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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Riot Control Weapons: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any long-term health effects of the frequent use of tear gas on civilian populations. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Secretary is determined to give the police the powers and tools they need to cut crime and tackle disorder on our streets. Irritant sprays are thoroughly tested before they can be adopted for use by law enforcement.</p><p>CS spray has been approved for police use in the UK following robust medical assessment by the Department of Health Committee on Toxicity. The Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) published a standard for irritant sprays based on the NPCC Operational Requirement:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cast-standard-for-police-chemical-irritant-sprays-cs-and-pava" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cast-standard-for-police-chemical-irritant-sprays-cs-and-pava</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:45:05.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:45:05.977Z
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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 Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion 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 discussions they have had with Police Commissioners about anti-choice campaigners intimidating clients outside sexual and reproductive health and rights clinics. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL3104 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Home Office Ministers have meetings with a wide variety of international partners, as well as organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of these meetings are passed to the Cabinet Office on a quarterly basis and are subsequently published on the Gov.uk website: http://data.gov.uk/dataset/ministerial-data-home-office</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T12:46:50.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:46:50.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Mordechai Kedar more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any attempt was made to prevent Professor Mordechai Kedar from entering the United Kingdom in order to speak to the Zionist Federation and Sussex Friends of Israel in Brighton on 8 December, in the light of his reported comments in respect of raping the wives and mothers of Hamas militants. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL3496 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not routinely comment on individual cases. This is because the Home Office has obligations in law to protect this information.</p><p>The Government takes very seriously any suggestion that the presence of a particular person in this country might not be conducive to the public good.</p><p>When such cases are brought to our attention, the Home Office will investigate and take action where appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T15:22:13.593Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T15:22:13.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: 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 what further consideration have they given to taking in the quota of refugees from Syria suggested by the UN. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL414 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is deeply concerned about the suffering and hardship caused by the Syrian conflict, and we are determined that the UK will continue to play our full part in responding to the humanitarian crisis.</p><p>The UK has donated £800 million in response to the crisis, making us the second largest bilateral donor after the USA, and helping to provide vital support to hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians right across the region. Through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme, we are also helping some of the most vulnerable Syrians who cannot be supported effectively in the region by offering them care and support in the UK, prioritising women and children at risk, people in severe need of medical care and survivors of torture and violence. The scheme runs in parallel to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Syrian humanitarian admission programme, as we believe we can contribute most by basing our resettlement scheme on need rather than a fulfilling a quota. However, we have said we expect the scheme to help several hundred people over three years, and we remain firmly on track to achieve that. We are working closely with the UNHCR to identify the most vulnerable displaced Syrians, and bring them to the UK. Between the first arrivals in March 2014 and the end of March this year, 187 people arrived under the scheme, and groups continue to arrive on a regular basis. This is in addition to Syrians the UK has granted asylum under our normal rules; since the crisis began in 2011, we have granted asylum or other forms of leave to over 4,200 Syrian nationals.</p><p>However, with 3.9 million displaced Syrians in Syria’s neighbouring countries and millions more in need within Syria itself, protection in the UK can only ever help a minority of those who so desperately need help. The Government strongly believes that the UK can have the greatest impact by continuing to focus our efforts on substantial humanitarian aid to help provide support to the majority of displaced people who remain in the region and ease the burden on their host countries. By the end of September last year, UK aid had delivered over 8.7 million food rations (each of which feeds one person for one month), provided access to clean water for 1.5 million people per month, and over 1.3 million medical consultations in Syria and the region. The VPR scheme, which is the first resettlement scheme operated by the UK to target beneficiaries specifically on the basis of vulnerability, complements our aid by focusing on providing support in the UK to some of the most vulnerable displaced people who cannot be supported effectively in the region.</p><p>We therefore have no current plans to participate in a quota resettlement scheme; we believe that our current approach is the best way for the UK to help people who are suffering due to the crisis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T14:06:27.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:06:27.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Palestinians 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 consideration they have given to relaxing visa restrictions for Palestinians in line with Israeli visa requirements. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1423 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 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Nationals or citizens of Israel, who hold a full Israeli passport, do not require a visa to come to the UK as a visitor or for short-term study for less than six months. Holders of Palestinian travel documents require a visa to come to the UK for any purpose in the Immigration Rules.</p><p>The government regularly reviews the visa system. Visa regimes are imposed and removed on the basis of the risk that the country’s citizens pose to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T12:40:34.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T12:40:34.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred 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 action they are taking to prevent attacks on Muslims and their places of worship in the light of the recent statistics from the Metropolitan Police Service showing an increase of 70 per cent in such attacks since July 2014. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2278 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-05more like thismore than 2015-10-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the security of the Muslim and all other communities extremely seriously, and deplores all forms of hate crime. The Government is committed to stamping this out to ensure the safety and security of all our communities. Our new Counter-Extremism Strategy, due to be published later this year, will outline how we will further protect British Muslims, including communities worried about poisonous far right extremists who may be planning crimes such as attacks on mosques.</p><p>Ensuring that there is effective security at crowded places and potentially vulnerable sites, such as mosques, remains a priority for the Government. We work with the police to ensure the safety and security of all communities, and considerable advice and guidance has already been provided to mosques, madrassahs, synagogues, and other religious sites; for example, we have drawn upon the expertise of Bradford Council of Mosques and the Community Security Trust to develop security guidance for all mosques in the light of the 2014 incursions by Britain First.</p><p>The Department for Communities and Local Government also chairs a cross-Government working group on anti-Muslim hatred, which includes community organisations and representatives, to consider and develop initiatives to seek to combat hate crime.</p><p>Police forces continue to be alert to combating and responding to crimes being committed against members of the Muslim community, and to taking appropriate steps to safeguard people and property. Monitoring of the security situation and specific threats to communities remains under regular review, and if there is a need to consider additional measures to ensure the security of the Muslim or any other community, then these will be undertaken as and when it is appropriate to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-05T15:51:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-05T15:51:58.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Palestinians 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 why the decision was taken not to grant entry to Britain to a group of medical experts from Gaza and a psychologist from Bethlehem who had been invited to contribute to a conference at Kingston University. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL3621 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>In order to safeguard an individual’s personal information and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Home Office is limited in what information it can provide when the request is made by someone who is not the applicant. The Home Office is therefore unable to provide the information requested.</p><p>All applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the Immigration Rules.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T15:23:21.35Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T15:23:21.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Islam 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 measures are being taken in the UK to safeguard moderate Muslims from Islamophobic crime, in the light of the recent terrorist attacks around the world. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL3873 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the safety of the Muslim and all other communities extremely seriously, and deplores all forms of hate crime. We are concerned by reports of increased attacks against Muslims in recent weeks, and we are working with the police and community groups on monitoring the situation and taking appropriate action where required.</p><p>The police constantly review events and potential threats to ensure everything is being done to protect our communities from terrorism, hate crime and the impact of public protest.</p><p>After the attacks in Paris the police have increased their presence on some streets and at some locations, and they will be intensifying their approach at events in big cities. Officers are working closely with London’s communities and businesses to provide advice and reassurance. Government officials are also speaking to community organisations such as Tell MAMA to ensure that we are aware of the current issues around anti-Muslim hatred and to ensure that we increase reporting of it.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling hate crime. That is why we have announced a new cross-Government Hate Crime Action Plan. This will be taken forward in partnership with the communities that it seeks to protect, and will include a range of actions across Government. We have also announced that from 2016, police forces will be expected to record data on hate crimes against Muslims and members of other religious groups, to allow us to properly assess the scale of the problem we are facing.</p><p>Our Counter-Extremism Strategy, published in October, outlines how we will further protect British Muslims, including communities worried about Neo-Nazi groups who may be planning crimes such as attacks on Muslims.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T15:40:25.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T15:40:25.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many potential female genital mutilation victims were interviewed in UK airports at the beginning and end of the school summer holidays in 2015. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL5861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-12more like thismore than 2016-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Border Force continues to prioritise safeguarding activity, with trained safeguarding teams in place across Border Force. These teams are specifically trained to identify potential victims of FGM, and work collaboratively with the police and social services to carry out targeted operations on high risk flights. Such activity is highly sensitive, and to preserve the integrity of such operations, the Home Office does not comment on individual cases or investigations, or their outcomes. Border Force is aware of specific concerns raised by Baroness Tonge last summer and will write to her addressing those concerns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5862 more like this
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less than 2016-02-12T09:57:23.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-12T09:57:23.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation 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 was the outcome of potential female genital mutilation victims being interviewed in UK airports at the beginning and end of the school summer holidays in 2015. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
unstar this property uin HL5862 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 2016-02-12more like thismore than 2016-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Border Force continues to prioritise safeguarding activity, with trained safeguarding teams in place across Border Force. These teams are specifically trained to identify potential victims of FGM, and work collaboratively with the police and social services to carry out targeted operations on high risk flights. Such activity is highly sensitive, and to preserve the integrity of such operations, the Home Office does not comment on individual cases or investigations, or their outcomes. Border Force is aware of specific concerns raised by Baroness Tonge last summer and will write to her addressing those concerns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5861 more like this
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less than 2016-02-12T09:57:24.003Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-12T09:57:24.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this