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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Slavery: Albania 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 how many Albanian nationals who have received a positive conclusive grounds decision through the National Referral Mechanism have since (1) been repatriated, and (2) returned of their own volition to Albania. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office engages closely with Local Authorities, through Strategic Migration Partnerships, on a regular basis to assess the effectiveness of asy-lum dispersal and discuss issues such as local cohesion. In addition, accommodation Providers must consult on every property that is to be used for asylum dispersal with Local Authorities who will assess its viability in relation to social cohesion, as well as a number of other factors</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">A governance structure has been established to facilitate a joint review into asylum dispersal which will be co-designed and co-produced by Local Au-thorities and the Home Office</del>.</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish an individ-ual’s immigration status. The reason for this is two-fold, firstly because the NRM is not an immigration route by which individuals should regularise their stay in the United Kingdom and, secondly, because a person’s immigration status is not permanent and can change. <p><ins class="ministerial">Providing the information requested would therefore require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Z
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less than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh 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 when, and on what grounds, they decided not to seek a death penalty assurance in the cases of British ISIS operatives, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; and why the approval of Parliament was not sought before this decision was made. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL9827 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>After careful and considered advice, the Home Secretary took the decision not to seek a death penalty assurance in this case in June 2018 in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so and sets out the process for making that decision which does not involve a role for Parliament:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p><p>Following the detention of these individuals the central concern was, and remains, the real prospect that if legal assistance was not offered to the US authorities without conditions, then they would not face criminal trial.</p><p>Given the legal challenge that is currently underway, it is inappropriate to say more about this specific case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Arche: Visas 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 will reconsider the decision of the UK Visa Agency to suspend the licence of the charity, L’Arche, to sponsor international visa applicants under the rules for Tier 5 visas for Temporary Charity Workers. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL9415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is considering the status of the charity’s sponsor licence following receipt of their suspension representations and L’Arche will be notified of the outcome in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T13:49:59.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T13:49:59.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation: Pakistan 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 what assessment they have made of whether it is safe to deport families, including children, to Pakistan when there is evidence that they have received death threats due to their religious beliefs; when they last considered whether there is persecution of particular minorities in Pakistan; and what conclusions they reached. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL9155 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
star this property answer text <p>All claims for international protection are considered in accordance with our international obligations. Claims are considered against any relevant caselaw and the background of the latest available country information. This is based on a careful and objective assessment of the situation in Afghanistan using evidence taken from a range of sources including media outlets; local, national and international organisations, including human rights organisations; and information from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for certain religious minorities in Pakistan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.</p><p>However, the country information forms the objective background against which applications are decided. Crucially, decision makers must still consider the individual facts and merits of a particular case to determine whether or not that person qualifies for asylum. The Government takes its international responsibilities seriously and usually grants protection to those who qualify.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-18T11:05:39.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-18T11:05:39.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum 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, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 June (HL Deb, col 1004), what new information they have about the fate of the 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children who, according to Interpol, have gone missing; and how many unaccompanied refugee children have arrived in the UK to date. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL908 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the largest bilateral contributor to the humanitarian response to the crisis in Europe and the Balkans with a total contribution of £65 million. The efforts of the partners we fund are targeted to reach the most vulnerable including children.</p><p>It also includes the £10 million Refugee Children Fund the Department for International Development (DFID) has created to support vulnerable refugee and migrant children specifically in Europe. The fund will support three specialist and mandated organisations; the UNHCR, Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to work with host authorities to care for and assist unaccompanied or separated children in Europe and the Balkans.</p><p>In addtion, the government continues to implement the Immigration Act 2016, including the provision to transfer unaccompained refugee children to the UK from elswhere in Europe. We are consulting local authorities as required and are also working closely with relevant Member States and other partners such as UNHCR, UNICEF and Save the Children.</p><p>We continue to fulfil our obligations under the Dublin Regulation to unaccompanied children who qualify for transfer to the UK under family reunification provisions. Since January 2016 our records show that over 60 children have been transferred from other EU countries to the UK.</p><p>We are working with UNHCR on our Children at Risk Resettlement Scheme to resettle vulnerable children, both unaccompanied and with their family members from the Middle East and North Africa region. We have committed to resettling several hundred individuals in the first year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T12:51:28.477Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T12:51:28.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Middle East 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 how many interpreters previously employed by foreign nations in Iraq and Afghanistan have come to live in the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL8100 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK operates two schemes to assist current and former locally engaged staff in Afghanistan. In total 1173 people have been relocated to date, of which 415 were locally engaged staff.</p><p>The scheme in place to assist those who served with UK forces in Iraq is now closed. Under that scheme 1328 people were relocated of which 368 were locally engaged staff.</p><p>Not all of those people relocated were interpreters, however they all met the eligibility criteria of the particular scheme. We do not relocate those employed by other nations under these schemes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T15:41:52.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T15:41:52.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote freedom of religion and belief as part of (1) their Counter-Extremism Strategy, and (2) the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL81 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>This Government works to protect and promote pluralistic values – including freedom of religion and belief - through its Counter-Extremism Strategy. Faith communities are crucial to tackling hatred and intolerance. Through our ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme we are supporting partners across the country to challenge extremism – including faith groups.</p><p>Protecting freedom of religion and belief is also central to the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism and cuts across two of the four pillars of the UN Global CT Strategy: addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, and ensuring respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism.</p><p>The new Commission for Countering Extremism will also support our faith communities in stamping out extremism and promoting our fundamental values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T15:27:31.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T15:27:31.99Z
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star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they anticipate being in a position to reply to the representations made to Lord Bates and to Lord Keen of Elie about Syrian Christian families seeking asylum after the beheading of family members. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL8013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>I understand the Noble Lord is referring to correspondence dated 25 April from a member of the public on behalf of people they believe are at risk in Syria.</p><p>I can confirm that a response was sent on 9 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T11:50:07.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:50:07.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-15more like thismore than 2018-05-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Social Media more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what further action they intend to take in response to the call by Andrew Parker, Director-General of the British Security Service, to secure the support and cooperation of social media firms to combat the spread of ISIS ideology. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the battle against online terrorist material. We have worked closely with a variety of Communications Service Providers (CSPs), including archive sites, to improve their response to terrorist exploitation of their platforms. This has included helping to set up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an international, industry-led forum to prevent terrorist use of the internet.</p><p>We want to see the GIFCT leading the cross industry response to reduce the availability of terrorist content on the internet, so there are no safe places for terrorists online. This includes removing content within one hour of upload; securing the prevention of re-uploads; and ultimately preventing new content being made available to users in the first place. There is still more to be done in engaging smaller platforms, but we have made a good start.</p><p>Separately, on behalf of the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police produces a list of URLs of unlawful terrorist content that have not been removed by CSPs. This list is shared with filtering companies whose products are used across the public estate, such as schools, to establish appropriate levels of filtering, thereby limiting access to terrorist and extremist material.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7872 more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T15:03:45.157Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T15:03:45.157Z
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star this property date less than 2018-05-15more like thismore than 2018-05-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Internet 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 what action they are taking to block access to internet archive sites that disseminate material including ISIS bomb making manuals and videos of the execution of opponents and non-compliant members of minority communities. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL7872 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the battle against online terrorist material. We have worked closely with a variety of Communications Service Providers (CSPs), including archive sites, to improve their response to terrorist exploitation of their platforms. This has included helping to set up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an international, industry-led forum to prevent terrorist use of the internet.</p><p>We want to see the GIFCT leading the cross industry response to reduce the availability of terrorist content on the internet, so there are no safe places for terrorists online. This includes removing content within one hour of upload; securing the prevention of re-uploads; and ultimately preventing new content being made available to users in the first place. There is still more to be done in engaging smaller platforms, but we have made a good start.</p><p>Separately, on behalf of the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police produces a list of URLs of unlawful terrorist content that have not been removed by CSPs. This list is shared with filtering companies whose products are used across the public estate, such as schools, to establish appropriate levels of filtering, thereby limiting access to terrorist and extremist material.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7873 more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T15:03:45.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T15:03:45.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this