Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma: Humanitarian Aid (17 Oct 2017)

Priti Patel: I am appalled by the ethnic cleansing and persecution of the Rohingya, including reports of the Burmese military and local militia forcing hundreds of thousands of men, women and children from their homes and villages being burnt. The relentless denial of aid is a matter of life and death for those still in northern Rakhine. I have repeatedly called on the Burmese authorities to stop the...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Burma and Bangladesh: Rohingya (17 Oct 2017)

Priti Patel: I’ve spoken to the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary and reiterated the UK’s commitment to relieve the plight of the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The issue is a complex one, but the UK has not shied away from its responsibility and we are working closely with the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of displaced men, women and children....

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education (16 Oct 2017)

Priti Patel: The UK is a strong supporter of Education Cannot Wait and has been at the forefront of developing the fund. We were a founding donor and the largest contributor to the fund having pledged £30million from 2016 to 2018. We also provide technical expertise including through a DFID senior adviser seconded into the fund’s Secretariat. 75 million children and youth are affected by...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth Development Corporation: Finance (14 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: The passage of the CDC Bill earlier this year enabled significant, and welcome, parliamentary scrutiny of CDC as an institution, and of the case for recapitalisation of it. Issues raised by Parliamentarians from all sides of the House fed into CDC 2017-21 Strategic Framework, launched earlier this year. As is normal practice, the CDC recapitalisation business case will be subject to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: UN Agencies: Finance (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: The 2016 Multilateral Development Review included a comprehensive assessment of every UN agency receiving more than £1 million of annual core funding from DFID. We continue to actively monitor UN Agency performance through our membership of their Governing Boards and analysis of their results data. We are clear that where agencies consistently fail to meet our high standards, their...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Internet (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: DFID’s In the News webpage is maintained by the existing Press Office team as part of their regular duties. There is no dedicated resource required.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Nigeria: Overseas Aid (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: The detailed plans of how these funds are going to be spent will be published on DFID department’s website once suitable implementing partners are appointed. Further details of these announcements can be found in my press releases of 31 August 2017 on modern slavery and on 30 August 2017 on humanitarian support.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Adam Smith International (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: DFID has not signed any new contracts or extended any existing contracts with Adam Smith International (ASI) since March 2017. Between 1st March – 31st August 2017 DFID paid £50.06 million to ASI, to fulfil legally binding contracts. All payments are classified as Official Development Assistance.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: International Assistance (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: The arrangements for withdrawal from the EU, including its funds, will be determined as part of the exit negotiations with the European Commission.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gender: Equality (13 Sep 2017)

Priti Patel: DFID’s new Strategic Vision on Gender Equality will be published and implemented by DFID and with its partners in due course.

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