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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group 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 role, if any, the Gulf National Security Secretariat Implementation Group (NSSIG) has within the Cabinet Office; and how the role and responsibilities of the NSSIG differs from those of the Integrated Delivery Board. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The requested information is not readily available. The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost. </del></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong><em> </em></strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">National Security Strategy and Implementation Groups (NSSIGs) were established after the 2017 National Security Capability Review to support the delivery of national security priority programmes, including by better utilising the full range of national security capabilities. Each NSSIG is chaired by a Senior Responsible Official (SRO), who is accountable to the National Security Council.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Gulf Delivery Board has not met since the establishment of the Gulf &amp; Iran NSSIG, which subsumed its primary roles and responsibilities in April 2018. Cabinet Office officials are members of the Gulf &amp; Iran NSSIG and attend all meetings. The Cabinet Office also provides some secretariat support to the NSSIG, alongside that provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:57:28.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:57:28.727Z
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less than 2018-11-20T17:09:59.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T17:09:59.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Resignations 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 which ministers, set out by name and by ministerial responsibility, have resigned from office since the 2017 General Election. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL11735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The following ministers have resigned from office since the formation of the Government on 11 June 2017:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Lord Price CVO, former Minister of State for Trade Policy</li><li>Lord Nash, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System</li><li>The Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE, former Minister of State for Exiting the European Union</li><li>The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, former Secretary of State for Defence</li><li>The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, former Secretary of State for International Development</li><li>The Rt Hon Damian Green MP, former First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, former Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities</li><li>Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen, former Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)</li><li>The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, former Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities</li><li>Dr Philip Lee MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Youth Justice, Victims, Female Offenders and Offender Health</li><li>The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, former Minister for Trade Policy</li><li>The Rt Hon David Davis MP, former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union</li><li>The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs</li><li>Steve Baker MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union</li><li>Andrew Griffiths MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business Consumers and Corporate Responsibility</li><li>Guto Bebb MP, former Minister for Defence Procurement</li><li>Tracey Crouch MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society</li><li>Jo Johnson MP, former Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London</li><li>The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union</li><li>The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions</li><li>Suella Braverman MP, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union</li><li>Shailesh Vara MP, former Minister of State for Northern Ireland</li><li><ins class="ministerial">Sam Gyimah MP, former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation</ins></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T14:35:32.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T14:35:32.71Z
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less than 2018-12-04T16:53:58.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T16:53:58.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Billing 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 who is responsible for auditing the payment performance data published by public authorities as required by sections 113(7) and 113(8) of the Public Service Contracts Regulations 2015; and what processes they use for such audits. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL13743 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Details of central government contracts above the value of £10,000 and wider public sector contracts above the value of £25,000 are published on Contracts Finder.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Public procurement regulations do not contain requirements for public bodies to include auditing or whistleblowing policies in the operational delivery and management of public contracts.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Public bodies in scope of these regulations are individually responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their own data prior to publication, and operate their own whistleblowing policies.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government encourages whistleblowers to get independent advice (e.g. from Citizens Advice) to ensure that they are adequately protected.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Public sector suppliers that have not been paid on time can raise the issue with the Public Procurement Review Service.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:53.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:53.117Z
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less than 2019-02-21T14:27:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T14:27:38.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies 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 effectiveness of the governance of multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14128 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The department’s expectations of effective governance in multi academy trusts (MATs) is set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and Governance Handbook. This includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that boards need to demonstrate to be effective. Both handbooks are currently being updated and once completed, copies will be <ins class="ministerial">placed</ins> <del class="ministerial">available</del> in the Libraries of both Houses. The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Academies Ambassadors Programme, over 1200 volunteers with commercial and business experience have been recruited to join academy boards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Z
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less than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei: Legal Systems more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 April (HL14929), whether they have discussed the changes to Brunei’s laws with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; and whether, while such laws remain in place, they will call for Brunei’s suspension from the Commonwealth due to those laws' incompatibility with Commonwealth values. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I</del> <ins class="ministerial">Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon </ins>spoke to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth about the situation in Brunei on 4 April. The Secretary General is in contact with the Government of Brunei and is working through Commonwealth channels.</p><p>​The UK encourages all Commonwealth partners to protect and promote the values in the Commonwealth Charter, including its opposition to all forms of discrimination. We have made clear that nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.</p><p>Brunei is one of several Commonwealth countries that imposes corporal and capital punishments. It has now introduced new potential penalties under the Sharia Penal Code.</p><p>We have raised our concerns with the Government of Brunei. We will continue to encourage Brunei to remove corporal and capital punishment from its statutes, to pass laws that decriminalise same-sex relations and protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Z
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less than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gulf States: Overseas Aid 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 is the allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund for the 2019/20 financial year; and which countries will receive support from that Fund. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL16049 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) for the 2019/20 financial year is £20m. The IAF will fund activity in all <del class="ministerial">seven</del> <ins class="ministerial">six </ins>Gulf <ins class="ministerial">Cooperation Council </ins>States including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates<del class="ministerial">,</del> <ins class="ministerial">and </ins>Oman<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">and Yemen.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Z
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less than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children 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 they intend to publish the results of the research project started in 2011 by the NHS Gender Identity Development Service Early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with gender identity disorder; and if not, whether they will arrange for the data gathered by that study to be made available to other researchers. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15681 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The research is an ethically approved study being carried out by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, which is the largest provider of services for the alleviation of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom.</p><p>The study will evaluate early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with a clinical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There are 44 young people taking part in the study.</p><p>The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has plans to publish the data <ins class="ministerial">on the blocker and cross-sex hormones, for those who were appropriate for this, as</ins><del class="ministerial">once</del> all of the young people in the study have reached <ins class="ministerial">this</ins><del class="ministerial">the</del> stage<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">when a clinical decision is made about moving from pubertal suppressants to cross-sex hormones, which the Trust expects to occur in the next 12 months.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Z
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less than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 Slavery: Albania 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 Albanian nationals who have received a positive conclusive grounds decision through the National Referral Mechanism have since (1) been repatriated, and (2) returned of their own volition to Albania. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL14173 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office engages closely with Local Authorities, through Strategic Migration Partnerships, on a regular basis to assess the effectiveness of asy-lum dispersal and discuss issues such as local cohesion. In addition, accommodation Providers must consult on every property that is to be used for asylum dispersal with Local Authorities who will assess its viability in relation to social cohesion, as well as a number of other factors</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">A governance structure has been established to facilitate a joint review into asylum dispersal which will be co-designed and co-produced by Local Au-thorities and the Home Office</del>.</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish an individ-ual’s immigration status. The reason for this is two-fold, firstly because the NRM is not an immigration route by which individuals should regularise their stay in the United Kingdom and, secondly, because a person’s immigration status is not permanent and can change. <p><ins class="ministerial">Providing the information requested would therefore require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T17:17:10.48Z
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less than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T18:05:06.14Z
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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 answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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: Children 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 unaccompanied children seeking asylum who have not yet received a decision on their case have been waiting for a decision for (1) over two years, (2) 18 months to two years, (3) one year to 18 months, and (4) six months to one year. more like this
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Baroness Stroud more like this
star this property uin HL14716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office does not publish this data in the format requested, however we are committed to publishing more detailed figures in future data releases.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are able to provide a breakdown of total applications pending by duration (±6 months), but we can’t separately identify UASC’s in the dataset. The table has been reproduced below:</del></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Pending Duration (Initial Decision)</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Main applicants</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">Main + dependants</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">More than 6 months</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">12,213</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">16,555</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Less than 6 months</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">15,043</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">19,300</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>27,256</strong></del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial"><strong>35,855</strong></del></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><del class="ministerial">The Home Office takes its responsibility for the welfare of children very seriously, including ensuring that the best interests of the child are a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of the child. There are stringent statutory and policy safeguards in place in the asylum process for unaccompanied children, in recognition of their additional needs.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are looked after by local authorities who have a statutory duty to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, regardless of their immigration status or nationality. Under these arrangements, children are assessed with regard to their individual needs and provided with access to education, accommodation and health services, as would be provided to any other looked after child in the UK.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office does not publish this data in the format requested, however we are committed to publishing more detailed figures in future data releases.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are able to provide a breakdown of total applications pending by duration (±6 months), but we can’t separately identify UASC’s in the dataset. The table has been reproduced below:</ins></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Pending Duration (Initial Decision)</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Main applicants</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Main + dependants</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">More than 6 months</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">12,213</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">16,555</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Less than 6 months</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">15,043</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">19,300</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Total</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>27,256</strong></ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>35,855</strong></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><ins class="ministerial">Children and unaccompanied children seeking asylum, like anyone else claiming asylum in the UK, can claim in two ways; either at port of entry or at one of the national intake units.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Home Office takes its responsibility for the welfare of children very seriously, including ensuring that the best interests of the child are a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of the child. There are stringent statutory and policy safeguards in place in the asylum process for unaccompanied children, in recognition of their additional needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">While in the UK, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are looked after by local authorities who have a statutory duty to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, regardless of their immigration status or nationality. Under these arrangements, children are assessed with regard to their individual needs and provided with access to education, accommodation and health services, as would be provided to any other looked after child in the UK.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stroud more like this