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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to inform EU, EEA and Swiss citizens residing in the UK who have not applied for settled status of the rules and requirements for doing so.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who require assistance to apply for settled status.
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Asked by Mr Steve Reed
(Croydon North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Windrush Lessons Learned Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has received the final report of the Windrush lessons learned review.
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(Portsmouth South)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Assaults on Police: Body Fluids
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing compulsory blood tests for people who assault police officers with their own bodily fluids.
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(Portsmouth South)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Police: Protective Clothing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce needle-resistant gloves for use by police officers who conduct searches.
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(Portsmouth South)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Police: Protective Clothing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits for police officers' (a) mental and (b) physical well-being of introducing needle-resistant gloves for use in searches.
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(Portsmouth South)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Assaults on Police: Body Fluids
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect police officers from being assaulted with bodily fluids; and if she will make a statement.
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(Wallasey)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens in Wallasey who have applied for settled status (a) have and (b) have not had their application processed.
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(Wallasey)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Merseyside Police: Recruitment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the additional police officers will be recruited to (a) Merseyside Police and (b) work in Wallasey.
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(Wallasey)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme resident in (a) Wallasey and (b) Merseyside who have (i) been granted settled status, (ii) been granted pre-settled status and (iii) had their application rejected in each year since the introduction of that scheme.
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(Wallasey)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Civil Disorder: North West
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, what steps the Government is taking to prepare for potential civil unrest in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside and (c) Wirral in the event the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
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(Wallasey)
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on detaining children for immigration purposes for longer than 28 days.
Asked on: 06 September 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of applicants for support under section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, in the last year for which records are held, were asked to provide further information to support their request, broken down by the reason further information was required.
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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Modern Slavery Act 2015
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation will be required as a result of the Government's response to the review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

In response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, on the 9 July the Home Office launched a public consultation to gather views on proposals to strengthen section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act. The proposals under consideration – including extending the reporting requirement to public sector organisations, requiring organisations to report on specific topics and introducing a new civil penalty regime – would require changes to primary legislation. Following the consultation, the Home Office will make any necessary legislative changes as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

The full Government response to the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was published in July 2019 and is available via the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act

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(Slough)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will provide translations of the EU Settlement Scheme publications (a) Leaflet 1: Important information for EU citizens in the UK and (b) Leaflet 2: Application guidance for EU citizens in the UK into each official language of the EU.
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Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 05 September 2019

It is vital that the over three million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK understand how and when to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme. At the end of March, the Home Office launched a new national marketing campaign to encourage EU citizens to apply.

The Home Office has translated advertising and communications materials into 25 European languages and Welsh. This includes the applicant guidance, poster, factsheet and videos. These materials are all available on GOV.UK.

The Home Office continually reviews it translated materials and translated communications and engagement materials will continue to be available throughout the lifetime of the Scheme.

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Asked by Frank Field
(Birkenhead)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Human Trafficking
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome was of her Department's review into different responses provided to FOI requests 53533 and 52979 in relation to the immigration outcomes of victims of trafficking.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

An internal review was conducted on request 53533 and a response sent to the requester on 12 July. This found that the outcome of the original response (refusal under the cost limit) was correct. The two requests (53533 and 52979) asked for distinct information, hence the difference in responses: in one case the information could be provided within the cost limit, in the other it could not.

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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Slavery
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many confirmed victims of modern slavery are waiting for a decision on their immigration status; and if she will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

Prior to the transfer of National Referral Mechanism decision making responsibilities to the Home Office Single Competent Authority (SCA) in April 2019, publications were produced by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and can be accessed via the NCA website. https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism+&Search=

Responsibility for publishing the NRM statistics now sits with the Home Office, and the first report (Q2 2019) was published at the end of August. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/827508/national-referral-mechanism-statistics-quarter-2-2019-april-to-june.pdf

The publication does not distinguish the immigration status of confirmed victims but invites stakeholders to submit their interest into a review of how the publication of NRM statistics can be improved.

It is not possible to accurately provide data on the number of confirmed victims awaiting a decision on their immigration status currently due to the range of potential immigration outcomes following an NRM decision.

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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Slavery
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the trafficked status of a confirmed victim of modern slavery is considered when determining their application for leave to remain; and if she will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

The UK’s policy for confirmed victims of modern slavery is to consider on a case-by-case basis whether a grant of leave to remain is appropriate, taking into account the particular circumstances of each case.

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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
Close

Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Vietnam
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the trafficking of people between the UK and Vietnam; and if she will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

The UK Government is committed to the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking globally by 2030, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7. The Home Office and Foreign Office work closely to combat modern slavery internationally and to engage governments in dialogue, including countries of origin for victims of modern slavery.

In addition to engagement, the UK has committed £200 million in UK aid to tackle modern slavery. This supports a range of interventions, such as the commitment of £5 million to a programme in Nigeria and £3 million to Vietnam through the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund to prevent modern slavery and build capacity to tackle it at source. HMG also agreed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Countering Human Trafficking with the Vietnamese government in 2018.

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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[R]
Close

Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

Asked on: 02 September 2019
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Nigeria
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the trafficking of people between the UK and Nigeria; and if she will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 05 September 2019

The UK Government is committed to the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking globally by 2030, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7. The Home Office and Foreign Office work closely to combat modern slavery internationally and to engage governments in dialogue, including countries of origin for victims of modern slavery.

In addition to engagement, the UK has committed £200 million in UK aid to tackle modern slavery. This supports a range of interventions, such as the commitment of £5 million to a programme in Nigeria and £3 million to Vietnam through the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund to prevent modern slavery and build capacity to tackle it at source. HMG also agreed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Countering Human Trafficking with the Vietnamese government in 2018.

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