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Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As with all such Government events, the full costing will be available in due course. 2020 UK ODA spend, including for this Summit, will be reported in Statistics on International Development, published by DFID in Autumn 2021.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK welcomes this global initiative from Nobel Laureates Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad to support survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and plans to announce a contribution to the International Fund in due course. The FCO leads on this as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. DFID and FCO continue to work closely together to ensure a survivor-centred...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Food Supply and Malnutrition (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: Climate change is expected to increase the risk of malnutrition and hunger by increasing the frequency of extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. It will also reduce the quality, quantity and affordability of nutritious diets. Countries that do not plan effectively for climate adaption are likely to see a reversal of previous improvements in nutrition and food security. Climate...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Diplomatic Relations (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK has had a positive and close diplomatic relationship with Tanzania over many decades, especially in the areas of trade and investment. We are the largest foreign investor in Tanzania in a range of industries including agriculture, energy and hospitality. Tanzania receives a large amount of British Overseas Development Aid, with £152m spent in 2018-19. UK aid has supported efforts to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British National (Overseas): Detainees (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: In the last 12 months the FCO has responded to 16 new requests for assistance from British Nationals (Overseas) who were arrested or detained. As of December 2019 the FCO was providing ongoing assistance to 44 British Nationals (Overseas) in detention. We provide tailored assistance upon request to all British national detainees abroad, including British nationals (overseas). This varies...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: British Nationals Abroad: Detainees (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​We offer impartial and non-judgmental help to British nationals detained overseas according to individual circumstances and local conditions. We provide a list of local English speaking lawyers and encourage detainees to consider legal representation in all cases. We continue to advocate for worldwide acceptance of, and adherence to, international human rights standards including the right...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Prime Minister has publicly stated that education, particularly standing up for the right of every girl in the world to have 12 years of quality education, is a priority for the UK. Between 2009 and 2018, the Government spent £7.08 billion bilaterally from the public purse to support the fulfilment of the UN sustainable development goal on education. This does not include all...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As with all such Government events, the full costing will be available in due course. 2020 UK ODA spend, including for this Summit, will be reported in Statistics on International Development, published by DFID in Autumn 2021.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Summit brought together, amongst others, hundreds of UK and African business representatives and representatives from Civil Society Organisations. Forty entrepreneurs from Africa, owning smaller businesses, participated. The Government has also organised more than ten events in the lead-up to, and as follow-up to, the Summit to gather views from a range of stakeholders, including African...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Somaliland: Elections (23 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK is leading high level political engagement for the international community on Somaliland’s overdue parliamentary elections calling on all political actors to ensure they are held well before the end of 2020. Over the last three months, we have continued diplomatic efforts in addition to work through the Conflict Security and Stability Fund to provide ongoing support to mediation...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Angola: Droughts (22 Jan 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. DFID is supporting the regional response through our contributions to multilaterals, notably the UN’s Central Emergency...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: As with all such Government events, the full costing will be available in due course. 2020 UK ODA spend, including for this Summit, will be reported in Statistics on International Development, published by DFID in Autumn 2021. I am placing a summary of achievements at the Summit in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Summit brought together African leaders and delegations from 21 countries: Algeria, Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda. Six multilateral organisations and international financial institutions also participated: the African...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The Summit brought together, amongst others, hundreds of UK and African business representatives and representatives from Civil Society Organisations. Forty entrepreneurs from Africa, owning smaller businesses, participated. The Government has also organised more than ten events in the lead-up to, and as follow-up to, the Summit to gather views from a range of stakeholders, including African...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UK-Africa Investment Summit (22 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: CDC assisted in planning for, and attended, the Summit. Graham Wrigley, CDC’s Chairman, also moderated one of the business panels.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Armed Conflict (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The first half of 2018 saw some of the worst violence of the South Sudan civil war that led to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people since 2013. Fighting between the Government and opposition groups in Unity State in April and May 2018 was especially violent and was referred to by the UN as 'deliberate, ruthless and violently bloody attacks on civilians'. In June 2018 the parties to the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tanzania: Religious Freedom (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: ​The promotion and protection of the right to freedom of religion or belief is a priority for the UK. We regard freedom of thought, conscience or belief as a fundamental human right. Tanzania has a long history of religious tolerance and has alternated between Christian and Muslim leaders since multi-politics was reintroduced in 1992. Our officials in Tanzania regularly engage with civil...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Climate Change (21 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: DFID has made no assessment of the potential for devolved institutions to create their own development finance institution. CDC is the UK’s development finance institution, wholly owned by the UK government. CDC’s mission is to support the growth of businesses in Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Hospitals (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: The UK supports improved health care for all communities in Rakhine through the multi-donor Access to Health Fund. We are clear that funding for Sittwe Hospital, provided as one part of this programme, must deliver improved access to healthcare for Rohingya people. We will not fund activities that further disadvantage this group. Baroness Sugg raised the need for equal access to health...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Pay (20 Jan 2020)

Andrew Stephenson: All DFID staff are paid at an hourly rate above £10, and therefore would not require a salary increase in any of these scenarios.


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