Results 1–20 of 3146 for speaker:Harriett Baldwin

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Girls’ education is a moral imperative. Women and girls have the right to be educated, equal, empowered and safe. This is one of the Foreign Secretary’s top priorities, and he has instructed his officials to put girls’ education at the heart of their work.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I share my hon. Friend’s assessment that this is an utterly despicable example. I hope he agrees that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development has shown real leadership by writing to all the organisations with which we contract to ensure that safeguarding levels are raised. I believe that you have allowed her to make a statement on this subject later...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary champions this issue at every opportunity, including the opportunity that my hon. Friend mentioned. He will be aware that not only has my right hon. Friend shown tremendous leadership on this issue, but he has appointed a special envoy for gender equality and has really put this work at the heart of the diplomatic network.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The hon. Lady is absolutely right to highlight the important work that a range of different organisations do, often in partnership with us. If she has specific examples on which she would like me to make representations to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, I would be delighted to receive her correspondence.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: It is certainly very significant. Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting two very impressive education Ministers from different parts of Pakistan. As the hon. Gentleman will be aware, education is quite devolved across different parts of Pakistan. As for the specific statistics that he wishes me to provide, I will follow that up in a letter to him.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. There is a huge amount to be done. Something like 136 million girls around the world are not in education. As my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has said, this is truly the Swiss army knife of development, because it works in so many different ways. It helps to resolve issues of conflict and is also important to advance global prosperity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Girls’ Education (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The hon. Lady is absolutely right to highlight a particular example that illustrates the challenges faced by girls around the world. The UK Government have demonstrated significant leadership on this issue as a way of progressing peace and development around the world, and are urging all parties to the conflict in Yemen to make a political solution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Peacekeeping (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK champions peacekeeping financially, politically and militarily. Since 2015, we have more than doubled our commitment to UN peacekeeping, with British forces deploying to South Sudan and Somalia. There are now more than 700 UK personnel deployed on eight UN peacekeeping missions in seven countries.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Peacekeeping (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I appreciate the hon. Lady’s leadership on the issue and her work on all aspects of it. I think that she will admire the leadership role that the UK has played not only in putting the subject on the UN’s agenda last year, but with the our Prime Minister’s appointment to the Secretary-General’s Circle of Leadership. I assure her that we will continue to champion that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to highlight this disastrous situation and the importance of the UK’s role. He will be aware that the DRC is an extremely dangerous place even for the UN peacekeepers; some were killed last year. The UK Government are calling on President Kabila to respect the constitution, to fulfil the commitments made in the Saint-Sylvestre accord and to continue...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: I am happy to give the hon. Gentleman that assurance.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: ​The UK strongly condemns the violations of the Agreement to a Cessation of Hostilities committed by all parties, including the Government, since it was signed on 21 December. We are working with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development to ensure that the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism is able to access areas where potential violations of the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Alongside our international partners, the UK continues to engage South Sudan's leaders at the highest level to make clear that physical and bureaucratic obstacles to the delivery of lifesaving aid must cease immediately. Despite the challenges, the UK continues to deliver lifesaving support to hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan. Last year the UK reached over 500,000 people with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Trinidad and Tobago: British Nationals Abroad (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Our dedicated consular team in London supports families bereaved through murder committed overseas. They work with officials across our network to provide information about the local police and legal system and guidance on repatriation. They also provide updates on investigations and trials. We cannot interfere in judicial process or police investigation of another country, just as we would...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Famine (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The South Sudanese people are experiencing food insecurity at unprecedented levels, and there is a real risk of another famine in parts of the country this year. The UK’s Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience in South Sudan programme is getting lifesaving food, water, and medicine to hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan. Our programmes are designed to respond flexibly to the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Third Sector (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: Civil Society Organisations have an important role to play in South Sudan by holding the Government and other actors to account. The UK continues to support civil society peace-building initiatives in South Sudan, including by providing funding to the South Sudanese Council of Churches (SSCC). The SSCC, which comprises the seven main churches, have developed an Action Plan for Peace. This...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Religious Freedom (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: In determining UKAid funding to governments DFID assesses their commitment to each of four Partnership Principles. One of the Principles is commitment to human rights, which includes freedom of religion or belief. Evidence of lack of commitment to the Principles would influence choices on the level and the manner of aid provision, for example by providing aid through civil society...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Young People (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: UK officials engage regularly with the South Sudan Young Leaders Forum. We continue to consider how the UK can best lend support to the youth of South Sudan, including the Forum, to contribute to long term peace and stability. More widely, we have consistently called for the inclusion of a broad range of civil society actors in the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF), including...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Waste Management (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The UK is already providing international development support to multilateral funds that are tackling the problem of plastic pollution and waste management, including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility. DFID also carries out broader work on waste management and urban planning in developing countries – this work helps support a reduction in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Colombia and Lesotho: Taxation (20 Feb 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: The Secretary of State for International Development has not had any discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on tax treaty negotiations between the UK and Lesotho and Colombia. HMRC is the lead department for the negotiation of the UK’s tax treaties, reporting to HM Treasury Ministers. HMRC seeks views from a range of interested parties, including DFID, and then takes a...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.