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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the debate on police widows pensions of 25 February, Official Report, columns 126-133WH, what steps she is taking to ensure all police widowers receive life-long pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 227749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor announced in the Budget on 18 March that the Government will ensure that all widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers and firefighters who are killed on duty will no longer lose their survivor benefits if they remarry, cohabit, or form a civil partnership.</p><p>The Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government will set out further details in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:56:33.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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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 ICT 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, which news applications staff in her Department are authorised to download and use on their work-provided phones and tablets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 227828 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Home Office information technology policy precludes the downloading of unauthorised applications to Home Office-issued equipment and in most cases, such equipment is modified to prevent the downloading of any applications at all. A limited number of approved communications staff (such as press office) have access to social media or news sites via downloaded applications on mobile devices and while this is subject to standard rules governing appropriate use of Home Office technology, there are no restrictions on which news sites may be accessed in this manner.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T15:54:51.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
228941
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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 Immigrants: Detainees more like this
star 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, if she will make an assessment of the potential implications for her policies of the introduction of a 28-day time limit on immigration detention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 908247 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>It is Government policy that there is a presumption in favour of liberty when exercising detention powers under immigration legislation. Parliament voted on introducing a limit on detention of 60 days during the passage of the Immigration Act. This amendment was rejected with a majority of over 300.</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 2015-03-23T18:59:12.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T18:59:12.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
228940
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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 Police Custody 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 steps she has taken to protect the welfare of vulnerable people in custody. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redditch more like this
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Karen Lumley more like this
star this property uin 908248 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Last year, I commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to carry out a review of vulnerable people in custody. Last week’s report was concerning, particularly regarding the use of Taser and restraint.</p><p> </p><p>I have therefore asked HMIC to specifically inspect the use of Taser and restraint. I am also suspending the publication of Taser data after work to review it revealed serious concerns about its accuracy. We need much greater transparency of age, ethnicity and outcome data of Taser incidents</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T19:01:27.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T19:01:27.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Lumley more like this
227806
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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 Reptiles: Import Controls more like this
star 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 seizures of reptiles there were by the Border Force under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014; how many individual animals were so seized in each such year; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 227914 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 2015-03-26more like thismore than 2015-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The data requested on the seizures of reptiles by Border Force can be found in the below table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td>Seizure Year</td><td>Number of Seizures</td><td>Quantity Seized</td></tr><tr><td>2013</td><td>9</td><td>477</td></tr><tr><td>2014</td><td>16</td><td>1232</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-26T10:09:15.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T10:09:15.517Z
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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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star this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
227896
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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 Animal Experiments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 12 March 2015, HCWS385, on testing of household products on animals, what proportion of tests on animals for ingredients predominantly used in household products are not carried out for regulatory purposes; and what estimate she has made of the annual number of animals who will not now be used to test household product ingredients as a result of measures in that announcement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Graeme Morrice more like this
star this property uin 227880 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The ban on testing animals on household products includes any chemical where more than half of it is expected to be used as an ingredient in household products. The only exceptions are tests legally required to protect humans, animals or the environment, or a small number of cases where a &quot;strong justification&quot; can be made for which we will apply a robust harm-benefit analysis. We will monitor the application of these exceptions closely. <br><br>The Annual Statistical Returns on the use of animals in Scientific Procedures do not specify the purpose of use of chemical ingredients. One of the reasons we want to have a notification system is to get better understanding of what, why and for what purposes ingredients primarily used in household products are tested. We estimate that on average, Contract Research Organisations in the UK test a small number of ingredients per year (around 8 or fewer) for which the testing is required by regulation and which are primarily for use in household products. From 1st October 2015 businesses will be required to report the testing within 30 days of having it carried out.<br><br>The UK has one of the most comprehensive animal welfare systems in the world to ensure animal testing is carried out humanely and only when necessary. This ban is a big step forwards that significantly raises the bar on the use of animals in testing and goes beyond that of other European countries. It demonstrates a continuing commitment to safeguard animal welfare and advance the use of the 3Rs principles (replacement, refinement and reduction) in research and development. The UK remains at the forefront of global work to develop alternatives to animal testing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T17:52:56.943Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:52:56.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Graeme Morrice more like this
227909
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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 Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Inter-Ministerial Group on Violence Against Women and Girls has made on implementing recommendation 11 of the HMIC report Everyone's business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse into policing on domestic violence; and when she expects the further multi-agency inspection referred to in that report to take place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham West and Penge more like this
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Jim Dowd more like this
star this property uin 227744 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Recommendation 11 of the HMIC report relates to a multi-agency inspection on domestic abuse. The Home Secretary wrote to Ministerial colleagues seeking support to multi-agency inspections in January. <br><br>Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary will continue to inspect the police response to domestic abuse as part of their annual all-force PEEL (Police Efficiency, Effectiveness and Legitimacy) inspection programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T11:26:37.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T11:26:37.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Dowd 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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from universities on the reduction in the number of English language test centres for international students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227977 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently meeting delegates from across the English language sector to address their members’ questions about the test centre network, and to confirm that there is no change to the ability of higher education institutions to perform their own assessment of English language for those studying degree level courses and above.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-24T15:29:08.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:29:08.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman 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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language 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 effect of the reduction in the number of English Language Test Centres on international students studying at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The reduction in the number of test centres offering English language tests for immigration purposes was necessary to ensure control and audit ability following significant abuse identified in early 2014. The Home Office has planned the Secure English Language Test centre network to meet anticipated demand and extensive transitional arrangements have been arranged to coincide with the 2014/15 academic year to minimise the impact on student applications.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-24T12:33:28.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:33:28.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
227902
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language 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 effect of the reduction in the number of English Language Test Centres for international students on university finances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Secure English Language Test centre network has been planned to meet anticipated demand. Overseas, the test centres have been mapped to the Visa Application Centre locations to limit the impact on travel and within the UK, there will be an adequate spread of test centres across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There are provisions in the contract which allow us to expand the network if there is a capacity or location specific issue.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-24T15:28:13.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:28:13.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this