Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

155672
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they expect to fulfil their undertaking to accept 500 refugees from Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2856 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme is based on need rather than fulfilling a set quota; it is designed to help the most vulnerable displaced Syrians who cannot be supported effectively in the region, and prioritises women and children at risk, survivors of torture and violence and those in need of medical care.</p><p>However, we have said that we expect the scheme to help several hundred people over three years, and we remain on track to deliver that commitment. 50 people were relocated to the UK under the scheme between the first group of arrivals on 25 March and the end of June. (This is the latest publicly available figure, as numbers are released as part of the publication of Home Office official statistics each quarter; the number of arrivals under the scheme up to September 2014 will be published on 27 November.) Groups are arriving in the UK on a regular basis, and we continue to work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to identify Syrian refugees who are most at risk and schedule their relocation to the UK. Given the vulnerability of beneficiaries of the scheme, it is essential that the specific support they need is available when they arrive, and we also continue to work with local authorities and partners in the UK to ensure this is in place.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T12:57:12.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:57:12.197Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
164226
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the proposals by Fair Trials International for reform of the European Arrest Warrant; and what is their assessment of the prospect for reaching agreement on those reforms in Brussels. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL3056 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government agrees with the proposals of Fair Trials International (FTI) in their May 2011 report on the Arrest Warrant insofar as it agrees that appropriate safeguards should be in place for those subject to extradition proceedings.</p><p>In particular, the Government agrees with FTI that both the issuing and the executing authorities should consider seriously the question of proportionality as it relates to the Arrest Warrant. That is why this year the Government made significant reforms to the Extradition Act 2003 in the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to ensure that a UK judge must consider whether the alleged conduct and likely sentence a person will receive if extradited and convicted is sufficiently serious to make the person’s extradition proportionate. This is complemented by an administrative proportionality check, undertaken by the National Crime Agency (NCA), which identifies the most trivial requests when they are first received and refuses to certify them.</p><p>Since the measures were commenced on 21 July 2014, 21 Arrest Warrants have been refused by the NCA on proportionality grounds.</p><p>These changes are all designed to ensure that UK citizens benefit from adequate protections whilst allowing our police and prosecutors to benefit from the Arrest Warrant in the fight against crime.</p><p>It should also be noted that the Second Generation of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) requires Member States to consider the question of proportionality before uploading an Arrest Warrant to that system for transmission. Therefore, when the UK connects to SIS II there will be a legal requirement on all other Member States operating SIS II to consider proportionality before transmitting an Arrest Warrant to the UK. The Government expects to connect to SIS II in the coming months.</p><p>The Government also agrees with FTI that, in general, where an executing authority has refused an Arrest Warrant the issuing authority should withdraw the Arrest Warrant if it has also been sent to other Member States. SIS II will allow refused Arrest Warrants to be ‘flagged’ on this system, notifying other Member States that a case has been refused. Thus, if a UK court refuses an Arrest Warrant all other Member States using SIS II will be made aware of this fact.</p><p>The Government also agrees with FTI that the executing States should seek from issuing States further information and guarantees, before deciding whether to execute Arrest Warrants in cases where evidence has been adduced of a serious risk of infringement of fundamental rights. UK courts can and do seek such guarantees (e.g. assurances as to prison conditions).</p><p>The Government also agrees with FTI that those subject to Arrest Warrants should receive legal representation in the executing State, if they so wish. Where the individual concerned seeks legal advice and representation for proceedings in the issuing State, any application should be made in accordance with the rules governing the provision of such services in the issuing State.</p><p>On 6 October 2014, new EU Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourová, said, &quot;re-opening the [Arrest Warrant] at this point in time could be counter-productive, given</p><p>the divergent views which could be expressed in the Council. I am of the opinion that we should focus on implementing already adopted legislation, on getting the instruments still on the table adopted as soon as possible and on improving cooperation between national authorities&quot;. As such, it seems unlikely the Commission intends to bring forward any proposals in the short-term.</p><p>That is why we have put in place new safeguards in UK law.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-08T15:41:02.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:41:02.577Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
172687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have yet to respond to the application submitted on 25 October 2013 by the person whose Home Office reference is A1342128 for indefinite leave to remain under the settlement protection route. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL4007 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely comment on individual cases and has obligations in law to protect this information. Applications for indefinite leave to remain need to meet the requirements set out in the Immigration Rules.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T15:03:27.65Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T15:03:27.65Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
224288
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the agreement between the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission and others regarding the investigation of public complaints relating to Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000, when they expect that complainants will receive an answer to their complaints. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5310 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Police Complaints Commission is awaiting receipt of the draft investigation reports from the Metropolitan Police Service and will write to the Noble Lord shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-03-05T13:00:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T13:00:03.543Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
226470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the work by Detention Operations and Border Force with Heathrow Airports Limited on temporary alternatives for the spaces currently used for ebola screening at Heathrow, which had been designated as short-term holding facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5592 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Border Force has recently negotiated an agreement with Public Health England (PHE) for use of their accommodation at Terminals 3, 4 and 5 as temporary holding room space. PHE accommodation at T3 and T5 will be shared with Detention Operations, while the accommodation at T4 will be entirely vacated. Heathrow Airport Limited, in conjunction with Detention Operations and Border Force, is working with their contractor to finalise the specifications for each temporary holding room.</p><p>Discussions are now taking place to determine the phasing of this work and associated timescales.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-03-16T15:20:38.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T15:20:38.547Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
226471
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect to begin the refurbishment of short-term holding facilities at Heathrow Terminal 4; and if no firm date can be named, whether they will provide showers within the existing facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL5593 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The design for a new facility at Heathrow Terminal 4 has been agreed but is still subject to contractor agreement and final sign off.</p><p>During the course of the work, space currently occupied by Public Health England will be converted into a temporary holding room. Heathrow Airport Limited, Border Force and Detention Operations are currently finalising the specifications for this temporary facility. The current planned design for this interim facility includes a shower.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-03-16T15:18:59.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T15:18:59.963Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
390053
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to direct Heathrow Airports Limited under section 25(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to provide short-term holding facilities in accordance with designs agreed for Terminals 3 and 4; and if so, when work on these facilities is expected to begin, and to be completed. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1465 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We do not plan to issue a section 25 direction to Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) as HAL already provide accommodation for immigration holding room purposes. It has been agreed with HAL that the existing holding room accommodation will be upgraded to meet current requirements.</p><p>Refurbishment work at Terminal 3 is scheduled to begin on 1st December 2015 with a completion date of August 2016. Terminal 4 works are scheduled to begin on 15th December 2015 and be completed by June 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-22T12:41:06.113Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T12:41:06.113Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
391049
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-17more like thismore than 2015-07-17
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the agreement between the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission regarding the investigation of public complaints relating to Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1587 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The IPCC and MPS reached an agreement on the handling of Schedule 7 complaints, which was issued by the High Court on 12 January 2015 in the form of a consent order. The consent order is available to the public at:</p><p>http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/Schedule_7_Consent_Order.pdf</p><p>We will also place a copy of the consent order in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-30T13:43:34.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:43:34.583Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
416952
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the non-residential short-term holding facilities at London Heathrow Airport for the period February 2014 to January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1872 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p>The Minister of State for Immigration, James Brokenshire, wrote to the Chairman of the Heathrow Airport Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) on 23 June 2015 and outlined the Home Office’s response to the main points made in the IMB’s annual report.</p><p>The Home Office has drafted an action plan which considers each individual recommendation made in the report. Home Office officials met the Heathrow Airport IMB Chairman on 28 July 2015 to discuss this action plan and the work being undertaken by Detention Operations, Border Force and the escort provider to implement the report’s recommendations. These meetings will continue to take place on a quarterly basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-09-14T15:22:13.673Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T15:22:13.673Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
419682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-05more like thismore than 2015-10-05
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Detention Centres more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish the short-term holding facility rules. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2385 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>In light of commitments made during the passage of the Immigration Act 2014 to make Rules in respect of short term holding facilities (STHFs), the Government intends to consult on the short term holding facility rules once Stephen Shaw CBE’s report into detainee welfare in detention is published. Mr Shaw has completed this review and has submitted his report to the Home Office. His findings are being carefully considered before the report is published by laying it before Parliament, alongside the Government’s response to its recommendations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-10-19T16:25:49.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T16:25:49.007Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter