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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking 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 why they have issued instructions for officials to delay consideration of discretionary leave for victims of trafficking until they consider the Court of Appeal judgment in PK(Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL9943 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Following the judgment in PK(Ghana) officials were instructed to temporarily defer most decisions on whether to grant discretionary leave to remain to trafficking victims. This was to enable new guidance to be prepared that would take account of the findings of the Court.</p><p>Grants of discretionary leave continued to be made if it was found that a grant was necessary to enable a trafficking victim to seek compensation through the courts or to assist the police with a criminal investigation or prosecution. Victims also continued to be granted leave if they qualified for refugee status or under other provisions in the Immigration Rules.</p><p>The new guidance was published on 8 August 2018 and normal decision making has therefore resumed. The guidance is available on the GOV.UK web-pages at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-14T10:51:38.77Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:51:38.77Z
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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 file name dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v2.pdf more like this
unstar this property title DL - Victims of Modern Slavery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 2 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 they will issue new guidance following the case of PK(Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL9942 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Following the judgment in PK(Ghana) officials were instructed to temporarily defer most decisions on whether to grant discretionary leave to remain to trafficking victims. This was to enable new guidance to be prepared that would take account of the findings of the Court.</p><p>Grants of discretionary leave continued to be made if it was found that a grant was necessary to enable a trafficking victim to seek compensation through the courts or to assist the police with a criminal investigation or prosecution. Victims also continued to be granted leave if they qualified for refugee status or under other provisions in the Immigration Rules.</p><p>The new guidance was published on 8 August 2018 and normal decision making has therefore resumed. The guidance is available on the GOV.UK web-pages at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T13:36:09.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:36:09.833Z
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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 file name dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v2.pdf more like this
unstar this property title dl - for victims of Modern Slavery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 is the Home Office's strategy for ensuring that the families of EU national offenders and EU nationals in the probation system are able to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is working closely with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the Devolved Administrations and relevant voluntary and community sector groups to ensure that the EU Settlement Scheme is accessible to EU national offenders and their family members eligible to apply for status under it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-08-05T11:51:02.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:51:02.28Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas 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 plans they have to increase the number of countries which are exempt from needing to obtain a Direct Airside Transit Visa. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17291 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK's visa system is a border and national security tool. The UK keeps its visa regimes, including those countries whose citizens are required to obtain a direct airside transit visa, under regular review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T11:12:54.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T11:12:54.303Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Doocey remove filter
1140457
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Tourists more like this
star this property house id 2 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, if any, of the potential impact of reducing long-term visitor visa costs for those coming from emerging tourism markets. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17290 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently offering, as a pilot, a two year validity multi entry visa for Chinese citizens applying for a UK visa in mainland China for a lower price. This pilot is ongoing and the Home Office is looking at whether and how the pilot can be incorporated into part of the UK’s future visa offer and links to the development of mobility partnerships and trade deals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T15:09:40.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:09:40.277Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Slavery: Children 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 measures are in place to ensure that children are treated first as victims rather than defendants where cases involve one of the offences exempt from statutory defence listed in Schedule 4 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL14644 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government regards slavery, including trafficking, of children as a very serious offence. The Section 45 statutory defence was designed to strengthen the existing prosecutorial discretion, and public interest test against prosecuting suspects acting under duress. The purpose behind this was to also ensure that a child’s additional vulnerabilities are taken into account on a case by case basis. This legal principle is supported by extensive training the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police are provided with to recognise indicators of duress. CPS guidance can be found via the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/human-trafficking-smuggling-and-slavery" target="_blank">https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/human-trafficking-smuggling-and-slavery</a></p><p>Where children are found to be victims of modern slavery, their safety and welfare needs must be addressed as the priority. All local agencies (including local authorities, police and border force) also have statutory duties to safeguard children as part of their local responsibilities.</p><p>Furthermore, the Government is keen for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates to continue to support law enforcement agencies to identify trafficked children as victims rather than perpetrators and to ensure, where appropriate, that the Section 45 statutory defence is applied.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T15:29:52.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:29:52.15Z
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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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 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 Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 December 2018 (HL12284), why data are not published on the time taken for victims of child trafficking to receive positive conclusive grounds decisions from the National Referral Mechanism. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL14556 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The responsibility for the collection and publication of National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data currently sits with the National Crime Agency (NCA). The NCA does not publish data about the time taken for victims of trafficking to receive positive conclusive grounds decisions, be they adults or children.</p><p>However, responsibility for NRM data will pass to the Home Office when the new Single Competent Authority for NRM decision making goes live in April 2019. We will then review what data we publish going forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-03-28T16:32:56.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:32:56.507Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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 Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 December 2018 (HL12231), whether the updated Government's Missing Children and Adults Strategy will include specific measures to prevent child victims of trafficking going missing shortly after referral to the National Referral Mechanism. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL14554 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Government is committed to protecting all people who go missing, but recognises that the needs of children, particularly vulnerable children such as trafficked children, are different to those of adults and we have an even greater responsibility to protect them.</p><p>Home Office is working with partners to address the issues faced by all children who go missing through its refreshed Missing Children and Adults Strategy which will be published in the coming months. The refreshed Strategy will include cross-Government commitments aimed to prevent victims of child trafficking from going missing by ensuring they are given appropriate information and support. This includes work to encourage police forces to adopt the Operation Innerste process which aims to build trust between a child and the UK authorities, reducing the likelihood of them running away or going missing after a referral to the National Referral Mechanism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL14553 more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:32:22.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:32:22.4Z
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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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Missing Persons 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 Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 December 2018 (HL12231), when they plan to publish the updated version of the Government's Missing Children and Adults Strategy. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL14553 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Government is committed to protecting all people who go missing, but recognises that the needs of children, particularly vulnerable children such as trafficked children, are different to those of adults and we have an even greater responsibility to protect them.</p><p>Home Office is working with partners to address the issues faced by all children who go missing through its refreshed Missing Children and Adults Strategy which will be published in the coming months. The refreshed Strategy will include cross-Government commitments aimed to prevent victims of child trafficking from going missing by ensuring they are given appropriate information and support. This includes work to encourage police forces to adopt the Operation Innerste process which aims to build trust between a child and the UK authorities, reducing the likelihood of them running away or going missing after a referral to the National Referral Mechanism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL14554 more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:32:22.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:32:22.353Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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 findings in the report by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking and Missing People Still in Harm's Way: An update report on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK, published in December 2018, what plans they have to investigate the causes behind the rising number of child victims of trafficking going missing from care after referral to the National Referral Mechanism. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL14552 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The updated report by Every Child Protected Against Trafficking and Missing People, Still in Harm's Way, does not show a rising proportion of child victims of trafficking going missing from care. The report recognises the improvements in the identification of child trafficking victims over the last two years.</p><p>The Government is committed to protecting all children who go missing and recognises the specific needs of trafficked children, which is why we have announced a range of actions to better protect child victims and keep them safe. The Government has committed to expanding Independent Child Trafficking Advocates to one third of all local authorities by April 2019. The Child Trafficking Protection Fund which, as well as providing victim support and recovery, aims to reduce vulnerability to exploitation by preventing trafficked children from going missing and potentially being retrafficked. In November 2017, the Department for Education published a Safeguarding Strategy for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children. The Strategy commissioned a further 1,000 training places for carers and sup-port workers to equip them with the skills they need to identify when a child is at risk of going missing and of potentially being trafficked onwards. The Refugee Council are delivering this training and will have delivered 1,000 places by the end of March 2019.</p><p>The Home Office is also working with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) through the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) to deliver a National Register of Missing Persons (NRMP). This will enable real time information about police reported miss-ing persons incidents to be accessed by police forces across England and Wales. Over time the NRMP will build a national picture of historic missing persons incidents. This will assist officers when they are looking for, or encounter a missing person, particularly if that missing person is outside their home force area. We are currently working towards the NRMP to be in use operationally in 2020/2021.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2019-03-28T17:08:14.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:08:14.473Z
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