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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Corruption more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to emulate the United States Justice Department’s "Kleptocracy Initiative" in which assets are seized from corrupt foreign officials and politicians living in the United States. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development provide funding for UK law enforcement units within the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency to investigate illicit financial flows linked to corrupt foreign officials from developing countries in the UK. To date, these units have restrained or confiscated more than £120 million of stolen funds. The Government is reviewing the overall coordination and effectiveness of the UK’s enforcement response to cases of bribery and corruption. This work is ongoing and ministers will consider the findings in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:31:36.0324099Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
93427
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Immigration: West Africa more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to reduce the immigration restrictions on doctors from West Africa who currently work in the United Kingdom and who volunteer to return to West Africa temporarily to provide medical support for those suffering from ebola. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL2093 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Immigration Rules already provide for doctors here under the Tier 2 skilled work route and working for the UK health system to return to their home countries for short periods to provide support. The Tier 2 rules allow for periods of unpaid leave of up to one month in every 12 month period. There is also nothing in the Immigration Rules to prevent someone on a Tier 2 visa using their annual leave to volunteer in Africa.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:30:37.6684195Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:30:37.6684195Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
92772
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Maryam Rajavi 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, following the United States removal of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from the list of foreign terrorist organisations and a French court’s dismissal of terrorism and financial misconduct charges, they will lift the bar on Maryam Rajavi visiting the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL2008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office do not routinely comment on individual cases. The Home Office has obligations in law to protect this information. This case is also subject to ongoing legal proceedings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T14:27:02.6888772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T14:27:02.6888772Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
92786
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Recruitment 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 (1) women, and (2) black and minority ethnic people, have been appointed to advertised posts for direct entry to senior ranks of the police service. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL2022 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Of the 10 superintendents who are expected to begin their superintendent training next month four (40%) will be women and two (20%) will be from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank of which 24% are women and 4% are from an ethnic minority background.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T10:42:31.955085Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T10:42:31.955085Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
93435
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nationality: Somalia 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 Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 9 July (HL396), whether the new Somali constitution drafted in 2012 is now in force; and, if so, whether it contains an article prohibiting the withdrawal of citizenship if a Somali becomes a citizen of another country. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL2101 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The question of whether the new Somali constitution, drafted in 2012, is now in force is subject to ongoing litigation proceedings. A hearing took place recently and a decision is awaited, which we expect will clarify the position.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T14:26:08.3940543Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T14:26:08.3940543Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
91840
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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 the differences between the child trafficking advocate pilot being operated by Barnardo’s and the scheme operated by the comparator group; and in which local authority areas the two models will operate. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL1898 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Child Trafficking Advocacy trial commenced on 8 September across 23 local authority areas. A list of these areas is provided in the table below. In each of the 23 areas, both the Child Trafficking Advocacy service, and the current provision of support for trafficked children will be provided and evaluated so that we can better understand the difference a system of specialist independent advocates makes to the prospects of trafficked children.</p><p>The current provision of support will be provided to the comparator group and will include the implementation of the recently published statutory guidance for local authorities on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children.</p><p>Local Authority areas involved in the trial:</p><p>Greater Manchester (Manchester City, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Salford and Trafford); West Midlands (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton); Croydon; Derbyshire; Kent; Lancashire; Oxfordshire; and West Sussex</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:45:51.9596015Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:45:51.9596015Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
91842
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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, as part of the child trafficking advocate pilot scheme, they have agreed with Barnardo’s who will adjudicate in the case of a dispute over the course of action required to ensure the child’s best interests. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL1900 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Child Trafficking Advocates are tasked with supporting all agencies to make decisions in the best interests of child victims and ensuring the child’s views are voiced and respected. The Modern Slavery Bill includes a requirement for all public authorities to cooperate with the advocate. As this is not in force we have agreed with all 23 local authorities in the trial that they will cooperate with the advocate. Whilst consultation with the advocate will be expected, final decisions regarding the care and safety of the child will remain the responsibility of the local authority, Home Office, parent or guardian where relevant.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:49:42.5016526Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:49:42.5016526Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
91850
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Email: Fraud more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to protect the public against phishing emails requesting a transfer of funds and (2) to identify the perpetrators; and what assessment they have made of the success of those steps. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL1908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The need to tackle cyber crime was identified as a key objective of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, which is underpinned by £860 million of funding over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP).</p><p>We have invested around 10% of this in improving the capabilities of law enforcement to respond to cyber crime. The National Cyber Crime Unit in the National Crime Agency has undertaken high profile operations in the last few months to tackle some of the most serious cases of malware, responsible for infecting computers and stealing banking and other information. This work was undertaken in conjunction with our international partners, to tackle those cyber criminals operating internationally.</p><p>We are also working to support the public and industry in better protecting themselves from this type of criminality. The NCSP funds the Cyber Streetwise awareness campaign, which encourages the public and Small and Medium Enterprises to adopt safer online behaviour.</p><p>The second phase of the campaign will launch shortly, including a refreshed website with further advice and support. In December last year, the Government also published a set of Guiding Principles with Internet Service Providers which agreed minimum standards for supporting their customers to stay safe online.</p><p>The Government also funds Action Fraud, the central reporting point for fraud and financially-motivated cyber crime. This service also provides information on the latest fraud threats, including phishing emails, and individuals can sign up to be alerted when new threats emerge.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:50:56.8903935Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:50:56.8903935Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
91851
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Email: Fraud 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 is their estimate of the total number of phishing emails requesting a transfer of funds received by United Kingdom citizens each year. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL1909 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not possible to give an exact figure for the total number of phishing emails received by United Kingdom citizens each year. Published data from the Oxford Internet Institute estimates that 19 per cent of internet users experienced phishing attempts in 2013, down from 22 per cent in 2011. Phishing attempts, whether successful or not, can be reported to the Action Fraud reporting centre, run by the City of London Police, which is the UK’s central point for reporting fraud and financially-motivated cyber crime.</p><p> </p><p>The cyber security threat was recognised by the Government as a Tier One threat to national security. In response, we are investing £860 million over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) to improve our ability to understand and tackle this threat. Around 10% of NCSP funding has been used to improve capabilities of the police to investigate cyber crime, including creating the National Cyber Crime Unit in the National Crime Agency, and setting up dedicated cyber teams in each of the Regional Organised Crime Units in England and Wales. We have also launched an awareness campaign, known as Cyber StreetWise, to encourage individuals and businesses to adopt sensible online behaviours so they can avoid the dangers of scams such as phishing. The details can be viewed at www.cyberstreetwise.com.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:52:46.4457484Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:52:46.4457484Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
91879
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Radicalism 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 of the British nationals estimated to have travelled abroad to fight in Syria and Iraq for extremist groups have since sought to return to the United Kingdom. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1937 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
unstar this property answer text <p>We believe that approximately 500 individuals from the UK have now travelled to the region since the start of the conflict. It is estimated half of these have returned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:51:18.2510865Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:51:18.2510865Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this