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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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 whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
99956
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Voluntary Work 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 estimate they have made of the number of volunteers working alongside the police in each of the last 10 years. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2171 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect figures on the number of volunteers who work alongside the police.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Home Office does collect and publish statistics on the number of special constables in England and Wales. Figures for the last ten years can be found in table 3 of the latest ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales’ statistical release, which can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tables-for-police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tables-for-police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2014</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:37:21.8545247Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4170
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
99975
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 they intend to specify limits in the rules on the numbers of people who can be accommodated in each of the Heathrow short-term holding facilities; and when the rules will be published. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are currently exploring a range of measures as part of the rules governing Short Term Holding Facilities to balance the welfare of those people being held, with effective management of the facilities and immigration control. I welcome the noble Lord’s continued interest in this area and his views on the final content of these Rules.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99999
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Act 2014 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 when they intend to set a commencement date for section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL2214 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Section 65 of the 2014 Act will insert new registration provisions into the British Nationality Act 1981 for people born to British fathers before 1 July 2006.</p><p> </p><p>The 2014 Act is being implemented in phases to ensure the provisions are brought into force in an orderly and effective manner. We have not yet set a commencement date for Section 65</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:17:01.4827124Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:17:01.4827124Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
99892
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Data Protection 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 improve the level of transparency in the Government's use of personal data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211039 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has one of the most transparent regimes in the world in relation to the use of investigatory powers, which involve the accessing of personal data. The Interception of Communications Commissioner provides robust, independent oversight of the use of these investigatory powers and provides a published annual report to Parliament. This report includes statistics on public authorities’ use of interception and communications data powers, and his 2013 report contained more statistics than ever before. The Government remains committed to looking at what more can be done to enhance the transparency of our regime. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, which was passed in July, requires the Interception of Communications Commissioner to report on a twice yearly basis in the future. In addition, the Act provides for a review of investigatory powers to be conducted by the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, David Anderson QC. This review will be completed by 1 May 2015 and its findings will be reported to Parliament. The Government also announced, alongside the Act, the publication of an annual Government Transparency Report on investigatory powers.<br><br>The Government is fully committed to supporting a safe and secure online environment. That is why it is crucial that our law enforcement and <br>intelligence agencies have strictly regulated powers to ensure that those that would seek to do harm online, as well as in the real world, cannot carry out their activities with impunity. There are limits to what could be said publically about operational investigative techniques, as to do so would potentially help criminals to evade detection. However, crucial capabilities to access communications data are degrading because of rapidly changing technology and the increasing use of internet communications, whether or not those communications utilise encryption or anonymity techniques. Legislation is needed urgently to ensure that public authorities have the powers they need to investigate crime, safeguard national security and protect the public. We cannot allow cyberspace to become a haven for criminals, terrorists and paedophiles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211040 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:21:47.2008857Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:21:47.2008857Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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523
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
99893
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet: Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 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 assessment she has made of the effectiveness of online do not track tools on (a) Government efforts to gather communications data and (b) individual online privacy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211040 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has one of the most transparent regimes in the world in relation to the use of investigatory powers, which involve the accessing of personal data. The Interception of Communications Commissioner provides robust, independent oversight of the use of these investigatory powers and provides a published annual report to Parliament. This report includes statistics on public authorities’ use of interception and communications data powers, and his 2013 report contained more statistics than ever before. The Government remains committed to looking at what more can be done to enhance the transparency of our regime. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, which was passed in July, requires the Interception of Communications Commissioner to report on a twice yearly basis in the future. In addition, the Act provides for a review of investigatory powers to be conducted by the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, David Anderson QC. This review will be completed by 1 May 2015 and its findings will be reported to Parliament. The Government also announced, alongside the Act, the publication of an annual Government Transparency Report on investigatory powers.<br><br>The Government is fully committed to supporting a safe and secure online environment. That is why it is crucial that our law enforcement and <br>intelligence agencies have strictly regulated powers to ensure that those that would seek to do harm online, as well as in the real world, cannot carry out their activities with impunity. There are limits to what could be said publically about operational investigative techniques, as to do so would potentially help criminals to evade detection. However, crucial capabilities to access communications data are degrading because of rapidly changing technology and the increasing use of internet communications, whether or not those communications utilise encryption or anonymity techniques. Legislation is needed urgently to ensure that public authorities have the powers they need to investigate crime, safeguard national security and protect the public. We cannot allow cyberspace to become a haven for criminals, terrorists and paedophiles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211039 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:21:47.3135927Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:21:47.3135927Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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523
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
99898
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: Ports 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, how many clandestine migrants have been identified at (a) the UK's seaport and (b) the Port of Tilbury in each year since 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thurrock more like this
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Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
star this property uin 211063 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The following detections of clandestine migrants have been made across all UK sea ports since 2011 (to obtain data pre-2011 would be at disproportionate cost): 692 detections in 2011, 568 in 2012 and 678 in 2013. <br><br>In order to ensure the integrity and security of the UK border, Her Majesty’s Government does not comment on port specific statistics.<br><br>The figures quoted are management information, subject to internal quality checks and may be subject to change. The figures include those detected at a sea port and on ferries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:16:26.0690949Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:16:26.0690949Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4065
unstar this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
99945
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
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star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones 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 Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on partial not-spots and the use of passive infrastructure sharing in those areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211121 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Wales Office has regular discussions with Ofcom about improving mobile coverage across Wales. The UK Government is considering a number of options for improving coverage in partial not-spot areas, including passive infrastructure sharing and national roaming.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alun Cairns more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:23:42.6584332Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:23:42.6584332Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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3910
unstar this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
99781
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage competition in the rural broadband market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211122 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Almost 100 publicly funded contracts to provide superfast broadband to rural communities have gone out to tender following an Open Market Review. As well as BT a number of smaller suppliers are now delivering projects in rural communities. In addition, 8 suppliers have been appointed to run pilot projects to assess the feasibility of providing superfast broadband to the hardest to reach areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:46:05.2658778Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:46:05.2658778Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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3910
unstar this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
99794
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Direct Selling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to tackle nuisance telephone calls; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Jonathan Lord more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Tackling nuisance telephone calls is a priority for the Department. A range of options for reform are being pursued, which includes both legislative and non-legislative measures that will protect consumers more effectively.</p><p> </p><p>Our Nuisance Calls Action Plan of 30 March 2014, included proposals to enable the Office of Communications (Ofcom) to share information more easily with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about companies who may be breaching the regulations. We made this measure effective on 15 July 2014 and it will help ICO to take enforcement action against companies deliberately breaching the rules.</p><p> </p><p>We are also soon to consult to lower the legal threshold, making it easier for ICO to take more enforcement action, including issuing monetary penalties to companies who currently manage to avoid having action taken against them. Work on improving the ability of communication service providers to trace calls is underway and led by Ofcom, with our encouragement. Consent and lead generation issues including how telephone numbers are captured and sold on, are also being considered by the Taskforce led by Which? that will report to the Department by the end of this year. Further details about the full range of measures outlined in our Action Plan can be viewed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled</a></p><p> </p><p>Steps taken to date include the Department having improved signposting and information about whom to contact when needing to report nuisance calls, a simpler complaints process, and greater use by regulators of their powers, including the ICO and Ofcom having to date issued monetary penalties totalling more than £2.2 million for nuisance telephone calls and SMS text messages. We will continue to work with regulators, consumer group representatives and the industry to deliver improved protection for the benefit of consumers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:44:55.6004977Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:44:55.6004977Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this