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star this property date less than 2018-04-20more like thismore than 2018-04-20
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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 Slavery 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, with reference to recommendation 5 of the Modern Slavery Act Review, what support has her Department provided to the Modern Slavery Threat Group to establish an online resource centre for (a) single points of contact and (b) approved account holders working for other organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newton Abbot more like this
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Anne Marie Morris more like this
unstar this property uin 136915 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In October 2016 the Home Secretary announced £8.5m of additional funding would be made available to police forces in England and Wales to transform the policing response to modern slavery. The funding from the Police Transformation Fund has provided for nearly 70 new and dedicated roles to provide the police with improved intelligence, better training and specialist tactical advice to overhaul and strengthen the operational response. Included in the additional capabilities are:</p><p><strong>Single Points of Contact (SPOCs)</strong></p><p>Forces have been encouraged to identify tactical and strategic SPOCs and have been given an action plan for SPOCs to help them develop best practice. A programme of roadshows and events that bring these SPOCs together at each level has taken place over the last year and this schedule projects forward beyond the end of the funding period.</p><p><strong>Intelligence and Data</strong></p><p>The Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented. Supporting the JSTAC, the police national insight team and regional analysts located in the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) provide regular intelligence products to inform policing at a national, regional, and force level.</p><p>All three of the analytical teams, and a separate team dedicated to overcoming challenges in the dissemination of NRM material are contributing to guidance to forces about crime recording, and intelligence flows within law enforcement and between partners.</p><p><strong>Training and dealing with vulnerable people</strong></p><p>The College of Policing accredited programme of training activity for all frontline police officers and staff, was launched in July 2017. Over 120 police trainers have been trained in delivering an awareness raising module within forces. Over 1000 frontline staff have attended awareness raising roadshows organised in each region. In addition, funding has been made available for a specialist training course for detectives working on modern slavery cases, which include advice and guidance on supporting victims through the CJS process. To date over 300 investigators have gone through these courses. In addition, new specialist guidance for officers who interview vulnerable victims of trafficking has been developed and over 575 interviewers have received training linked to this. Resources to support investigators, analysts and front line staff in the police, and appropriate other agencies, are available through the College of Policing Polka site.</p><p>One of the two victim advocacy roles within the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme has focused on improving the use of the Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) process in modern slavery cases, in light of the recommendation made in the Modern Slavery Act Review. This includes developing specialist interview techniques for victims reporting modern slavery. The approach has been endorsed by the College of Policing and promoted to over 575 existing ABE interviewers to date.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service has delivered mandatory face to face accredited training for prosecutors to develop expertise and build resilience in complex casework units, central casework units and for criminal justice advisors overseas.</p><p><strong>Outcomes</strong></p><p>As a result of this investment the number of modern slavery law enforcement operations ongoing at any one time have more than tripled (from 188 in December 2018 to 643 in March 2018). As of March 2018, police services are working to identify and protect at least 1500 vulnerable persons who the police consider may be victims of modern slavery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
136911 more like this
136912 more like this
136913 more like this
136914 more like this
136916 more like this
136917 more like this
136918 more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T16:21:26.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:21:26.533Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4249
star this property label Biography information for Anne Marie Morris more like this
887920
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-20more like thismore than 2018-04-20
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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 Slavery more like this
unstar 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, with reference to recommendation 4 of the Modern Slavery Act Review, what steps her Department have taken to introduce training for front-line (a) police officers and (b) criminal justice staff to (i) raise awareness of and (b) support victims of modern slavery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newton Abbot more like this
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Anne Marie Morris more like this
unstar this property uin 136914 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In October 2016 the Home Secretary announced £8.5m of additional funding would be made available to police forces in England and Wales to transform the policing response to modern slavery. The funding from the Police Transformation Fund has provided for nearly 70 new and dedicated roles to provide the police with improved intelligence, better training and specialist tactical advice to overhaul and strengthen the operational response. Included in the additional capabilities are:</p><p><strong>Single Points of Contact (SPOCs)</strong></p><p>Forces have been encouraged to identify tactical and strategic SPOCs and have been given an action plan for SPOCs to help them develop best practice. A programme of roadshows and events that bring these SPOCs together at each level has taken place over the last year and this schedule projects forward beyond the end of the funding period.</p><p><strong>Intelligence and Data</strong></p><p>The Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented. Supporting the JSTAC, the police national insight team and regional analysts located in the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) provide regular intelligence products to inform policing at a national, regional, and force level.</p><p>All three of the analytical teams, and a separate team dedicated to overcoming challenges in the dissemination of NRM material are contributing to guidance to forces about crime recording, and intelligence flows within law enforcement and between partners.</p><p><strong>Training and dealing with vulnerable people</strong></p><p>The College of Policing accredited programme of training activity for all frontline police officers and staff, was launched in July 2017. Over 120 police trainers have been trained in delivering an awareness raising module within forces. Over 1000 frontline staff have attended awareness raising roadshows organised in each region. In addition, funding has been made available for a specialist training course for detectives working on modern slavery cases, which include advice and guidance on supporting victims through the CJS process. To date over 300 investigators have gone through these courses. In addition, new specialist guidance for officers who interview vulnerable victims of trafficking has been developed and over 575 interviewers have received training linked to this. Resources to support investigators, analysts and front line staff in the police, and appropriate other agencies, are available through the College of Policing Polka site.</p><p>One of the two victim advocacy roles within the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme has focused on improving the use of the Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) process in modern slavery cases, in light of the recommendation made in the Modern Slavery Act Review. This includes developing specialist interview techniques for victims reporting modern slavery. The approach has been endorsed by the College of Policing and promoted to over 575 existing ABE interviewers to date.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service has delivered mandatory face to face accredited training for prosecutors to develop expertise and build resilience in complex casework units, central casework units and for criminal justice advisors overseas.</p><p><strong>Outcomes</strong></p><p>As a result of this investment the number of modern slavery law enforcement operations ongoing at any one time have more than tripled (from 188 in December 2018 to 643 in March 2018). As of March 2018, police services are working to identify and protect at least 1500 vulnerable persons who the police consider may be victims of modern slavery.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
136911 more like this
136912 more like this
136913 more like this
136915 more like this
136916 more like this
136917 more like this
136918 more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T16:21:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:21:26.47Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4249
star this property label Biography information for Anne Marie Morris more like this
890444
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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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 Asylum more like this
unstar 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, with reference to paragraphs 5.3 and 5.5 on page 5 of her Department's publication entitled The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report: An Inspection of the Home Office’s Asylum Intake & Casework. April – August 2017, whether her Department has published its review of policies and practices to ensure that it does not discriminate against any particular groups; whether her Department has completed and plans to publish its review of existing non-straightforward claims (NSF) guidance to ensure that appropriate quality assurance systems are in place; and whether her Department has completed and plans to publish its longer-term review on ensuring that NSF guidance is gender neutral and does not disadvantage particular groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 137675 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>In its official response whilst the Home Office accepted the ICI recommendation it did also say that no evidence was provided to support claims of discriminatory practise. However we are reviewing our procedures and will complete our review of NSF guidance by the end of May.</p><p>As part of Operational plans all cases over 12 months were reviewed in 2017 to ensure any that could be progressed, were progressed, irrespective of the nature of the case.</p><p>There are no plans to publish guidance on NSF cases or its review as these are internal documents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:07:19.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:07:19.187Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
885068
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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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 Knives: Crime more like this
unstar 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, with reference to her article in The Daily Telegraph of 7 April 2018, we are determined to tackle violent crime, and there are enough officers on the streets to do so, if she will publish the statistical data on which the levels of knife crime were cited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
unstar this property uin 136056 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes Open Data Tables on the number of selected offences involving a knife or a sharp instrument recorded by the police in England and Wales at the police force area level. The data are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables</a></p><p> </p><p>The police have the resources they need to do their important work. The police funding settlement for 2018/19 increases overall investment in policing by £460m, including over £280m from increased local funding through Council Tax. Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met. Many PCCs have set out their intention to use their additional funding to maintain or enhance front line policing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T14:10:44.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T14:10:44.003Z
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1561
star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
889994
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star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Sexual Offences more like this
unstar 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, which agency is leading Operation Aidant; and between which agencies have partnership agreements been established. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
unstar this property uin 137046 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Project AIDANT is the series of multi-agency operational intensifications to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking led by the National Crime Agency. During 2017 all UK territorial police forces, including the British Transport Police, took part along with other law enforcement agencies including the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Immigration Enforcement, Border Force, Europol, DWP, HMRC and Regional Organised Crime Units. Activities under Project AIDANT were also supported by NGOs, Local Authorities and Fire and Rescue Services in some areas.</p><p> </p><p>During 2017, over 560 potential victims were identified through Project AIDANT activity with 57 cases reported as having been referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and 77 to Duty to Notify (DtN). The number of potential victims includes victims encountered overseas during the operations who do not qualify for referral to the UK NRM and DTN.</p><p>Data on arrests for illegal working is not captured by the NCA.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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137047 more like this
137048 more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:29:59.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:29:59.863Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
890505
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star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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: Caribbean more like this
unstar 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, which Minister in her Department is responsible for the Windrush helpline and taskforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
unstar this property uin 137393 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>I, as Immigration Minister, am responsible for the Windrush helpline and taskforce.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:01:05.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:01:05.253Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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206
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
890504
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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: Caribbean more like this
unstar 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, whether the Windrush helpline is staffed by people who are directly employed by her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
unstar this property uin 137392 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>Yes, the helpline is staffed by people directly employed by the Home Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:03:51.407Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:03:51.407Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
206
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
890042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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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
star this property hansard heading Salvation Army: Contracts more like this
unstar 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, whether regular safeguarding inspections of sub-contractors are carried out by the Salvation Army in its capacity as the Government’s modern slavery victim care contract manager. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 137094 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Salvation Army (TSA) are contracted by the Home Office to deliver the Victim Care Contract, which ensures that the needs of adult potential victims of modern slavery are met. This includes accommodation, medical care, counselling, translation services and a dedicated specialist support worker. TSA are required to adhere to the Home Office’s own requirements in respect of safeguarding.</p><p>TSA subcontracts to a network of 13 subcontractors in England and Wales to deliver this service. Within the contract, there are requirements for subcontractors to be inspected on a regular basis; these are inspections on both accommodation standards and safeguarding, which are carried out annually.</p><p>The Salvation Army undertakes routine safeguarding checks of all subcontracted provision – undertaken by their independent inspection team. The Key Performance Indicators show that these inspections consistently prove satisfactory across all subcontractors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T14:48:23.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T14:48:23.293Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4641
star this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
891403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Offenders more like this
unstar 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, whether it is her policy to withhold a decision on applications for further leave to remain in cases where the applicant is facing criminal charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
unstar this property uin 137934 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is the Secretary of State’s policy to defer a decision on a leave to remain application where there is a criminal prosecution pending, as the outcome is likely to be material to the decision on that application.</p><p>How long an application from a person with a pending prosecution recorded against them must be held undecided will depend on what stage the criminal proceedings have reached, and when the relevant criminal justice system is in a position to resolve it. In the majority of cases where a prosecution outcome is awaited, and the outstanding application cannot be refused under the Immigration Rules as it stands on the basis of existing evidence, it may only be resolved once the court case is concluded. Where a person has valid leave when they make an application, their existing immigration status is preserved pending resolution of the application for further leave.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T14:23:28.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T14:23:28.56Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
413
star this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
890360
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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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 Passports: Contracts more like this
unstar 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, whether her Department has produced an impact assessment of the decision on the new contract to produce UK passports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
unstar this property uin 137426 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A comprehensive assessment was carried out to inform the decision to award the contract to produce UK passports, as part of the procurement process, and this included analysis within a number of areas. The information captured within these assessments is commercially sensitive and the Home Office has no plans to publish this information on that basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T15:11:31.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T15:11:31.447Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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318
star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this