Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the building of homes for social rent.
Gavin Shuker: I want to put on the record the thanks of the Opposition to our excellent negotiating team in New York, who I had the privilege of meeting. While the Minister is walking us through the goals, I wonder if he might say a few words about the two goals that I mentioned, specifically the placeholder language in the climate change goal and the need for a commitment to universal healthcare within...
Gavin Shuker: I am grateful to be able to speak in this timely debate and congratulate hon. Members on securing it. It is a real honour to speak among people who have shared their stories of their own experiences of development. As I reflect on the past couple of years in my role of shadowing the Government in this area and the privilege of standing at the Dispatch Box, I think of the many times I have...
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on re-deploying a Special Envoy to the Sahel region.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) regional security and (b) migration to the EU of instability in the Central African Republic.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what spending and technical support her Department has committed to what programmes in Central African Republic in each of the last five years.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on (a) physical infrastructure and (b) hygiene promotion for water, sanitation and hygiene services in (i) rural and (ii) urban areas in (1) Sierra Leone and (2) Liberia in each of the last five years; and what such spending her Department has planned for in each of the next three years.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of its funding to the African Union Gender, Peace and Security Programme on each country in receipt of such funding.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to secure OECD agreement to stop OECD members supporting coal projects overseas through export credit agencies.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department takes to ensure that all UK aid is responsive to climate change and low carbon development.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the proposed offence of failure to prevent economic crime is intended to have extra-territorial effect where a UK link can be proven.
Gavin Shuker: The Syrian crisis has created nearly 4 million refugees, yet fewer than 200 have settled back in the UK through the Syrian vulnerable persons relocation scheme. Given that, and the need for safe passage for those seeking asylum in this country, will the Minister say what discussions she has had with her counterparts at the Home Office to discuss expanding the numbers and the safety of those...
Gavin Shuker: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of take-up of public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies; and what steps he is taking to persuade such areas to adopt the UK's standard for transparency of company ownership.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has reached a decision on whether to fund an extension of the Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility - beyond NIAF 2.
Gavin Shuker: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to make country-by-country tax reporting rules publicly available.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) help developing countries create efficient tax regimes for multi-national corporations and (b) work with governments in other countries to ensure an equitable tax system for multi-national corporations in developing countries.
Gavin Shuker: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner, and to be back in Parliament for this important debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Patrick Grady) on an excellent opening speech that set the tone for the rest of the debate. I offer my extended congratulations for the first time to the Minister and welcome him to his role. He will already know from the...
Gavin Shuker: I agree completely with that well-put point. I add that one challenge that everyone in our generation must face following the negotiation of the first millennium development goals is increasing urbanisation, which could leave some people even more disconnected. On issues such as universal healthcare, the problem becomes obvious: how can a healthcare system reach out across all communities?...
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's priorities will be at the UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015; and what her assessment is of the likely outcome of that conference.
Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will support at the UN Financing for Development conference the creation of a new international tax body under the auspices of the UN.