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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Visitors: Visas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is normal practice to request biometric procedures to be conducted before final approval for permission to enter the UK on a visitor's visa; and if so, whether they plan to consider approving such applications before an appointment to collect biometric data is made. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12634 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government uses biographic and biometric information to conduct iden-tity and suitability checks on visa applicants before deciding whether to issue an applicant with a visa. If we did not complete these checks before approv-ing a visa application, we risk granting entry clearance to individuals who have an adverse immigration history and exposing the UK to harm from criminals who seek to come to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:17:25.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:17:25.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Proceeds of Crime more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government under which circumstances, if any, they intervene to block requests for assets to be remitted to foreign government organisations either from the UK or British overseas territories. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Under proceeds of crime legislation, asset sharing and repatriation is ultimately the Government’s decision following the recovery of assets/money under a court order it is a matter of how to then dispose of those recovered moneys. In confiscation cases, the UN Convention Against Corruption requires a full return to victim States and the EU Framework Decision on confiscation orders requires a 50% share in cases in excess of 10,000 Euros.</p><p>There are other bilateral and multilateral international agreements that encourage the sharing of recovered assets. The UK does not require an international agreement to share or repatriate assets and does so on request on an ad hoc basis. The presumption is that 50% is shared with the requesting country. There are few cases so far, but none have been refused.</p><p><br>The Government does not intervene with similar cases involving the Overseas Territories or Crown Dependencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T16:57:53.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:57:53.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1064625
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a policy in place for whether any nation takes precedence over another when determining when someone with dual nationality is to be deprived of citizenship. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no policy for prioritising nationality when deciding whether to deprive an individual with dual nationality of their British citizenship.</p><p>When making a decision to deprive an individual of British citizenship, the law requires that such a decision may not be made if it would make the individual stateless. This is compatible with the UK’s international obligations under the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The Government cannot comment on the use of deprivation by other countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL13945 more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T16:59:58.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T16:59:58.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is ever their policy to make an individual stateless by depriving them of their citizenship; what assessment they have made of the impact on an individual with dual nationality of being deprived of their citizenship of both countries; whether they provide guidance to officials for such a scenario; and if so, what is that guidance. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL13945 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no policy for prioritising nationality when deciding whether to deprive an individual with dual nationality of their British citizenship.</p><p>When making a decision to deprive an individual of British citizenship, the law requires that such a decision may not be made if it would make the individual stateless. This is compatible with the UK’s international obligations under the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The Government cannot comment on the use of deprivation by other countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL13944 more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T16:59:58.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T16:59:58.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Surveillance: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of drones on increasing the effectiveness of countering terrorism, piracy, kidnappings and other offences combatted by surveillance technologies. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Decisions to use drones and in which circumstances are operational matters for the Police and other law enforcement agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:14:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:14:12.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to reassess the working structure of the Home Office. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16633 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government has no such plans. Nonetheless, in common with all large organisations, the Home Office makes marginal adjustments to its structures routinely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:13:34.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:13:34.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the residency status of UK expatriates currently living permanently in EU member states in the event that the UK votes to leave the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7611 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in the Government’s White Paper: ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29 February, the withdrawal process is unprecedented. No country has ever used Article 50 and this will be an area of discussion with EU member states in such a scenario.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-04-28T16:20:06.16Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T16:20:06.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, citizens of EU member states who had previously settled in the UK would be entitled automatically to remain; and if not, what contingency plans they are making to defend any legal challenges or claims for compensation under the European Convention on Human Rights that might arise from individuals who are subject to removal. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL8054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in the Government’s White Paper: ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29 February, the withdrawal process is unprecedented. No country has ever used Article 50 – it is untested. There is a great deal of uncertainty about how it would work.</p><p>UK citizens get the right to live and work in the other 27 member states from our membership of the EU. If the UK voted to leave the EU, the Government would do all it could to secure a positive outcome for the country, but there would be no requirement under EU law for these rights to be maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T11:54:07.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:54:07.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the sharing of policing and security information between the UK and other EU member states is continuing in the light of the result of the EU referendum; and whether it will continue during negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL802 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains a member of the EU and is subject to EU legislation. The UK and EU Member States continue to share policing and security information, including via Europol.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T10:59:22.38Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T10:59:22.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Holiday Accommodation: Regulation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to bring UK law into line with the European Court of Justice ruling C-127/08 on the implementation of Directive 2004/38/EC and the rights of non-EU spouses of EU citizens to move freely in the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>United Kingdom law relating to the rights of EU nationals and their family members to enter and reside in the UK is fully compliant with the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in C-127/08.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T13:04:30.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T13:04:30.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Proof of Identity more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits to the police and intelligence agencies in combatting terrorism and crime of making it mandatory for purchasers of pay-as-you-go SIM cards to produce appropriate forms of identification. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL1720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
unstar this property answer text <p>This issue was considered in detail by an expert group comprising representatives of law enforcement, the security and intelligence agencies and communication service providers following the terrorist attacks in London in July 2005. The experts’ findings remain valid. They concluded that the registration of ownership of mobile telephones would not deliver any significant new benefits to the investigatory process.</p><p>Mobile phones are not the only devices capable of making calls or sending messages. Many laptops, computers, popular MP3 players and games consoles also support the sending of messages and phone calls. These devices are increasingly being used for communications. It would be necessary to include these other devices in any mandatory registration scheme.</p><p>Separately, the person who buys the device is not necessarily the person who will use it. Mobile phones are often sold or given to family members or friends which would mean that such information would quickly become out of date.</p><p>Furthermore, those who were keen to avoid providing details would still find ways to circumvent the scheme, such as purchasing or registering phones under false identities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T13:21:24.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T13:21:24.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
685379
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star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct discussions with the French and Belgian authorities about the continued hosting of UK Border Force officials in those countries following Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL5283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The bilateral agreements underpinning the juxtaposed controls are not directly affected by Britain’s membership of the EU. We are committed to working together with France and Belgium to protect our shared border and to maintain the juxtaposed controls arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The French Government has repeatedly made it clear that removing the juxtaposed controls would not be in the interests of France. We continue to work closely with both French and Belgium authorities on measures to further bolster ports in northern France and Belgium. This includes not only physical security measures and technological improvements but also wider work to tackle criminal gangs involved in people trafficking.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T16:48:22.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T16:48:22.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that EU nationals living in the UK are not discriminated against, for example in respect of letting arrangements and employment, (1) during the Brexit negotiating period, and (2) following Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL719 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has set out its intention in its published document “Safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU” to issue residence documentation to EU citizens who will be granted settled status on the basis of their residence in the UK. The Government will set out its plans in due course for redesigning the immigration system to introduce controls on future migration to the UK by EU citizens, including any plans for adjusting statutory checks by employers, landlords and other service providers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:51:49.1Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:51:49.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the responsibilities imposed on landlords, employers and others to check individuals' immigration statuses, what guidance they will issue to enable those responsible for such checks to differentiate between (1) EU citizens who are entitled to settled status following Brexit, and (2) those who are not entitled to such status. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has set out its intention in its published document “Safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU” to issue residence documentation to EU nationals who will be granted indefinite leave to remain on the basis of their residence in the UK. The Government will set out its plans in due course for redesigning the immigration system to introduce controls on future migration to the UK by EU citizens, including any plans for adjusting statutory checks by employers, landlords and other service providers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:52:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:52:30.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what modelling they have undertaken to forecast the number of applications for permanent status and consequent (1) rejections, (2) appeals, and (3) deportations, that will result from their offer to enable EU citizens who are resident in the UK to remain in the UK following Brexit; how many additional staff they estimate will be required to manage those applications; whether they intend to publish their model or forecast; and if so, when. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL729 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
unstar this property answer text <p>On Monday 26 June, the UK published the paper ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union: safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the UK’. Formal negotiations with our EU partners on the shape and nature of the immigration regime that will apply after the UK leaves the EU will soon be underway. The Home Office currently processes several million immigration decisions each year and will ensure that the necessary resources are provided to process applications for the new residence status outlined by the Government. The Home Office has a well-developed process for modelling operational demand that will be used as appropriate to support internal capacity planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:55:44.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:55:44.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a British citizen resident in the UK may seek leave for elderly dependants to enter the UK; and whether, following Brexit, the same rules will apply to EU citizens who have been granted permanent residency status. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>In ‘The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union: Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU’ (Cm 9464), published on 26 June 2017, we indicated in paragraph 30 that, in respect of EU citizens who arrived here before the specified date, their family members who come to the UK after we leave the EU will be subject to the same rules that apply to non-EU nationals joining British citizens, or alternatively to the post-exit arrangements for EU citizens who arrive after the specified date. The current Immigration Rules for adult dependent relatives of British citizens are contained in Appendix FM: family members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:16:02.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:16:02.077Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, with reference to paragraph 31 of their White Paper Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, published on 26 June, whether EU citizens in the UK and their family members, in particular children of EU citizens eligible for settled status, will be able to apply for settled status as a family unit or whether each member of the family will be required to make a separate application for settled status. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>It is intended to make the application process for the new settled status as streamlined and user-friendly as possible. Further details will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T14:33:32.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T14:33:32.097Z
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether biometric and fingerprint data taken from a visa applicant's application to enter the UK are deleted from any database if that applicant is subsequently refused entry; and if not, for what specific purpose the data are retained. more like this
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star this property uin HL1360 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Fingerprints taken from visa applicants are normally retained for up to ten years regardless of whether the application was successful, as set out in regulations made under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.</p><p>This enables the Secretary of State to identify easily those who make further applications for visas to come to the UK, preventing immigration abuse and those who are a risk of high harm from entering the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T13:54:09.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T13:54:09.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of a required skill for the purposes of immigration; in which sectors of the economy such skills are needed; whether they intend that that definition will change following Brexit; and what is their assessment of future skills requirements. more like this
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star this property uin HL6217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Tier 2 is the main immigration route for skilled non-EEA workers. The Tier 2 (General) route is designed to fill skilled vacancies for which no suitable resident workers are available. Applicants must have an offer of a graduate level job, paying an appropriate salary, from an employer which has been licensed by the Home Office to sponsor migrant workers. The skill level of a post must be level 6 on the Regulated Qualification Framework with some exceptions for the Shortage Occupation List and certain creative roles.</p><p>In July 2017, the Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The MAC’s call for evidence sought information on EU migrants’ skills, amongst other things, and this will be considered in their final report due in September 2018. Details can be found on the gov.uk website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-and-briefing-note-eea-workers-in-the-uk-labour-market" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-and-briefing-note-eea-workers-in-the-uk-labour-market</a></p><p>The Government will take account of the MAC’s advice when making any final decisions about our future immigration system for EU nationals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T11:24:50.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T11:24:50.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an operational need for the negotiations regarding the supply of new British passports to proceed immediately; and if not, what assessment they have made of whether the awarding of the new contract should be postponed. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-04more like thismore than 2018-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Passport Office has run a fair and open competition in line with UK law, EU and World Trade Organisation rules that has concluded in the identification of a preferred supplier. There are no grounds for a national security waiver.</p><p> </p><p>The current passport contract expires in 2019 and we will need to proceed immediately to contract award to ensure a smooth and safe transition to the new contract.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-04-04T13:00:55.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-04T13:00:55.703Z
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Freezing of Assets more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what their freeze and seize programme consists of; when it will be implemented; how; and which Government department will lead on delivery of that programme. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that enforcement agencies have the necessary tools available to effectively seize and freeze the financial assets of criminals and terrorists.</p><p> </p><p>To this end the Government brought in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) which amended the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). The CFA provided for the freezing and forfeiture (including administrative forfeiture, without the need for a court order) of terrorist property held in bank accounts, and introduced unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) which allow the seizure/freezing and forfeiture of funds and property over £50,000 where it is believed the owner is involved in serious crime.</p><p> </p><p>The bulk of the secondary legislation implementing the CFA came into force on 31 January 2018. The Home Office are responsible for the legislative implementation of these powers, which are used by enforcement agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T12:33:46.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T12:33:46.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of family separations that might occur as a result of Brexit. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The agreement we have reached with the EU on citizens’ rights protects those EU citizens and their family members exercising free movement rights in the UK before the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020.</p><p> </p><p>During the implementation period, family members will be able to join EU citizens on current EU law terms. After the implementation period, close family members will be able to join an EU citizen covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, where their relationship existed before 31 December 2020 and continues to exist when they wish to join the EU citizen in the UK. Close family members are spouses, civil partners and durable partners, dependent children and grandchildren and dependent parents and grandparents. Children born or adopted after the UK leaves the EU to or by those covered by the Withdrawal Agreement will also be protected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T15:17:36.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T15:17:36.287Z
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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Immigration more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) married couples, and (2) civil partners, that might be separated as a result of Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7540 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The agreement we have reached with the EU on citizens’ rights protects those EU citizens and their family members, including spouses and civil partners, exercising free movement rights in the UK before the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020.</p><p>During the implementation period, family members will be able to join EU citizens on current EU law terms. After the implementation period, close family members will be able to join an EU citizen covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, where their relationship existed before 31 December 2020 and continues to exist when they wish to join the EU citizen in the UK. Close family members includes spouses, civil partners and durable partners.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T16:09:52.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T16:09:52.397Z
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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star this property hansard heading UK Border Force: Right of Search more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) customs officials, or (2) border officials, have the authority to request or oblige an incoming passenger to hand over any password to unlock their smart phone; and if so, on how many occasions in the past 12 months this has occurred at each principal gateway into the UK. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Border Force Officers can exercise either immigration or customs powers depending on their appointment as an Immigration Officer or a Designated Customs Official.</p><p>When exercising immigration powers, a Border Force Officer may only search a person until it is satisfactorily established that the person is a British Citizen, may enter the United Kingdom without leave or has leave to enter the United Kingdom. The Immigration Officer may search for any documents relevant to their examination of the individual. It is possible that such documents could be contained on a mobile phone. Failure to submit to a search may result in the person being refused leave to enter, or could constitute an offence under section 26(1)(b) of the Immigration Act 1971, and / or could lead to the mobile phone being seized under paragraph 15A(7) of Schedule 2 to that Act.</p><p>The Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 permits Border Force customs officers to question passengers regarding their baggage and anything carried with them, and to produce baggage for examination to ensure the payment of duties, to prevent the importation of prohibited items, or to search persons where there are reasonable grounds to suspect they are carrying prohibited or restricted goods or goods on which duty has not been paid. As part of this examination, they may request access to electronic equipment.</p><p>Section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 empowers Border Force immigration and customs officers in England and Wales to arrest persons who are committing an offence or who they have reasonable grounds to suspect are about to commit an offence. Section 32 permits them to search persons who have been arrested. Section 19 empowers officers to seize items that are evidence in relation to an offence.</p><p>Under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 a person must give an examining officer any information that the officer requests to establish whether the person is concerned in terrorist related activity. If a person fails to comply they can be prosecuted for wilful obstruction. While it is possible for designated Border Force Officers to be accredited to exercise Schedule 7 powers, in practice it is exercised at port by Police Officers.</p><p>We do not hold information on how many times this has occurred in the past 12 months.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T15:47:59.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T15:47:59.803Z
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May (HL7540), whether spouses of EU citizens from countries outside the EU will be included in the right to free movement in the UK; and if not, how they reconcile the statement that "family members will be able to join EU citizens on current EU law terms" with EU law determining that those spouses may have access to the applicable EU state. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The references to “family members” and “close family members” in the Written Answer of 14 May (HL7540) include those from countries outside the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T11:37:33.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T11:37:33.85Z
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