cost of transferring remittances to 5 per cent by 2014; and what assessment she made of the likelihood of the UK meeting this commitment.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Climate Change (17 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will support the inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals of a standalone goal on climate change, in addition to targets on environmental sustainability integrated across the framework, accompanied by a measure to keep the rise in global temperatures at 2° C on pre-industrialisation levels.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (17 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will support the inclusion of universal health coverage in the goal on health in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Poverty (17 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will support the inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals of a target on reducing the number of people living on less than $2 a day under the goal on poverty.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (17 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the report of the High Level panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, what steps she is taking to ensure that the pledge to leave no-one behind is effectively translated into the target language of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.

Written Answers — International Development: Ethiopia (14 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if officials in her Department will meet displaced people from the Gambella region of Ethiopia to discuss forcible removal and abuse in the Ethiopian Government's villagisation programme.

Written Answers — International Development: Ethiopia (14 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she last discussed the villagisation programme with the Government of Ethiopia.

Written Answers — International Development: Conflict Pool (10 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent from the Conflict Pool in each country in each year since its launch.

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Fraud and Corruption (10 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many reports of fraud or corrupt practices her Department has received (a) in writing and (b) through the development tracker website in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — International Development: Disaster Relief (10 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent from the Rapid Response Facility in each country in each year since its launch.

Written Answers — International Development: Overseas Aid (10 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether decisions to award funding under the Global Poverty Action Fund were made by the Civil Society Department, Policy and Research Division of her Department or by Triple Line Consulting Ltd.

Written Answers — International Development: Triple Line Consulting (10 Jul 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been paid to Triple Line Consulting Ltd for the management and running of the Global Poverty Action Fund in each year since 2010.


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