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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of recording all calls from benefits claimants to ensure that complaints can be followed up. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 282395 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department acknowledges the merit and does record inbound calls to DWP’s helplines in order to make improvements to service and follow-up on any complaints received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:32:44.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:32:44.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-26more like thismore than 2018-01-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Hate Crime more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to promote zero tolerance of transphobic abuse in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 125186 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protections against discrimination and harassment of transgender people in the workplace.</p><p>In 2015, the Government published guidance for employers and service providers on how to specifically support and include transgender people at work. This helps them to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p>The Government is currently assessing the over 100,000 responses to our National LGBT survey. The survey included a number of questions on experiences of employment. We will analyse these results carefully to determine an appropriate way forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T18:00:16.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T18:00:16.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to promote Sustainable Development Goal 5. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 128476 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
unstar this property answer text The UK was instrumental in securing agreement for a stand-alone goal and dedicated targets for gender equality and women’s empowerment within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The promotion of SDG5, and other related targets, remains a priority for the Government both domestically and internationally. Government policies, such as those to eliminate the gender pay gap and to end violence against women and girls, will help us achieve the implementation of the goals. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T11:19:32.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T11:19:32.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that all employers with over 250 employees report their gender pay gap statistics by 4 April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 134058 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 2018-04-03more like thismore than 2018-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>We have written to all employers in scope of the gender pay gap reporting regulations that have not yet registered to report, on four separate occasions, ensuring they are aware of the requirement and urging them to report.</p><p>In recent weeks we have telephoned all organisations who have not yet registered on the gender pay gap website to ensure that they are on track to report.</p><p>We have also run an intensive social media campaign, and placed advertisements in national newspapers.</p><p>To date, more than 9,000 organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors have registered to report on the government portal, a clear indication that they are aware of their responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-04-03T16:30:14.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-03T16:30:14.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Disclosure and Barring Service: Tata Consultancy Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the decision for Tata to replace Capita as IT providers for the Decision Barring Service, whether his Department has met with the Information Commissioner's Office to ensure that data is kept securely by Tata. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 236522 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The contract awarded has provisions and obligations to protect personal data handling and includes a specific schedule relating to security requirements. The Disclosure and Barring Service meets with the Information Commissioner's Officer quarterly to encourage a close working relationship and to share best practice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:45:27.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:45:27.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Buildings: Security more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if his Department will allocate additional funding for the security and protection of mosques and Muslim faith schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 236530 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Last week, we announced an uplift of funding for the 2019/20 Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme to £1.6 million. This is double the amount awarded in 2018/19. Under the 2016 Hate Crime Action Plan, we committed £2.4m over three years to provide protective security measures to places of worship which have been subject to or are vulnerable to hate crime attacks, and so far we have awarded grants to just under 50 mosques. The 2019/20 scheme was announced as a fourth year of funding in October 2018.</p><p><br>The Home Office also announced last week a new £5 million fund over 3 years to provide security training for Places of Worship in England and Wales. This will enable staff and volunteers to develop the security understanding necessary to make physical security measures work effectively.</p><p><br>We are already engaging with faith representatives and organisations including the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, Tell Mamma and the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, and will open a consultation shortly to review what more can be and should be done to protect faith communities more widely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:17:43.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:17:43.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts: Fraud more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect people whose partners fraudulently take out debts in their name without their knowledge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 236531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Our landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill and consultation response, published in January, includes further measures to help tackle domestic abuse, including introducing a statutory definition of domestic abuse to include a range of behaviours that go beyond physical abuse and explicitly recognise economic abuse.</p><p>We are including economic abuse in the new statutory definition of domestic abuse to acknowledge the life-changing impact that economic abuse can have on a victim’s life.</p><p>The Joint Fraud Taskforce is leading an ambitious programme of work to prevent all forms of fraud and protect the most vulnerable in our society who are often targeted by fraudsters.</p><p>We are working closely with UK Finance to support their work to encourage banks and the wider financial services sector to improve the support they provide to victims of domestic abuse accessing their services.</p><p>We will continue to work with UK Finance to encourage banks and financial authorities to do more to support victims of domestic abuse and help them move forward to escape debt, joint accounts, and mortgages</p><p>We have provided funding to the National Skills Academy to develop and deliver financial capability training for frontline workers to support individuals who are experiencing economic domestic abuse.</p><p>We will provide approximately £250,000 until 2020 to create a national advice service for banks and building societies, increase the capacity of existing telephone casework services for victims of domestic abuse and develop resources to help people identify if they are experiencing economic abuse.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T17:53:55.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T17:53:55.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of knives carried on the streets in Yorkshire and the Humber. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 245977 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is very concerned about increases in knife crime and its impact on victims, families and communities. The action we are taking is set out in our Serious Violence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill, raising awareness among young people of the dangers of carrying a knife, supporting local early intervention projects and continuing police action under Operation Sceptre. The latest anti-knife crime week of action under Operation Sceptre took place from 11-18 March.</p><p>We are encouraging the police to use stop and search. It is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a targeted way that is fair, lawful and effective. The Home Secretary has announced he is relaxing voluntary best practice guidance around the use of Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which allows officers to stop and search anyone in a designated area in anticipation of serious violence.</p><p>The changes will allow the police to more quickly and effectively use these powers in anticipation of serious violence, safeguarding the public. <br>We have also listened to the police request that we introduce new Knife Crime Prevention Orders to help them to divert those involved in knife crime away from a violent lifestyle. The Government introduced the new Order in the Offensive Weapons Bill, currently awaiting Royal Assent.</p><p>The Offensive Weapons Bill includes specific new knives offences, in par-ticular making it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online unless the seller has arrangements with a delivery company to verify age. These measures are designed to help the police in their re-sponse to knife crime.</p><p>In addition to supporting the police on law enforcement, our Serious Vio-lence Strategy stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes of serious violence and provide young people with the skills and resilience to lead productive lives free from violence. This is why we are providing £22 million to support early intervention and prevention projects through our Early Intervention Youth Fund which is already supporting 29 projects in England and Wales, including the Box Clever project in Humber-side.</p><p>We are also supporting a national knife crime media campaign - #knifefree - to raise awareness of the consequences of knife crime. Its initial campaign was launched in March 2018 across England and Wales and activity includ-ed video on demand, street posters, social media, digital audio and video and partner engagement. The latest campaign went live on 1 April 2019.</p><p>Last October, the Government also announced a new £200 million Youth Endowment Fund to be delivered over 10 years to support interventions with children and young people at risk of involvement in crime and violence, focusing on those most at risk to steer them away from becoming serious offenders. This is now up and running and the charity Impetus, working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business, is operating the Fund.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Spring Statement on 13 March that there will be £100 million additional funding for the police in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence, including £80m of new funding from the Treasury. The majority of the investment will largely go towards supporting police forces most affected by the violence we are see-ing, but the funding will also support Violence Reduction Units, bringing to-gether a range of agencies, including health, education, social services and others, to develop a multi-agency approach to preventing serious violence.</p><p>The Prime Minister also hosted the Serious Youth Violence Summit from 1 – 4 April that underlined the whole of Government approach we are taking to tackle this issue. At this summit, the Prime Minister announced she would be chairing a new Ministerial Taskforce, supported by a dedicated Cabinet Office team, to oversee the cross-government programme of ac-tion.</p><p>On 1 April, we also launched our consultation on a new legal duty to ensure public bodies take action to prevent serious violence. The consultation will close on 28 May. It explores how a legal duty will support effective multi-agency work. It is open to everyone to respond and can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/serious-violence-new-legal-duty-to-support-multi-agency-action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:37:05.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:37:05.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to (a) make an assessment of the level of attacks on retail workers and (b) review the effectiveness of sanctions for perpetrators of such attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 259437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the devastating impact that violence and abuse can have, not only for victims, but also for businesses, and the wider community. This is why it is vital that we continue to work closely with retailers, the police and others to tackle these crimes.</p><p>The Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS) is a survey of the extent of crime against business premises in England and Wales and includes a specific focus on crimes against wholesale and retail premises. Compared to the 2016 survey results, the 2017 CVS showed a statistically significant increase in assaults and threats (up from 524 incidents per 1,000 premises to 1,433 incidents per 1,000 premises).</p><p>To address this issue I chair the National Retail Crime Steering Group (NRCSG) which brings together partners including the police, trade bodies and retailers and oversees a range of work to tackle retail crime, including violence and abuse towards shop workers.</p><p>In addition, on 5 April the Home Office launched a call for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop staff. The aim of this work is to strengthen our understanding of the issue, including how existing legislation is being applied. The call for evidence closes on 28 June.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:49:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:49:06.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Vetting: Members more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons hon. Members and their staff are not subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West remove filter
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Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Any individual may request a basic disclosure certificate, which shows unspent<br>conditional cautions and convictions. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 outlines some circumstances where spent cautions and convictions are disclosable and may be taken into account when assessing a person’s suitability for certain positions. Broadly speaking, standard and enhanced criminal record checks are only available in relation to jobs which involve special risks and sensitivities, such as working closely with children or vulnerable adults. Standard and enhanced checks are intended to support employers making safer recruitment decisions when employing people to work with vulnerable people</p><p>The Disclosure and Barring service has issued guidance on eligibility for a criminal records check and it is available here:<br> <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T15:55:55.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T15:55:55.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this