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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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
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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, what steps he has taken in response to the April 2019 High Court judgment on the 45 day limit for support for victims of modern slavery; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 277641 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">This Government is committed to tackling the heinous crime of modern slavery and ensuring that victims are provided with the support they need to begin rebuilding their lives</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">We are always building our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and striving to improve the support available. This case has highlighted the importance of tailoring support according to the individual needs of victims and, in response, we will be embedding a more needs-based approach in our services.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant progress in delivering this complex reform programme and we will continue to drive improvements to the services available to ensure they are meeting the recovery needs of victims.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government is committed to stamping out modern slavery and providing victims with the support they need to rebuild their lives.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are always working to improve our understanding of the complex needs of victims of modern slavery and to improve the support available.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In October 2017, Government announced an ambitious package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – our system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery. We have already made significant pro-gress in delivering this complex reform programme. We will now make further improvements to this offer – including embedding a needs-based approach to support – to better tailor support services to the needs of victims. The spe-cific details and timeline associated with this work is being developed.</ins></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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less than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:45:30.953Z
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less than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:03:01.46Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1139922
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Fire Stations: Greater Manchester more like this
star 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 Ministers in his Department have held recent meetings with representatives of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on proposals to reduce the number of fire stations and engines in the Manchester city region; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Sir David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 278384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer my Hon Friend to the answer given to him on 21 February 2019, UIN 222621.</p><p>Operational decisions are for each fire and rescue authority to make as part of the integrated risk management planning process. The authority is best placed to act on the professional advice of their Chief Fire Officer.</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 2019-07-24T15:57:04.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:57:04.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
1140424
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Ethnic Groups more like this
star 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, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279052 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For the purposes of this answer, Senior Civil Service (SCS) Pay Band 1 has been treated as equivalent to Grade 5 and SCS Pay Band 2 and Director General have been treated as Grade 3.</p><p>At 30 June 2019, there are currently the following staff in the Home Office who have declared their ethnicity as BAME:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of BAME staff</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>309</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 5</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Data Source: Adelphi – Home Office Human Resources Record System</p><p>Period covered: As at 30 June 2019</p><p>Employee coverage: The data is based on headcount of paid, permanent Civil Servants who were current as at 30 June 2019.</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 2019-07-24T16:38:00.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:38:00.347Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1138205
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Prostitution more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July to Question 269826, what data his Department collects on the number of sexually exploited people supported by his Department to exit prostitution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rotherham more like this
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Sarah Champion more like this
star this property uin 275757 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not collected centrally. We believe that people who want to leave prostitution should be given every opportunity to find routes out. The Government’s priority is to protect those selling sex from harm and exploitation and target those who exploit vulnerable people involved in prostitution.</p><p>Since 2016, we have provided over £2m to organisations supporting sex workers, this includes £650,000 through the Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund to Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner to provide a victim-focused service for sex workers who are victims, or at risk, of sexual or domestic violence and abuse, exploitation or human trafficking.</p><p>The Tampon Tax Fund has also been used to provide specialist support to sex workers. Since 2016 we have also provided £389,000 of funding which has been awarded to four specialist organisations supporting women to exit prostitution: One25; Street Talk; Women at the Well; and the Magdalene Group.</p><p>In March 2017, £595,917 was also awarded via the Tampon Tax Fund to three organisations working with women involved in prostitution: Brighton Oasis Project; the Joanna Project and WM Consortium Sexual Violence Providers.</p><p>Additionally, in 2018, Camden Council was awarded £398,000 through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government £20m fund to support women with chaotic lifestyles, including those involved in prostitution.</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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less than 2019-07-24T15:44:03.697Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Champion more like this
1140042
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Roads: Demonstrations 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 what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the legal provisions governing the balance between (1) the freedom of passage along public highways, and (2) the right to hold public demonstrations on public highways. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL17277 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society. It is a long-standing tradition in this country that people are free to gather together and to demonstrate their views, provided that they do so within the law.</p><p>There is, of course, a balance to be struck. Protestors’ rights need to be balanced with the rights of others to go about their business. Rights to peaceful protest do not extend to unlawful activity and the police have powers to deal with any such acts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:45:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:45:10.173Z
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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 Tebbit more like this
1139569
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 remove filter
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 people who are subject to immigration removal are currently held in prisons in England and Wales; and what are the (1) maximum, and (2) mean, periods for which they have been so held. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17216 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on the number of foreign nationals detained under immigration powers in prisons including the length of detention.</p><p>Providing the complete information requested would exceed the word limit for responses to written parliamentary questions and therefore please see the attached tables.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods</a></p><p>The Ministry of Justice also publish quarterly statistics on the prison population which can be found by accessing the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Detention Tables - March 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - March 2019 more like this
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star this property file name Population - March 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title MOJ Population March 2019 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:50:38.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:50:38.07Z
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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 Hylton more like this
1140867
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Synthetic Cannabinoids: Misuse 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, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the penalties incurred for (a) possession and (b) supply and production of synthetic cannabinoids. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 280381 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Synthetic cannabinoids are controlled as Class B drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. There is a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both for possession of a Class B drug and 14 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine, or both, for the supply and production of a Class B drug.</p><p>There was a total of 281 convictions for the principal offence of possession of synthetic cannabinoids in 2018, up from 71 convictions in 2017 and no convictions in 2016. For the principal offences of either supply, possession with intent to supply or production of synthetic cannabinoids there were 18 convictions in 2018, up from 4 convictions in 2017 and 4 convictions in 2016.</p><p>The Government has commissioned the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to provide an updated harms assessment on their previous reports on synthetic cannabinoids. The commission also seeks recommendations on whether the current classification under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 of synthetic cannabinoids is appropriate. The advice is due in summer 2020. The full commission has been published online on the gov.uk website. <br>The Government will await the ACMD’s further advice and recommendations</p>
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 2019-07-24T16:00:51.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:00:51.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1141139
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
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star this property hansard heading Local Government: Asylum 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, what steps his Department is taking to help councils (a) accommodate and (b) process asylum seekers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 280223 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office ensures that asylum seekers, who would otherwise be destitute, are provided with accommodation and a weekly cash allowance.</p><p>This includes free, furnished accommodation, and we also cover utility costs and provide individuals with a cash allowance to cover other essential living needs. The level of the allowance is reviewed each year.</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 2019-07-24T16:03:37.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:03:37.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this