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1123738
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
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star this property hansard heading Thames House: Pedestrian Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 April (HL1894), on what advice from the Security Service they concluded that there were national security grounds on which they refuse to answer questions about pedestrian access on Horseferry Road. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL15376 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The government regularly consults with the Security Service about the disclosure of information that relates to the Security Service. The longstanding policy of not commenting on matters relating to the intelligence agencies has been agreed to be appropriate in this case because the changes to the pedestrian access have been made for reasons of building security.</p><p>We cannot comment further on these reasons other than to say that the Security Service has taken all appropriate and reasonable steps to ensure the safety of pedestrians and any potential liability for negligence would be the same as with any public organisation. The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament provides the means for the scrutiny of the policies, expenditure, administration and operations of the intelligence agencies on behalf of Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:38:17.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:38:17.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1123744
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the European Migration Fund; and what is the size of the fund in the present financial year. more like this
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Lord Dubs more like this
star this property uin HL15382 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), to which this question presumably relates, is operated in the UK by the AMIF UK Responsible Authority. The total value of the fund to the UK is currently €538.2m.</p><p>AMIF operates on a funding year different to the financial year, the AMIF year runs 16 October to 15 October, furthermore funding is allocated for the full 7-year programme.</p><p>In agreeing the AMIF UK National Programme with the European Commission, the UK proposed an even spending plan across the programme, and the funds can be utilised flexibly across the programme, so the spending plan is only a rough guide.</p><p>There is not a set amount allocated for the current financial year. To date the UK has utilised €372m, this figure includes both expenditure and funding committed by grant agreement. In addition, the Responsible Authority is currently undertaking an open call for proposals for integration related activities for a value of up to £50m.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:39:59.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:39:59.28Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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805
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dubs more like this
1123745
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue the Vulnerable Persons Refugee Scheme after 2020. more like this
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Lord Dubs more like this
star this property uin HL15383 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We are making positive progress in our work with key stakeholders and international organisations on our future Asylum and Resettlement Strategy. This includes consideration of the UK’s resettlement offer beyond 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:40:15.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:40:15.167Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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805
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dubs more like this
1123767
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Staff more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences since 9 April 2018; and if so, in each case, what was the (1) nature of the offence, (2) date of conviction, and (3) sentence received. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL15405 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Since 9 April 2018 three Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences. All were subject to appropriate disciplinary procedures and were dismissed by the point of conviction. The following table shows the breakdown of convictions and dates:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Nature of offence</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date of conviction</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Sentence received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Assisting unlawful immigration</p></td><td><p>09/04/2018</p></td><td><p>11 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Smuggling of drugs/firearms</p></td><td><p>16/11/2018</p></td><td><p>23 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bribery</p></td><td><p>11/04/2019</p></td><td><p>3 years and 9 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:41:55.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:41:55.12Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
1124594
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments 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, when his Department plans to begin the recruitment process for a new chair of the Migration Advisory Committee. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property tabling member printed
George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 250476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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250477 more like this
250478 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.577Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124595
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration on 30 April 2019, Official Report, Col 85WH, how many applicants for positions on the Migration Advisory Committee satisfied the criteria of having had experience of business in recruitment processes that have taken place since January 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 250477 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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250476 more like this
250478 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.637Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124597
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration on 30 April 2019, Official Report Columns 84-87WH, how many applicants for positions on the Migration Advisory Committee who satisfied the criteria of having had business experience were subsequently deemed unappointable by the Selection Panel for recruitment processes that have taken place since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
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George Eustice more like this
star this property uin 250478 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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250476 more like this
250477 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.683Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3934
unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124605
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 his Department is taking to investigate the low take up of the private beta testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 250513 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The total number of applications received since the testing of the scheme began on 28 August 2018 is now over 600,000, and we received over 50,000 applications in the first weekend the scheme was fully live. <br> <br>In total, over 230,000 people applied during the three testing phases of the EU Settlement Scheme. Over 31,000 of these people applied during the two private beta testing phases and we do not consider that this was a low turnout or that it needs investigating. It was not our intention to process high volumes during these phases, which were implemented gradually to bring the systems up to scale in a controlled way. This gave us a valuable evidence base from which to assess the application process and allowed for incremental improvements to be made in response to applicant feedback</p><p><br>We have been clear that applying during the testing phases was voluntary and EU citizens will have until 30 June 2021 to apply, in line with the draft Withdrawal Agreement, or until 31 December 2020 in the event of no deal.</p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:32:06.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:32:06.46Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125597
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Death Certificates: Digital Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a secure digital death certification service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 252590 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is working with the Department of Health and Social Care on taking forward the death certification reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4616
unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1125628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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, whether his Department undertook an Equality Impact Assessment assessment of the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 252534 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Government has had due regard to the impacts of the EU Settlement Scheme on those who share a protected characteristic.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125629
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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, whether applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme whose automated residency check result is (a) wholly or (b) partially unsuccessful will be informed of the reasons for that result. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 252535 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The automated checks of employment and benefits records of applications to the EU Settlement Scheme by those who choose to provide their National Insurance number have enabled most adults so far granted status under the scheme to be so without needing to provide any further evidence of their UK residence.</p><p>Where the automated checks do not provide sufficient evidence of UK residence for the applicant to be granted the status for which they think they qualify, they can upload a wide variety of documentary evidence.</p><p>Where this is necessary, the results of the checks will indicate to the applicant which period(s) of residence they need to evidence. We will not be able to tell applicants why the automated check is unable to cover all their UK residence because doing so may introduce the risk of identity theft and abuse. We recognise that some applicants may lack documentary evidence for various reasons, and we will work flexibly with applicants to help them evidence their UK residence by the best means available to them.</p><p><br>More information about the automated checks including why records may not be found in full or in part is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check. </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125673
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Applications 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 is the average time taken was for UK Visas & Immigration to process indefinite leave to remain applications in each year since 2010; what proportion of those applications application were responded to outside of the 20-day service standard; and what the average number of days was for those response times that exceeded the service standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
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Mohammad Yasin more like this
star this property uin 252622 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We do not publish this specific data for all applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), however the vast majority of such cases are dealt with within the service standard of 6 months (which applies to straightforward applications, where the customer has met all their obligations). Where an application is defined as non-straightforward, due to complexity, the customer will be written to within the normal processing time to explain why it will not be decided within the normal standard, and to explain what will happen next).</p><p>The published statistics on leave to remain applications that have been processed within service standard can be found in the migration transparency data release https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-february-2019 at: InC_02: Percentage of In-Country visa applications, for each Route, processed within Service Standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1125678
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Police: Rural Areas 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, which police forces undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 252477 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We recognise that certain crimes may disproportionately or predominantly affect rural areas. That is why we welcome the Rural Affairs Strategy published by the National Police Chiefs’ Council in July 2018. The Strategy sets out operational and organisational policing priorities in respect of tackling rural crime and can be found at: <a href="https://www.nwcu.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NPCC-Rural-affairs-Strategy-2018-2021.pdf." target="_blank">https://www.nwcu.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NPCC-Rural-affairs-Strategy-2018-2021.pdf.</a></p><p><br>Through the election of Police and Crime Commissioners we have ensured that communities, including those in rural areas, have a strong voice in determining how police resources are allocated to tackle the crimes that matter most to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T13:26:49.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:26:49.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1123743
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the European Migration Fund is being allocated to local authorities and in particular to child refugees. more like this
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Lord Dubs more like this
star this property uin HL15381 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), to which this question presumably relates, is operated in the UK by the AMIF UK Responsible Authority. The total value of the fund to the UK is currently €538.2m.</p><p>Funding is not allocated directly to local authorities unless they have applied for funding through an open call for proposals operated by the Responsible Authority, one of which is currently open with £50m available for organisations to apply for, for integration related activities for third country nationalS, including refugees. The Home Office, as the department with responsibility for migration, is also able to apply for AMIF funds, and has received a significant amount of AMIF funds to date.</p><p>There is no particular amount allocated to managing child refugees. A full list of funded projects is published each August on the AMIF page of <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> along with the UK National Programme and information about calls for <br>proposals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:27:36.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:27:36.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dubs more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Educational Testing Service 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, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have met with representatives from ETS in each year since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 249832 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Details of meetings with ETS representatives is not held centrally. Home Office Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of international partners, as well as organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of Ministerial meetings are passed to the Cabinet Office on a quarterly basis and are subsequently published on the Gov.uk website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/home-office-ministers-hospitality-data#history" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/home-office-ministers-hospitality-data#history </a></p><p><br>I can, however, confirm that officials met with representatives from ETS Global BV in 2017 to discuss settlement of the legal action the Department had brought against the company. More recently discussions with ETS have focused on the ongoing criminal trials of those believed to have helped organise and facilitate fraudulent activity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:07:23.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:07:23.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how many students have taken the TOEIC English language test since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 249833 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>ETS were removed from the list of approved test providers for immigration purposes on 1 July 2014. A current list of tests and test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration to show that applicants have the required level of English for their visa is available here:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-applying-for-uk-visa-approved-english-language-tests</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:00:01.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:00:01.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1124169
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 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, when the Government plans to begin its review of the effectiveness of the controlling or coercive behaviour offence; and if he will consult specialist violence against women and girls organisations as part of that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Waveney more like this
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Peter Aldous more like this
star this property uin 249933 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>On 21 January we published our landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill and consultation response which will transform the cross-Government response to this devastating crime. In our consultation response we committed to review the effectiveness of the coercive or controlling behaviour offence to ensure it is fit for purpose and that it adequately protects victims from abuse.</p><p>We are in the early stages of establishing the terms of reference for the review, and will be consulting with relevant Government and external stakeholders accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:56:03.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:56:03.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Peter Aldous more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 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, for what reasons the treatment of survivor pensions for police widows and widowers is different from that of such pensions for the widows and widowers of armed forces personnel. 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 250001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that there is a specific justification for allowing all surviving partners of Armed Forces Pension Scheme members to retain their survivor’s pension for life. The combination of risk to life in the execution of duty and disruption to family life is unique to Armed Forces personnel.</p><p>The Government has accepted that the arguments were compelling in respect of police officers who have died as a result of an injury on duty. Changes to the Police Pension Scheme were made with effect from April 2015 to allow surviving spouses or civil partners of those police officers to receive survivor benefits for life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T13:30:19.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T13:30:19.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 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, for what reasons the treatment of survivor pensions for police widows and widowers is different from that of such pensions for the widows and widowers of armed forces personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 250024 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that there is a specific justification for allowing all surviving partners of Armed Forces Pension Scheme members to retain their survivor’s pension for life. The combination of risk to life in the execution of duty and disruption to family life is unique to Armed Forces personnel.</p><p>The Government has accepted that the arguments were compelling in respect of police officers who have died as a result of an injury on duty. Chang-es to the Police Pension Scheme were made with effect from April 2015 to allow surviving spouses or civil partners of those police officers to receive survivor benefits for life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T13:28:14.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T13:28:14.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Emerdata more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's associated public bodies have entered into contracts with Emerdata Limited in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 250038 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Our records show that neither; (a) the Home Department, (b) the Department’s agencies, or (c) the Department’s associated public bodies have entered into any contracts with Emerdata Limited in the last year.</p><p><br>Home Office are committed to the HMT Transparency Agenda and EU Competition regulations and therefore all contract requirements and awards that exceed the EU procurement directives' financial thresholds are advertised in the <a href="http://ted.publications.eu.int/official/" target="_blank">Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)</a> via contract notices. Furthermore, all requirements and contract awards over £10,000 are published on <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/" target="_blank">Contracts Finder</a> at this link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder</a> .</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:59:04.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:59:04.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Secondment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 249911 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Please see the table below for the current numbers of civil servants that have temporarily moved out of the department to take up posts at DIT or DExEU in each of the last 3 years. The information provided is a list of current/active transfers that commenced in each of the three years. It is not possible to provide total numbers across the time period as the data on those that transferred out of the department but have since returned is not available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year</td><td>Department for Exiting the European Union</td><td>Department for International Trade</td></tr><tr><td>2018/19</td><td>9</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td>2017/18</td><td>4</td><td>5</td></tr><tr><td>2016/17</td><td>1</td><td>1</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>14</td><td>12</td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:01:55.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:01:55.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion 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, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion (a) 2358 on Changes to visa requirements for religious workers and (b) 2362 on Tier 5 visas for ministers of religion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 251347 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government very much values the importance of religious and cultural expression to our communities in the UK and we continue to welcome Ministers of Religion from all faiths who wish to come to the UK in accordance with our Immigration Rules.</p><p>There are two routes for Religious Workers in the current immigration system.</p><p>Tier 2 Ministers of Religion is for those playing a leading role as faith leaders in our religious institutions. This category requires those coming to have a strong command of the English language in order to ensure Ministers of Religion can lead their congregations effectively and can interact with the wider communities they serve.</p><p>The second route, Tier 5 Religious Workers, is for those undertaking non-pastoral roles supporting the activities of these institutions. In line with our other temporary work categories, Tier 5 Religious Workers are not required to demonstrate their English language skills when applying for a visa.</p><p>We have taken steps to prevent our temporary work categories being used as a means to live in the UK for longer periods. Tier 5 is designed to facilitate short periods of knowledge sharing and cultural exchange and yet we have identified evidence of migrants using our Tier 5 Religious Worker and Charity Worker routes to facilitate near continuous residence in the UK.</p><p>We made changes to the Immigration Rules in October 2018 to preclude the use of Tier 5 by minister of Religion and to introduce a ‘cooling off period’, preventing Tier 5 Religious worker and Tier 5 Charity Worker visa holders from returning to the UK, via these immigration routes, for 12 months after their visa expires. This approach underpins the Government’s intention that these are temporary routes.</p><p>Bona fide Ministers of Religion are still welcome to come to the UK and that there remains a route for them in the immigration system through Tier 2.</p><p><br>The Government wrote to faith leaders in December, setting out the detail and explaining the rationale for the changes. Officials remain in regular contact with stakeholders and we are embarking on an extensive programme of engagement, in connection with the future immigration system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1124981
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Religion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 235381 on Asylum: Religion, what progress his Department has made on investigating reports that asylum refusals have included quotations from religious texts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 251363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>After reports indicated that an asylum decision included quotations from religious texts and was not drafted in accordance with Home Office policy guidance, Asylum Operations conducted an investigation into this matter. A small number of religious conversion cases were sampled, and no further cases were identified during this sampling exercise.</p><p>All such decisions are currently subject to further scrutiny, pending the roll out of additional specialist training, which has been developed in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.</p><p>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T11:01:42.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:01:42.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Firearms: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 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 discussions he has had with police forces on potential changes to the firearms licensing policy to require a medical declaration; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 251211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Following the introduction of new medical arrangements for firearms licensing in 2016 we have been in discussions with the police, the relevant medical bodies and representatives of shooting organisations about improving the arrangements, and how greater consistency can be achieved across England and Wales.</p><p>The Policing and Crime Act 2017 introduced a power to enable the Secretary of State to issue statutory guidance to the police on their firearms licensing functions, and this guidance will include the relevant medical arrangements. Before issuing the statutory guidance, the Secretary of State must consult the National Police Chiefs Council and the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland, and we will also consult publicly on the guidance before it is finalised. The Government intends to launch the consultation on the statutory guidance before the summer recess.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:56:23.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:56:23.227Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125039
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
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star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments: Primates more like this
star this property house id 1 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 primates were used in animal experimentation; and from which countries in each of the last three years figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 251212 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Annual statistics of scientific procedures on living animals in Great Britain are published on an annual basis. The reports for the last three years are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals.</a></p><p>The number of non-human primates used for the first time in procedures in that year is given in Table 1a of the data tables published in each of the last three statistical reports.</p><p>The place of birth of non-human primates used for the first time in experimental procedures by species in that year is given in Table 2.2 of the data tables published in each of the last three statistical reports. Place of birth is presented by whether the animals were born in the UK, EU, Asia, America, Africa or elsewhere. Data are not collected on the specific country of birth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T15:15:13.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:15:13.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this