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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
50014
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 197735 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
49787
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the names are of all those issued visas in connection with the current visit of President Museveni of Uganda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 197911 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>It is not the policy of the Home Office to comment on the detail of individual <br>applications.</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 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this
49775
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she has made an assessment of the UK Border Force's ability to process passengers at Glasgow Airport for the forthcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Iain McKenzie more like this
star this property uin 197873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Border Force planning for the Commonwealth Games has been underway since <br>December 2012. Border Force is currently working with Glasgow Airport to <br>refurbish the arrivals control, providing an increased number of arrivals desks <br>and utilising the latest technology in the form of electronic passport gates. <br>This will enhance the arrivals experience at Glasgow and the increased capacity <br>will ensure that passengers pass through the arrivals area as quickly as <br>possible while, at the same time, maintaining border security.</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 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Iain McKenzie more like this
50037
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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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nationality and gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in April 2014; in which (a) region and (b) county each of the suspected victims was found; which agency referred each person to the Scheme; in which town the shelter was in which each such victim was placed for the relevant period; and what contact there is with each victim after they exit the shelter to ensure that they are not re-trafficked. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 197880 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In April 2014, there were 111 referrals to the Government-funded support <br>service for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales, <br>administered by the Salvation Army. In the interests of victim safety, only the <br>region in which the victim was encountered is provided, and not which town they <br>were placed in. Once an individual receives a Conclusive Grounds decision they <br>will be given tailored support to safely return home or integrate in the UK. <br>Once they exit the service, no formal mechanisms exist to maintain contact.<br><br>Details of the 111 referrals in April are provided in the following table:</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property file name 197880 - PQ April table.doc more like this
star this property title Referrals in April more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
49907
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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
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for asylum were received from children arriving unaccompanied into the United Kingdom for each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012 and 2013 there were 1,125 and 1,174 applications for asylum received from children arriving unaccompanied into the United Kingdom (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children). <br><br>These figures are available in table as_08 (Asylum data tables Volume 2) of Immigration Statistics October to December 2013:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-decmber-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-decmber-2013</a>.<br><br>There are currently no comparable figures for 2011. An internal review of UASC data highlighted issues with the definitions used for data published prior to 2012. Revised UASC figures for 2011 will be published in Immigration Statistics January to March 2014 on 22 May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
49941
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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
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse's Second National Policy Report, In plain sight: effective help for children exposed to domestic abuse, publishedin February 2014. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office recognises the impact that exposure to domestic violence and abuse can have on children, as stated in the second national policy report, In plain sight: effective help for children exposed to domestic abuse (2014), produced by the Co-ordinated Action Against <br>Domestic Abuse.<br><br>The Government's approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse is laid out in the Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan, refreshed in March 2014: <br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287758/VAWG_Action_Plan.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287758/VAWG_Action_Plan.pdf</a> . <br><br>This sets out our commitment to work with the Troubled Families Programme, particularly identifying learning around intervening with families where domestic violence is an issue. We will be taking forward action to consider interim data from the independent evaluation of the Troubled <br>Families Programme to assess the prevalence of domestic violence within families currently being worked with and to inform practice in services for troubled families. <br><br>Domestic violence and abuse training for health visitors to provide support to families where they suspect violence against women or children may be a factor was developed in autumn 2013 and was rolled out this year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
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49895
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Home Office more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 9 April (WA 305), what engagement will take place between the Home Office and the devolved administration in Northern Ireland with a view to expanding such services to Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The provision of domestic violence services is a devolved matter and the decision about the use of Independent Domestic Violence Advisers will be for the Northern Ireland Executive. <br><br>The Government will continue to work with the Northern Ireland Executive in relation to the Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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49900
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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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have made of the report Cedars: two years on by Barnardo's; and what plans they have to implement the recommendations made in that report. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office welcomes Barnardo's report which highlights the significant improvements that have been made to the family returns process, the reduction in the numbers of children held with their families for immigration purposes and the fact that the accommodation at Cedars is used as a last resort. <br><br>The Home Office is carefully considering the report and its recommendations. The recommendation for risk assessment for the use of personal protection clothing is already part of operational visit planning and changes to the contract with the escort supplier, Tascor, are underway to enable the creation of specialist escort teams for family moves.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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49901
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why they changed their contracting model for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in danger of destitution. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The COMPASS (Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Support Services) project procured in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The commercial principles behind the COMPASS procurement included:<br><br>• A desire to manage demand for asylum accommodation services under a regional procurement model to create efficiency and quality from economies of scale<br>• Appointing financially secure suppliers able to respond with potentially significant fluctuations (increases and decreases) in demand<br>• Identifying suppliers with a proven track record and who would take the care of asylum seekers seriously<br>• Updating the contract performance regime to align with Government procurement and Home Office strategic objectives and in recognition of National Audit Office reports into the previous accommodation contracts</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
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3691
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