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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Value for Money (29 Nov 2017)

Kate Osamor: I welcome the Secretary of State to her new role, and I look forward to our exchanges across the Dispatch Box. The Secretary of State’s predecessor resigned because she was caught trying to give aid money to the Israeli defence forces. Securitisation and militarisation of the aid budget, which is supposed to go to the world’s poorest, seem to be the new normal under this...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Value for Money (29 Nov 2017)

Kate Osamor: I thank the Minister for his response, but new figures show that in 2016 aid spending on the £1 billion conflict stability and security fund increased by £27 million. That was spent mainly through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on propping up the military and police in places such as Bahrain, Ethiopia and Syria. With no scrutiny from DFID or Parliament’s Joint Committee...

Yemen (7 Nov 2017)

Kate Osamor: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen Twigg) for asking this urgent question. The escalation of the conflict in Yemen in recent weeks, resulting in the Saudi-led coalition closing all land, air and sea entry points, represents a particularly alarming development, even in a protracted conflict that is now more than two years old. The country is already facing...

Israel: Meetings (7 Nov 2017)

Kate Osamor: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the circumstances surrounding her meetings in Israel in August 2017.

Israel: Meetings (7 Nov 2017)

Kate Osamor: I thank the Minister for being here, but it is simply unacceptable that the Secretary of State is not here before the House to answer this question and explain herself. The British public are outraged that the Secretary of State held 12 secret meetings in Israel, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu, without telling either the Foreign Office or the Prime Minister, and was accompanied by a...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Hurricane Relief (Caribbean) (18 Oct 2017)

Kate Osamor: On Friday, the Secretary of State finally announced her big plans for the Caribbean’s recovery—a private sector taskforce, but not a penny of new funding. What are her plans to ensure that that taskforce helps those in need, rather than fat-cat profiteers? Is this really the best the UK Government can do?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Natural Disasters: Emergency Funds (18 Oct 2017)

Kate Osamor: We are just 10 days away from the negotiations in Paris on changing the ODA rules, and the Government still cannot clearly tell us their position. Will the Secretary of State tell us what changes the UK Government are seeking? Can she guarantee those changes will not divert aid away from the poorest?

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?


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