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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Home Office more like this
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star 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 Immigrants: Domestic Abuse 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 arrangements they have in place to protect non-EU nationals resident in the UK who are victims of domestic abuse, and in particular to ensure access to homelessness support, refuge and benefits. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17515 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling domestic abuse against all women, regardless of their background or nationality. On 16 July this Government introduced the Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to improve protection and support for all victims irrespective of their immigration status.</p><p>Non-British victims residing in the UK are able to apply for support from authorities, many of whom will have statutory obligations to support victims. For individuals in the UK who are married, or partners of, British or settled sponsors and who claim to be victims of abuse, there is the option of applying for immediate crisis support under the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC).</p><p>In addition, funding has been made available to support a range of support networks. In March £1,090,000 was made available specifically to be used to provide safe accommodation, and other support functions.</p><p>We are not complacent about our responses to domestic abuse. We strive to see what more can be done and we have committed to reviewing the support available to migrant victims of domestic abuse. The review will be launched over the summer and we aim to report progress of the review during the passage of the Bill.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:47:03.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:47:03.247Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee remove filter
1142442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the guidance issued by the Home Office to local authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts on 2 April EU Settlement Scheme—Looked After Children and Care Leavers' is mandatory. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17516 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by Department for Education in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens as-sessment should ensure that this important work will be done.</p><p>The Home Office engaged with the Department for Education, the Association of Directors Childrens Services and other Local Authority stakeholders across the UK in advance of publishing the guidance. The Home Office also conducted a private trial phase of testing where five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.</p><p>The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance.</p><p>The Home Office is committed to continuing to engage with local authorities as they undertake their responsibilities to ensure that all eligible looked after children and care leavers are supported to make an application to the EUSS. The Home Office will ensure that caseworkers liaise with and support applicants to get the status they require.</p><p>We consulted with the Department for Education in advance of publishing the guidance to ensure adequate consideration was given to other categories of looked after children, where the local authority does not hold full PR, under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. It has been confirmed that in those cases there is a duty on the local authority to raise awareness of the EU Set-tlement Scheme to those with PR for those eligible child(ren) and to provide practical support where needed, or signpost to relevant community support where deemed more appropriate to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17517 more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:45:27.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:45:27.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1142443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken in advance of publishing the guidance to local authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts on 2 April EU Settlement Scheme—Looked After Children and Care Leavers; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that guidance on children accommodated under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and their ability to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by Department for Education in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens as-sessment should ensure that this important work will be done.</p><p>The Home Office engaged with the Department for Education, the Association of Directors Childrens Services and other Local Authority stakeholders across the UK in advance of publishing the guidance. The Home Office also conducted a private trial phase of testing where five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.</p><p>The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance.</p><p>The Home Office is committed to continuing to engage with local authorities as they undertake their responsibilities to ensure that all eligible looked after children and care leavers are supported to make an application to the EUSS. The Home Office will ensure that caseworkers liaise with and support applicants to get the status they require.</p><p>We consulted with the Department for Education in advance of publishing the guidance to ensure adequate consideration was given to other categories of looked after children, where the local authority does not hold full PR, under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. It has been confirmed that in those cases there is a duty on the local authority to raise awareness of the EU Set-tlement Scheme to those with PR for those eligible child(ren) and to provide practical support where needed, or signpost to relevant community support where deemed more appropriate to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17516 more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:45:27.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:45:27.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1141532
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Immigrants: Detainees more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU nationals are currently, or at the latest date for which information is available, held in immigration detention. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17400 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people in the detention estate, by nationality detained on the last day of each quarter is available in table dt_13_q of the detention tables <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods</a> in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending March 2019’.</p><p>The latest data relate to the number in detention as at the end of March, data for the end of June is due to be published on 22 August 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:53:40.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:53:40.723Z
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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 file name Detention Tables - March 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - March 2019 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee remove filter
1141533
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 are taking, or intend to take, to ensure that EU nationals granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme but who fail to apply for settled status and become illegal residents are not placed in immigration detention. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17401 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that encouraging and supporting compliance will be at the heart of our future immigration system. As with our commitment to take a proportionate approach to anyone who has reasonable grounds for missing the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, we will also take a proportionate approach to these individuals with pre-settled status and give them every opportunity to regularise their status.</p><p>As mentioned in the Statement of Intent for the EU Settlement Scheme, we intend to send a reminder to people to apply for settled status before their pre-settled status expires.</p><p>We will set out further details on our approach to situations like this as part of our broader plans for the future immigration system 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 2019-08-05T11:51:40.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:51:40.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1141534
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children thought to be eligible for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme have applied to that scheme; and how many such children have been granted (1) settled, and (2) pre-settled, status. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17402 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019, including applications received by nationality and in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, along with applications concluded by outcome. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019</a></p><p>The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:52:28.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:52:28.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1141535
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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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25277
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 case for applying a lower suitability threshold than for adults for children from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland living in the UK who are applying for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17403 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Under the relevant provisions of the Immigration (European Economic Area Regulations) 2016, children under the age of 18 benefit from a higher level of protection and can only be deported on imperative grounds of public security.</p><p>The Home Office has not made an assessment of the case for applying lower suitability thresholds for children applying for settled status under the scheme. The EU law public policy and public security test will continue to apply to conduct committed before the end of the implementation period if the UK leaves the EU with a deal, or to pre-exit conduct if we leave without a deal.</p><p>This is consistent with the Withdrawal Agreement and the Free Movement Directive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:50:39.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:50:39.437Z
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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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Home Office more like this
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star 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 Human Trafficking: Vietnam more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking UK, Anti-Slavery International and the Pacific Links Foundation, Precarious Journeys: Mapping vulnerabilities of victims of trafficking from Vietnam to Europe, published 7 March, in particular its finding (1) that 1,127 Vietnamese children were arrested in the UK between 2012 and 2018, mostly for immigration and drug offences, despite the known risks of trafficking amongst this group, (2) in regard to the Government's identification and protection of Vietnamese victims and potential victims of trafficking, and (3) that rigid policies to control immigration and growing anti-immigration rhetoric throughout Europe and in the UK exacerbate the vulnerability of Vietnamese adults and children to trafficking and exploitation. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL16379 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office welcomes the useful research by the Pacific Links Foundation, ECPAT and Anti-Slavery International, which was supported by the Home Office’s Modern Slavery Innovation Fund. The report contributes to the evidence base on modern slavery and we are taking the recommendations into consideration.</p><p>The decision to arrest is ultimately an operational decision; to support this decision making, the Government has invested in police training and awareness as part of the £11.6m Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme investment so that officers are aware of the signs and indicators of victims encountered in the course of police duties, even if this is in relation to enforcement of drug legislation, for example. The s45 statutory defence introduced by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides further protection for victims forced to commit crimes such as cannabis cultivation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:22:55.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:22:55.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1122884
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Female Genital Mutilation 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 information leaflets they publish about female genital mutilation; and whether any of these are in an easy read format for people with limited literacy. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL15275 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime and it is child abuse. The Government is clear that we will not tolerate a practice that can cause extreme and lifelong suffering to women and girls.</p><p>The Home Office’s FGM unit is driving a step change in our nationwide out-reach on FGM. The Unit is providing outreach support to local areas and working to raise awareness of resources available to professionals, including training, best practice examples and information on legislation and policy. Resources include an e-learning package, various communication materials such as leaflets and posters highlighting the legislation and health impacts of FGM and an online resource pack for local areas. These materials are available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-leaflet" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-leaflet</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-opposing-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-opposing-female-genital-mutilation</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fact-sheet-on-mandatory-reporting-of-female-genital-mutilation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fact-sheet-on-mandatory-reporting-of-female-genital-mutilation</a></p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fgm-campaign-materials.</p><p>The FGM communications campaign and materials were developed following consultation with the FGM sector and the need for easy read materials was not raised during this consultation. These materials are not available in Easy Read format but have been drafted to be accessible to those with a basic understanding of English.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name 6_1639_HO_SP_FGM_mandatory_reporting_Fact_sheet_Web.pdf more like this
unstar this property title FGM Mandatory Reporting - Fact Sheet more like this
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star this property file name 2905975_FGM_Passport_v1_0A.PDF more like this
unstar this property title FGM Passport more like this
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star this property file name FGM_The_Facts_A6_v4_web.pdf more like this
unstar this property title FGM - The Fact Sheet more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T15:21:12.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:21:12.7Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Slavery more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Visas and Immigration considers a person’s (1) past immigration records, (2) pending immigration cases, and (3) rule 35 report statements, in addition to the information provided on their National Referral Mechanism referral form, when making reasonable grounds decisions in respect of foreign nationals (a) in immigration detention, and (b) outside immigration detention. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL14849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>Reasonable Grounds decisions for foreign nationals in immigration detention are made by trained Competent Authority decision makers. As part of the decision making process information held within the immigration database is considered alongside the information provided by the First Responder in the National Referral Mechanism referral form. Further information is sought from the First Responder where there is insufficient information contained within the referral form.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:43:11.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:43:11.327Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee remove filter