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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17452 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1081640
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery: Albania 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 Albanian nationals who have received a positive conclusive grounds decision through the National Referral Mechanism have since (1) been repatriated, and (2) returned of their own volition to Albania. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL14173 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office engages closely with Local Authorities, through Strategic Migration Partnerships, on a regular basis to assess the effectiveness of asy-lum dispersal and discuss issues such as local cohesion. In addition, accommodation Providers must consult on every property that is to be used for asylum dispersal with Local Authorities who will assess its viability in relation to social cohesion, as well as a number of other factors</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">A governance structure has been established to facilitate a joint review into asylum dispersal which will be co-designed and co-produced by Local Au-thorities and the Home Office</del>.</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish an individ-ual’s immigration status. The reason for this is two-fold, firstly because the NRM is not an immigration route by which individuals should regularise their stay in the United Kingdom and, secondly, because a person’s immigration status is not permanent and can change. <p><ins class="ministerial">Providing the information requested would therefore require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Z
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less than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
923153
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star this property date less than 2018-06-13more like thismore than 2018-06-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Maintenance 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 deaths since 2000 have been linked to Child Support Agency cases or cases managed by the Child Maintenance Service. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL8617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have interpreted your question to refer to the death, for any reason, of receiving or paying parent who is named on a case managed by the Child Support Agency (CSA) or the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).</p><p> </p><p>Data is only available for the 2003 CSA scheme, and for the CMS since December 2015. <del class="ministerial">IIt</del> <ins class="ministerial">It </ins>is standard practice for the Department to be informed of a death and for this to be recorded on departmental systems. It is only possible to identify a death of a case participant where the Department has a National Insurance number for the parent involved and has been informed of the death. Where the Department is informed of a death only the date is recorded as standard practice and as such any link beyond involvement in a case cannot be established.</p><p> </p><p>For 2003 scheme cases managed by the CSA there were 71,200 deaths informed to DWP between 2003 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>For cases managed by the CMS there were 3,500 deaths informed to DWP between 1st December 2015 and 31st December 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest one hundred.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-25T13:44:36.35Z
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less than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T15:04:25.317Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
1145239
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 export licences they have granted which approved the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2019. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing data is published as Official Statistics on GOV.UK. The data currently provides details of licences up to 31 March 2019 and this shows that 50 licence applications for military items have been approved. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Information about the period 1 April to 30 June will be published on 15 October 2019 and data covering the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 will be published in January 2020.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing decisions about transfers to Saudi Arabia of items which may be used in the conflict in Yemen have been subject to judicial review. Under the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019 my Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade was remitted to reconsider these decisions. Until such time the Government will not grant new licences to export items to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for possible use in Yemen. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Z
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less than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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135494
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1144079
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care: 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 looked-after children are non-UK EU nationals. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL17567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The department does not hold information on the nationality of looked-after children in England. However, estimates suggest that there may be around 5,000 children in care who are non-UK EU nationals.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">We recognise that looked-after children who are non-UK EU nationals will require support with immigration issues. It is important that local authorities offer the necessary support by addressing these issues early as part of any assessment and care plan. In doing so, local authorities can seek legal advice about the appropriate action based on the circumstances of the individual looked-after child.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Legislation will also be introduced to bring immigration matters for separated migrant children into the scope of legal aid, meaning that this group will get support in securing their immigration rights. Legal aid may also be available through the Exceptional Case Funding scheme where a failure to provide legal aid would breach, or risk breaching, European Court of Human Rights law rights or enforceable EU law rights.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Ensuring that looked-after children are supported to obtain a status under the European Union Settlement Scheme is a core element in the delivery of the scheme.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Local authorities are expected to make applications on behalf of all eligible looked-after children for whom they have parental responsibility and to raise awareness of the scheme and offer support as required for looked-after children for whom they do not hold parental responsibility.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Guidance has been issued to local authorities to help them with these responsibilities.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Z
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less than 2019-10-07T15:46:41.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:46:41.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
911056
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star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment 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 more prison officers are currently needed in the UK; how they plan to recruit the necessary prison officers; and what success the Unlocked programme has had in contributing to increasing recruitment. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Following their introduction in July 2015, there have been 222 applications and 205 orders made for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders, up to 31 December 2017.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In this period no breaches of an FGM Protection order have been dealt with in the criminal courts. In the Family Courts, proceedings for breach would be dealt with as a contempt of court matter and are not recorded separately. The information could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Statistics on FGM Protection Orders are publicly available as part of the Family Courts Statistics Quarterly series at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly. The next publication of Family Court Statistics Quarterly is due on 28 June 2018. This will provide data up to the end of March 2018.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper published in November 2016, the Government committed to an increase of 2,500 Prison Officers by the end of 2018.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Between the end of October 2016 (the closest data point in time to when the commitment was made) and the end of March 2018, the number of Band 3 to 5 prison officers (headcount) increased from 18,713 to 21,824; a net increase of 3,111.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">It is anticipated that 90 per cent of the new recruits will be on the landings by the summer and all of them will be operational by the end of the year.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first cohort of 52 graduates from the Unlocked scheme, which encourages the brightest graduates to consider a career in HMPPS, entered the HMPPS workforce in August last year – 15% higher than had been anticipated. Due to the popularity of the programme, up to 115 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort. They are due to join the service in July 2018.”</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Under the Prison Safety and Reform agenda, Governors have been given greater responsibility for workforce planning and determining their local organisational structure. This includes the number of officers they employ and Governors can implement changes to shift arrangements and resource deployment providing they remain within the agreed funding envelope.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This empowerment of the Governor’s position is intended to enable them to make best use of resources to support prison safety and develop strategies to reduce reoffending. HMPPS does not set workforce planning arrangements for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as this is a matter for devolved Governments.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The recruitment drive continues across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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 students who have overpaid their student loans since 2009–10 have yet to be refunded. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17667 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:35.963Z
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less than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T17:08:22.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Prisons 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 how many times the courts in England and Wales used prison as a place of safety in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17747 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Prison may be used as a ‘place of safety’ if the court is satisfied that an individual should be kept in custody for his/her own protection. This is set out under the Bail Act 1976.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Specifically, for individuals with serious mental illness, the Mental Health Act 1983 sets out that a person may be remanded in custody for between 7 and 28 days awaiting available treatment and detention in hospital.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Ministry of Justice does not hold data on either of the circumstances set out. The decision to remand is taken by the individual sentencing court, and reasons for remand are not recorded centrally.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is clear that those suffering from a mental disorder of a nature or degree that warrants treatment and detention in hospital (i.e. a severe mental disorder) should be able to access that treatment as quickly as possible. Our forthcoming response to the independent review of the Mental Health Act will address the recommendation in that context around prison as a ‘place of safety’.</ins><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:17.727Z
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less than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T16:46:27.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Children 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 unaccompanied children seeking asylum who have not yet received a decision on their case have been waiting for a decision for (1) over two years, (2) 18 months to two years, (3) one year to 18 months, and (4) six months to one year. more like this
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Baroness Stroud more like this
star this property uin HL14716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office does not publish this data in the format requested, however we are committed to publishing more detailed figures in future data releases.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are able to provide a breakdown of total applications pending by duration (±6 months), but we can’t separately identify UASC’s in the dataset. The table has been reproduced below:</del></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Pending Duration (Initial Decision)</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Main applicants</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Main + dependants</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">More than 6 months</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">12,213</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">16,555</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Less than 6 months</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">15,043</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">19,300</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>27,256</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>35,855</strong></del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office takes its responsibility for the welfare of children very seriously, including ensuring that the best interests of the child are a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of the child. There are stringent statutory and policy safeguards in place in the asylum process for unaccompanied children, in recognition of their additional needs.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are looked after by local authorities who have a statutory duty to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, regardless of their immigration status or nationality. Under these arrangements, children are assessed with regard to their individual needs and provided with access to education, accommodation and health services, as would be provided to any other looked after child in the UK.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office does not publish this data in the format requested, however we are committed to publishing more detailed figures in future data releases.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are able to provide a breakdown of total applications pending by duration (±6 months), but we can’t separately identify UASC’s in the dataset. The table has been reproduced below:</ins></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Pending Duration (Initial Decision)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Main applicants</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Main + dependants</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">More than 6 months</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">12,213</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">16,555</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Less than 6 months</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">15,043</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">19,300</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>27,256</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>35,855</strong></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><ins class="ministerial">Children and unaccompanied children seeking asylum, like anyone else claiming asylum in the UK, can claim in two ways; either at port of entry or at one of the national intake units.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office takes its responsibility for the welfare of children very seriously, including ensuring that the best interests of the child are a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of the child. There are stringent statutory and policy safeguards in place in the asylum process for unaccompanied children, in recognition of their additional needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">While in the UK, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are looked after by local authorities who have a statutory duty to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, regardless of their immigration status or nationality. Under these arrangements, children are assessed with regard to their individual needs and provided with access to education, accommodation and health services, as would be provided to any other looked after child in the UK.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women currently in prison are aged (1) under 21, (2) 21–30, (3) 31–35, (4) 36–40, (5) 41–50, (6) 51–60, and (7) over 60, years old. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:</ins><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Age</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Under 21</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">115</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">21-30</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1,011</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">31-35</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">696</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">36-40</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">690</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">41-50</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">784</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">51-60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">366</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Over 60</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">108</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:27:41.72Z
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