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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</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 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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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 Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar 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
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 Mediterranean Sea 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 assessment they have made of Amnesty International’s report <i>Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the Central Mediterranean</i>. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1998 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with other EU Member States to address the migration pressures in the Mediterranean described in the report, in particular through the EU’s Task Force Mediterranean. This was discussed most recently at the JHA Council on 9 October. We believe it is important to find solutions which address the root causes and do not encourage even greater numbers of people to undertake dangerous journeys. Efforts under the Task Force Mediterranean should therefore be primarily focused on improving border security and asylum processes in Member States, disrupting the activities of people smugglers and putting in place stronger cooperation on migration issues with source and transit countries. The Government does not however support ‘responsibility-sharing’ if that means the relocation of asylum seekers from the Member State in which they first arrive to other EU countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:11:12.2795393Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:11:12.2795393Z
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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
99975
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 they intend to specify limits in the rules on the numbers of people who can be accommodated in each of the Heathrow short-term holding facilities; and when the rules will be published. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2190 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are currently exploring a range of measures as part of the rules governing Short Term Holding Facilities to balance the welfare of those people being held, with effective management of the facilities and immigration control. I welcome the noble Lord’s continued interest in this area and his views on the final content of these Rules.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Z
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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 Avebury more like this
100354
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions 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 Education, if her Department will provide funding for schools and colleges providing education for young people under the age of 19 to meet the additional costs arising from the (a) additional employer contribution as set out in the Teachers' Pensions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 and (b) higher national insurance contributions which will be paid from 1 April 2016 as a result of the Pension Act 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211581 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is asking schools, like other employers across the public sector, to contribute more towards their employees’ pensions to ensure that the cost of public sector pension schemes do not fall unfairly on taxpayers. Our protection of the core schools budget in real terms means that schools are well-placed to cope with changes in their costs in 2015-16. The Department has also deferred the introduction of the increase to September 2015, giving schools an additional five months to plan how they will meet the additional pensions cost.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor confirmed that the next spending review will take into account the cost to employers of the reforms to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the implications for National Insurance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100363
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Teachers 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 Education, how many (a) male and (b) female teachers there are in state primary schools; and if she will take steps to increase the number of male teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211461 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number and proportion of male and female regular teachers in service (full-time head count of regular teachers and FTE of part-time regular teachers) in publicly funded primary schools in England, November 2010 to 2013.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Female</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>27,200</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>169,000</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>196,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>28,100</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>171,000</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>199,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>29,200</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>174,700</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>204,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>30,600</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>179,200</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>209,900</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Includes unspecified gender so will not equal the sum of the individual genders.</p><p>We value diversity in the workforce and want the best people in the classroom. The quality of teachers across the board is improving – the proportion of primary teachers with a 2:1 degree or better has increased from 62% in 2009/10 to 73% in 2013/14.</p><p>Nevertheless, we are keen to see more outstanding male teachers in primary schools and the trend is positive. The number of male teachers in primary schools has increased by 3,400 since 2010, whilst the proportion of male primary trainees starting programmes in 2013/14 is 21%, compared to 20% in 2012/13 and 19% in 2011/12. The proportion of male trainees starting School Direct (salaried) initial teacher training primary programmes is even higher at 28% in 2013/14, indicating that schools, when given the power to recruit their own trainees, are particularly successful in recruiting men.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:05:30.85671Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:05:30.85671Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
100469
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons Commission 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what funding was (a) allocated to the Commission in 2010 and (b) will be so allocated in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211644 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission initially committed itself to a reduction in the Administration Resource Estimate in December 2009. The following year this was restated as an intention to reduce the Estimate to £210 million by 2014/15 from a baseline of £231 million for 2010/11.<sup>(a) </sup>Taking forecast inflation into account, this represented a reduction of 17% in real terms. In December 2013 the Commission agreed an Administration Estimate for 2014/15 of £201.3 million – allowing for transfers between Estimates and other adjustments, this was £2 million below the target set in 2010.</p><p>The Finance and Services Committee will, on Tuesday 28 October, be publishing its first report of the session, entitled <em>House of Commons Financial Plan 2015–16 to 2018–19, including draft Estimates for 2015–16</em> (HC 757), which provides further detail. I shall be approaching the Backbench Business Committee to request a debate on the report before the Committee gives its advice on the 2015/16 Estimate to the Commission in December. This would give all hon. Members a chance to discuss and contribute to the financial plan.</p><p>Note: (a) In December 2009 the Commission agreed an Estimate for 2010/11 of £258 million. However, having taken account of the transfer of staff to IPSA and various accounting adjustments, this was reduced to £231 million. Agreement of an initial, in-year savings package by the Commission in June 2010 meant that it actually laid an Estimate for 2010/11 of £219 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T10:29:27.414904Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-10more like thismore than 2014-10-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Riot Control Weapons: Exports 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, under what circumstances of internal repression or violation of international humanitarian law an export licence for tear gas would be suspended or withdrawn. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 210001 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria and the prevailing circumstances at the time of each application. Criterion 2 concerns the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country of final destination, as well as respect by that country for international humanitarian law. An export licence would not be granted if there was a clear risk that the goods to be exported might be used for internal repression.</p><p> </p><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office posts overseas have a standing requirement to monitor developments in human rights and conflicts in their respective countries and to report back if there are any developments that might affect licensing policy. In addition, open source material such as NGO reporting is used to make such assessments.</p><p> </p><p>Licences are revoked on a case-by-case basis if the proposed export is judged to be no longer compatible with the Consolidated Criteria. Existing licences, and the processing of new export licences, may be suspended, again on a case-by-case basis, where the security conditions in the export destination deteriorate to the point that it is not possible to make a judgement as to whether a particular licence remains consistent with the Consolidated Criteria.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:42:25.2276698Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:42:25.2276698Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-10more like thismore than 2014-10-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Timber 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, how many prosecutions the National Measurement Office have brought for offences relating to illegally felled timber in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Basingstoke more like this
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Maria Miller more like this
star this property uin 210035 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the National Measurement Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:08:36.455409Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:08:36.455409Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property file name Response to Maria Miller PQ 2014 22680.pdf more like this
star this property title National Measurement Office response. more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Maria Miller more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Management 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, if the Government will take steps to implement the recommendations made in the report entitled Management 2020 by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Management and the Chartered Management Institute. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 210610 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognise the value of young people having a hands-on experience of enterprise in schools, colleges and universities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has introduced a number of measures to help inspire young people and open up opportunities for future careers. For example, seed funding the launch of a new enterprise competition in primary schools, 'Fiver', in partnership with Young Enterprise and Virgin Money.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Last year we asked Lord Young, the Prime Minister's advisor on enterprise, to look at what more could be done. His report, Enterprise for All, was published in June 2014 and makes a number of recommendations across all education sectors to encourage a lifelong experience of enterprise. The Government welcomed the report and will be responding in full this autumn.</p><p> </p><p>We are also recognising the excellent practice that already exists. For example, the Small Business Charter was set up this year to recognise business schools that work with students and local small businesses to promote enterprise.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, See Inside Manufacturing is a partnership between BIS and industry sectors that aims to inspire young people (aged 11-19 years) into manufacturing by dispelling outdated ideas of the industry, providing a more accurate picture of career prospects, and helping young people understand what they need to succeed in manufacturing. It does this by encouraging manufacturing businesses to open their doors and give students the chance to “see behind the scenes” of a modern manufacturing company. Last year 6,300 young people and their teachers attended events up and down the country, taking part in over 175 visits and events throughout the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Government’s ambitious programme of reform for adult vocational education in England is based on instilling rigour in qualifications, teaching and testing and ensuring that skills provision is more responsive to the needs of employers and learners. As part of our reform of apprenticeships, new apprenticeship standards will be expected to meet professional registration requirements in sectors where these exist (for example, in engineering, science and accountancy). This will support the drive to improve the quality of apprenticeships and ensure that apprentices are trained to the level of professional competence required by employers and the sector they work in.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:02:24.3134002Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:02:24.3134002Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
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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
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 Passports 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 UK passports were revoked as a result of links to terrorist activity in each month since the beginning of 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 210356 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>People may be refused a British passport or may have their existing passport withdrawn on a number of grounds, including that their grant or continued enjoyment of a passport is contrary to the public interest. Public interest grounds include seeking to harm the UK or her allies by travelling on a British passport to, for example, engage in terrorism-related activity.<br><br>From 1 January to 30 September 2014, the Royal Prerogative power to withdraw or refuse a British Passport has been exercised 21 times on public interest grounds.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:05.3801753Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:05.3801753Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this