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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Defence 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Burmese counterpart on that country's increased spending on its military. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 7225 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>While I have not discussed the rise in spending on Burmese military with my counterpart specifically, the level of spending on the military in Burma is of concern. The main focus of our engagement with the Burmese military is on their adherence to the core principles of democratic accountability, international law and human rights, and I have raised these issues on numerous occasions, including with the Commander-in-Chief directly in January 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T10:19:37.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T10:19:37.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
389880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Internally Displaced People 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 International Development, what funding her Department is providing for internally displaced people in Shan and Kachin states, Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 6962 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Between 2012 and 2015 DFID has allocated over £17 million for humanitarian assistance for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kachin and Northern Shan States, including in non-government controlled areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:39:39.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:39:39.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
389879
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Humanitarian Aid 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 International Development, what discussions she has held with the UN Secretary General on his role in negotiating humanitarian access in Rakhine state, Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 6961 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for International Development has not held discussions with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on his role in negotiating humanitarian access in Rakhine State, Burma. We welcome the firm personal stand the UN Secretary General has already taken on the Rohingya and continue to encourage a wider UN leadership role to help bring peace and reconciliation to all communities in Rakhine State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:39:03.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:39:03.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
389878
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 International Development, what her Department's policy is on using the word Rohingya when discussing the Rohingya with the government of Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 6960 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>While the Department for International Development has no formal policy on this point, we believe in the right of minorities to choose the name by which they are identified. I and other UK Ministers are on record using the word Rohingya, and we continue to use the word in communications with the government of Burma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T16:35:36.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T16:35:36.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 Immigrants: Employment 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 people in (a) the UK and (b) Bolton South East constituency have been affected by the changes made in 2014 to the right to work rules which mean that an expired travel document with a valid visa is no longer sufficient proof of right to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 68180 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Although the Home Office provides for exceptions to the need to pay application fees in a number of specific circumstances, these exceptions do not extend to those seeking confirmation of status, such as those who apply to transfer their existing status to a biometric residence permit. If we were to waive fees on this basis, it would result in a reduction in income that would have to be made up through charging other customers higher fees. We believe this would be unfair. The exceptions ensure that the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations (for example, in relation to refugees and persons deriving rights under European law) and wider government policy. .</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not receive or hold data on the number of people who hold an expired travel document with a valid visa but need to provide</p><p>acceptable evidence of their right to work to a new employer. In these circumstances the individual is required to apply to the Home Office to transfer their conditions, as a result of which they will receive a biometric residence permit. While the Home Office is processing the application it provides a checking service for employers to verify someone’s right to work so that the ability to start work is not impeded. This change was introduced to simplify and strengthen right to work checks by employers to better prevent illegal working in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 68179 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
711498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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 Biometric Residence Permits 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, whether exemptions exist for fees for biometric residence permits for people affected by changes to the right to work rules made in 2014 which mean that an expired travel document with a valid visa is no longer sufficient proof of right to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 68179 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Although the Home Office provides for exceptions to the need to pay application fees in a number of specific circumstances, these exceptions do not extend to those seeking confirmation of status, such as those who apply to transfer their existing status to a biometric residence permit. If we were to waive fees on this basis, it would result in a reduction in income that would have to be made up through charging other customers higher fees. We believe this would be unfair. The exceptions ensure that the Home Office’s immigration and nationality fee structure complies with international obligations (for example, in relation to refugees and persons deriving rights under European law) and wider government policy. .</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not receive or hold data on the number of people who hold an expired travel document with a valid visa but need to provide</p><p>acceptable evidence of their right to work to a new employer. In these circumstances the individual is required to apply to the Home Office to transfer their conditions, as a result of which they will receive a biometric residence permit. While the Home Office is processing the application it provides a checking service for employers to verify someone’s right to work so that the ability to start work is not impeded. This change was introduced to simplify and strengthen right to work checks by employers to better prevent illegal working in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 68180 more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:49:48.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
711068
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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 Police Custody: Courts 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 Justice, how many custody suites in courts were closed in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 67895 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Custody suites were closed in six courts during the 2015-16 financial year. Five of these closures were as a consequence of the closure of the courthouse.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T15:12:14.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T15:12:14.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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 Police Custody: Closures 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 custody suites in police stations were closed in 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 67894 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 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T13:40:14.267Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T13:40:14.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
711102
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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 Jobcentres: Closures 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 Work and Pensions, how many jobcentres were closed in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 67893 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>In 2014/15 DWP closed 17 jobcentres, of which 4 were not relocated or co-located; and in 2015/16 closed 16 of which 6 were not relocated or co-located.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T17:51:14.243Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:51:14.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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 Prison Officers: Mental Illness 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 Justice, how many prison officers were on leave of absence due to mental illness in 2015-16; and for how many days each such absence lasted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi remove filter
unstar this property uin 67892 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2015-16, 1,405 band 3-5 prison officers took sickness absence due to mental and behavioural disorders. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, figures on the length of each sickness absence cannot be published.</p><p> </p><p>NOMS is committed to providing safe, decent and secure places of work and takes the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees extremely seriously. The Ministry of Justice is investing an extra £100m annually to boost the frontline by 2,500 officers.</p><p> </p><p>NOMS also recognises that the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of employees is paramount to attracting and retaining staff that will build a strong and capable organisation. All NOMS staff have access to an occupational health service and employee assistance programme. This includes 24 hour, 365 days a year access to signposting and counselling; trauma support services; a wide ranging health promotion website and personal wellbeing zone.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, counselling is available to staff who have experienced trauma. Fast track referrals to see an occupational health nurse are encouraged for staff who have experienced trauma and, where staff are absent as a result of a mental and behavioural disorder, an immediate referral to occupational health is recommended.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T11:44:53.767Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T11:44:53.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this