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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Counter-terrorism 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 plans they have to implement the Prevent Strategy within the NHS as a safeguarding measure to protect those with care and support needs. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11484 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring that the National Health Service fully embeds the Prevent Statutory Duty of 2015 within its safeguarding responsibilities.</p><p>Great strides have been taken to embed Prevent within the health sector to date. For example, since the Prevent Duty made training mandatory over 830,000 NHS staff have received Basic Prevent Awareness training and over 470,000 have attended advanced training.</p><p>The Department is committed to engaging with relevant professional bodies and ensure that further opportunities to develop bespoke training for health professionals are undertaken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:50:55.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:50:55.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading 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 whether their planned domestic abuse legislation will consider and provide for domestic abuse in communities where men assume that abuse is sanctioned by their faith. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11538 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that domestic abuse is a crime irrespective of whether that abuse is claimed to be sanctioned by faith.</p><p><br>We will be publishing a response to our public consultation on domestic abuse, together with a draft Domestic Abuse Bill, later this Parliamentary session.</p><p>The draft Bill will clearly define the types of behaviours that comprise domestic abuse be they controlling, coercive, threatening or violent and recognise that abuse can encompass psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional harms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Z
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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 Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Repatriation 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 costs in each of the last three years of repatriating to the UK British nationals who are convicted of criminal offences overseas; and whether they intend to pay the same costs for British nationals forced into marriage overseas; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL12640 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Costs associated with the deportation/return of British citizens to the UK at the end of a criminal sentence abroad are borne by the country seeking to deport/return them.</p><p>Victims of forced marriage who are helped to return to the UK by the Forced Marriage Unit will no longer be asked to take out a loan for their repatriation costs. From now on, no one who is assisted by the Forced Marriage Unit - and would previously have been offered a loan - will have to cover the costs of their repatriation. Where possible, the Government will continue to seek to ensure the costs fall on the perpetrators by means of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs). The Government has also agreed to ensure that those victims who have outstanding loans will have no further costs fall to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Z
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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 Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: English Language 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, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 11 January about the risk to children in unrecognised school settings or receiving home education, what specific measures are taken to help children who come from households where English is not spoken. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4587 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports children from homes where English is not spoken in a number of ways. At present, it is up to local authorities to decide whether to include English as an Additional Language (EAL) as a factor in the local formulae for funding schools. 136 used an EAL factor in the current year, with per pupil values ranging from below £100 to over £3000. However, in our proposals for the National Funding Formula, currently under consultation, we have proposed that all children with EAL will attract an additional £515 (primary) or £1385 (secondary) to their school, for the first 3 years after they enter the state system, wherever they are in the country. This is proposed to come in from 2018-19.</p><p>Where children are educating at home instead of in school, parents who educate a child at home must provide a full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability and aptitudes, and it is likely that such an education would need to include lessons in English to meet that requirement.</p><p>The Government also supports training for adults in English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL): to enable unemployed people on benefits to get the skills they need to get into and stay in work; to support the integration of long-standing migrant communities and particularly those individuals most at risk of isolation from services and wider society; and to support refugees, especially Syrians, to resettle in the UK. DfE funds ESOL training through the Adult Education Budget, which is allocated to providers annually by the Skills Funding Agency. In 2015-16 just under £100m was devoted to ESOL provision.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T15:34:15.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T15:34:15.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offenders: Rehabilitation 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 requirements they have set for community rehabilitation companies to make specific arrangements for the rehabilitation of minority groups whose first language is not English. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4869 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 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>We have given Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) the flexibility to innovate and do what works to reduce reoffending, including tailoring rehabilitative support to offenders based on their individual needs. To promote equality of opportunity and avoid discrimination against offenders on the grounds of protected characteristics, CRCs are required to comply with relevant equalities and human rights legislation as they work with offenders.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst not defined in law as a protected characteristic, we have taken steps to ensure that language is not a barrier to an individual’s rehabilitation. At the beginning of each sentence, CRCs are contractually required to arrange a face to face interview to assess each offender’s risk profile and rehabilitative needs. This informs the initial sentence plan, which the CRC must explain to the offender verbally and in writing to ensure they understand how they must behave and what they must do to comply with their sentence. The CRC must also seek confirmation that the offender has understood this explanation. Where the offender understands insufficient English to enable this, CRC must undertake the initial interview and provide confirmation of the sentence plan in a language they were able to understand.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment 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 how many people have been subject to suspended committals for non-payment of council tax over the last three years; and what was the breakdown by (1) gender, and (2) age groups. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5203 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 2017-02-14more like thismore than 2017-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of cases subject to suspended committals for non-payment of Council Tax over the last three years by gender. There are a few cases where the gender is not known. Data relating to age is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Female </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Not Known</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>549</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>1,179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>547</p></td><td><p>402</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 (January -September)</p></td><td><p>313</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>682</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is possible that one defendant may have more than one case.</p><p> </p><p>Although suspended committals are reported as occurring within a particular year, the non-payment of Council Tax itself may be from a previous year or even a period covering more than one year.</p><p> </p><p>This data is sourced from the HMCTS Libra Management Information System (MIS), and does not form part of the statistics for England and Wales published by the Ministry of Justice, which can be found at: <a href="http://www.justice.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.justice.gov.uk</a>. As such this data set is not subject to the same levels of quality assurance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-14T16:04:54.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-14T16:04:54.437Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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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
unstar 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, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 27 February (HL Deb, col 575), what measures they have taken to ensure that, at the point of entry into the UK, passport controllers focus on the legitimate passports presented by passengers and do not ascribe an assumed identity to visitors in terms of their dress code, nationality or religion. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5805 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Border Force officers undertake mandatory checks on all passengers arriving in the United Kingdom. Checks include conducting an examination of the person’s passport or other documents to establish their right to enter the United Kingdom. Border Force officers receive training and have access to comprehensive guidance to ensure the correct right of entry to the United Kingdom is applied. Border Force also employs a robust assurance programme to ensure passengers are dealt with correctly, consistently and without unlawful discrimination.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T14:47:13.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T14:47:13.757Z
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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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Professions: Equality 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, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 6 March, what measures are in place to support minority women who choose atypical professions to embark on such careers and continue them effectively and to deal with public prejudices that prevail about such work not only on grounds of gender, but also colour and creed. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5806 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 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment on grounds of gender, race and religion.</p><p>Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith’s recent report into the issues faced by business in developing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) talent from recruitment through to the executive layer made a number of recommendations for both Government and business.</p><p>The Government welcomed Baroness McGregor-Smith’s report and is encouraging businesses to take forward her recommendations. The practicalities of implementation will differ depending on the business in question but we will be working with Business in the Community in supporting companies to make these changes. These include developing a simple guide on how to discuss race in the workplace, an online portal of best practice and celebrating success through a list of the top 100 BME employers.</p><p>Dame Louise’s Casey’s review of integration and opportunity, published in December 2016, also highlights the employment prospects and English language proficiency among certain groups, including minority women. The Government is currently reviewing its findings and will respond in the coming months.</p><p>Ensuring the labour market provides equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion or gender, will require a joint effort with Government working with the private sector and organisations like Business in the Community to deliver the lasting change needed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T12:58:59.93Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T12:58:59.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the rights of women in Syria, as part of their overseas operations in that country. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL6162 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 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>All of the projects the UK funds through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund in Syria incorporate awareness of gender equality issues and work to promote the empowerment of women. In particular, we have supported women-led projects through a governance programme, which has enabled women to participate in community engagement activities, project development and decision-making at the local level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T15:58:50.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:58:50.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 April (HL Deb, col 844), what representations they have made to the government of Israel to respect the terms of the Balfour Declaration, and to cease the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL6575 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 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
star this property answer text <p>It has long been the Government’s view that Israel’s presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is governed by the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, to which Israel is a state party. We repeatedly call on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law and have a regular dialogue with Israel on legal issues relating to the occupation, including settlements and the treatment of Palestinian children in military custody.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-20T14:38:20.61Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-20T14:38:20.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this