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967498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Sir Edward Heath 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, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into Operation Conifer conducted by the Wiltshire Police into allegations against Sir Edward Heath. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9988 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I recognise concerns that have been raised by Noble Lords in relation to Operation Conifer, however it is for locally-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to decide how best to hold their forces to account, and PCCs have the powers to commission an inquiry, should they deem it appropriate. The Government has no plans to launch an inquiry into Operation Conifer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Offences against Children 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 how many police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL9984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not keep a record of how individual police forces are structured. Team structures and deployment of officers within police forces are rightly decisions for Chief Constables, working with their democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p>We recognise the need for police forces to be properly equipped to deal with the changing nature of crime. We have provided significant extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to support policing to respond to changing crimes and threats including against vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2079
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
971908
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 Visas: Doctors 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 cross-governmental discussions have taken place with regard to making more Tier 5 visas available for the Medical Training Initiative. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL10269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Medical Training Initiative is a Government Authorised Exchange scheme, a sub-category of our Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) route. None of our Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) sub-categories, including Government Authorised Exchange sub-category, impose a cap. The numbers of participants on each scheme, including the Medical Training Initiative, are however monitored in line with the scheme proposal agreed with the Home Office.</p><p>The Home Office is in regular contact with all government departments regarding the operation of the UK’s immigration system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10268 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:54:20.403Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:54:20.403Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
971907
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 Visas: Doctors 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 consideration they have given to making more Tier 5 visas available for the Medical Training Initiative. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL10268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Medical Training Initiative is a Government Authorised Exchange scheme, a sub-category of our Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) route. None of our Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) sub-categories, including Government Authorised Exchange sub-category, impose a cap. The numbers of participants on each scheme, including the Medical Training Initiative, are however monitored in line with the scheme proposal agreed with the Home Office.</p><p>The Home Office is in regular contact with all government departments regarding the operation of the UK’s immigration system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10269 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:54:20.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:54:20.34Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2539
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
971870
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 Visas: Migrant Workers 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 when they intend to introduce the Tier 3 visa for unskilled migrants in order to meet labour shortages. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL10235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The precise way in which the Government will control migration to the UK following exit from the EU is yet to be determined.</p><p>In July 2017, the Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The MAC’s final report is due later this month.</p><p>We will build a comprehensive picture of the needs and interests of all parts of the UK, taking account of the evidence from the MAC, and look to develop a system which works for all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:01:29.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:01:29.537Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
971869
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 Construction: Migrant Workers 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, following the State of Trade Survey: Q3 2017 by the Federation of Master Builders, whether they intend to add carpenters and joiners to the shortage occupation list; and what action they intend to take to address the skills shortage of carpenters and joiners. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL10234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In July, the Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the full composition of the Shortage Occupation List. The MAC has been asked to report by Spring 2019. The review will begin shortly and the MAC will publish its findings and recommendations. The Government will consider all recommendations made by the MAC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10233 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:55:46.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:55:46.153Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
971868
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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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 Migrant Workers 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 when they expect the independent Migration Advisory Committee to complete its review of the shortage occupation lists; whether they will publish the findings of that review once it has been completed; and whether they intend to implement its recommendations in full. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL10233 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In July, the Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the full composition of the Shortage Occupation List. The MAC has been asked to report by Spring 2019. The review will begin shortly and the MAC will publish its findings and recommendations. The Government will consider all recommendations made by the MAC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10234 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:55:46.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:55:46.087Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
971200
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Gerry's International 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 when the current agreement with Gerry's International (PvT) Ltd for visa services will expire. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL10201 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office do not operate a contract agreement with Gerry's International (PvT) Ltd. The contract for providing Visa Application Centres in Pakistan was awarded to VFS Worldwide Holdings Ltd in 2014 initially for a five year period and extended recently for a further two years until 31 March 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T13:04:31.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T13:04:31.747Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3470
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
971198
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Visas: Pakistan 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 the current additional cost of a UK visa applied for in Mirpur, compared to one applied for in Lahore, Karachi or Islamabad; whether they have sought to reduce that cost through procurement; and if so, how. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL10200 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of applying for a visa itself does not vary anywhere in Pakistan, however, the Mirpur Visa Application Centre is User Pays as opposed to the other sites in Pakistan which are Free To Use. As such use of the Mirpur site attracts a User Pays Fee, which is governed by Fees Regulations and is currently the equivalent of £55 in local currency and can be found on gov.uk under section 3 of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-2018</a> This amount is the same for all User Pays Centres across the globe and is set at a level only to meet the delivery costs of these sites.</p><p>If this amount was not charged then HM Government would be unable to provide a service in Mirpur and applicants from in and around that area would have to travel to another site, either in Pakistan or beyond, which they are still free to do, but at their own expense.</p><p>The costs associated with these sites are bound by the terms and conditions of the current Next Generations Visa Services contracts with VFS Worldwide and Teleperformance and which are currently set to expire on 31 March 2021. Under those terms no re-procurement of these services can take effect before this date.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:59:39.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:59:39.203Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name HO Immigration and Nationality Fees - April 2018.pdf more like this
unstar this property title HO Immigration and Nationality Fees - April 2018 more like this
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3470
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
969338
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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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 Commission for Countering Extremism 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 weight will be given to academic evidence reviewed as part of the Commission for Countering Extremism’s evidence drive compared to evidence from other sources. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10168 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the statement by Prevent Watch and has no plans to.</p><p>The Government’s 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out its commitment to protect communities from the wider social harms, beyond terrorism, caused by extremism. Extremists use their twisted narratives to justify hatred and division, spread intolerance, isolate communities and erode the rights of women and minorities. If left unchallenged these narratives fragment and divide our communities.</p><p>The Government launched the independent Commission for Countering Extremism in March 2018 alongside a Charter setting out the Commission’s purpose and early outputs. The Charter confirms both that the Commission will have no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent, and its status as a transparent organisation operating independently from Government.</p><p>The Commission’s weighting of the evidence it has gathered is a matter for the Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10167 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this