Results 1–20 of 97 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kate Osamor

Humanitarian Situation in Mosul (12 Jul 2017)

Kate Osamor: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement, and I particularly welcome the news of Mosul’s liberation after three years of oppression. It is important to defeat Daesh’s violent ideology wherever it emerges. I would like to pay tribute to the Iraqi security forces and the people of Mosul, who have shown remarkable courage in the face of Daesh’s continued oppression....

The Secretary of State Was Asked: UN Target: Aid (12 Jul 2017)

Kate Osamor: As well as recommitting to the UN target of spending 0.7% of gross national income on aid to developing countries, will the Secretary of State consult civil society before proposing any further changes to or relaxation of the rules on what ODA can be spent on?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: UN Target: Aid (12 Jul 2017)

Kate Osamor: With the Government’s new-found desire to reach out to other parties for new ideas, precisely which of the 13 policy ideas in Labour’s 2017 manifesto does the Secretary of State now intend to implement?

Global Education: G20 Summit — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (6 Jul 2017)

Kate Osamor: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I would particularly like to thank my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) for his invaluable work as Chair of the International Development Committee and for calling this debate today. It is a great shame that because of the general election, the Committee’s final report on its long-running...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Developing Countries (Extreme Poverty) (29 Mar 2017)

Kate Osamor: What role will the Ross Fund, co-managed by DFID and the Department of Health, play in the priorities around new investment and co-ordination of projects across Government?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Somalia (Food Security) (29 Mar 2017)

Kate Osamor: On 21 March, the United Nations agricultural agency further scaled up its activities in drought-ridden regions in Somalia. I thank the agency for the $22 million that was loaned, but I have had concerned constituents asking who will be paying back that loan. Will it be the United Nations or will it be the Somalians?

Counter-Daesh Update (15 Mar 2017)

Kate Osamor: I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement today, and I thank her for giving me prior sight of it. There has long been cross-party agreement on the work of the Department for International Development. Its core role is to tackle the global challenges of our time, including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. We must now come together and give cross-party...

Points of Order (13 Mar 2017)

Kate Osamor: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 11 March, the UN declared that the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. More than 20 million people in South Sudan, north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen face famine and starvation. Without a collective global effort, people will simply starve to death. My question to you is: have you received notice from the Secretary of State for...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Syria (22 Feb 2017)

Kate Osamor: I thank the Secretary of State for all the work she is doing in Syria, but I draw her attention to the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region, where around 450,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. Can she assure me that the Government’s response to this crisis is purely humanitarian, and does she think the UK is acting in good time?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: UN Gender Equality Initiative (22 Feb 2017)

Kate Osamor: Despite the leading role that the former Prime Minister played in shaping the sustainable development goals globally, there has been slow progress domestically. Will the Secretary of State update the House on the progress of implementing the goals across Government Departments?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Occupied Palestinian Territories (11 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: I thank the Minister for his responses, but I would like him to be a bit clearer and tell us how DFID has supported those people who are now homeless due to the systematic policy of settlement expansion.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Aleppo (11 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: I should like to focus on Idlib in north-western Syria, where civilians who have fled Aleppo are the main target of Government strikes. Will the Secretary of State tell the House how DFID is supporting those wounded and displaced civilians?

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: Labour Members are unswerving in our belief that the UK must continue to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid. It is imperative, however, that the Government deliver this aid in a way that is accountable, ensures value for money, and delivers on the UK’s development objectives. Although we support the aims of the Bill—it has reached Report without amendment—we...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: The hon. Gentleman makes a valuable point, but the Bill still needs scrutiny. That is what I am laying out. We all know that transparency is something that DFID does very well indeed. Its performance in the aid transparency index demonstrates an international gold standard in that regard. Historically, however, the same cannot be said for CDC. It is of the utmost importance that the...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: The hon. Gentleman makes a valid point, and I will touch on that in my speech. Regardless of any development, we must always be robust and we must be able to show taxpayers that we have a transparent and accountable system. That is at the forefront of our objections to the Bill. I seek assurances from the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart), that he...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: No, I need to make some headway. It was also encouraging to learn that CDC has not only met but exceeded the targets agreed with DFID relating to its financial performance and development impact, and has improved its procedures for documenting fraud and corruption. Although we on the Front Bench praise CDC for making those changes, we must not forget that the recent NAO report was by no means...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: I said in my opening remarks that CDC has improved, but the report says that it is still very hard to know and to demonstrate the impact of development, and work on that still needs to be done. The report is not totally scathing, but we must pick up such objections. If CDC was transparent, I am sure Labour Members would not have to stand up in the Chamber and say what we are now saying. New...

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: The hon. Lady makes a valid point, but I am talking about private education, for which someone with no money would have to pay. I do not think we should support that in a developing country, because we do not do it in this country. If someone wants to pay to go to university, there are challenges in relation to that, but I am talking, ideally, about primary education.

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: analysis of use of separate financial centres (10 Jan 2017)

Kate Osamor: My hon. Friend makes a valid point, with which I totally agree.


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