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1124852
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Arson: Churches 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 information they hold on the number of, and circumstances behind, arson attacks on churches in (1) the UK, and (2) overseas, in the last two years; how many prosecutions there have been for such attacks in the UK; and what assessment they have made of the motives of those responsible. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15527 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We have consulted Home Office, who do not hold detailed information for all police forces around the circumstances and location of offences. Detailed information on the location of arson offences, such as churches, may be held on court record but to be able to identify these cases, as they are not held centrally, we would have to access individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost. Matters relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for those respective devolved administrations.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:04.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:04.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124860
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the criteria for any new appointments to their Migration Advisory Committee include expertise on both the positive and negative impacts of immigration on the UK. more like this
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Lord Green of Deddington more like this
star this property uin HL15535 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Any appointment to the MAC will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointment 2016 and Ministers will decide the appropriate criteria to be used.</p><p>The most recent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) appointments were made in 2017 and the criteria for those appointments were set out in the advertisement on the HM Government Public Appointments website,https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:28:59.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:28:59.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4346
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Green of Deddington more like this
1124869
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Food Banks: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15544 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124871
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Golan Heights more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the extension of Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration to the Golan Heights; what were the outcomes of any such discussions; and what assessment they have made of whether that extension prejudices the possibility of peace in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15546 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear to our Israeli counterparts that the UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter. The UK did not recognise Israel's annexation in 1981 and we have no plans to change our position. On 26 March we reiterated our firm position on this matter at a meeting of the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124873
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Palestinian children detained in prison in Israel; whether, and to what extent, they consider such detentions to violate Article 147 of the Geneva Convention; and whether they intend to call for penal sanctions under that Convention against persons who commit unlawful deportation, transfers or confinement. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15548 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that the transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations on this important issue to the Israeli authorities as well as to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15549 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.217Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124874
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by Israel. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that the transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations on this important issue to the Israeli authorities as well as to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15548 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124878
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Water Companies: Competition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions there have been between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the need to ensure that small business customers benefit from the non-household retail water market in England. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15553 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Ofwat are the economic regulator for the water industry, and it regulates and monitors the operation of the retail business market. Ofwat published their first annual report on the market, Open for Business<em>,</em> in July 2018. It identified that small and medium sized business customers are not yet experiencing the same benefits that larger customers receive from the retail market, and raised a number of issues that could be affecting this.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat and Mosl, the market operator, have been taking a number of actions to investigate further and address these issues, including for SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat is currently undertaking a further assessment of the market with a view to publishing their second annual report in July.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has ongoing discussions with Ofwat and Mosl about these issues and will discuss the outcomes of the second annual report with Ofwat in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Minister Coffey, the Minister responsible for this policy area, requested that the then Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Margot James MP, use her channels to advertise and promote to small business customers that they can benefit from the non-household retail water market in England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1124880
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cyprus: Military Alliances more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Cyprus for the Government’s role as a guarantor power under 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, and for the rights of the Turkish Cypriot community to be fairly represented on the island. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL15555 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>​The Defence and Security Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Cyprus builds on the existing Bilateral Defence and Co-operation Programme and strengthens our cooperation. The MoU has no implications for the UK's role as a Guarantor Power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee or for how the Turkish Cypriot community is represented on the island.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124890
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality: Fees and Charges more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the UK citizenship application fee in (1) 2000, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015, for both children and adults in each such year. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL15565 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The fees for UK citizenship applications were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Route</p></td><td><p>Calendar Year</p></td><td><p>Dates each fee applicable</p></td><td><p>Fee</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Naturalisation</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£150 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>£640 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>£655 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>£700 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £150</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£826 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£925 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Adult Registration Fees</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£120 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>£460 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>£470 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>£500 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£743 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£833 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Child Registration Fees</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£120 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £460/ each subsequent child £50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £470 each subsequent child £97</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £500/ 2nd Child £100/ each subsequent child £150</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£669 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£749 per applicant</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:44:38.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:38.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1124891
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality: Fees and Charges more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of asylum-seeking children who are unable to apply for UK citizenship due to the cost of the application fee. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL15566 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office have not made any estimation of the number of asylum seeking children unable to apply for UK citizenship due to the cost of the application fee.</p><p>In line with international law, the UK does not charge for asylum applications. Those granted refugee status can then apply for indefinite leave to remain at the end of their limited leave period. This application is also free of charge.</p><p>Applying for British nationality is not mandatory and many individuals who have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) status choose not to apply. This is because, in addition to lawful permanent residence in the UK, a person with ILR enjoys the benefits of full access to the UK labour market, state education and healthcare and the ability to sponsor family members’ residence in the UK. Fees for citizenship applications apply equally to all applicants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:30:59.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:30:59.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this