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Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (13 Oct 2022)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2022 to Question 49740 on Members: Correspondence, what assessment she has made of the efficiency of transferring the responsibility for redacting detailed communications from a Government department to teams in MPs' offices.

Procurement of Evusheld (12 Oct 2022)

Vicky Foxcroft: ...an interesting speech, but I am really inquisitive as to how we are still using vaccines that have not been tested on omicron, yet we are using the excuse of Evusheld not being tested on omicron for those people who are immunocompromised.

Blasphemy Laws and Allegations: Commonwealth Countries — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] (11 Oct 2022)

Vicky Ford: It is, as ever, a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Charles. I join others in expressing how grateful I am to the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this debate and for all he does with the all-party parliamentary group for international freedom of religion or belief. I thank all hon. Members for their insightful contributions. I will try to cover a number of...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tropical Diseases: Disease Control (11 Oct 2022)

Vicky Ford: ...linked with the UK's ambition to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund) is the UK's main financing mechanism for combatting malaria. We have been the third largest donor over its lifetime, contributing over £4.4 billion. The UK is also a leading investor in research and innovation to combat malaria and...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Food Supply: Females (11 Oct 2022)

Vicky Ford: ...Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, agreeing a 'Call to Action on the Elimination of Child Labour' including eliminating direct and indirect barriers to quality and compulsory education for girls. - The UK is meeting with food security partners to ensure action is taken to prevent and minimise sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and will continue to work with our partners to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Somalia: Security (11 Oct 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ...rates are increasing, including due to ongoing conflict. The UK is a major security partner to Somalia and in the region, working with others to counter Al-Shabaab and build Somali security forces' capacity. The UK is also providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to those most affected in Somalia and across the region. On 21 September at the UN General Assembly, the Minister for...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (11 Oct 2022)

Gillian Keegan: The breakdown of the truce between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Government, and the renewed involvement of Eritrea, is catastrophic for the people of Ethiopia. The UK is heavily involved in international efforts to de-escalate conflict, stressing the need for a political solution, humanitarian access and accountability for atrocities. On 22 September, Minister...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethiopia and Somalia: Development Aid (11 Oct 2022)

Gillian Keegan: On 21 September at the UN General Assembly, the Minister for Development, Vicky Ford, announced a package of assistance for Somalia to alleviate the impact of drought and address the risk of famine. This brings the UK's total support to Somalia since 1 April 2022 to £52.8 million comprising of humanitarian, protection, health and nutrition programme interventions. This financial year the UK...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Somalia: Development Aid (11 Oct 2022)

Gillian Keegan: Almost half of Somalia's population is in need of help with 300,000 people forecast to be in famine by October if assistance is not provided immediately. On 21 September at the UN General Assembly, the UK Minister for Development, Vicky Ford MP, announced £22.8 million package assistance for Somalia to alleviate the impact of drought and address the risk of famine. This brings the UK's total...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Climate Change: International Cooperation (5 Oct 2022)

Vicky Ford: At COP26, a 'Glasgow Dialogue on Loss and Damage' was established to discuss the arrangements for the funding of activities to avert, minimise and address loss and damage. The Santiago Network (a platform for catalysing technical assistance on loss and damage for developing countries) was also progressed through the agreement of clear functions and funding. The UK participates in both the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: India: Development Aid (30 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: The FCDO spends some of its Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) bilaterally, meaning the destination/sector for the ODA spend is specified, using multilateral agencies as the delivery channel. Table 1 shows the volume of bilateral ODA the FCDO spent through UN agencies between 2016 and 2020, that benefitted India. The UK also provides core contributions to UN agencies' general budgets, a...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid: Food Supply (30 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: ...this year is supporting 22,034 people. In Nepal, the UK's broad development programme contributes to reducing hunger through our humanitarian, nutrition, climate resilience and livelihoods work. For example, in 2020-21 the UK provided £5.28 million to support 204,296 women and children, including through a feeding programme. Afghanistan remains one of the world's most severe food security...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Somalia: Famine (29 Sep 2022)

Gillian Keegan: Almost half of Somalia's population is in dire need of help, with 300,000 people forecast to be in famine by October if assistance is not provided immediately. On 21 September at the UN General Assembly, the Minister for Development, Vicky Ford MP, announced a £22.8 million package of assistance for Somalia to alleviate the impact of drought and address the risk of famine. This brings the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Tigray: Armed Conflict (29 Sep 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ...the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian Government. There is no military solution to this conflict - only political negotiations can resolve it. On 22 September, the Minister for Development, Vicky Ford MP, met Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke and discussed the impact of renewed conflict on humanitarian crisis and civilians in northern Ethiopia and reiterated...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Food Aid (29 Sep 2022)

Gillian Keegan: ...million in humanitarian aid across East Africa. Our support is providing millions of people with essential services and supplies including food, water, and healthcare. On 21 September, the Minister for Development Vicky Ford MP announced a package of assistance for Somalia, to alleviate the impact of drought and address the risk of famine. This brings the UK's total support to Somalia...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Development Aid: Agriculture and Food Supply (29 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: The FCDO addresses challenges in agriculture and food system through approaches shaped by our Conceptual Framework for Agriculture Development. These are reflected in the International Development Strategy's commitments on sustainable agriculture and food systems. Over 15 programmes in Africa and Asia aim to improve income and productivity of smallholder farmers through better access to...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Human Rights (29 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: The UK is committed to working to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set out in the International Development Strategy (IDS) and Integrated Review. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development affirms that the SDGs "seek to realize the human rights of all", and are grounded in the principle of Leave No One Behind. The UK is committed to promoting and protecting human rights...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Seas and Oceans: Treaties (29 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: ...place at the UN in New York from 15-26 August. Considerable progress was made, with the UK playing an active role in trying to build consensus across a range of issues. However, it was not possible for States to finalise the Agreement in the time available and IGC5 is likely to resume early in 2023. Lord Goldsmith was in close contact with international counterparts before and during the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Marine Environment: Treaties (29 Sep 2022)

Vicky Ford: ...place at the UN in New York from 15-26 August. Considerable progress was made, with the UK playing an active role in trying to build consensus across a range of issues. However, it was not possible for States to finalise the Agreement in the time available and IGC5 is likely to resume early in 2023. Lord Goldsmith was in close contact with international counterparts before and during the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Evusheld: Procurement (28 Sep 2022)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement on 12 August 2022 that Government will not be procuring any doses of Evusheld at this time, if he will (a) provide details of the process that led to that decision, and (b) set out what threshold of evidence for effectiveness he expects to be...


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