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1126495
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Arts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which EU countries he has (a) started and (b) completed negotiations on reciprocal mobility agreements for workers in the creative industries who require short-term visas. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 254210 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the EU stated that we want to agree reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU that support businesses to provide services and move their talented people and discuss how to facilitate the temporary mobility of self-employed professionals and employees providing services.</p><p>Our proposals for future mobility arrangements with the EU are reflected in the Political Declaration on the future relationship, which sets out the that the Government wants to continue to enable cooperation in the cultural sector. The details for future mobility arrangements between the United Kingdom and the EU will be discussed in the next phase of negotiations. These negotiations will not commence until after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:39:01.673Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
1126510
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Aviation: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) clear and (b) up to date information is provided to airlines operating in the UK on changes to visa requirements for EU citizens and their families visiting the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254117 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Home Office works with carriers through the Carrier Liaison network, through regular stakeholder engagement groups, and through Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives UK.</p><p>We have regular communication with the International Air Transport Association to ensure their Timatic tool, used by airlines and travel agents to verify passenger travel document requirements, is clear and up-to-date with the UK’s visa requirements.</p><p>We have also launched a passenger information campaign which includes an information toolkit for stakeholders including carriers. Information on visiting the UK after Brexit is also publicly available on GOV.UK <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit</a></p><p>We will continue to work with the carriers on introducing and communicating the requirements of the future system in advance of implementation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126517
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Organised Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle organised crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254118 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Serious and organised crime affects more of us, more often, than any other national security threat, persistently eroding our economy and our communities. It costs the UK at least £37 billion every year. <br>The newly updated Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, published on 1st November 2018, sets out how the Government will mobilise the full force of the state and align the collective efforts of key partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors to tackle serious and organised crime together in one single approach.</p><p>We also continue to invest in the right capabilities and tools for law enforcement, across Government and in partnership with the private sector to tackle SOC effectively.</p><p>The cross-system approach is aligned to the four strategy objectives: <br>o Relentless disruption and targeted action against the highest harm serious and organised criminals and networks affecting the UK</p><p>o Building the highest levels of defence and resilience in vulnerable people, communities, businesses and systems</p><p>o Stopping the problem at source, identifying and supporting those at risk of engaging in criminality</p><p>o Establishing a single, whole-system response, aligning the efforts of all those involved in responding to serious and organised crime as one, cohesive system.</p><p>The Government has already made some early progress in implementing the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. For example, we have:<br>• established and expanded the new community coordinator programme pilot areas in England and in Wales to promote community resilience and divert people away from serious and organised crime; <br>• deployed a new cross-government overseas policy specialists network to complement existing international law enforcement operational work abroad;. <br>• established a National UK Protected Persons Services in the National Crime Agency on 1st April 2019, through the transfer of England and Wales based Protected Person Units, to ensure the best protection possible is available to individuals while enhanc-ing judicial outcomes across the Criminal Justice Service. <br> <br>The Government is determined to prevent serious and organised crime, defend against it, track down perpetrators and bring them to justice. We will allow no safe space – online or offline – for these people and their networks.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:09:57.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:09:57.883Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126524
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Borders: Organised Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the corruption of public officials at the UK's borders by those involved in organised crime. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254119 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The Government recognises the corrosive effects of corruption at the border in both the 2017-2022 Anti-Corruption Strategy and the 2018 Serious and Organised Crime Strategy. As committed in the Anti-Corruption Strategy, the Home Office is leading on a comprehensive work programme to understand, manage and mitigate this vulnerability. Alongside Strategy implementation, law enforcement agencies continue to target the organised crime groups who use corruption, collusion and coercion to enable criminality at our airports and ports.</p><p>Border Force itself is working to address the risk, including raising staff awareness of their vulnerability to attempts by Organised Crime Gangs to compromise their integrity. Measures are being put in place to encourage staff to declare such attempts or any potentially compromising developments in their personal lives, so they can be protected and mitigations put in place. Border Force is also improving intelligence and information sharing with other agencies, to ensure corruption risks are identified and that any insider threat is addressed at the earliest opportunity, working with the NCA to ensure an effective and robust response.</p>
answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:12:43.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:12:43.053Z
answering member
1539
label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126544
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife amnesty bins there were in the UK in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 254162 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Information relating to knife amnesty bins and amnesty days is not collected centrally. The use of knife amnesties and bins are an operational decision for individual police forces.</p><p>It is also open to police forces to deploy surrender bins at any time as well as during the coordinated weeks of national action that take place as part of Operation Sceptre. In the previous phase of the operation in September 2018, 8,781 knives were surrendered using amnesty bins or personally handed in at police stations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 254163 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.61Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1126545
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many knife amnesty days there have been in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 254163 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>Information relating to knife amnesty bins and amnesty days is not collected centrally. The use of knife amnesties and bins are an operational decision for individual police forces.</p><p>It is also open to police forces to deploy surrender bins at any time as well as during the coordinated weeks of national action that take place as part of Operation Sceptre. In the previous phase of the operation in September 2018, 8,781 knives were surrendered using amnesty bins or personally handed in at police stations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
grouped question UIN 254162 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:06:25.657Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1126642
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the enquiry of 21 March 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on behalf of her constituent, Ms Sheikh. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
tabling member printed
Alison Thewliss more like this
uin 254220 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The Home Office is required to respond to Members’ correspondence within 20 working days. However, when cases are complex it is not always possible to provide a full reply within that timeframe. Your office will be provided with an update as soon as possible.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T13:11:38.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:11:38.253Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4430
label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
1126531
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading CCTV: Biometrics more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of facial recognition in CCTV. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 254130 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Facial recognition is a fast evolving area of technology with the potential to streamline identity verification and authentication processes across Government and the private sector.</p><p>Its performance is dependent on a number of variables, from the quality of the images, environmental factors, the specific algorithm used, the thresholds or risk profile applied and many other factors. Possible matches produced by LFR systems are always checked by a human operator before deciding what, if any, action to take.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:11:43.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:11:43.84Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1126561
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Home Office: Sick Leave more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 254070 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>The number of staff in the Home Office who took sickness absence due to mental health issues in the 12 months to 30 April 2019; the proportion of the total sick absence that this comprises; and the cost to the Department of sick absence due to mental ill health during that period is set out in the accompanying table. These absences include those relating to stress, as well as other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. These conditions can be triggered by various factors.</p><p>We are committed to breaking down barriers and reducing stigma for employees living with mental health conditions. We aim to equip managers to recognise and address stress in the workplace and encourage employees to talk to their managers about mental health issues so that they can access help and support at the earliest stage.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Z
answering member
4399
label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
attachment
1
file name PQ 254070 data v2.xlsx more like this
title Table - PQ 254070 more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126685
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 remove filter
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Eritrea more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15702 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release. The number of applications made by Eritreans in each year are available in table as_01 (Main Applicants; Asylum, volume 1).</p><p>Latest edition available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,230</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,158</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Home Office is unable to report on whether more illegal migrants were smuggled in to the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country, as the method of entry for those who entered the UK clandestinely and subsequently claimed asylum, is recorded on individual Home Office files and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>All asylum and human rights applications from Eritrean nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw. The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eritrea-country-policy-and-information-notes" target="_blank">Country Policy and Information Note Eritrea: Religious groups</a> published in February 2018 (available on Gov.uk) outlines our position.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
attachment
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file name Eritrea_-_Religious_Groups_-_CPIN_-_v3.0.pdf more like this
title Eritea Religious Groups more like this
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file name Asylum1 -Dec 2018 Tables.xlsx more like this
title Asylum 1 - Dec 2018 Tables more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this