Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.


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Secretary of State

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
Secretary of State for International Development
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development)
Chris Law (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)
Mr Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development)
Dan Carden (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development Team Member)
Shadow Ministers
Preet Kaur Gill (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (International Development)

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1 Apr 2020, 11:11 a.m.
Funding from the #UKaid budget for coronavirus vaccine research is “a significant amount of support in the work that is critically needed at the moment”, says Scottish scientist #StayHomeSaveLives https://t.co/513bKfdqY7 - Link
31 Mar 2020, 5 p.m.
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Department for International Development Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jul. 17 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Mar. 04 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Oct. 08 Urgent Questions US Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria
Feb. 11 Written Statements Multilateral Development Banks
Oct. 31 Westminster Hall Disability-inclusive Development
Feb. 28 Adjournment Debate Yemen
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Department for International Development Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] 2017-19 Committee Debate: House of Commons 26 February, 2019 (1) (2) 27 Sep 2019, 12:06 p.m.
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill was introduced to authorise the making of provision by reference to certain EU financial services legislation adopted on or before, or no later than two years after, the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU

Department for International Development Select Committee

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Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.


Department for International Development Publications


Department for International Development Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
31 Mar 2020, 5:43 p.m. CDC: Power Stations Nadia Whittome

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what investments (a) CDC Group and (b) its subsidiaries have in power generation facilities using (i) diesel, (ii) crude oil and (iii) Heavy Fuel Oil as a primary or secondary fuel; and what the (A) primary fuel type, (B) secondary fuel type and (C) value is of each investment.

Answer (James Duddridge)

CDC has made the following investments:

Investment

Primary Fuel Type

Back-up Fuel Type

Maria Gleta

Gas

Diesel

Azura Power

Gas

Diesel

Sirajganj 4

Gas

Diesel

Summit Meghnaghat

Gas

Diesel

GVK Energy

Gas

Diesel

Termoyopal

Gas

Diesel

Early Power Limited

Gas

Diesel

Amandi Energy

Gas

Crude Oil

Karadeniz Powerships

Gas

Heavy Fuel Oil

Takoradi International Company Limited (TICO)

Light Crude Oil

Diesel

Albatros Energy

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

Te Power

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

Globeleq Limited - Tsavo

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

Globeleq Limited - Dibamba

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

Jamaica Public Services Limited

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

Rabai Power Ltd

Heavy Fuel Oil

Diesel

The total net asset value of these investments, as at 31 December 2019, was $276,272,552. CDC publishes the amounts it invests directly into businesses and investment funds. Individual investment valuations are commercially sensitive and are not disclosed.

In the first two years of CDC’s current strategic period (2017-2018) it committed over $500 million to renewable energy.

Since 2015, CDC has made over $800m of commitments in green investments in a range of sectors – including renewable power, green buildings and forestry. Over the past two years, CDC has committed over $500 million to renewable energy projects, almost 25% of CDC’s total investment commitments made over this period. Building on this base, CDC have recently completed work on a new Climate Strategy that sets out a higher level of ambition on Climate and a portfolio-wide “Carbon budget” approach to Paris alignment, tied to HMG commitments to reach net zero by 2050. CDC will launch its new strategy later this year.

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