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Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Belarus: Human Rights (29 Jul 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of activists and staff from the human rights organisation Viasna on 14 July in Minsk, Belarus; and what representations they plan to make to the government of Belarus about the release of those detained.

UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: My Lords, I had the good fortune to serve as a Minister in DfID in a previous incarnation of my political life. I saw at first hand the impact and value of much of the work that is done and funded by our foreign aid programmes. I have listened carefully to a number of the contributions today and many noble Lords have spoken of their experience and knowledge of individual programmes and their...

University Students: Compensation for Lost Teaching and Rent - Commons Urgent Question (19 Apr 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of the Office for Students. Will my noble friend join me in commending those institutions which have offered rent rebates to students after a very difficult year for many and in calling for more to do the same?

Written Answers — Home Office: Georgia (1 Apr 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are is taking to agree a visa-free facilitation regime with the government of Georgia.

Tuberculosis - Private Notice Question (24 Mar 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: My Lords, the ODA budget performs a great role in fighting TB and many other evils across the world. At the same time, the UK Government have rightly spent billions on a superbly successful Covid-19 vaccination programme at home, and I congratulate them. However, when we have completed that work here and excess vaccines are, hopefully, shared with those countries that need them across the...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (12 Mar 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests in the register and congratulate all noble Lords who made their maiden speeches today—in particular my noble friend Lord Cruddas, who has an incredible life story, having built an impressive business and contributed significantly to our political life already. I am sure that he will contribute significantly to this place as well. It is good to see...

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2021)

Lord Wharton of Yarm: My Lords, it is an honour to address your Lordships’ House for the first time. I thank those who have made me so welcome and been so helpful in my time here so far: the doorkeepers, the staff, Black Rod and of course Garter. I thank those who introduced me, my noble friends Lord Callanan and the noble Baroness, Lady Pidding. I started my career in politics in this building, although not in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Overseas Aid (27 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: DFID has provided over £70 million to the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) over the last 3 years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2016, the SSHF provided over £70 million to reach over 1.2m people with WASH, nutrition, health, and other lifesaving activities. Approximately £8 million of this funding was delivered through local and national NGOs. In...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Montserrat: Economic Situation (27 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: DFID’s first responsibility is to support Montserrat in delivering essential public services to its citizens, including health, education and social services. Ongoing consideration of the island’s long term economic prospects is a key feature of our development partnership, where we have a shared objective of enabling Montserrat ultimately to manage fully its own financial and economic...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Food (27 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: DFID invests in long-term planning, preventative programmes and putting systems in place to build the capacity of countries at risk of food insecurity. Early warning mechanisms and resilience systems put in place with DFID support since 2010/11 have strengthened the response to the food crisis across the Horn of Africa this year. For example, with DFID support the response in Somalia has...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Politics and Government (26 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: The Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel visited South Sudan on 10 April 2017. Severe food insecurity levels and malnutrition rates, including pockets of famine, continue to worsen alongside an unprecedented dry season and cholera outbreak. The operational environment is significantly constrained with severe access issues and diminishing humanitarian space....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: East Africa: Famine (26 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: We are making progress to meet our commitments, made at the World Humanitarian Summit, on localisation. Globally DFID is the largest donor to the Country Based Pooled Funds and continues to invest in civil society consortia that support localisation. This includes through the centrally managed Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) which invests in the longer-term capacity...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Abortion (26 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: DFID’s position on what we can and cannot support is set out in our policy paper on safe and unsafe abortion available online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safe-and-unsafe-a bortion-uks-policy-position-on-safe-and-unsafe-abortion-in-d eveloping-countries

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Ethiopia: Humanitarian Aid (26 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: DFID has provided £83.5 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) over the last five years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2015/16, the EHF provided £29 million of life-saving support to 4.3 million people during Ethiopia’s worst drought in 30 years. Approximately £4.4 million of this funding was delivered by local and national NGOs. In addition...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Kenya: Humanitarian Aid (26 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: From the total DFID bilateral funding listed below, the department has provided £1,960,000 over the past five years to the Kenya Red Cross Society through the British Red Cross Society. The funds have been used to strengthen the Kenya Red Cross Society’s preparedness and response systems, assisting many households affected by disasters, such as the current drought, across Kenya. In...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth: Health (24 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: Discussions with Commonwealth members and other countries on global health threats including malaria take place through a number of international bodies, for example the World Health Organization, the UN General Assembly, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Secretary of State for International Development has visited Commonwealth countries including India,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Horn of Africa: Food (24 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: The UK is leading international efforts to prevent a famine. Our early action is paying dividends and the international response is scaling up. Donors have allocated more in the first three months of 2017 than was raised in the whole of 2016 for the humanitarian response in Somalia (including Somaliland). This has enabled humanitarian partners to reach 1.75 million people with food and 1.15...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Diseases (24 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: Details of the UK’s official development assistance spend on health are published in Statistics on International Development https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-on-inter national-development-2016. Our reporting is based on internationally agreed OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) codes, as part of our commitment to transparent reporting of development...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Madagascar: Mining (24 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: The Government believes that environmental protection and regulation of extractive industries are vital for sustainable development. Madagascar receives assistance through a number of global programmes. These include the Global Environment Facility, which has numerous projects in Madagascar. In addition, we are contributing to improved governance of Madagascan mining through our support to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Climate Change (24 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: The UK is playing a leading role to assist children in developing countries affected by humanitarian crisis, disasters and forced migration induced by climate risks such as droughts and flood. We work with mandated protection agencies, including ICRC, UNHCR and UNICEF, as well as international NGOs, who advocate for children’s rights, set standards, and implement programmes such as family...


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