Written Answers — Department for International Development: Procurement: Drugs (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: All bilateral and multilateral procurement of health commodities and medicines follow standard World Health Organisation guidelines to ensure they are global standard approved medicines. All investments are also driven by value for money considerations and best commercial practice.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Somalia: Famine (13 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: DFID has allocated £110 million for the 2017 Drought Response in Somalia, making us the largest bilateral donor to the appeal. This support will provide up to one million people with emergency food assistance. We are also providing life-saving assistance to over 600,000 starving children and mothers; safe drinking water and hygiene to one million people and emergency health services to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Abortion (6 Mar 2017)

Priti Patel: The UK is the second largest bilateral donor in the world for family planning, after the US. Our funding is allocated on the basis of whatever mechanism will deliver the best value and outcomes for women around the world. We will continue to be a global leader on family planning, women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health, including where appropriate access to safe abortion.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Older People (24 Feb 2017)

Priti Patel: There has been no change in DFID’s policy on older people. In implementing the commitment to Leave No One Behind DFID is focusing on understanding, including and empowering those at risk of being left behind. This includes collecting age disaggregated data to better understand the needs of older people and how DFID programmes are reaching them.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Consultants (11 Jan 2017)

Priti Patel: Figures for financial year 2015/16 show that DFID spends approximately 13% of its budget through contractors. The House will know that I have recently instructed my officials to undertake a review of how we work with our suppliers. It is essential that all of DFID’s contractors and partners are fully open and transparent, uphold the highest standards and are held to account for those...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (9 Jan 2017)

Priti Patel: Meeting the 0.7 per cent target for overseas aid is a manifesto commitment. It is enshrined in law and the Government has been unequivocal that we will continue to honour that promise, including reaffirmation by the Prime Minister on 14 December. Alongside our world-class diplomacy commitments and spending two per cent of our GDP on defence, upholding our manifesto commitments on UK aid is...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID has not taken any decisions to exit specific country programmes as a result of the Bilateral Development Review. However, we will continue to review readiness for countries to self-finance their development, or transition from traditional aid to different forms of UK support based on mutual interest and engaging other parts of the UK Government.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID does not plan to open any new country programmes as a result of the Bilateral Development Review.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid (14 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: DFID’s 2015/16 Annual Report (available here) provides a list of the countries we currently work in. We keep this list under review, given the dynamic nature of the department’s work and the volatility of current conflicts, particularly in the Middle East.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Visits Abroad (13 Dec 2016)

Priti Patel: The Secretary of State has visited a range of countries overseas since her appointment. Information on Ministerial Travel is published as part of DFID’s quarterly transparency return on www.gov.uk

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