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1125495
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration Controls: France more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in cooperation with the government of France, they will seek to widen the terms of reference of the Joint Coordination and Information Centre from exclusive concern with national security and criminality to include the well-being of displaced people sleeping in northern France and the restriction of violent and brutal police behaviour. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15590 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The opening of the Joint Centre for Information and Coordination (CCIC) forms part of the commitments of the Sandhurst Treaty, signed by the Prime Minister and President Macron in January 2018. The Sandhurst Treaty is a bilateral agreement between the UK and France which reinforces the commitment of both sides to work together on border security issues.</p><p>Under the CCIC, Border Force work closely alongside Police Aux Frontieres in a 24/7 operation to:</p><ul><li>Assist with preventing illegal attempts to cross the shared border</li><li>Facilitate the circulation of information between UK and French agencies to combat cross-border criminality</li><li>Work on the prevention of threats to public order on cross-border infrastructure</li><li>Provide analysis of cross-channel traffic flows</li></ul><p>The CCIC also helps with the identification, prosecution and dismantling of criminal gangs involved in people smuggling and wider cross border crime.</p><p>There are currently no plans to widen the remit and responsibilities of the CCIC, however its performance and remit are regularly reviewed.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125497
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Charging Points more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation that requires all electricity used at charging points for electric vehicles to be from renewable sources. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL15592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>We want an increasing proportion of the electricity used at electric vehicle charging points to be from renewable and low carbon sources. We are taking steps to facilitate this by cleaning up the UK’s power generation and increasing the amount of renewable generation and ensuring electric vehicles play a helpful role in our future smart and flexible energy system.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out steps the Government is taking to further decarbonise the power sector and the wider economy. Between now and 2050, the Government projects electricity grid emissions will continue to fall with increasing levels of low carbon and distributed renewable generation. To enable these changes in generation, the system is adapting to become more flexible and smarter in order to better manage the new flows in power. Electric vehicles have an important role to play in this transition – offering new opportunities for consumers and the power system. Smart charging will allow charging to happen at times when more renewable energy is available. The department plans to consult on smart chargepoint requirements shortly.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:53:08.217Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1125508
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: Overseas Students more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have had their visas revoked or curtailed for allegedly cheating in Government-approved English proficiency tests in each year since 2014; how many were detained or forcibly removed in that period; how many students made challenges to decisions; and how many cases are awaiting decision by the Court of Appeal. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Ouseley more like this
uin HL15603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The exact information requested is not held centrally by the Home Office. UKVI transparency data provides details of refusal, curtailments and removal decisions on those linked to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here;<br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p><br> The table in SELT_02 is the closest match to the information requested.</p><p>The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:21:54.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:21:54.077Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
attachment
1
file name UKVI - TM PM Transparency Data Q4.xlsx more like this
title UKVI TM PM Transparency Data - Q4 more like this
tabling member
2170
label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1125517
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Migrant Workers more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of NHS staff recruited from EU member states after Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to be able to recruit effectively from abroad and the Immigration White Paper, <em>The UK’s future skills-based immigration system</em>, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will streamline the high-skilled visa route, by removing the Resident Labour Market Test and the Tier 2 Visa Cap. The Home Office is undertaking a programme of engagement to discuss the proposed measures with colleagues across Government and industry, to develop a future immigration system that works for the whole of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The Government wants to support the National Health Service in expanding international recruitment more widely, as this clearly has a role to play to meeting staffing shortages, especially in the short term. Recruitment of doctors and nurses is the responsibility of individual NHS organisations, a number of which do actively recruit from overseas, including from countries in the European Union. However, we also recognise the need to boost our domestic workforce as well. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that, over the next 10 years, the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors are working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing. Details of this will be explored more fully in the forthcoming Interim NHS People Plan.</p><p>The Government has taken steps to ensure that EU citizens can continue to come and work in the NHS once we have left the EU. In March 2019, we put in place legislation that ensures the continued recognition of qualifications from EU countries by all professional regulators covering the health and social care sectors. This means that EU citizens will continue to be able to come and practice in the UK once we have left the EU, even if we leave without a deal.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125518
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade: Germany more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the UK’s post-Brexit trading relationship with Germany. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL15613 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Germany accounts for 10.2% of total UK trade and remains a crucial market for UK goods and services. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Germany amounted to £132.7 billion in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade launched the Export Strategy, through which the Government plans to increase UK total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35% and make Britain a 21st century exporting superpower. Germany will be a priority market for this strategy. We will also continue to promote the UK as a bilateral trading partner, reassuring German businesses that the UK remains open for business and remains an advocate for free trade and open markets.</p> more like this
answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:42.5Z
answering member
4169
label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125834
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Thames House: Pedestrian Areas more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 April (HL14894), whether the Security Service sought permission from Westminster City Council or Transport for London before they closed the pedestrian footpath on Horseferry Road. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL15624 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Security Service has taken all appropriate and reasonable steps to ensure the safety of pedestrians on Horseferry Road.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1125836
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Constituencies more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following an election that has changed the political composition of a local authority, that authority is able to withdraw a submission made to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on a local boundaries review in their area and replace it with an alternative submission. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Greaves more like this
uin HL15626 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>This is a matter for the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which is accountable to the Speaker’s Committee of the House of Commons.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Z
answering member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
tabling member
2569
label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1125840
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HLWS1504), whether they expect local authorities will offer extra placements to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC); and whether offers from individual British families to adopt or to foster UASC will be taken up. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL15630 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Home Office recognises the highly valuable work that local authorities undertake in supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and that is why we significantly increased the funding paid as a contribution to their costs. It is hoped that this will enable more local authorities to feel able to offer placements for vulnerable UASC, and we will be working with them and partners to encourage this.</p><p>It is unlikely that adoption will be an appropriate option for unaccompanied children. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as well as other humanitarian charities, advise that no new adoption applications should be considered in the period after a disaster or fleeing from war. It is not uncommon for children in these circumstances to be temporarily separated from their parents or other family members who may be looking for them. Efforts to reunite children with relatives or extended family should therefore be given priority.</p><p>Foster parents are recruited by fostering services which include local authorities or independent fostering agencies. The decision to let someone foster a child, including UASC, is a very important one to get right. Anyone who wants to become a foster parent must undergo a full assessment and be approved by a fostering service before any child can be placed in their care. Regulations set out in detail the requirements of the approval process, including the information that must be collected in the assessment and the requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In 2013 Department for Education streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers, introducing a two-stage process to ensure efficiency and transparency.</p><p>Existing foster parents may also be able to provide suitable homes for unaccompanied children and over the past two years the Department for Education has funded over 2000 training places for existing foster parents and support workers who wish to care for UASC, with places being prioritised for local authorities participating in the National Transfer Scheme.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125845
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were made by Trading Standards for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2019; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in a conviction. more like this
tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
uin HL15635 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has published data for prosecutions and convictions up to the end of December 2018. Data for 2019 will be published in May 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prosecutions and convictions for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2018 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11"><p><strong>Table: Prosecutions and convictions under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988, 2014–18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prosecuted</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convicted</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
1861
label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1126295
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Christianity: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a departmental, or cross-governmental strategy, was devised to prevent or ameliorate the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018; and if so, whether they will place a copy of the relevant documents in the Library of the House. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15655 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>There has been no cross-government strategy on the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018, however the promotion of human rights has and remains at the heart of our foreign policy and we regard freedom of religion or belief as a universal human right. In my role as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, I regularly raise the importance of this issue with international counterparts. We condemn instances where individuals are persecuted because of their faith or belief, including Christians, wherever it happens and whatever the religion or belief.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this