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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office Response to the Mandating of DNA Evidence for Immigration Purposes Independent Review more like this
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unstar 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 he plans to publish on his Department's website (a) the Darra Singh review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA for immigration purposes and (b) his Department's response to that review. 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 262455 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Darra Singh Review and the Home Office Response to his review are published on: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132038
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Evidence: DNA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 has contacted every person they know to have been affected by the mandating of DNA-based evidence. 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 264448 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Taskforce has contacted all known affected applicants where we have secured contact details. Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office details are on:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:46:33.793Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1132039
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Evidence: DNA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, with reference to the Independent review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA evidence for immigration purposes, what steps his Department has taken to find additional people affected by the mandating of DNA evidence who were not originally identified by his Department. 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 264449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has undertaken a range of activity to identify those affected through the work of the Taskforce and further system sampling including further work in light of the recommendations by Mr Singh. The Department will continue to consider if there are any additional steps that can be taken to identify individuals effected.</p><p>Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact the Home Office: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:36.713Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1128302
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees more like this
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unstar 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 Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 246569 on Refugees, what plans his Department has to support local authorities prior to an announcement on the future of UK resettlement in maintaining their current capacity to resettle refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 257554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to engage with local authorities through Strategic Migration Partnerships and through our network of resettlement contact officers. We plan to keep the channels of communication open through established stakeholder fora as our future Asylum and Resettlement Strategy develops, including consideration of the UK’s resettlement offer, beyond 2020.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-05T13:32:13.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:32:13.25Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1129691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, what assessment he has made of adequacy of opportunities for child victims of trafficking living in the UK to secure a durable solution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259940 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 259941 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129693
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar 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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unstar 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, and recommendation 5.4 of 2015 UNICEF report, Achieving a durable solution for trafficked children, what steps he is taking to establish a multi-agency best interests decision-making process to find a durable solution for each child victim of trafficking living in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259941 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 259940 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129694
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar 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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unstar 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 make it his policy to enable child victims of trafficking to apply for a grant of leave to remain in the UK on the basis of their identification as a victim through the National Referral Mechanism; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259942 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Child victims of trafficking identified through the National Referral Mechanism often apply for asylum and are granted refugee status if their applications are successful. If they are not granted asylum they are considered for a grant of discretionary leave to remain.</p><p><br>Additionally, unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3930
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1130869
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Translation Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses when assessing asylum applications in cases where a substantive interview with an applicant has not been able to take place due to the unavailability of a translator for that interview. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 262414 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Where a translator is unavailable to carry out a substantive asylum interview, the Home Office will look to rebook the interview when a translator for the preferred language is next available.</p><p>On the rare occasion where we are unable to source a translator to carry out the substantive asylum interview, we would seek to use a detailed witness statement provided by the applicant, to decide the asylum claim.</p><p>The Home Office will continue to explore and act upon potential interpreter recruitment avenues, both regionally and nationally, for all languages. Alongside the ongoing recruitment campaign, we will continue to work with stakeholders in assessing demand and have in place contingencies to ensure the available national resource is utilised as effectively as possible.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T11:39:43.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:39:43.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1127476
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Mental Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department takes to safeguard visa applicants from stress and other mental health problems which occur as a result of delayed decisions and other complications in the application process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 256324 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance is published on GOV.UK on the visa application process. This includes information regarding our Customer Service Standards (CSS) timescales for processing visa applications.</p><p>If an application is complex or delayed for any reason, Visas &amp; Citizenship staff contact the applicant and inform them if it is anticipated that the CSS will not be met.</p><p>Applicants can contact V&amp;C should the need arise. Contact details are published on the GOV.UK website here: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk</a></p><p>If V&amp;C are made aware of any compelling or compassionate circumstances, consideration will be given to expediting assessment of the application, where appropriate and possible.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T14:26:29.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:26:29.34Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1129119
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports: British National (Overseas) more like this
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unstar 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 valid British national (overseas) passports there were on 31 December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 259260 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The number of valid British National (Overseas) passports in circulation as at 31st December 2018 was 169,653.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-06T15:22:43.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:22:43.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this