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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office remove filter
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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 National Security: Cross Border Cooperation 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 aspects of the EU's internal security co-operation arrangements would the UK continue to be party to if the UK were to leave the EU without a deal; and what measures they plan to take to address any security issues that may arise following a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15967 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests. If we leave the EU without a deal, the UK would cease to have access to the EU’s internal security cooperation arrangements upon exit.</p><p>The Home Office continues to work closely with operational partners to ensure readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal. We are working with these partners to put in place contingency arrangements to transition our cooperation with EU Member States to non-EU channels in a no deal scenario. In the security and law enforcement space, this would include making more use of Interpol, Council of Europe Conventions and other forms of cooperation, such as bilateral channels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:20:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:20:03.14Z
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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 Baroness Altmann more like this
1129483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office remove filter
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 Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation 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 access they anticipate UK law enforcement agencies would have in the event of a no-deal Brexit to EU-wide databases, including the (1) Schengen-Information system II, (2) European Criminal Records Information System, and (3) DNA databases shared under the Prűm Convention. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15968 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests. If we leave the EU without a deal, the UK would cease to have access to the EU’s law enforcement databases on exit – including the Schengen Information System II (SIS II) and the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS). It is worth noting that the UK is not yet live on Prüm DNA.</p><p>The Home Office has been working with operational partners to put in place contingency arrangements to transition our cooperation with EU Member States to non-EU channels in a no deal scenario. We continue to work closely with operational partners to maintain readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:20:42.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:20:42.08Z
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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 Baroness Altmann more like this
1130216
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Home Office remove filter
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 Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation more like this
star this property house id 2 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 access UK law enforcement agencies will have to the EU tools currently assisting in the fight against international crime and terrorism in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16077 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests. If we leave the EU without a deal, the UK would cease to have access to the EU’s law enforcement tools on exit.</p><p>In respect of a possible no deal scenario, the Home Office has been working with operational partners to put in place contingency arrangements to transition our cooperation with EU Member States to non-EU channels. We continue to work closely with operational partners to maintain readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal. However, much of our counter-terrorism cooperation with our European partners takes place outside EU structures and is not dependent on our membership.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:48.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:48.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1130217
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Home Office remove filter
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 Law and Order: Cross Border Cooperation more like this
star this property house id 2 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 access UK law enforcement agencies will have to (1) the EU Passenger Name Record, (2) the European Arrest Warrant, (3) Europol, and (4) Eurojust, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16078 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position remains that leaving with a deal, which includes ambitious internal security arrangements, is in the UK’s best interests. If we leave the EU without a deal, the UK would cease to participate in or have access to the EU’s law enforcement measures and agencies on exit – including the Directive on use of Passenger Name Record data, the European Arrest Warrant, Europol, and Eurojust.</p><p>In respect of a possible no deal scenario, the Home Office has been working with operational and other partners to put in place contingency arrangements to transition our cooperation to non-EU channels. We continue to work closely with partners to maintain readiness for a range of possible exit scenarios in October, including no deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:22:27.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:22:27.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1126300
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Home Office remove filter
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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 British Nationals Abroad: Syria 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 UK nationals have returned from Syria in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL15660 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the beginning of the conflict around 900 people of national security concern have travelled from the UK to Syria and Iraq, against the advice of the Foreign Office. Of these, around 40% have returned to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Z
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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 Baroness Corston more like this
1129506
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office remove filter
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 Migrant Workers: Teachers more like this
star this property house id 2 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 plans they have to include teachers of all modern languages in the Shortage Occupation List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15991 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15992 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Z
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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 Baroness Coussins more like this
1129507
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office remove filter
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 Migrant Workers: Interpreters more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include professionally qualified linguists wishing to work as public service interpreters in the Shortage Occupations List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL15992 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15991 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Z
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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 Baroness Coussins more like this
1124627
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Home Office remove filter
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: Religion 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 Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 April (HL14728), what were the findings of their investigation into reports which indicated that some asylum decisions were not drafted in accordance with Home Office policy guidance on how asylum decision-makers are expected to approach religious-based claims. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL15495 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>After reports indicated that an asylum decision was not drafted in accordance with Home Office policy guidance, Asylum Operations conducted an investigation into this matter. A small number of religious conversion cases were sampled and no further cases were identified during this sampling exercise.</p><p><br>All such decisions are currently subject to further scrutiny, pending the roll out of additional specialist training, which has been developed in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.</p><p><br>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T11:38:49.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T11:38:49.463Z
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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 Baroness Cox more like this
1140457
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office remove filter
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 Visas: Tourists 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, if any, of the potential impact of reducing long-term visitor visa costs for those coming from emerging tourism markets. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17290 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently offering, as a pilot, a two year validity multi entry visa for Chinese citizens applying for a UK visa in mainland China for a lower price. This pilot is ongoing and the Home Office is looking at whether and how the pilot can be incorporated into part of the UK’s future visa offer and links to the development of mobility partnerships and trade deals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:09:40.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:09:40.277Z
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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 Baroness Doocey more like this
1140458
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office remove filter
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 Visas 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 plans they have to increase the number of countries which are exempt from needing to obtain a Direct Airside Transit Visa. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL17291 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK's visa system is a border and national security tool. The UK keeps its visa regimes, including those countries whose citizens are required to obtain a direct airside transit visa, under regular review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T11:12:54.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T11:12:54.303Z
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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 Baroness Doocey more like this