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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Africa more like this
unstar 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 countries in Africa have a UK visa application centre which is not open each working day. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 266257 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Opening times of Visa Application Centres are determined by volumes of applications. The vast majority of Visa Application Centres are open every working day with the exception of the following; Gambia, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:00:08.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:00:08.667Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1132965
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Africa more like this
unstar 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, which countries in Africa do not have a UK visa application centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 266256 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>UK Visa &amp; Immigration can confirm 23 countries do not have a UK Visa application and customers are advised to apply in an alternative location:</p><p><br>Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome &amp; Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, Swaziland and Togo</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:55:56.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:55:56.977Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1132964
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Africa more like this
unstar 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, 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 remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar 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
star 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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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1142390
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Police: Artificial Intelligence more like this
unstar 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 her Department provides guidance to police forces on the appropriate use of algorithms in decision-making. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 282344 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the potential that the use of emerging technologies present for improving outcomes for citizens and also the importance of ensuring that these are used in a way which is compliant with appropriate legal and ethical frameworks.</p><p>We welcome the work by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to develop a code of practice for use of algorithms in predictive policing and will be working with them to develop it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 282343 more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T13:52:21.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:52:21.92Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1142388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Police: Artificial Intelligence more like this
unstar 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 recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of oversight and monitoring of the use of algorithms by police forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 282343 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the potential that the use of emerging technologies present for improving outcomes for citizens and also the importance of ensuring that these are used in a way which is compliant with appropriate legal and ethical frameworks.</p><p>We welcome the work by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to develop a code of practice for use of algorithms in predictive policing and will be working with them to develop it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 282344 more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T13:52:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T13:52:21.88Z
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4495
star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1141123
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Poverty more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle the rise of in-work poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 280471 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 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>There is clear evidence that work offers people the best opportunity to get out of poverty. A working-age adult living in a household where every adult is working is about 6 times less likely to be in relative poverty than one living in a household where nobody works.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit (UC) replaces six outdated and complex benefits with one – it is simplifying the benefits system and making work pay. As a result, people claiming UC move into work faster, stay in work longer and spend more time looking to increase their earnings. UC provides more help with childcare costs (eligible claimants are able to claim up to 85 per cent of their childcare costs, compared to 70% on the legacy system), a dedicated Work Coach, and removes the 16-hour ‘cliff edge’ for workers.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to conduct research and analysis to enhance our understanding surrounding working claimants, as well as working with stakeholders and customers to develop our approach. Our Work Coaches are fully trained to provide tailored advice on career development to help claimants explore ways to grow their earnings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-29T10:57:43.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T10:57:43.053Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1132173
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 252105, whether all universal credit claimants who work during working hours and who have been required to have an interview to verify evidence have been able to arrange a date and time for that interview outside DWP working hours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 264396 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 2019-06-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that some claimants who are working may find it difficult to access our Jobcentre Plus Service due to their work commitments. We have recently started a pilot to test the demand for Jobcentre Plus Services on a Saturday. The pilot which is aimed at working claimants, including those who are self-employed, offers a limited range of services, usually via a pre-booked appointment.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot is being delivered in seven different Jobcentre Plus Offices, spread across the country and with different geographical and demographic features - for example large inner city (such as Poplar) small rural offices such as Wick and Todmorden, and urban such as Dudley, York.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we are in the early stages of testing the demand for appointments in the early evening, again to meet the needs of our employed and self-employed claimants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:00:33.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:00:33.197Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1142392
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Administration of Justice: Artificial Intelligence more like this
unstar 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 Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Law Society’s recommendation that the Government create (a) a statutory code of practice for the use of algorithms in the justice system and (b) a national register of algorithms in the justice system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 282346 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>We have noted the Law Society of England and Wales’ report with interest. We recognise the importance of ethics when designing AI systems for use in the criminal justice system. The Government is committed to the better use and management of data and algorithmic tools.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T09:02:31.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:02:31.077Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1140364
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Mental Health Services more like this
unstar 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 16 May 2019 to Question 255325 and Question 255326 on mental health in prisons, whether the number of prison officers trained in the new suicide and self-harm reduction training is 14,000 or 24,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 279003 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All staff who have contact with prisoners are required to undertake training in suicide and self-harm prevention. This includes key workers, who are uniformed prison officers. The training comprises six modules, one of which focuses on mental health awareness.</p><p> </p><p>At the time of the previous answers, more than 24,000 staff had undertaken at least one module of the training, and of those more than 14,000 had undertaken all six, including the mental health awareness element.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 279004 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:20:06.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:20:06.813Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1140365
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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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Death and Self-harm more like this
unstar 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 255326 on death and self-harm in prisons, whether key workers supporting new prisoners are mandated to undertake suicide and self-harm prevention training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central remove filter
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
unstar this property uin 279004 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All staff who have contact with prisoners are required to undertake training in suicide and self-harm prevention. This includes key workers, who are uniformed prison officers. The training comprises six modules, one of which focuses on mental health awareness.</p><p> </p><p>At the time of the previous answers, more than 24,000 staff had undertaken at least one module of the training, and of those more than 14,000 had undertaken all six, including the mental health awareness element.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 279003 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:20:06.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:20:06.857Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this