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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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: Ministers of Religion 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 Minister of Religion visas have been granted (a) within and (b) outside of the three week timescale target time in each of the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 214615 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The published quarterly transparency data does not separate the sub-categories within the wider Tier 2 route. We have therefore provided the published data for all Tier 2 subcategories which includes General, Intra Company Transfers, Minister of Religion and Sportspeople.</p><p><br>Link to the latest published data:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration</a></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 2019-02-06T14:53:08.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T14:53:08.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1051413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 Police: Equipment and Technology 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 guidance is given to police forces on the provision of improved equipment and technology to assist frontline officers with capability, safety and welfare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 214644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that police officers should have the best possible protection when facing the physical violence that is sometimes directed against them. Decisions about the selection and purchase of police equip-ment are primarily for chief officers of police. The Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory provides scientific and technical advice to support the police, including the development and management of pro-tective equipment standards, such as body armour and personal defence sprays.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-02-07T12:08:53.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:08:53.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1051414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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 West Midlands Police 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 assessment his Department has made of the (a) current and (b) future (i) efficiency, (ii) capability and (iii) capacity of West Midlands Police force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 214645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Assessments of forces current efficiency and effectiveness at managing their resources and tackling crime are primarily the responsibility of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). The results of HMICFRSs most recent inspections of West Midlands Police are available on the Inspectorate’s website. https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/peel-assessments/peel-2017/west-midlands/ <br> <br>Decisions regarding how resources are allocated including the capability and capacity needs of forces are a matter for PCCs and Chief Constables, who are best placed to understand how to meet the needs of local communities. <br> <br>For 2019/20 we are proposing the biggest increase in funding since 2010 - total funding of up to £14 billion for 2019-20, an increase of up to £970m compared to 2018/19, including council tax, pensions funding and national investment. If the PCC for West Midlands chooses to raise their council tax precept by £24 a year, this would translate to a potential increase in funding of up to £34m for West Midlands Police</p><p><br>I have been clear that I will prioritise police funding at the next Spending Review. My Department is working closely with policing colleagues – including the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police - to understand their future capability and capacity needs, and what future efficiency gains may be possible.</p>
star 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 2019-02-07T12:11:28.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:11:28.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1055781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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: Clergy and Religious Orders 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 his Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) current and (b) future visa requirements and processes for Catholic clergy and members of religious orders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 217629 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the role of faith in public life and recognises the contributions made by faith groups to our communities in the UK. This is reflected in our existing bespoke visa arrangements for religious workers and Ministers of Religion.</p><p><br>On 19 December 2018, the Government’s published its White Paper on the future immigration system. We want to continue to attract those who make valuable contributions to the practicing of faith and to our communities across the UK and will continue to offer arrangements for religious groups.</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 2019-02-11T16:56:56.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:56:56.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1088797
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Internet: Proof of Identity 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to develop a strong market for age and identity verification products to (a) protect young people against internet harms and (b) to reduce online fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 232638 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The government is supporting the development of a standards based digital identity market in the UK. The Minister for Implementation made a written statement on the future of Gov.uk Verify programme on 9 October 2018 setting out next steps. Discussions continue within government and with industry as we develop our proposals, which we will set out further in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-03-22T12:07:31.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T12:07:31.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1088798
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Proof of Identity: Digital Technology 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that digital ID has carries the same age proofing weight as a passport or other physical ID document. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 232639 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The evidential requirements to authenticate identity attributes vary depending on the nature of the goods or services being sought. Usually relying parties determine the necessary level of authentication they require, though this is sometimes prescribed in regulation. There are no current legislative proposals on this matter but regulation is kept under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T14:59:07.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T14:59:07.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1128113
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Youth Organisations 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 What recent assessment his Department has made of the value of youth organisations to local areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 911080 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the transformational impact that youth services can have, especially for young people facing multiple barriers or disadvantage.</p><p>We are working across Government and with young people to develop a new Youth Charter setting out Government’s clear vision and offer for young people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:46:26.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:46:26.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1141969
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare 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 What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 912197 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 912192 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1051412
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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Customs: Distributed Ledger Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2018 to Question 128296 on Brexit, if he will provide an update on (a) the potential use of distributed ledger technology for any new customs system after the UK leaves the EU and (b) the outcome of the proof of concept trials referenced in the Answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 214643 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>The pilot focussed on building a single ‘permissioned’ Blockchain that could be used to inform a trader’s ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ status. The proof of concept ran for six weeks, and established that government could use Blockchain to securely share the results of sensitive risk checks to improve the efficiencies of certain customs processes.</p><p> </p><p>Any significant implementation of Blockchain would require significant further work by HMRC. Further work on the application of Blockchain to ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ status is deferred until after the UK leaves the EU when timescales and cost will be revisited.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the cross government Future Borders Programme to progress the pilot as part of their Trusted Trader initiative</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-02-07T15:01:12.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:01:12.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1060793
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Automation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when small businesses will be able to automate the payment to HMRC of National Insurance and PAYE for employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes remove filter
star this property uin 221008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>HMRC currently enables employers to pay their PAYE/NIC liability by Direct Debit. Guidance on how to do this can be found on the gov.uk website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pay-paye-tax/direct-debit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/pay-paye-tax/direct-debit</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Employers can currently only make single Direct Debit payments, meaning they must set up a payment each time they pay. This is because the amount owed can include elements which do not have to be reported to HMRC until too close to the payment deadline to allow us to automatically collect by Direct Debit.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises the benefits of payment by Direct Debit and will continue to look at how to enable customers to set up ongoing Direct Debit arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T12:14:15.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T12:14:15.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this