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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports 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, how many passport (a) applications and (b) renewal applications were received by the Passport Office in each (i) month and (ii) year of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 199406 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The following table provides the requested information.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T16:15:43.973Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:15:43.973Z
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less than 2014-09-02T15:04:09.5821942Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T15:04:09.5821942Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property file name PQ-199406 Katy Clark table[1].doc more like this
unstar this property title Applications for passports and renewals V2 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property file name PQ-199406 Katy Clark table.doc more like this
star this property title Applications for passports and renewals more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
58558
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Russia 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 is their current policy on granting visas for musical ensembles from Russia; why there was a delay in issuing visas recently for the Lyra Ensemble from St Petersburg which led to the cancellation of concerts on their proposed United Kingdom tour; and what steps they will take to avoid such situations in the future. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL83 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Due to its obligations under the Data Protection Act, UK Visas and Immigration is unable to comment openly on individual cases. There is insufficient detail in the question to enable us to identify these visa applications but if Lord Jones of Cheltenham wishes to provide specific details of the visa applicants, UK Visas and Immigration will provide him with an in confidence letter regarding this incident.<br><br>There has been no change in visa policy for those coming from Russia to give musical performances in the UK. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We advise Russian visa applicants to apply for their visas as early as possible in advance of their <br>date of travel. In Russia, applicants can apply up to six months in advance of travel and a 'submission without passport' service is available for those who want to hold on to their passport whilst their application is processed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T13:00:42.6901397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
58566
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation more like this
unstar 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 progress has been made in the creation of a bespoke training package by the Independent Advisory Panel on Non-Compliance Managementfor use in deportation removalprocesses; and when will it be available. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL91 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Independent Advisory Panel on Non-Compliance Management (IAPNCM) was established to provide support to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in the design of the new training package for use by Detainee Custody Officers who escort individuals being removed from the United Kingdom. They also provide independent advice to Home Office Immigration Enforcement on the quality and safety of the new package, and in particular on the use of force techniques.</p><p>The panel has completed its work and the new training package and implementation are being finalised.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:44:29.6356544Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:44:29.6356544Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
58475
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
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25259
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 she has taken to ensure proper support and welfare is available to asylum seekers accommodated in hotels and other establishments that provide lodging paid on a short-term basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 199174 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has a rigorous contract compliance regime in place including <br>monthly meetings with providers, quarterly and biannual strategic meetings. <br>These aim to ensure the required performance standards expected of all <br>providers as defined in the contracts is met. In addition, the COMPASS <br>contracts contain minimum standards of welfare that the provider must ensure is <br>provided to asylum applicants, this includes briefing applicants on services to <br>which they are entitled. For example giving details of how to use facilities in <br>the accommodation, access to essential services in the local area and contact <br>details for the provider and department so any concerns can be addressed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:53:33.6013553Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:53:33.6013553Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
58476
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were accommodated in (a) hotels and (b) bed and breakfasts, hostels and other establishments that provide lodging paid on a short-term basis in (i) Barnsley, (ii) Yorkshire and Humberside and (iii) the UK in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 199171 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The department does not collect specific data on asylum applicants accommodated <br>in contingency accommodation. COMPASS providers have a responsibility to <br>provide suitable accommodation to asylum applicants. The COMPASS contracts <br>allow providers to use alternative or temporary initial accommodation (IA) as <br>contingency in exceptional circumstances, for example when the existing <br>nominated IA is full. This may include the use of hotels for a short term <br>period until such time as the asylum seeker is accommodated in the IA or <br>provided with dispersal accommodation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:54:44.7005684Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:54:44.7005684Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
58477
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much has been spent from the public purse on accommodating asylum seekers in (a) hotels and (b) bed and breakfasts, hostels and other establishments that provide lodging paid on a short-term basis in each year since May 2010; and how much was spent in each region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 199172 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Accommodation is provided to asylum applicants through contracts with third party suppliers. Providers are required to provide accommodation that is safe, fit for purpose and correctly equipped in line with the contractual Statement of Requirements agreed between themselves and the Home Office. <br><br>There is no added expense to the Home Office when providers use B&amp;B or hotel accommodation as short term contingency accommodation. Any and all additional costs are borne by the provider.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T14:44:20.0439636Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T14:44:20.0439636Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
58478
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure oversight and scrutiny of private contractors responsible for the accommodation of asylum seekers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 199173 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The providers are contractually required to provide safe, habitable, fit for <br>purpose and correctly equipped accommodation to comply with the Housing Act <br>2004 and the Decent Homes Standard. The COMPASS contracts contain high <br>standards and requirements to be met by providers in the services they provide <br>to asylum applicants. The contracts also contain robust monitoring mechanism <br>including regular meetings and inspection of services. Where standards are not <br>met, Providers reimburse the department in the form of service credits.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:54:15.9477914Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:54:15.9477914Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether HM Passport Office is meeting the 2013-14 performance targets (a) to process 99.5 per cent of straightforward passport applications within 10 working days, (b) where additional information is required from customers to process 93 per cent of applications within 29 working days, (c) to process 99.5 per cent of premium and fast track applications within four hours or seven days and (d) to achieve a customer satisfaction rating of at least 90 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
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Mr Graham Stuart more like this
star this property uin 199399 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>In 2013/14 Her Majesty's Passport Office met its performance targets for straightforward <br>passport applications, non-straightforward passport applications and premium <br>and fast-track passport applications. In March 2014, Her Majesty's Passport Office <br>achieved its customer satisfaction target.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T14:54:05.3707174Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T14:54:05.3707174Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the change in waiting times for an initial decision for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa applications in the last year; what the average waiting time is for an initial decision for a Tier 1 application; and what assessment she has made of the economic effect of the time taken for such decisions on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 199152 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The average waiting time for a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) customer in the financial <br>year 2013-14 was 125 calendar days. The number of days taken to process <br>applications dropped by 50 days over the course of the financial year and <br>processing times continue to decrease.<br><br><br>A record number of applications were decided in the financial year 2013-14, and <br>there is nothing to suggest that processing times are deterring entrepreneurs <br>from applying.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Month Despatched</p></td><td><p>Average Calendar Days Between Application Raised Date and Despatch Date</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-13</p></td><td><p>131</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>May-13</p></td><td><p>148</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jun-13</p></td><td><p>142</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jul-13</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aug-13</p></td><td><p>134</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sep-13</p></td><td><p>126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct-13</p></td><td><p>96</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>108</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dec-13</p></td><td><p>114</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jan-14</p></td><td><p>141</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feb-14</p></td><td><p>97</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Overall Average / Total Cases</p></td><td><p>125</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T14:08:47.7088378Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:08:47.7088378Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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437
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
58441
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Surveillance: Aircraft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential need for a separate national policy on the collection, use and retention of data gathered by unmanned or other surveillance aircraft operating in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 199442 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>None. Existing regulation and guidance, which includes the surveillance camera <br>code of practice issued under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, applies to <br>the use of aircraft including remotely piloted aerial vehicles. The code <br>provides a framework of good practice for surveillance camera operators in <br>England and Wales and sets out obligations arising from other legislation, <br>including those for the processing of personal data under the Data Protection <br>Act 1998. Any covert surveillance undertaken by a public authority which is <br>likely to obtain private information would be subject to authorisation under <br>the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:33:34.5167338Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:33:34.5167338Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this