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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 how many children have been detained in immigration detention for longer than 28 days since January 2018. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17764 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17763 more like this
HL17765 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.803Z
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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 DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145238
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees 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 how many children who have been detained in immigration detention at any point since January 2018 were subsequently deported. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17765 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17763 more like this
HL17764 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.867Z
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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 DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1144085
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Immigration: 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 how the costs of an application (1) for limited leave to remain, and (2) to extend limited leave to remain, are calculated; by how much the costs of such applications have increased in percentage terms since 2015; and why those costs have increased. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL17573 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The unit costs of immigration and nationality fees are the calculated estimate of the full financial cost for providing each route/service, including direct costs and relevant local and central overheads (e.g. accommodation, HR, Finance and IT), plus depreciation, cost of capital employed, and other wider system costs that are incurred in connection with immigration and nationality activity.</p><p>The approach the Home Office uses to calculate the published unit costs for all UK visa, immigration and citizenship services takes into account the entire forecast cost of the relevant chargeable functions, including all related indirect costs. Weightings are then used, based on operational business planning data, to apportion the total cost across the range of services and products.</p><p>Unit costs may be influenced by changes in the way that applications in certain routes are processed from year to year, for example where additional checks are introduced or required, or by changes elsewhere within the overall system which impact on the weighting calculations and therefore the amount apportioned to any individual service.</p><p>With regard to percentage increases, the Home Office publishes a complete list of fees and unit costs for all application types. This can be viewed via the following link:</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-fees-transparency-data</p><p>Additionally, the link below sets out all the fees that have been in operation since 2015.</p><p>www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table<br> <br>When setting fees, the Home Office takes into account the cost of processing the application, the wider cost of running Border, Immigration and Citizenship (BIC) system and the benefits the Home Office believes are likely to accrue from a successful application.</p><p>Application fees have increased in recent years as the Home Office aims to reduce the overall level of funding that comes from general taxation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:12:28.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:12:28.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1142441
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Domestic Abuse 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 arrangements they have in place to protect non-EU nationals resident in the UK who are victims of domestic abuse, and in particular to ensure access to homelessness support, refuge and benefits. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17515 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling domestic abuse against all women, regardless of their background or nationality. On 16 July this Government introduced the Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to improve protection and support for all victims irrespective of their immigration status.</p><p>Non-British victims residing in the UK are able to apply for support from authorities, many of whom will have statutory obligations to support victims. For individuals in the UK who are married, or partners of, British or settled sponsors and who claim to be victims of abuse, there is the option of applying for immediate crisis support under the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC).</p><p>In addition, funding has been made available to support a range of support networks. In March £1,090,000 was made available specifically to be used to provide safe accommodation, and other support functions.</p><p>We are not complacent about our responses to domestic abuse. We strive to see what more can be done and we have committed to reviewing the support available to migrant victims of domestic abuse. The review will be launched over the summer and we aim to report progress of the review during the passage of the Bill.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:47:03.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T11:47:03.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
1144175
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Right of Abode: British National (Overseas) 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 recent calls to restore the right of abode in the UK to holders of British National (Overseas) passports living in Hong Kong; and what action, if any, they intend to take as a result. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL17663 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Holders of British National (Overseas) passports living in Hong Kong do not have a right of abode in the UK, unless they are also British citizens.</p><p>Their only route to acquire the right of abode in the UK would be to apply for British citizenship. There are no plans to change the law in this respect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:15:04.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:15:04.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1144168
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Immigration 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 evidence and recommendations in the report by Let Us Learn! 'Normality is a luxury’: how 'limited leave to remain' is blighting young lives?, published in July. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL17656 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has considered this report and representations made on behalf of these young people. It is only right that those who benefit from the NHS contribute to its upkeep and the income generated from the Immigration Health Surcharge goes directly to NHS services.</p><p>Fee waivers are also available for applications under specified human rights routes that and these routes cater for children and young people who have spent a significant amount of their life in the UK. A waiver can therefore be applied to the health surcharge. If the applicant cannot pay either the health surcharge or the immigration fee we will waive both.</p><p>The Home Office keeps fees under review and we are considering the range of concerns that have been expressed in this context.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:14:44.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:14:44.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1144871
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Asylum 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 report by the Refugee and the No Accommodation Network Missing the Safety Net, published on 4 September, in particular the finding that the Home Office is frequently failing to provide vulnerable people, including pregnant women, with the asylum support to which they are entitled. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17705 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>We will discuss the report with the authors and respond in due course.</p><p>The report is about support arrangements for failed asylum seekers, who can apply to receive accommodation and other assistance if they would otherwise be destitute and can show that there is a temporary obstacle preventing their departure from the UK . Most of these applications are decided upon within 5 working days, or 2 days if the person is vulnerable, but some take longer because of the need to make further enquiries to establish that the person is eligible to receive the support. There is a right of appeal to the independent Tribunal if the application is refused.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:13:37.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:13:37.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1142443
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken in advance of publishing the guidance to local authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts on 2 April EU Settlement Scheme—Looked After Children and Care Leavers; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that guidance on children accommodated under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and their ability to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL17517 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by Department for Education in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens as-sessment should ensure that this important work will be done.</p><p>The Home Office engaged with the Department for Education, the Association of Directors Childrens Services and other Local Authority stakeholders across the UK in advance of publishing the guidance. The Home Office also conducted a private trial phase of testing where five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.</p><p>The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance.</p><p>The Home Office is committed to continuing to engage with local authorities as they undertake their responsibilities to ensure that all eligible looked after children and care leavers are supported to make an application to the EUSS. The Home Office will ensure that caseworkers liaise with and support applicants to get the status they require.</p><p>We consulted with the Department for Education in advance of publishing the guidance to ensure adequate consideration was given to other categories of looked after children, where the local authority does not hold full PR, under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. It has been confirmed that in those cases there is a duty on the local authority to raise awareness of the EU Set-tlement Scheme to those with PR for those eligible child(ren) and to provide practical support where needed, or signpost to relevant community support where deemed more appropriate to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17516 more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T11:45:27.977Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2652
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
1145236
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 plans they have to ensure that children are not detained for immigration reasons. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17763 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17764 more like this
HL17765 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.727Z
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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 DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145227
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Drugs: Decriminalisation 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, if any, to review their policy on illegal drugs, following the decriminalisation of such drugs in many jurisdictions including parts of North and South America. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17754 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to legalise illicit drugs. There is a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence to show that controlled drugs are harmful and can damage people's mental and physical health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this