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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Syria more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will prioritise Christian, Shia Muslim and Yazidi refugees, who have been targeted by ISIL, when considering asylum cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 12505 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with the UK’s obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the European Convention on Human Rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T14:20:41.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T14:20:41.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4079
star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
421662
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage diversity in the police service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 12085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and the Government is determined to improve BME representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>My Rt Hon. Friend, the Home Secretary announced on 22 October the publication of data showing the gender and ethnicity of police officers by force area. This will make it easier for the public to access the data they need to see how representative their force is compared to the local population. It is clear that the current representation of women and officers from minority ethnic backgrounds in the officer ranks is not good enough and the Home Secretary has challenged forces to do more.</p><p>The Government's reforms have already made improvements. For example, we set up the College of Policing, which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>As part of this programme the College recently published Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups, and it has published case studies from forces showing what can be done.</p><p>We have also developed innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now. These are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation while attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training on November 2014 four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% ethnic minority.</p><p>Police Now, implemented in the Metropolitan Police, appointed 69 people to start their training, up from an anticipated 50 owing to the high calibre of applicants. Of these, 43% are women and 9% are from a BME background, compared to the national BME proportion of 5.5%.</p><p>With the joint leadership of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and the Commissioner, the Metropolitan Police also introduced its London residency criteria for recruits in August 2014. Recent Metropolitan police figures show that in the three months from June to August 2015, 26% of new Metropolitan police recruits came from a black or minority background, more than double the 12% recruited in the same quarter of 2014, and the 12% of Metropolitan police officers currently from a black and minority ethnic background.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:49:54.227Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:49:54.227Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1591
star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
423007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Ethnic Groups and Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of (a) women and (b) people from ethnic minorities in the police forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Margaret Ferrier more like this
star this property uin 12720 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and the Government is determined to improve BME representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>The Home Secretary announced on 22 October the publication of data showing the gender and ethnicity of police officers by force area. This represents an important step in making it easier for the public to access the data they need to see how representative their force is compared to the local population. It is clear that the current representation of women and officers from minority ethnic backgrounds in the officer ranks is not good enough and the Home Secretary has challenged forces to do more.</p><p>The Government's reforms have already made improvements, for example we set up the College of Policing which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>We have worked with the College to develop its Reverse Mentoring programme, which seeks to give police leaders an insight into the direct lived experience of officers from under-represented groups. I am grateful to the five Chief Constables who have signed their force up to the programme. We also worked with the College to produce its Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups.</p><p>Under this Government innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation whilst attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training on November 2014 four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% ethnic minority.</p><p>Police Now, implemented in the Metropolitan Police, appointed 69 people to start their training, up from an anticipated 50 owing to the high calibre of applicants. Of these, 43% are women and 9% are from a BME background, compared to the national BME proportion of 5.5%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:44:03.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:44:03.297Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4386
star this property label Biography information for Margaret Ferrier more like this
423371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Home Office: Written Questions more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will Answer Question 11793 of 14 October 2015, on Home Office: staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 13040 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Hon. Member’s question was answered on 22 October 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:35:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:35:20.127Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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473
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
423002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Passports: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of appointments available for premium passport applications in London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 12807 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Passport Office continues to review services to ensure they meet customer expectations and needs. During 2015, the London Passport Office has consistently offered customers a premium service appointment the next day and has always remained within the target of 3 working days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T13:42:51.827Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T13:42:51.827Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
star this property tabling member
1428
star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
422677
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Mergers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on merging police forces in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 12588 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is the role of directly elected local Police and Crime Commissioners to propose changes to local policing, not the Home Office. Any request from police forces to voluntarily merge would be considered where it is supported by a robust business case and has local consent.</p><p>It is not necessary for police forces to merge in order to become more efficient. Existing legislation places a strong duty on Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners to collaborate in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness. Many are demonstrating that savings can be generated through collaboration without sacrificing local accountability and identity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:23:01.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:23:01.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
422681
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Abortion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent (a) meetings and (b) correspondence she has had on the setting up of buffer zones around abortion clinics; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
star this property uin 12603 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon Member to the answers I gave to 5385 and 7247 on 13 July and 22 July 2015. We have also received correspondence from Members of Parliament on behalf of their constituents on this issue. The Home Office has not issued guidance to the police on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:24:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:24:55.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4491
star this property label Biography information for Vicky Foxcroft more like this
421128
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Britain First more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the threat level of the group Britain First. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 11628 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Police’s National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU) has a role in monitoring and gathering intelligence on groups where they pose a criminal threat from domestic extremism or public disorder. If any illegal activities are taking place, the police will take the necessary action. The Governments Countering Extremism Strategy focuses on all forms of extremism, not least the hate inspired and racially motivated nature of far right and Neo-Nazi extremists.</p><p>As yet, no specific assessment of the threat from Britain First has been carried out.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:37:13.333Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:37:13.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
422679
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Islam more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission independent research into the causes of Islamophobia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 12623 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A key part of our new Countering Extremism Strategy, published this week, outlines how we will engage with and protect Muslim communities from Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred.</p><p>We have access to a wide range of research on Islamophobia from academics, non-government organisations and from the Extremism Analysis Unit.</p><p>We have announced a new Cross-Government Hate Crime Action Plan. As part of this we are engaging with partner organisations to establish the plan’s priority focus areas including future research requirement.</p><p>The Government also recognises the risk of Islamophobia in the UK as well as the increasing number of attacks aimed at the Muslim Community. To address this the PM has announced that from next year all police forces will be required to record Anti-Muslim hate crime as a distinct category when it is reported.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T11:48:21.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T11:48:21.547Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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25392
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1540
star this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
422315
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to disabled refugees from Syria who are currently in Europe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
star this property uin 12320 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is prioritising its support and aid efforts where the need is greatest. Only a small percentage of Syrians displaced from Syria are seeking asylum in Europe; the vast majority remain in Syria and neighbouring countries. Those that remain in the immediate region around Syria are more likely to be particularly vulnerable and this is rightly where our focus remains. We are the second largest bilateral donor of humanitarian aid to the Syrian crisis with £1.12 billion already pledged.</p><p>With assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees we will identify the most vulnerable Syrian refugees who cannot be effectively supported in the region for resettlement through our Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme with the aim of resettling 20,000 refugees during this Parliament.</p><p>The UK is not providing direct resettlement or other support to asylum seekers in other Member States. The UK is already providing practical support to those Member States who are experiencing particularly serious pressures and will provide a further ten personnel to the European Asylum Support Office.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:52:50.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:52:50.92Z
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4068
star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
star this property tabling member
4436
star this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this