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.
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 MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
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.
|Jul. 17||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Oct. 02||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Oct. 08||Urgent Questions||US Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria|
|Oct. 15||Written Statements||Special Representative on UK Victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA Terrorism: Indemnity|
|Oct. 03||Westminster Hall||Sanctions Policy and Implementation|
|Feb. 28||Adjournment Debate||Yemen|
|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|
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.
|Oct. 15||Development, Climate and Environment: An Annotated Bibliography||Research and Statistics|
|Oct. 15||Links between Urbanisation and Employment in Rwanda||Research and Statistics|
|Oct. 15||Climate Compatible Development and Rapid Urbanisation in Rwanda||Research and Statistics|
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.
|8 Oct 2019, 4:59 p.m.||Developing Countries: Women's Rights||Mr Jonathan Lord|
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to increase women’s rights in developing countries.
Answer (Zac Goldsmith)
It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.