Bishop of St Albans asks about sources of international climate finance

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about how international climate finances are allocated during a debate on the government’s COP27 Statement on 15th November 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans: My Lords, is the Minister able to confirm that the pledges for international climate finance are not being taken from the ODA (Official Development Assistance) budgets?

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Bishop of Leeds asks about UK assistance for Ukraine

The Bishop of Leeds received the following written answers on 7th November 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Leeds asked His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made (1) of Russia’s destruction of Ukraine’s power infrastructure, and (2) of the prospects of further large-scale refugee flows from Ukraine.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con): The UK condemns Russia’s intentional bombing of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure, which is causing widespread destruction.

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Bishop of Southwark asks about the UK’s overseas aid budget

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question on the UK’s overseas aid budget on 1st November 2022, during a debate on the current conflict in Ukraine:

The Lord Bishop of Southwark: My Lords, I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s commitment that the United Kingdom should remain one of the leading nations in equipping Ukraine to resist the Russian invasion and occupation of what is sovereign territory. In his maiden speech in July, my friend the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham linked the Russian blockade with the risk of a devastating famine in the Horn of Africa and east Africa. With the suspension of the Black Sea grain initiative, does the Minister agree that this strengthens the case to restore the overseas aid budget to 0.7% without further delay?

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Bishop of Coventry asks about aid budget in relation to the conflict in Ukraine

The Bishop of Coventry asked a question regarding responses to the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia during a debate on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine on 12th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of Coventry: My Lords, I look forward to the forthcoming public vote at the United Nations General Assembly condemning Russian annexation of the four Ukrainian territories and, I understand, calling for a negotiated settlement. That will pass easily but, despite these recent indiscriminate attacks, as the Secretary-General described them, it looks likely that there will be a large number of abstentions from the majority of the developing world. Can the Minister say why so many countries remain non-aligned and what steps are being taken to address their concerns? In that context, would she accept that, with so many developing countries feeling the impact of the war, the Government should not look to balance their own books by cutting the aid budget further?

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Bishop of St Albans asks about development aid to Sudan

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Sudan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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Bishop of St Albans asks about development aid to South Sudan

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to South Sudan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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Bishop of St Albans asks about development aid to Somalia

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Somalia in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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Bishop of St Albans asks about overseas aid to Kenya

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Kenya in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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Bishop of St Albans asks about development aid to Djibouti

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Djibouti in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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Bishop of St Albans asks about development aid to Yemen

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 10th October 2022:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Yemen in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.

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