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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Programme) (20 Dec 2019)

...Charles Baker Steven Baker Harriett Baldwin Stephen Barclay John Baron Simon Baynes Aaron Bell Scott Lloyd Benton Paul Beresford Jake Berry Saqib Bhatti Bob Blackman Peter Bone Peter Bottomley Andrew Bowie Ben Bradley Karen Bradley Graham Brady Suella Braverman Jack Edgar Brereton Andrew Bridgen Steve Brine Paul Bristow Sara Britcliffe James Brokenshire Anthony Browne Fiona Bruce Felicity...

Members Sworn (17 Dec 2019)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...and Walton Right honourable Robert James Buckland, South Swindon Right honourable Jacob William Rees-Mogg, North East Somerset Right honourable Sajid Javid, Bromsgrove Right honourable Michael Andrew Gove, Surrey Heath Right honourable Thérèse Anne Coffey, Suffolk Coastal Right honourable Mark Steven Spencer, Sherwood Right honourable Robert Edward Jenrick, Newark Right honourable Robert...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tax Avoidance: International Cooperation (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The Foreign Secretary meets regularly with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss a broad range of topics. The Government is committed to tackling tax avoidance and evasion to ensure that everyone, no matter who they are, pays the right amount of tax at the right time. Since 2010, the Government has introduced over 100 measures that clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion and has secured...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Food Supply (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: Through its recent programme on improving agricultural and rural statistics, DFID has supported capacity building to collect statistics on food and agriculture in 40 African and 20 Asian-Pacific countries, including many at risk of food crises. In Africa, where chronic hunger and the risk of food security crisis are greatest, DFID is strengthening capacity of the Southern Africa Development...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality underlines the need to focus on each stage of the lifecycle if we are to achieve our ambitions to leave no-one behind. This includes recognising the contribution of older women and considering them in efforts to empower women economically. Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Older People (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID believes that no one should face the indignity of extreme, absolute, chronic poverty, and as part of our commitment to Leave No One Behind, we will put the needs of the most excluded first. This means challenging the social barriers that deny people opportunity and limit their potential. Older people can experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions. They are more...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Females (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: Through the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme the UK Government invested in research to better understand the care economy, and the interventions that will most help women to become economically empowered and productive. The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme undertook 14 research projects in 50 countries and promoted the use of research by decision...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Somalia: Malnutrition (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK has been at the forefront of building resilience in Somalia since 2013 and is widely acknowledged to have played a leading role in preventing famine in 2017. Our current four year £64 million Building Resilient Communities in Somalia programme has fully integrated the prevention and treatment of malnutrition within the overall community driven approach and will contribute to improved...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Malnutrition (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: Through our livelihoods and resilience programming in South Sudan, DFID is working with partners to tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition. This includes: supporting households to diversify their income and food sources through crop and vegetable production, fishing and small livestock; working with traders to kick start markets; and supporting training that builds...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Digital Technology (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID’s Digital Strategy 2018 to 2020 sets out a vision and approach for doing development in a digital world. Its aim is to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development, in order to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people. Responsibility for delivering on the digital strategy is shared across different business units in...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Honours (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on GOV.UK, as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients- by-ethnicity....

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: As a fellow Lancastrian MP, may I add my congratulations to you, Mr Speaker? The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. We do that through a mixture of bilateral and multilateral engagement and by working with and supporting civil society and others promoting respect for British values and democracy. The rule of law and human rights are and will...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Consular Support: UK Nationals Overseas (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: Our consular staff help more than 20,000 British people abroad every year, and we constantly strive to improve support, with more online services, updated information and specialist staff.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (5 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is a world leader on tax compliance, with one of the lowest tax gaps in the world. The UK was a major sponsor of the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting project and has adopted many of the recommendations. The Government also introduced the diverted profits tax, which came into effect on 1 April 2015 and counters the contrived arrangements used by some multinationals to divert...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Peace Negotiations (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK recognises that a significant amount of progress has been achieved since the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan on 12 September 2018, including a reduction in fighting between the parties. However, implementation of a number of important agreed tasks is falling behind, including the unification of armed forces, security arrangements for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Politics and Government (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK remains at the forefront of the international response to the humanitarian crisis and the UK is providing lifesaving humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan. In 2018 we supported over 221,000 people with food assistance, over 100,000 children with nutrition support and over 142,000 people with emergency water, hygiene and sanitation support. The UK...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Money Laundering (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: ​Illicit finance is a driver of destabilisation, poor governance and conflict. In South Sudan this leads to resources being diverted that could be used to support peace process implementation and end the suffering of the people of South Sudan. We encourage the region to address weaknesses in their financial systems that provide channels for illicit finance, including in relation to South...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gambia: Human Rights (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The British Government has a strong relationship with The Gambia and is encouraged by positive progress on the human rights situation since President Barrow took office in 2017. We welcome the commitment of the President and the Government of The Gambia to embrace change by drafting a new Gambian Constitution that has a human rights based approach to development with freedom of expression,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Nutrition (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK Government is a global leader on girls’ education. Helping poor countries provide 12 years of good quality education, particularly for girls, is a top priority for this Government. We know that in order for children to learn, they need the right nutrients. When children get all the basic nutrients they need in the first 1,000 days of life, they do better in school and earn more as...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Tanzania: Overseas Aid (4 Nov 2019)

Andrew Stephenson: As published in the departmental Annual Report and Accounts, DFID bilateral programme outturns were £180,903,000 in 2016-17; £165,246,000 in 2017-18; and £152,876,000 in 2018-19. UK aid has supported the UK effort to tackle organised crime such as drug trafficking and illegal wildlife trade; improved education access and quality especially for girls and scaled up family planning services;...


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