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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Africa more like this
star this property house id 1 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, which UK visa application centres in Africa were closed between 2017 and 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 266255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>UK Visas &amp; Immigration closed no Visa Application Centres in Africa between 2017 and 2019. However, in the same period we opened additional centres in Kenya (Mombasa), Morocco (Casablanca) and Algeria (Oran). We have also introduced an annual Visa Application Centre in the Seychelles for our customers applying for student visas.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:41:37.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:41:37.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1136727
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Home Office: Overtime 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, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 272760 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about additional hours worked by staff is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Flexible work arrangements are available for staff to work outside core hours when necessary, e.g. flexi time, time off in lieu or for operational units Annualised Hours Work as an alternative to overtime. However, these arrangements are processed and monitored locally.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-09-09T15:09:33.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:09:33.997Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1139218
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Stop and Search: Merseyside more like this
star this property house id 1 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 recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the stop and search powers available to Merseyside Police officers who suspect an individual of carrying a knife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 277650 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Stop and search is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a way that is fair, lawful and effective.</p><p>Under Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the police in England and Wales have the power to stop and search someone if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they are in possession of an offensive weapon, including a bladed article - such as a knife.</p><p>Under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the police in England and Wales have the power to put in place temporary “no-suspicion” stop and search zones – if they reasonably believe that incidents involving serious violence may take place in that locality during that time period. When this power is authorised, police can search anyone within that area without requiring reasonable grounds to search each person.</p><p>In March 2019, the Government announced that it would roll back additional controls on the use of Section 60 powers to make it easier for officers in seven forces, including Merseyside Police, to authorise this power – to help forces further target the recent increases in serious violence.</p><p>Whilst it is important for the police to have the right powers, they also need the resources to use them. This is why we are also supporting police with additional funding. On 13 March 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £100 million fund to tackle serious violence. £63.4 million of this funding has already been allocated to 18 police forces, including Merseyside Police which received £4.2 million, to support surge operational activity, such as increased patrols.</p><p>This money is already being put to good use. The BBC recently reported that Merseyside had recovered 14 knives in a single week following stop and searches.</p>
unstar 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 2019-09-09T14:02:01.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:02:01.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1140161
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Radicalism 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, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s report, The Great Replacement: the violent consequences of mainstreamed extremism, published in July 2019 on the great replacement conspiracy theory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 278941 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>As the Home Secretary made clear in his speech on 19 July, the Government remains committed to tackling all forms of extremism, including Right-Wing Extremism. We draw on a range of sources to understand the extremism threat, including from the Home Office Extremism Analysis Unit and from reports by organisations such as the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.</p><p>In 2020 we will publish a new Counter Extremism Strategy setting out a comprehensive new approach to tackling all forms of extremism.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-07-30T15:53:52.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:53:52.94Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1140296
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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Premier Inn: Fires 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 his Department plans to make an assessment of whether combustible materials in the roof contributed to the spread of the fire at the Premier Inn near Cribbs Causeway on 18 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 279065 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Avon FRS has confirmed that it will be conducting an investigation into the fire.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:53:18.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:53:18.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed 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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas 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 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1140818
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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Refugees: Sudan more like this
star this property house id 1 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 his policy is on risks to individuals from the Darfur or Nuba ethnicities in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280369 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. Each case is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in ac-cordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).</p><p>Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation in Sudan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.</p><p>Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-07-25T15:35:10.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:35:10.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140819
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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Home Office: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how many staff have worked in the Country of Origin Information Team in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280370 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the number of staff in the Country Policy and Information Team as at 1<sup>st</sup> April for each year since 2014.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em>As at</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>No of staff</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2014</em></p></td><td><p><em>16</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2015</em></p></td><td><p><em>17</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2016</em></p></td><td><p><em>17</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2017</em></p></td><td><p><em>15</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2018</em></p></td><td><p><em>17</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>1 April 2019</em></p></td><td><p><em>19</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
unstar 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 2019-07-25T15:57:46.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:57:46.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4657
star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140822
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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Post Office: Biometric Residence Permits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to announce a decision on extending the biometric residence permit collection service with Post Office Ltd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 280258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The contract with the Post Office Ltd to provide the biometric residence permit (BRP) collection service started on 29 August 2014. The service commenced in February 2015 and became fully operational on 1 August 2015.</p><p>The current BRP Collection contract is due to end on 31 July 2019. It is our intention to take up the final 1-year extension option which allows the service to run until 31 July 2020.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-07-25T15:20:14.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:20:14.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1140839
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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
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
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how many EU citizens (a) have been and (b) will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the settlement scheme app to convert pre-settled status into settled status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280173 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. Each case is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Our assessment of the situation in Sudan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">No EU citizens have been or will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the EU Settlement Scheme app to convert pre-settled status to settled status. The online process which will allow an applicant to convert their pre-settled status to settled status is on track to be available from the end of July 2019. Currently, applicants who have obtained pre-settled status can make a fresh application to the scheme by contacting the Settlement Resolution Centre.</ins></p>
unstar 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 2019-07-25T15:38:07.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:38:07.93Z
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less than 2019-07-26T12:01:28.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:01:28.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this