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1688324
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Sponsorship: Prosecutions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many prosecutions related to the sale or other unlawful issuing of Certificates of Sponsorship for health and care workers have taken place in each of the past three years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Oates more like this
uin HL2294 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of prosecutions, convictions, and sentences across various offences in the Outcomes by Offence data tool, including a range of immigration and fraud offences. This can be found via the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-june-2023" target="_blank">Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: June 2023 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)</a>.</p><p>However, information on specific instances of fraud related to the illicit sale or issuance of Certificates of Sponsorship for health and care workers is not held, and to produce such estimates would require examining individual court records, incurring disproportionate costs. It is not an offence to pass on the costs of assigning a certificate of sponsorship. However, where disproportionate fees for a Certificate of Sponsorship and other immigration costs are levied on workers, either charged upfront, or sought in recovery after the fact, the Home Office will investigate the sponsor and take action, up to and including revocation of their licence, where there has been a breach in sponsorship duties. If potential offences under the relevant offence codes, such as immigration offences or offences under the Modern Slavery Act, as presented through the above link are identified, those sponsors and others involved will be referred for criminal investigation and prosecution.</p>
answering member printed Lord Bellamy more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T13:35:20.93Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T13:35:20.93Z
answering member
4941
label Biography information for Lord Bellamy more like this
tabling member
4549
label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1688542
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Food more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he has made an assessment of food shortages in Ethiopia. more like this
tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Neil Hudson more like this
uin 13820 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>ood shortages in Ethiopia are at a critical level. Conflict and climate change have crippled crop production and driven people off their lands. The combination of conflict and failed harvests in northern Ethiopia have plunged over 3 million into a state of critical food insecurity. Millions more people are in need, with women and young children severely affected. I announced £100 million of new aid during my recent visit, which will support over three million vulnerable people across Ethiopia.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:48:24.337Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:48:24.337Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4853
label Biography information for Dr Neil Hudson more like this
1688554
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Uzbekistan more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many student visas were issued to Uzbekistan nationals in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 13825 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on visas in the ‘<a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fcollections%2Fimmigration-statistics-quarterly-release&amp;data=05%7C01%7CRichard.Ancliff%40homeoffice.gov.uk%7C52310d09ac084304d54408dbf7126d14%7Cf24d93ecb2914192a08af182245945c2%7C0%7C0%7C638375430723053117%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=CPVIPXVthL9uf7xo0HngEEhGsxhTCb7bPWUgyFiuhaQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release</a>’. Data on the number of study visas granted by nationality, are published in table Vis_D02 of the <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fstatistics%2Fimmigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2022%2Flist-of-tables%23entry-clearance-visas&amp;data=05%7C01%7CRichard.Ancliff%40homeoffice.gov.uk%7C52310d09ac084304d54408dbf7126d14%7Cf24d93ecb2914192a08af182245945c2%7C0%7C0%7C638375430723053117%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=ji%2BEXWhDzJa3ukssvrzRmfn72TPgXLoBrqf5xsagV4s%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Entry clearance visas applications and outcomes detailed dataset.</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on how to use the dataset can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook. The latest data is up to, and including, 2023 Q3 (July to September).</p><p> </p><p>Information on future Home Office statistical release dates can be found in the ‘<a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fsearch%2Fresearch-and-statistics%3Fkeywords%3Dimmigration%26content_store_document_type%3Dupcoming_statistics%26organisations%255B%255D%3Dhome-office%26order%3Drelevance&amp;data=05%7C01%7CRichard.Ancliff%40homeoffice.gov.uk%7C52310d09ac084304d54408dbf7126d14%7Cf24d93ecb2914192a08af182245945c2%7C0%7C0%7C638375430723053117%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=iL2yDeZrSaZ9qapKnh2XRPnc1%2BsLFmsfncAkYJRVGUA%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Research and statistics calendar</a>’.</p>
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:48:00.803Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:48:00.803Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1688560
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Department for Business and Trade more like this
answering dept id 214 more like this
answering dept short name Business and Trade more like this
answering dept sort name Business and Trade more like this
hansard heading Department for Business and Trade: Health and Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether all (a) buildings and (b) workplaces staff from their Department occupy have a suitable and sufficient risk assessment under Section 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 13744 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>Health and safety risk assessments have been undertaken in all Department for Business and Trade offices. Staff are advised to complete individual risk assessments if they regularly work from other workplaces, including home locations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T10:22:13.167Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T10:22:13.167Z
answering member
1526
label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1688600
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Police: Suicide more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to classify police officer suicide as a work-related accident. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockport more like this
tabling member printed
Navendu Mishra more like this
uin 13835 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>This Government takes the mental health of the police workforce very seriously and we are committed to making improvements in wellbeing support for officers and staff.</p><p>Through the Police Covenant, we continue to work with policing partners to ensure those who work in policing and their families get the support and protection they need. We have already delivered pre-deployment mental health support for all new starters and established a Chief Medical Officer for policing.</p><p>Suicide is a particularly sensitive and difficult issue and usually involves a combination of many factors, which means that it is not straightforward to classify by default as a work-related incident. There is an existing system in which deaths are examined by a Coroner and a Coroner can already refer cases to the Health and Safety Executive, or other public body, if they consider there is an ongoing risk to others.</p><p>Any suicide is devastating and that is why, through the Police Covenant, we have developed a priority work stream on suicide prevention. The Home Office is also providing funding to establish and run the first year of a 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Support line for current and former members of the police workforce.</p>
answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T09:32:37.333Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T09:32:37.333Z
answering member
4503
label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
tabling member
4811
label Biography information for Navendu Mishra more like this
1688648
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will seek assurances from his (a) UAE and (b) other international counterparts that they are not providing (i) military and (ii) logistical support to the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Wendy Chamberlain more like this
uin 13850 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK condemns any actions that further fuel the brutal conflict in Sudan. We continue to place emphasis in our engagements with international partners on the importance of neutrality and of supporting a ceasefire and civilian political transition. The UK expects all countries to comply with existing UN sanctions and continues to work closely with partners in the UN Security Council to enforce these.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Sutton Coldfield more like this
answering member printed Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:49:54.29Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:49:54.29Z
answering member
1211
label Biography information for Mr Andrew Mitchell more like this
tabling member
4765
label Biography information for Wendy Chamberlain more like this
1688653
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the level of awareness among (a) men and (b) women of Government guidance on the advised weekly consumption of units of alcohol. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 13783 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Department keeps the findings of academic research on the Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines under regular review. We also regularly collect data on weekly alcohol consumption amongst men and women through the Health Survey for England, which is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2021/part-3-drinking-alcohol" target="_blank">https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/health-survey-for-england/2021/part-3-drinking-alcohol</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T13:44:24.6Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T13:44:24.6Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1688658
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Department for Business and Trade more like this
answering dept id 214 more like this
answering dept short name Business and Trade more like this
answering dept sort name Business and Trade more like this
hansard heading Rafael Advanced Defense Systems: Arms Trade more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what (a) value and (b) type of (i) import and (ii) export licences have been granted to Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Tommy Sheppard more like this
uin 13787 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>HM Government publishes data on export licensing decisions on a quarterly basis in the Official Statistics, including data on outcome, end user destination, overall value, type (e.g. military, other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This data is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent publication was on 16 January 2024 and covered licensing decisions made between 1 April – 30 June 2023.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T11:01:06.903Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T11:01:06.903Z
answering member
1526
label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
tabling member
4453
label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1688670
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims are subject to third party enquiries as of 8 February 2024. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 13722 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>This information is not held in a reportable format.</p><p> </p><p>Some cases are more complex than others and require further investigation or matters that are outside of our control to be resolved. For example, some claimants have pending prosecutions which, if convicted, could lead to their asylum claim being refused and deportation action taken. The Government’s view is that it is preferable not to consider asylum claims (and leave to remain) until a criminal prosecution case is completed.</p><p> </p><p>The timetable for action in this scenario is dependent on the police or the courts, whose timings are rightly operationally independent of ministers. It is not possible to give an accurate answer for when they will be cleared, but we undertake regular reviews and will resolve these cases as soon as possible once the reason we cannot progress a claim is lifted.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Corby more like this
answering member printed Tom Pursglove more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:57:34.747Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:57:34.747Z
answering member
4369
label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1688673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Affordable Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2023 to Question 6616 on Affordable Housing, whether any requirement exists for Investment Partners in the Affordable Homes Programme to report insolvency to his Department. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
uin 13725 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>Investment Partners are required to notify Homes England of any change in their circumstances. This includes changes to their financial status, which includes insolvency.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Redcar more like this
answering member printed Jacob Young more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:41:09.867Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:41:09.867Z
answering member
4825
label Biography information for Jacob Young more like this
tabling member
4418
label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this