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star this property registered interest true more like this
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 more like this
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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
709824
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
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 Firearms: Licensing 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 were the itemised costs to (1) the Home Office, and (2) the police, of the grant and renewal of authorities under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 for each of the last three years. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
unstar this property uin HL5958 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 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department published the estimated average annual costs associated with issuing licences for museums, Home Office approved shooting clubs, and Section 5 licences in the impact assessment that accompanied the recent consultation on firearms. Average annual costs to the Home Office were estimated to be £596,000. Average annual costs to the police in England and Wales were estimated to be £69,000. Average annual costs to the police in Scotland were estimated to be £5,000. The impact assessment is available on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> website and has been attached to this answer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-03-28T11:38:20.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T11:38:20.337Z
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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 Impact Assessment.pdf more like this
star this property title Impact Assessment more like this
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2147
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury 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
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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 Local Government Services: Immigrants 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 more like this
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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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: 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 more like this
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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
709513
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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 Firearms: Licensing 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 procedures are in place to issue temporary firearm, shotgun or coterminous certificates when renewals are not completed within the recognised timeframe. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
unstar this property uin HL5920 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Under the Firearms Act 1968, firearm and shotgun certificate administration is a matter for the chief officer of police for the area in which the applicant lives. The time taken to process a firearm or shotgun application can vary between forces as the respective chief officer must take into account the need to manage risk and ensure public protection in their respective force area.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst Section 7 of the Firearms Act 1968, allows the police to issue a temporary permit for the continued possession of firearms and ammunition, the use of this power was not used consistently by police forces. The Government has therefore taken steps to assist forces with the administration of the firearms licensing system through changes made under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Section 131 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 automatically extends the validity of firearm and shotgun certificates past their expiry date for a limited period of up to eight weeks where a timely application for renewal has been made prior to the expiry of the certificate. This will give police the extra time needed to complete outstanding checks without this impacting on a licence holder’s activities through the expiry of the certificate prior to renewal. This provision will be implemented later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Any requests for compensation by licence holders whilst their renewal applications are being considered is a matter for them to raise with the police.</p><p> </p><p>We do not collect data centrally on the performance of individual forces in respect of firearms licensing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL5919 more like this
HL5921 more like this
HL5922 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:46:36.827Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:46:36.827Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2147
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
709512
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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 Firearms: Licensing 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 procedures are in place to ensure that applications for the grant or renewal of a firearm or shotgun certificate which are submitted correctly and in time are renewed within the recognised timeframe in order to avoid the certificate holder committing an offence. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
unstar this property uin HL5919 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Under the Firearms Act 1968, firearm and shotgun certificate administration is a matter for the chief officer of police for the area in which the applicant lives. The time taken to process a firearm or shotgun application can vary between forces as the respective chief officer must take into account the need to manage risk and ensure public protection in their respective force area.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst Section 7 of the Firearms Act 1968, allows the police to issue a temporary permit for the continued possession of firearms and ammunition, the use of this power was not used consistently by police forces. The Government has therefore taken steps to assist forces with the administration of the firearms licensing system through changes made under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Section 131 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 automatically extends the validity of firearm and shotgun certificates past their expiry date for a limited period of up to eight weeks where a timely application for renewal has been made prior to the expiry of the certificate. This will give police the extra time needed to complete outstanding checks without this impacting on a licence holder’s activities through the expiry of the certificate prior to renewal. This provision will be implemented later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Any requests for compensation by licence holders whilst their renewal applications are being considered is a matter for them to raise with the police.</p><p> </p><p>We do not collect data centrally on the performance of individual forces in respect of firearms licensing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5920 more like this
HL5921 more like this
HL5922 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:46:36.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:46:36.603Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2147
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
709514
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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 Firearms: Licensing 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 procedures are in place financially to compensate certificate holders who are obliged to lodge their firearms with a registered firearms dealer due to a late renewal of their certificate. more like this
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The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
unstar this property uin HL5921 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Under the Firearms Act 1968, firearm and shotgun certificate administration is a matter for the chief officer of police for the area in which the applicant lives. The time taken to process a firearm or shotgun application can vary between forces as the respective chief officer must take into account the need to manage risk and ensure public protection in their respective force area.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst Section 7 of the Firearms Act 1968, allows the police to issue a temporary permit for the continued possession of firearms and ammunition, the use of this power was not used consistently by police forces. The Government has therefore taken steps to assist forces with the administration of the firearms licensing system through changes made under the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Section 131 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 automatically extends the validity of firearm and shotgun certificates past their expiry date for a limited period of up to eight weeks where a timely application for renewal has been made prior to the expiry of the certificate. This will give police the extra time needed to complete outstanding checks without this impacting on a licence holder’s activities through the expiry of the certificate prior to renewal. This provision will be implemented later this year.</p><p> </p><p>Any requests for compensation by licence holders whilst their renewal applications are being considered is a matter for them to raise with the police.</p><p> </p><p>We do not collect data centrally on the performance of individual forces in respect of firearms licensing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL5919 more like this
HL5920 more like this
HL5922 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:46:37.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:46:37.03Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2147
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Shrewsbury more like this
114487
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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
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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 Illegal Immigrants: France 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 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 more like this
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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
166870
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 and Crime Commissioners 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 more like this
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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
625819
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star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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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 Refugees: Children 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 funding has been allocated to support unaccompanied children being resettled in the UK beyond 31 March 2017. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
unstar this property uin HL2838 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 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
star this property answer text <p>In July 2016, we significantly increased the national rates of funding to local authorities taking responsibility for unaccompanied asylum seeking children. We will keep these arrangements under review, but we have no current plans to reduce the rates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-11-14T15:27:27.53Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T15:27:27.53Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4555
star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this