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Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Disbursements made to Countries in Africa and South Asia over the past 7 years (2009-2015) Region Country £m Africa Africa Region 395.2 Africa Algeria 9.8 Africa Angola 9.0 Africa Botswana 2.5 Africa Burkina Faso 2.1 Africa Cameroon 48.2 Africa Congo (Democratic Republic) 28.4 Africa Côte d'Ivoire 24.0 Africa Djibouti 1.7 Africa Egypt...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Investment (25 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: The Government has equity invested in CDC totalling £1.5 billion. Since its establishment as a public limited company in 1999, CDC plc has received only one new capital injection worth £735 million in 2015.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Overseas Trade (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: My Department’s core mission is and will always be to combat poverty. Post-Brexit, Britain can be a global leader in helping developing countries build their access to international markets and in ensuring that it is the poorest that benefit from these trading relationships. In taking this leadership role, we will be doing something that we can rightly be proud of, whilst also creating...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: I have just returned from Sierra Leone where I saw first-hand the scale of the development challenges, and the essential leadership role that the UK is playing in tackling them. Our cross-HMG response to the 2014/15 Ebola crisis was instrumental in bringing the epidemic under control. Since then the UK has pledged £240 million to Sierra Leone’s two year post-Ebola recovery agenda,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness (16 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Value for money is not just a matter for those who ultimately foot the bill for our aid budget – British taxpayers. Given the lifesaving work UK aid does across the globe, driving value for money also means that fewer lives are wasted to the scourge of poverty and disease. Driving the very best results for our money is therefore as much about helping the poorest as it is for justifying...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (14 Nov 2016)

Priti Patel: Global progress in reducing new HIV infections in women and girls remains a priority for the UK. Women and girls subjected to intimate partner violence can be up to 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV. DFID has made significant progress in scaling up efforts to address violence against women and girls and preventing sexual violence in conflict, nearly doubling our programming from 64...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Poverty (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 is the primary purpose of UK aid under the International Development Act and one of the UK Aid Strategy’s objectives. DFID’s 2015/16 Annual Report sets out progress against our Single Departmental Plan, and hence to delivery of the 2030 Agenda. Progress in 2016/17 will be set out in our next Annual Report.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Nigeria: Life Expectancy (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: Survey data on infant and child mortality rates shows that mortality rates are much higher in the north of Nigeria compared to the south. In 2015/16, of a total DFID bilateral spend in Nigeria of £214m, approximately 60% of programming focused in six northern states. Additionally, over the last two years, DFID has scaled up its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Humanitarian Aid (25 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The UK is the fourth largest donor to Yemen with an additional £37 million in UK funding for Yemen announced at the UN General Assembly. This brings the UK’s total to £100 million in humanitarian assistance for 2016/17 which is provided to aid organisations in Yemen. Last year, we helped more than 1.3 million Yemenis with food, medical supplies, water, and emergency shelter....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Visits Abroad (20 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The Secretary of State has visited a range of countries overseas since her appointment. Information on Ministerial Travel is published as part of DFID’s quarterly transparency return on www.gov.uk.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (19 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report highlights the UK’s global leadership on education, identifying that we provided 17% of total education aid to the poorest countries between 2012 and 2014. We will work bilaterally, and through our multilateral partners, to help 11 million children in the poorest countries gain a decent education by 2020. We continue to focus on educating...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Marriage: Children (18 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The UK is committed to the ‘Call to Action’ on women and girls and keeping girls and women safe in emergencies, including providing £23.5 million to UNFPA in Syria, to support women and girls vulnerable to child and forced marriage, domestic violence, and sexual violence, abuse, and exploitation through improved access to psycho-social support and sexual and reproductive...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Public Expenditure (18 Oct 2016)

Priti Patel: The Spending Review settlement provides that approximately 17% of DFID’s budget in 2017-18 is expected to be transferred to (a) other government departments to fund projects that they will administer and (b) cross-government facilities into which DFID and other departments can bid such as the Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund as set out in DFID’s Spending Review settlement...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My predecessors in Government have made huge progress in improving British aid by creating an independent aid watchdog, introducing much tougher value-for-money controls and making DFID’s spending even more transparent.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My predecessors in Government have made huge progress in improving British aid by creating an independent aid watchdog, introducing much tougher value-for-money controls and making DFID’s spending even more transparent.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (9 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: This Government remains committed to continuing the UK’s leading role on international development, including through spending 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) on overseas aid. As an outward-looking, globally engaged nation, we believe that the UK should work to tackle international problems at their source – not wait for them to arrive on our doorstep.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Economic Growth (9 Sep 2016)

Priti Patel: My department remains committed to providing support for work on economic development. We are currently developing our Economic Development Strategy and will be considering funding allocations as part of our wider aid reviews.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (21 Jul 2016)

Priti Patel: I am currently considering the outcomes of my Department’s Civil Society Partnership Review, and will aim to publish it shortly. In July 2015, the then Secretary of State for International Development announced a 9 month extension of all PPA financing, providing 18 months-notice that all current PPA financing would come to an end in December 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (7 Jul 2016)

Priti Patel: This Government is committed to tackling disadvantage and extending opportunity so that everyone has the chance to realise their full potential. Our life chances approach will focus on tackling the root causes of poverty such as worklessness, educational attainment and family stability. The Department for Work and Pensions recently published the 2014/15 Households Below Average Income (HBAI)...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty (7 Jul 2016)

Priti Patel: The Government is committed to eliminating child poverty and improving life chances for children. We know that work is the best route out of poverty, and Universal Credit is designed to strengthen incentives for parents to move into and progress in work. Evidence shows claimants move into work significantly faster and earn more than under the current system. In addition, Universal Credit now...


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