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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Ethnic Groups more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reductions in the workforce of police forces, what steps they are taking to recruit more police officers and support staff from ethnic minority communities. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL5555 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and I am determined to improve Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>A number of police forces are currently recruiting officers. Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>This Government's reforms have already made improvements, for example we set up the College of Policing which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>As part of this programme the College recently published Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups.</p><p>Also, under this Government innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation while attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% from an ethnic minority background.</p><p>Police Now, an innovative graduate scheme implemented in the Metropolitan Police, received such a high calibre of applicants that it made provisional offers to 79 individuals, up from an anticipated 50. Of these, 16% per cent are from a BME background as compared to the Metropolitan Police’s current BME officer make up of 11%, and the national police BME proportion of 5.2%.</p><p>The Metropolitan Police also introduced its London residency criteria for recruits in August 2014 since when the proportion of BME applicants has risen to approximately 40%, a percentage which now matches the BME population of London.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2171
star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
143459
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Services: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide to local authorities in dealing with families which have no recourse to public funds. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL2744 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office works closely with local authorities in dealing with families with no recourse to public funds, in particular through the No Recourse to Public Funds Connect database. Where the immigration status of such families is unresolved, the Home Office will seek to conclude all outstanding applications as quickly as possible. Where such families have no right to remain in the UK, the Home Office will seek to secure their return to their country of origin.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-11-20T14:50:28.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T14:50:28.423Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
223745
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Stun Guns more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the use of Tasers by police officers and in particular their use against children and young people. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL5230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The Home Secretary announced in October 2014 an in-depth review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers, to ensure these powers are being used appropriately and in a transparent way. The review will present options for publishing data on how Taser is being used, who it is being used on and what the outcomes are.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-03-02T15:14:00.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T15:14:00.017Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2171
star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
439550
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans to they have to assess the effectiveness of the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011 after it comes into force in Wales on 1 January 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL4735 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for Building Regulations in Wales, including fire safety provisions, is a devolved matter and the Government has no plans to assess the effectiveness of this measure, which is a matter for the Welsh Government.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-02-08T12:07:27.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T12:07:27.35Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: France more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the request from the French Interior Minister for British Police to be posted to Calais to assist with dissuading people from seeking to enter the United Kingdom illegally by secreting themselves in vehicles travelling to Kent ports. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL2671 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The French Interior Ministry issued a correction to Associated French Press on 5 November saying that M. Cazeneuve was in fact making reference to British &quot;officials&quot; and not police.</p><p>The UK will not be posting any British police in Calais.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-11-18T15:22:47.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:22:47.52Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2171
star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police and Crime Commissioners more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the number of Police and Crime Commissioners who are facing or have faced investigation following complaints about their behaviour. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL3288 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have an important role in holding their forces to account and focussing on cutting crime. It is right that they are held to the very highest standards. It is precisely because PCCs are visible, elected individuals that they are able to be held to account in this way, quite in contrast to police authorities. PCCs are delivering a level of transparency, visibility and accountability that did not exist before 2012 under the Police Authority model of police governance.</p><p>There have been 44 PCC related complaints referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Of these referrals, only six have led to an independent investigation conducted by the IPCC, and two managed investigations which are carried out by external police forces under the direction and control of the IPCC. The remainder did not meet the IPCC’s threshold for investigation. No IPCC referrals have so far led to a PCC being charged or convicted of any offence.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-12-17T17:44:29.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:44:29.92Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2171
star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
385710
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Cameras more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had about the evidential use of images captured by the use of body-worn camera technology by police officers. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL834 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The evidential use of body worn images is a matter for policing, with input from the criminal justice system. As the professional body for policing, the College of Policing published interim operational guidance in July 2014; this was developed in conjunction with a number of partners, including the courts and Crown Prosection Service. This guidance sets out the procedures police forces must use to ensure the integrity of body worn video evidence. Body Worn Video (BWV) footage is accepted as evidence in courts and there is real enthusiasm from the judiciary for its potential to encourage early guilty pleas and lead to significantly higher conviction rates.</p><p>However the College’s current guidance is clear that BWV material should be used to corroborate, rather than replace, traditional written statements and users should not rely on BWV for providing their evidence. Although a BWV recording may provide compelling evidence, it will not necessarily prove all aspects of a case and users must always be prepared to provide written evidence of anything pertinent to the case and not wholly represented by the recording.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-07-02T16:01:43.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T16:01:43.037Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2671
star this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
385709
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Cameras more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the data storage requirements arising from the increasing use of body-worn camera technology by the police. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and chief officers will make the decisions on how technology will be used by officers at a local level, including the data storage requirements arising from increased use of body worn videos.</p><p>Although storage solutions are an operational issue for policing, we are clear more needs to be done to enable forces to utilise body worn video in the most effective way to ensure that data can flow smoothly throughout the criminal justice system. This is why we are working with policing to embed interoperability between forces and encouraging the use of common standards. These standards will support data sharing across the criminal justice system, including policing, in a way that anyone can access and understand. Open standards along with the work of the Police ICT Company, will help to create an open and active market to deliver better value for police ICT spend.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-07-02T16:00:40.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T16:00:40.21Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2671
star this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
717799
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Botswana: Earthquakes more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the earthquake in central Botswana on 3 April, and whether they will ensure that the EU offers appropriate assistance to the government of Botswana. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL6608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
star this property answer text <p>Reports from the most affected areas indicate only minor injuries and minimal damage from the earthquake on 3 April, and its aftershocks. We will continue to monitor developments and ensure that appropriate assistance is provided if requested by the Government of Botswana.<strong><br></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-04-20T15:48:53.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-20T15:48:53.06Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
423741
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Trafficking and Kidnap Unit more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was allocated to the Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service in (1) 2012–13, (2) 2013–14, and (3) 2014–15. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
unstar this property uin HL3005 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes modern slavery very seriously and the Modern Slavery Strategy sets out our approach to improving the law enforcement response. We expect individual forces to allocate adequate resources to tackling serious crime including modern slavery, within the overall level of funding available to them. However, decisions about the specific level of funding and staffing for specific units within the Metropolitan Police, such as the Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit, are matters for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL3006 more like this
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less than 2015-11-02T17:40:46.423Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T17:40:46.423Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this