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967503
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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: Sri Lanka 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 immigration applications from Sri Lankan nationals were granted in each year from 2008, broken down by ethnicity. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL9992 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Unfortunately, the Department does not record this information in such a way as to allow us to report on the estimated number of immigration applications from Sri Lankan nationals in each year from 2008, broken down by ethnicity and this data could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T11:16:38.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T11:16:38.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1251
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
967501
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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: Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lankans (1) applied for asylum, and (2) had applications approved in each year since 2008, broken down by ethnicity. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL9991 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications and initial decisions, broken down by nationality, in table as_01_q (volume 1 of the asylum tables) in the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> publication. The latest figures, up until June 2018, are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018</a></p><p>Data on ethnicity are not available.</p><p>Table 1: Asylum applications, initial decision, and grants on asylum applications from Sri Lankan nationals, 2008 to June 2018</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total applications </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total initial decisions </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total grants </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p>1,473</p></td><td><p>874</p></td><td><p>206</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>1,251</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>1,357</p></td><td><p>1,612</p></td><td><p>228</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>1,756</p></td><td><p>1,604</p></td><td><p>323</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>1,744</p></td><td><p>1,384</p></td><td><p>333</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>1,287</p></td><td><p>262</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>1,292</p></td><td><p>1,217</p></td><td><p>157</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>961</p></td><td><p>1,537</p></td><td><p>179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>845</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>645</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018 (Jan-Jun)</strong></p></td><td><p>261</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Grants include grants of asylum, discretionary leave, humanitarian protection, and grants under family and private life rules.</p><p>2. Decisions made in a given year does not necessarily relate to the number of applications in the same year. Applications are based on the date of application and decisions are based on the date of initial decision.</p><p>3. Data include main applicants only.</p><p>4. Data for 2018 include 6 months of data only (Jan-Jun). This is the latest period that is publically available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name HL991 Lord Naseby Annex A.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table as_01_q (Vol 1 - Asylum Table) more like this
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1251
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
967498
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Sir Edward Heath more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into Operation Conifer conducted by the Wiltshire Police into allegations against Sir Edward Heath. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9988 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I recognise concerns that have been raised by Noble Lords in relation to Operation Conifer, however it is for locally-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to decide how best to hold their forces to account, and PCCs have the powers to commission an inquiry, should they deem it appropriate. The Government has no plans to launch an inquiry into Operation Conifer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967496
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Correspondence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967493
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Offences against Children more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL9984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not keep a record of how individual police forces are structured. Team structures and deployment of officers within police forces are rightly decisions for Chief Constables, working with their democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p>We recognise the need for police forces to be properly equipped to deal with the changing nature of crime. We have provided significant extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to support policing to respond to changing crimes and threats including against vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
967480
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and (2) refugees of all ages, with close family members in the UK have so far been identified by UK immigration liaison officers sent to France, Italy and Greece; and how many have reached the UK as a result. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL9973 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The role of the UK liaison officers is to facilitate good working co-operation between EU Member States, including Italy, France and Greece, on asylum and immigration matters with the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in identifying children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, as it is a matter for our partner states to refer children who meet the criteria and where it is in their best interests to transfer to the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in the identification of applicants with qualifying family members either as this is also a matter for the competent national authorities of Dublin states.</p><p>On 30 November, the Government published data on the numbers of children transferred to the UK from the Calais camp clearance under both the Dublin III Regulation and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. The data can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transfers-of-children-to-the-uk-from-the-calais-operation-november-2017</p><p>On 22 February 2018, the Home Office published data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables. 2018 Dublin data will be published in February 2019.</p><p>We remain fully committed to delivering our commitment to transfer the specified number of 480 children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and are working very closely with participating States, to deliver the scheme in line with their national laws. Over 220 children are already in the UK and transfers are ongoing. We will not provide a running commentary on numbers and will publish the details once all children are in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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star this property file name as_22-q - Asylum Vol 5.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - as_22-q Asylum Vol 5 more like this
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star this property file name Table - Transfers of Children to UK from the Calais Op Nov 2017.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - Transfers of Children to the UK-Calais op[ more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967465
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in the UK had one or both parents placed in immigration detention in each calendar year since 2010; what were the ages of those children; for what period were they separated from one or both parents; and if such records are not kept, why not. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL9959 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-13T12:50:27.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T12:50:27.807Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2652
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
967456
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Females 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 response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, cols 527–528), what steps they have taken to consult political parties on increasing the number of women who stand as candidates for political and public office; and what have been the results of any such consultations. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has met with a range of representatives from political parties to consider what could help to increase the number of women standing for elected office. As part of the response to this the Centenary Fund supported an Ask Her to Stand event in London. 350 women who are interested in standing for elected office heard from women politicians from the main parties and took part in workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government Equalities Office has been funding projects through the Government’s £5m Suffrage Centenary Fund that help deliver our aim to increase women’s participation in politics.</p><p> </p><p>Some of these projects are providing women with practical training in political skills – for example a political leadership programme for women in Bradford and Birmingham, and training in public speaking and media relations for women in the East Midlands, West Midlands and London.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
967455
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Equality 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 when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
967446
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have issued instructions for officials to delay consideration of discretionary leave for victims of trafficking until they consider the Court of Appeal judgment in PK(Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 98. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL9943 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>Following the judgment in PK(Ghana) officials were instructed to temporarily defer most decisions on whether to grant discretionary leave to remain to trafficking victims. This was to enable new guidance to be prepared that would take account of the findings of the Court.</p><p>Grants of discretionary leave continued to be made if it was found that a grant was necessary to enable a trafficking victim to seek compensation through the courts or to assist the police with a criminal investigation or prosecution. Victims also continued to be granted leave if they qualified for refugee status or under other provisions in the Immigration Rules.</p><p>The new guidance was published on 8 August 2018 and normal decision making has therefore resumed. The guidance is available on the GOV.UK web-pages at:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/732594/dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v1.0ext.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford remove filter
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less than 2018-09-14T10:51:38.77Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:51:38.77Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name dl-for-victims-of-modern-slavery-v2.pdf more like this
star this property title DL - Victims of Modern Slavery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this