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967504
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Christopher Allen more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to ensure that the South Sudanese authorities conducted a satisfactory investigation in relation to the killing of the British citizen, Christopher Allen, in August 2017. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Northover more like this
uin HL9993 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
answer text <p>​US consular services contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for advice regarding Christopher Allen’s death in South Sudan, a dual US/UK national. Consular assistance was provided by the US consular services in Sudan and the USA, following the decision by the family to repatriate Mr Allen to the USA.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
grouped question UIN
HL9994 more like this
HL9995 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-12T15:44:14.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T15:44:14.23Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
1249001
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
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 Hospices: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of funding for hospices. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL9992 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-01-15more like thismore than 2021-01-15
answer text <p>The Department recognises that the hospice sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that subsequent social distancing measures have affected some aspects of community fundraising. We regularly assess the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector and through NHS England and NHS Improvement are in regular discussions with stakeholders in the sector about the challenges they face. A range of steps have been taken to support hospices.</p><p>We have provided over £150 million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic. Alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by Her Majesty’s Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan.</p><p>We continue to keep funding for hospices under review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
grouped question UIN
HL9989 more like this
HL9991 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.423Zmore like thismore than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.423Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1659257
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-07more like thismore than 2023-09-07
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: Children 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 what steps they are taking to ensure that unaccompanied child asylum seekers arriving in the UK are not placed in adult prisons. more like this
tabling member printed
Earl Russell more like this
uin HL9992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-21more like thismore than 2023-09-21
answer text <p>Determining the age of a young person is a difficult task and therefore, the age assessment process for immigration purposes contains safeguards.</p><p>Where a new arrival does not have genuine documentary evidence of their age and their claimed age is doubted, an initial age decision is conducted as a first step to prevent individuals who are clearly an adult or minor from being subjected unnecessarily to a more substantive age assessment and ensure that new arrivals are routed into the correct accommodation and processes for assessing their asylum or immigration claim. The lawfulness of the initial decision on age process was endorsed by the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of BF (Eritrea)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 38.</p><p>Where doubt remains and an individual cannot be assessed to be significantly over 18, they will be treated as a minor for immigration purposes until further assessment of their age by a local authority.</p><p>The Home Office initial decision on age is not binding on the courts, and where the Court has doubt whether the individual is a minor or not, the courts will take a decision on the age of an individual before them based on the available evidence. This decision would then determine the type of detention estate someone is sent to if given a custodial sentence or remanded in custody. If an individual is sent to an adult prison and is later found to be a child, they can be moved to the youth custody estate if there continues to be a need to detain them.</p><p>The recent legislative reforms introduced by this government will improve the accuracy of the scientific age assessment outcomes, minimising the risk that a person will be incorrectly treated as either an adult or a minor and ensure that age-appropriate services and care are reserved for genuine minors.</p>
answering member printed Lord Murray of Blidworth more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-21T15:24:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-21T15:24:27.287Z
answering member
4950
label Biography information for Lord Murray of Blidworth more like this
tabling member
4983
label Biography information for Earl Russell more like this
967503
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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 Immigration: Sri Lanka more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration applications from Sri Lankan nationals were granted in each year from 2008, broken down by ethnicity. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Naseby more like this
uin HL9992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
answer text <p>Unfortunately, the Department does not record this information in such a way as to allow us to report on the estimated number of immigration applications from Sri Lankan nationals in each year from 2008, broken down by ethnicity and this data could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T11:16:38.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T11:16:38.953Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
1251
label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
1249000
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
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 Hospices more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the future sustainability of the hospice sector. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL9991 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-01-15more like thismore than 2021-01-15
answer text <p>The Department recognises that the hospice sector has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that subsequent social distancing measures have affected some aspects of community fundraising. We regularly assess the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector and through NHS England and NHS Improvement are in regular discussions with stakeholders in the sector about the challenges they face. A range of steps have been taken to support hospices.</p><p>We have provided over £150 million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic. Alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by Her Majesty’s Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan.</p><p>We continue to keep funding for hospices under review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
grouped question UIN
HL9989 more like this
HL9992 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.327Zmore like thismore than 2021-01-15T13:15:46.327Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1659256
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-07more like thismore than 2023-09-07
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: Children 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 unaccompanied child asylum seekers have been placed in HMP Elmley in Kent; and how many are still held there. more like this
tabling member printed
Earl Russell more like this
uin HL9991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-21more like thismore than 2023-09-21
answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect data on the number of age dispute cases that have arisen in adult prisons and is unable to confirm the statistics referenced in the Guardian article, which are derived from local authority responses to an FOI request. Our published data on age assessment can be accessed here. Asylum and resettlement datasets - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)</p><p>Furthermore, the Home Office published data on age disputes aggregates the age disputes resolved by including the outcomes of initial age decisions by the Home Office taken at the point of first contact, comprehensive Merton compliant age assessments conducted by social workers and any subsequent legal challenge into one category.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Murray of Blidworth more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-21T15:25:34.08Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-21T15:25:34.08Z
answering member
4950
label Biography information for Lord Murray of Blidworth more like this
tabling member
4983
label Biography information for Earl Russell more like this
967501
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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: Sri Lanka more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankans (1) applied for asylum, and (2) had applications approved in each year since 2008, broken down by ethnicity. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Naseby more like this
uin HL9991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications and initial decisions, broken down by nationality, in table as_01_q (volume 1 of the asylum tables) in the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> publication. The latest figures, up until June 2018, are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018</a></p><p>Data on ethnicity are not available.</p><p>Table 1: Asylum applications, initial decision, and grants on asylum applications from Sri Lankan nationals, 2008 to June 2018</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total applications </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total initial decisions </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total grants </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p>1,473</p></td><td><p>874</p></td><td><p>206</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>1,251</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>1,357</p></td><td><p>1,612</p></td><td><p>228</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>1,756</p></td><td><p>1,604</p></td><td><p>323</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>1,744</p></td><td><p>1,384</p></td><td><p>333</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>1,287</p></td><td><p>262</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>1,292</p></td><td><p>1,217</p></td><td><p>157</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>961</p></td><td><p>1,537</p></td><td><p>179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>845</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>645</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018 (Jan-Jun)</strong></p></td><td><p>261</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Grants include grants of asylum, discretionary leave, humanitarian protection, and grants under family and private life rules.</p><p>2. Decisions made in a given year does not necessarily relate to the number of applications in the same year. Applications are based on the date of application and decisions are based on the date of initial decision.</p><p>3. Data include main applicants only.</p><p>4. Data for 2018 include 6 months of data only (Jan-Jun). This is the latest period that is publically available.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
attachment
1
file name HL991 Lord Naseby Annex A.xlsx more like this
title Table as_01_q (Vol 1 - Asylum Table) more like this
tabling member
1251
label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
1248999
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2020-11-04more like thismore than 2020-11-04
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 Hospices: Coronavirus more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the level of financial support available for hospices to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL9990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-02-09more like thismore than 2021-02-09
answer text <p>We have provided over £150million in additional funding to the hospice sector to date during the pandemic and have made up to £200 million available to the sector for additional capacity between April and July, and we continue to work closely with hospices to support their essential work. alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by HM Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan. Charities, alongside other sectors, can also access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the replacement Job Support Scheme and charity shops, which are already eligible for 80% charitable rate relief, will benefit from the new enhanced retail rate relief at 100%. We continue to keep the financial impact of COVID-19 on hospices under review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bethell more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-02-09T15:09:03.58Zmore like thismore than 2021-02-09T15:09:03.58Z
answering member
4708
label Biography information for Lord Bethell more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1659255
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2023-09-07more like thismore than 2023-09-07
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 Funerals: Standards 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 what assessment they have made of delays in funerals being caused by (1) the existing system for registering a death, (2) the number of available pathologists, (3) delays in completion of Medical Certificate Cause of Death forms and access to local GPs, (4) the availability of mortuary storage at local hospitals and public mortuaries, and (5) any delays by medical examiners. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rooker more like this
uin HL9990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-09-19more like thismore than 2023-09-19
answer text <p>Whilst the Government does not have operational responsibility for the provision of funeral services, we are aware of funeral delays in some areas and acknowledge that these are often exacerbated by pressures from within the wider death management system.</p><p>Government departments are taking a collaborative approach to reforming the death registration system as part of the roll out of the statutory medical examiner scheme which will come into force in April 2024. The doctor who attended the deceased during their last illness has a legal responsibility to complete a Medical Certificate Cause of Death (MCCD) as soon as possible to enable the registration of the death to take place. Guidance for doctors on completing an MCCD, available on Gov.uk, emphasises this point. As part of the work on the statutory medical examiner scheme, the Department of Health and Social Care is looking at expanding the pool of doctors who can sign the MCCD forms. When the demand on civil registration services is high, death registration appointments will always take priority over other registration appointments.</p><p>The Government continues to look at wider improvements to the death management system’s capacity and resilience, including mortuary capacity. The shortage of pathologists is a long-standing and cross-cutting issue. The Government is determined to make progress as soon as practicable. To that end, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is engaging with Ministerial colleagues to implement effective solutions through a cross-government action plan.</p>
answering member printed Lord Bellamy more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-09-19T14:22:55.317Zmore like thismore than 2023-09-19T14:22:55.317Z
answering member
4941
label Biography information for Lord Bellamy more like this
tabling member
302
label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
967500
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Govia Thameslink Railway more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will meet with senior officials from Govia Thameslink to discuss the provision of automatic replacement services to London Kings Cross to ensure passengers can get to London when the Peterborough to Horsham line is blocked. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Naseby more like this
uin HL9990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
answer text <p>Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Network Rail have agreed service recovery plans in place that are activated depending on the specific incident, its location on the network, destination and time of day.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the potential impact of delays on passengers these plans will typically balance trying to get the maximum number of passengers to their destination as quickly as possible, recovering the delays whilst also attempting to ensure no further delays and obstructions are introduced across the network. There will be times that these plans need to be adapted to suit the situation and scale of the incident. As such it is important that decisions are taken by operational staff within Network Rail and GTR as they are best placed to understand the potential impact on passengers on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-09-18T11:37:06.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:37:06.693Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
1251
label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this