Browsing: Alan as Minister (46)
Alan attends debate on child poverty

On Tuesday 3rd July, Alan attended a debate in Westminster Hall in his capacity as Minister of State for International Development on the subject of child poverty and the Millennium Development Goals. The debate was called by Virendra Sharma MP, ...

Alan opens UK aid disaster response facility

On Friday 19th October Alan, as Minister for International Development, opened the UK aid international disaster response facility in Kemble, Gloucestershire. He met the team who manage the UK’s disaster response at Kemble and viewed the range of...

DFID work highlighted by staff across world

Alan has welcomed a YouTube video put together by DFID staff across the world to highlight the impact that UK Aid has on people in developing countries. The video, filmed by staff working abroad, shows local projects made possible by the UK in Ta...

Alan debates post-2015 DFID agenda

On Tuesday 23rd October, Alan responded for the Government to a Westminster Hall debate called to discuss the post-2015 development agenda. The debate was called by Mark Lazarowicz MP and focussed on the need to secure global agreement on a frame...

Alan debates access to sanitation

On Monday 26th November, Alan responded for the Government to a debate on Access to Sanitation in his capacity as Minster for International Development. The debate, called by Naomi Long MP, sought to raise the importance of improving access to sa...

Alan visits Gaza

Alan has this week become the first British government minister to visit Gaza since the recent ceasefire in the region entered into force on 21st November. As Minister of State for International Development, Alan travelled to Gaza to pledge £1.25...

Alan debates Afghanistan development

On Thursday 17th January, Alan responded as Minster for International Development to a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of development in Afghanistan. The debate, which discussed the recent report of the International Development Select Com...

Alan answers DFID Parliamentary Questions

On Wednesday 30th January, Alan responded to International Development Questions in the House of Commons. Alan addressed MPs’ questions on a range of issues, from the Government’s pledge to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on development aid f...

Alan meets Palestinian Minister of Health

On Thursday 31st January Alan, in his capacity as Minister of State, met Dr. Hani Abdeen, the Palestinian Minister of Health, at DFID.  He was accompanied by Dr. Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian Ambassador. In the meeting the Ministers discusse...

Alan debates post 2015 agenda

On Thursday 21st March, Alan responded as Minster for International Development to a Westminster Hall debate on the post 2015 development agenda. The debate, scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee, addressed a recent report produced by the...

Alan takes Questions from MPs

On Wednesday 13th March, Alan responded to International Development Questions in the House of Commons. Alan took a number of questions from MPs, primarily on DFID projects to alleviate poverty within the Palestinian territories.

Alan attends Global Vaccine Summit

On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April Alan, in his capacity as Minister of State, attended the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi.  The Summit was co-hosted by Bill Gates, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the UN Secretary General, and was att...

Alan meets Baroness Amos

On Thursday 16th May Alan, in his capacity as Minister of State for International Development, met the Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Baroness Amos, at DFID. The two of them met following Britain’s pledge of food...

Alan vists Rana Plaza collapse survivors

This week Alan, in his capacity as Minister of State for International Development, visited Bangladesh to meet those injured in the Rana Plaza building collapse. Whilst there, he announced £18 million of aid for Bangladeshi factory workers. The R...

Alan takes Parliamentary Questions

On Wednesday 12th June Alan answered International Development Questions in the House of Commons. Alan gave answers on a number of questions from MPs, primarily on DFID's commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on overseas aid. He also replied on matters...

Alan meets Aung San Suu Kyi

On Monday 17th June Alan met Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma on a ministerial trip to the region. As well as discussing the wide range of issues facing the country ...

Alan attends Select Committee

On Tuesday 25th June Alan appeared before the International Development Select Committee to answer questions from MPs. The Select Committee hearing focused on DFID’s Multi-lateral Aid Review, which analysed the funding given by the Government to ...

Guardian covers Alan's visit to refugee camp

  Alan’s recent visit to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan was covered in detail in The Guardian’s ‘Global Development’ section this week. The camp, which is currently hosting around 100,000 refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, was the...

Alan responds to Syria debate in Parliament

On Thursday 13th February Alan responded for the Government to an Adjournment debate called by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now the UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Alan reiterated the UK's commitment to providing education to displa...

Alan marks World Malaria Day

Alan has marked World Malaria Day, on Friday 25th April, by highlighting the leading role that the UK has played to tackle the disease, with child death rates having halved since 2000. As Minister for International Development, Alan has witnessed...

Alan calls for #YouthforChange participants

On Saturday 19th July the UK Government and UNICEF will host #YouthforChange, an event developed by young people for young people. The event will cover a broad range of issues relating to girls' rights and empowerment, showcasing positive and asp...