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Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Overseas Aid (10 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID’s largest programme in South Sudan is our Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience programme, which provides life-saving assistance and helps people cope with conflict and climate shocks. Our Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement programme provides complementary support to help reduce hunger and mitigate conflict in rural areas. DFID also makes a major contribution...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Human Rights (7 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK continues to call for reform of Eritrea’s use of a system of universal and compulsory national service. Roles are both military and civilian. Whilst the Government of Eritrea has justified this service on grounds of the security threat posed by Ethiopia we have yet to see a concrete proposal for reform following the July 2018 peace agreement. In July 2019, the Eritrean Government...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Ethiopia (7 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Following the historic agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia in July 2018, reconnecting the two countries and providing Ethiopia access to Eritrea’s ports is a priority. This will help to boost both countries’ economies, and generate job opportunities. The UK welcomes reconciliation between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Our support for the project under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Reviews (7 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID routinely conducts both internal reviews on the operations of the department, and reviews and evaluations covering the performance and results of our development programmes. While not all of the department’s internal reviews are made public, every programme review is published on DevTracker. DFID plays an active part in relevant cross-Government reviews, including the Integrated...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Drugs (6 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Government takes the issue of tackling the illegal production and trafficking of drugs seriously. UK Aid currently support developing nations to strengthen their law enforcement and criminal justice capability, enabling them to tackle serious organised crime more effectively. Most evidence concludes that attaching conditions to aid does not bring about policy changes that governments...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UN Commission on the Status of Women (6 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Gender equality is a top development priority for the UK. Girls and women across the world are held back by systematic and entrenched inequality and discrimination. This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women is particularly important: 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the foundational international agenda for women’s empowerment...

Transport (5 Feb 2020)

...Florence Eshalomi Bill Esterson Chris Evans Stephen Farry Colleen Fletcher Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Barry Gardiner Preet Kaur Gill Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith Andrew Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Mark Hendrick Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Rachel Hopkins George...

Local Government Finance (5 Feb 2020)

...Bill Esterson Chris Evans Tim Farron Stephen Farry Colleen Fletcher Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Barry Gardiner Preet Kaur Gill Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Nia Griffith Andrew Gwynne Louise Haigh Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Carolyn Harris Helen Hayes Mark Hendrick Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Rachel...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Christianity (5 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Nigeria is a secular state and the right to freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution. Communities of different religions live together peacefully across most of Nigeria. For many decades Nigeria has experienced episodes of serious conflict, including between Muslim and Christian communities. The drivers of violence are complex and rooted in ethnic and religious identities,...

NHS Funding Bill: Funding Settlement for the health service in England (4 Feb 2020)

...Efford Julie Elliott Bill Esterson Tim Farron Colleen Fletcher Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Gill Furniss Barry Gardiner Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Andrew Gwynne Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Rachel Hopkins George...

NHS Funding Bill: Annual statement on performance (4 Feb 2020)

...Julie Elliott Florence Eshalomi Bill Esterson Tim Farron Colleen Fletcher Yvonne Fovargue Vicky Foxcroft Barry Gardiner Preet Kaur Gill Mary Glindon Kate Green Lilian Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Andrew Gwynne Fabian Hamilton Emma Hardy Harriet Harman Helen Hayes John Healey Mark Hendrick Mike Hill Meg Hillier Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern Rachel Hopkins George...

Innovation in Hospital Design: Climate Justice — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair.] (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: I am grateful to the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Nadia Whittome) for securing this important debate on climate justice. I am also grateful for the contributions from my hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Theo Clarke), the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse), my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin), and the hon. Members for Coventry South (Zarah...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: South Sudan (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK commends the vital role that the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) plays in the protection of civilians and assisting to bring stability to the region. However, we remain concerned that a final agreement on the situation in Abyei has not been reached and by ongoing impediments which prevent UN peacekeepers from fully implementing their mandate. The UN Security...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As the Foreign Secretary said on 30 January, the safety and security of British nationals will always be our top priority. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is in crisis mode to respond to those British Nationals effected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Our Embassy in Beijing and consular teams remain in close contact with British nationals in the region to ensure they have the latest...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Nigeria is a secular state and the right to freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution. Communities of different religions live together peacefully across most of Nigeria. However, for many decades Nigeria has experienced episodes of serious religious conflict, including between Muslim and Christian communities. The drivers of violence are complex and rooted in ethnic and religious...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Eritrea: Christianity (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Government of Eritrea permits and regulates the practice of three Christian religions: Orthodox, Catholic, and Lutheran, as well as Sunni Islam. The majority of worshippers from these permitted religions are able to practice their religion freely. I am concerned that those from minority unregistered religions, such as the Pentecostal Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses, face regular...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), including conflict-related sexual violence, is a priority for DFID. The FCO leads HMG’s work on this important agenda through the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI). DFID contributes towards PSVI’s objectives through investing in evidence revealing both the scale of the problem and...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Audit (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID implements robust controls to ensure that partners’ UK aid programmes deliver value for money, reflect our values and comply with relevant laws. DFID’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee meets at least five times each year and reviews the strength of these controls on an ongoing basis. The Committee draws on audits conducted by DFID’s Internal Audit Department and the National...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Armenia: Gold (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is a shareholder of the International Financial Cooperation (IFC) and has a single seat on its Board. Our membership and support for international financial institutions like the IFC helps to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in developing economies. The IFC has robust environmental, social and governance safeguards, which it assesses all projects and investments against. The UK...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Prosperity in Africa (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Increased trade and investment in Africa will improve African Government revenues, and support job creation and economic growth, which is beneficial for African states and the United Kingdom. On 20 January, the Government hosted the UK-Africa investment summit, where £6.5 billion-worth of commercial deals and £1.5 billion-worth of Government funding initiatives were announced. Commitments...


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