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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gambia: Arrests of Protestors (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: I thank the hon. Lady for her question. We are concerned that the political protests on 26 January turned violent. We are monitoring the investigations into that incident closely through our high commission. The UK is clear that the right to peaceful protest and media freedom must be upheld without recourse to violence and intimidation.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (4 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: We take allegations of torture and mistreatment very seriously and we raise them with the Indian authorities. I know that the hon. Gentleman recently met Lord Ahmad on 23 October and 19 December. I am happy to arrange another meeting with Lord Ahmad or to have a meeting with him myself.

Agriculture Bill (3 Feb 2020)

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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Religious Freedom (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: 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 identities, politics and access to resources. For more than a decade, Islamic insurgents including...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Department for International Development and the Cabinet Office work closely to support cross-government implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cabinet Office supports domestic coordination on the SDGs and ensures that progress on the Government’s priorities, including the SDGs, is maximised. There is ongoing engagement with Cabinet Office Ministers on a wide range...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Overseas Companies (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID complies with the UK's Public Contracts Regulations (2015), which impose a legal obligation on contracting authorities to treat all suppliers equally and not to discriminate by, amongst other things, favouring national suppliers. Opening up DFID contracts to competition from across the world means that UK Aid can draw on a bigger pool of expertise and experience and negotiate better...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: More than 1,700 people attended the UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20 January 2020. This included Leaders and Ministers from African Governments, CEOs and senior representatives from African and British businesses, institutional investors, international organisations, financial institutions and civil society. Businesses from a wide range of sectors were invited, including the oil and gas sector.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Angola: Droughts (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Southern Africa is facing an urgent humanitarian crisis due to drought and other climate-related and economic factors. In southern Angola over 500,000 people are experiencing crisis-level food insecurity. The UK is pushing to put this crisis on the international agenda. On a recent visit to the country, I met with Angola’s Minister for Environment and discussed the drought and more broadly...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Overseas Aid (3 Feb 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As one of the world’s largest capital markets and a global centre of financial expertise, the UK has a central role to play in channelling private capital to developing economies. We want to ensure that the City of London is a leading financial centre for the developing world, supporting economic growth, job creation and an exit from aid. That is why at the UK-Africa Investment Summit we...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Development Assistance Committee (31 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK continues to make representations regarding Development Assistance Committee criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA). The ODA rules enable a broad range of activities to be defined as ODA. They need to continue to evolve as development challenges change and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2012 the UK has led the way in modernising the rules, securing...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is the largest donor to Education Cannot Wait. Education Cannot Wait has supported over 2 million children since its inception. The funding provided directly to Education Cannot Wait in each financial year has been: - 2016/17 - £7.5m - 2017/18 - £10m - 2018/19 - £12.1m - 2019/20 - £38.5m Total - £68.1m Planned future spend provided directly is anticipated as: - 2020/21 - £25.6m -...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly girls’ education, is a priority for the UK. He announced a commitment of up to £300 million for the International Finance Facility for Education at the UN General Assembly in September 2019, consisting of £100 million in grant funding and $250 million in paid-in cash and guarantees. The Facility will make a generate...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK launched our flagship Girls’ Education Challenge programme – the world’s largest global fund dedicated to girls’ education – in May 2012. The first phase of the Girls’ Education Challenge (2012-2017) directly provided quality education for over a million marginalised girls through 37 different projects in 18 countries across Africa and Asia, many operating in conflict and...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Asia and South America: Infrastructure (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Supporting infrastructure investment in Asia is a priority. DFID funds bilateral projects in six countries in Asia, for example the £265 million Pakistan Corridors Programme, the £46 million Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal. The CDC and the predominantly UK financed Private Infrastructure Group also invest in Asia. In addition, in both Asia and South America the UK’s...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Distribution of the £7.08 billion spent bilaterally on education between 2009 and 2018 is listed below: 2009 £523m 2010 £482m 2011 £649m 2012 £620m 2013 £905m 2014 £820m 2015 £651m 2016 £961m 2017 £785m 2018 £686m These amounts include contributions which cannot be disaggregated by country, some of which is channelled through multilateral...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The table below shows the five countries which received the largest proportion of UK ODA in the last three years and their percentage share of the UK’s country-specific bilateral ODA. 2016 2017 2018 Rank Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA Country % Country-Specific Bilateral ODA 1 Pakistan 9.6% Pakistan 8.2% Pakistan...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Sustainable Development (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK Government is committed to supporting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UK published a Voluntary National Review of progress towards the SDGs in June 2019. This is a comprehensive account of how government, business, civil society and others are contributing to the SDGs both at home and around the world. It also sets out areas of further work and next steps.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Democratic Republic of Congo: Measles (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is a longstanding donor to the health sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, improving health services, including capacity to tackle disease outbreaks. The UK remains deeply concerned by the ongoing Measles outbreak. We are providing support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo government response through United Nations agencies and Global Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI). The...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (30 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Coping with climate change is a challenge that faces us all and it is having wide ranging effects on economies, livelihoods, access to education and natural resources. The poorest communities, and girls and women within them, are likely to be hardest hit, which is why we are investing in building the resilience of the world’s poorest by doubling our International Climate Finance which since...

Homelessness (29 Jan 2020)

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