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star this property date less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crime: Prosecutions 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 prosecutions there have been in the past three years for (1) theft where the sum of money or the value of the goods alleged to have been taken is £10 or less, (2) begging, and (3) rough sleeping. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8107 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 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
star this property answer text <p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts for theft offences, and begging and sleeping out, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2014 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for selected offence categories, England and Wales, 2012 to 2014 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence category</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Theft offences</p></td><td><p>144,972</p></td><td><p>142,011</p></td><td><p>135,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Begging</p></td><td><p>1,229</p></td><td><p>2,097</p></td><td><p>2,219</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sleeping out</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ HL 8107</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the value of the items involved in each individual theft offence is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in the table can also be found in the Outcomes by Offence tables in the annual publication on the Government website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2016-05-11T12:57:03.08Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T12:57:03.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
677403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offenders: Rehabilitation 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 requirements they have set for community rehabilitation companies to make specific arrangements for the rehabilitation of minority groups whose first language is not English. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4869 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 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>We have given Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) the flexibility to innovate and do what works to reduce reoffending, including tailoring rehabilitative support to offenders based on their individual needs. To promote equality of opportunity and avoid discrimination against offenders on the grounds of protected characteristics, CRCs are required to comply with relevant equalities and human rights legislation as they work with offenders.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst not defined in law as a protected characteristic, we have taken steps to ensure that language is not a barrier to an individual’s rehabilitation. At the beginning of each sentence, CRCs are contractually required to arrange a face to face interview to assess each offender’s risk profile and rehabilitative needs. This informs the initial sentence plan, which the CRC must explain to the offender verbally and in writing to ensure they understand how they must behave and what they must do to comply with their sentence. The CRC must also seek confirmation that the offender has understood this explanation. Where the offender understands insufficient English to enable this, CRC must undertake the initial interview and provide confirmation of the sentence plan in a language they were able to understand.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T16:39:32.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment 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 people have been subject to suspended committals for non-payment of council tax over the last three years; and what was the breakdown by (1) gender, and (2) age groups. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5203 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 2017-02-14more like thismore than 2017-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of cases subject to suspended committals for non-payment of Council Tax over the last three years by gender. There are a few cases where the gender is not known. Data relating to age is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Female </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Not Known</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>549</p></td><td><p>482</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>1,179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>547</p></td><td><p>402</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 (January -September)</p></td><td><p>313</p></td><td><p>232</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>682</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is possible that one defendant may have more than one case.</p><p> </p><p>Although suspended committals are reported as occurring within a particular year, the non-payment of Council Tax itself may be from a previous year or even a period covering more than one year.</p><p> </p><p>This data is sourced from the HMCTS Libra Management Information System (MIS), and does not form part of the statistics for England and Wales published by the Ministry of Justice, which can be found at: <a href="http://www.justice.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.justice.gov.uk</a>. As such this data set is not subject to the same levels of quality assurance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-02-14T16:04:54.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-14T16:04:54.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Islam more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to protect Muslim citizens from verbal and physical attack and abuse on religious grounds. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8953 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 2018-07-05more like thismore than 2018-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government deplores all hate crime including Islamophobia and is committed to tackling it. Nobody should be a target for hate because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.</p><p>We have a strong legal framework in place with criminal penalties for offences such as incitement to religious hatred, racially or religiously aggravated offences such as intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress, as well as increased sentences for offences motivated by prejudice hostility or prejudice based on a person’s real or perceived religion.</p><p>We support Tell MAMA in their work to encourage greater reporting of anti-Muslim hatred and to support victims of hate crime. We also fund projects such as Streetwise and the Anne Frank Trust to work with young people to tackle prejudice and discrimination which may lay the foundations for hate crime in the future.</p><p>If anyone feels they have been a victim of hate crime, they should report this directly to their local police force, through the online True Vision portal or to Tell MAMA, who will be able to provide assistance and proceed appropriately.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-07-05T15:48:14.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-05T15:48:14.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their planned domestic abuse legislation will consider and provide for domestic abuse in communities where men assume that abuse is sanctioned by their faith. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11538 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that domestic abuse is a crime irrespective of whether that abuse is claimed to be sanctioned by faith.</p><p><br>We will be publishing a response to our public consultation on domestic abuse, together with a draft Domestic Abuse Bill, later this Parliamentary session.</p><p>The draft Bill will clearly define the types of behaviours that comprise domestic abuse be they controlling, coercive, threatening or violent and recognise that abuse can encompass psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional harms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Repatriation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs in each of the last three years of repatriating to the UK British nationals who are convicted of criminal offences overseas; and whether they intend to pay the same costs for British nationals forced into marriage overseas; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL12640 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Costs associated with the deportation/return of British citizens to the UK at the end of a criminal sentence abroad are borne by the country seeking to deport/return them.</p><p>Victims of forced marriage who are helped to return to the UK by the Forced Marriage Unit will no longer be asked to take out a loan for their repatriation costs. From now on, no one who is assisted by the Forced Marriage Unit - and would previously have been offered a loan - will have to cover the costs of their repatriation. Where possible, the Government will continue to seek to ensure the costs fall on the perpetrators by means of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs). The Government has also agreed to ensure that those victims who have outstanding loans will have no further costs fall to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
708674
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Controls more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 27 February (HL Deb, col 575), what measures they have taken to ensure that, at the point of entry into the UK, passport controllers focus on the legitimate passports presented by passengers and do not ascribe an assumed identity to visitors in terms of their dress code, nationality or religion. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5805 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Border Force officers undertake mandatory checks on all passengers arriving in the United Kingdom. Checks include conducting an examination of the person’s passport or other documents to establish their right to enter the United Kingdom. Border Force officers receive training and have access to comprehensive guidance to ensure the correct right of entry to the United Kingdom is applied. Border Force also employs a robust assurance programme to ensure passengers are dealt with correctly, consistently and without unlawful discrimination.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T14:47:13.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T14:47:13.757Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Religious Hatred more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park mosque, what measures they are taking to prevent further violence in the name of religion. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL45 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 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Violence of any kind is abhorrent and the Government will do what is necessary to ensure the safety of its citizens and protect national security. The Government is taking action against all forms of terrorism and extremism, including the major threat from Islamist violent extremism. Our response includes the Counter Extremism strategy, the new Commission for Countering Extremism, and the hate crime action plan.</p><p>We are also reviewing our Counter Terrorism strategy to ensure we have all the powers and measures we need to keep our communities safe. In 2015, the Chancellor announced that cross-government spending on Counter-Terrorism would be increased by 30% - increasing CT spending from the protected £11.7bn over five years to £15.1bn over the same period. We have dedicated funding to help protect places of worship who have been subject or vulnerable to a hate crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T15:45:10.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T15:45:10.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
910399
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: Married People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safe and timely return of passports submitted to the Home Office by spouses of British citizens wishing to come to the UK. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8157 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>Passports submitted by the spouses of British Citizens who are applying to come to the UK are usually held at an UKVI Decision Making Centre pending a decision being made.</p><p>The passports are stored securely and returned to customers directly by courier or via a Visa Application Centre at various locations overseas once the consideration process is completed. The transfer and transit of passports between Decision Making Centres and the Visa Applications Centres is closely monitored and records of each shipment move are kept.</p><p>There is also the opportunity where UKVI can assess applications from digital images of passports. However, the physical passport is required for UKVI to affix a vignette when a decision is made.</p><p>In most locations there is an option for customers to keep their passport until a decision has been made on their application with payment of an additional fee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T14:11:11.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T14:11:11.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: Married People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 June, whether they will take steps to improve the treatment by immigration officers of British citizens accompanying non-British born spouses entering the UK; and what those measures will be. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8676 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 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Border Force expects high standards of professionalism of its officers in their dealings with all members of the public, regardless of their nationality or status.</p><p>Border Force follows strict guidelines with regards to discrimination, and officers undergo intensive training prior to taking up their positions. Border Force does not tolerate any breach of these principles.</p><p>Complaints about Border Force and the services it provides are treated seriously and are used as an opportunity to improve services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T12:07:17.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T12:07:17.957Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this