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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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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department plans to use to evaluate the seasonal workers pilot scheme.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Angus, (ii) Perth and North Perthshire, (iii) Stirling, (iv) Ochil and South Perthshire and (v) North East Fife.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Mcray, (ii) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, (iii) Banff and Buchan, (iv) Gordon and (v) West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituencies.
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Asked by Alan Brown
(Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Agriculture: Seasonal Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many places on the seasonal workers pilot scheme were allocated to (a) operators and (b) businesses in (i) Ayr Carrick and Cumnock, (ii) Dumfries and Galloway, (iii) Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale, (iv) Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk and (v) East Lothian.
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(Sutton Coldfield)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Motor Vehicles: Theft
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of vehicle theft in the West Midlands.
Q
(East Hampshire)
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Police: Hampshire
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in FTE police numbers in Hampshire (a) in 2019 (b) in subsequent years.
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(Arfon)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to increase the number of ID scanning centres for EU citizens applying to the EU settlement scheme available in Wales.
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(Arfon)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to make the EUSS App available on iOS smartphones.
Q
(Arfon)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of elderly and vulnerable applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme; and what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of support provided to those applicants.
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(Arfon)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the applicant is to the individual of the use the scanning equipment for the EU Settlement Scheme in each of the four centres in Wales.
Q
(Arfon)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Wales who have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme have (a) received settled status (b) been declined, (c) received pre-settled status, and (d) applications that are unresolved.
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(Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme, and have (a) received settled status, (b) been declined, (c) received pre-settled status, and (d) applications that are unresolved.
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(Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the constituency of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have (a) received settled status, (b) been declined, (c) received pre-settled status, and (d) have applications that are unresolved.
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Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the constituency of Ceredigion have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have (a) received settled status, (b) been declined, (c) received pre-settled status, or (d) applications which are unresolved.
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(North East Hampshire)
[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: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total time that police custody cells have been occupied by people withdrawing from the use of vaping fluids laced with the synthetic cannabinoid Spice in the last year.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what guarantee, if any, has been provided to charities and non-governmental organisations who currently receive funding from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund through the UK responsible authority rather than through direct bids to the European Commission.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the new Alcohol Strategy will be published.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British citizenship is granted to a stateless person born in the UK who fulfils the conditions of paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the British Nationality Act 1981 but who cannot afford the registration fee.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children born each year in the UK without British citizenship to (1) a parent also born in the UK without British citizenship, and (2) to a parent who grew up in this country after being brought to the UK at a young age and has continued to live here since; and what steps, if any, they are taking to reduce those numbers.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessments they have conducted into the statutory good character requirement for children who register as British citizens; and whether they have undertaken any assessment of that requirement's impact on (1) children’s best interests, (2) race discrimination, and (3) race relations.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality: Children and Young People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the fee for a child or young person to register as a British citizen upon people born stateless in the UK.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British citizenship is granted to stateless persons born in the UK in accordance with the UK’s obligations under Article 1 of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Visas
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, if any, to including provisions in the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill for a separate short-stay visa category.
Asked on: 15 October 2019
Home Office
Hate Crime: Disability
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce violent hate crime towards disabled people.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Home Office: Energy Supply
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which provider supplies energy to her Department; how much CO2 was emitted through her Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which figures are available; whether the criteria her Department uses to selecting an energy supplier include how environmentally friendly the supplier is; and what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce CO2 emissions from its energy use.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Criminal Investigation: Video Recordings
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of video recording all investigation stages not being standard practice on (a) charge and (b) conviction rates.
Q
(Feltham and Heston)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: Married People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the right to (a) live and (b) work in the UK of a German national marrying a British citizen.
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Asked by Nic Dakin
(Scunthorpe)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Extradition: USA
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) US citizens have been extradited to the UK for crimes committed in the US and (b) UK citizens have been extradited to the US for crimes committed in the UK since the implementation of the Extradition Act 2003.
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(Sheffield Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 30 September to Question 290873, whether a prisoner serving a sentence is eligible to apply for settled status if they (a) are not serving a sentence that would lead to their deportation, (b) have already acquired the right of permanent residence under EU law, and (c) have completed a continuous qualifying period of five years' residence in the UK.
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(Sheffield Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EEA Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 30 September to Question 290875, Immigration: EEA Nationals, whether a third country national is eligible to apply for settled status if they are a relative of an EEA national who (a) is serving a prison sentence that has not led to lead to their deportation, (b) has acquired the right of permanent residence under EU law and (c) has completed a continuous qualifying period of five years residence in the UK.
Q
(Sheffield Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme quarterly statistics dated 22 August 2019, for what reasons settled status applications are classified as invalid.
Q
(Sheffield Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department checks the tax and benefit records of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme who have been in the UK for less than five years and are applying for pre-settled status.
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Asked by Ruth Smeeth
(Stoke-on-Trent North)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people who are in receipt of support under Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are able to pay (a) travel costs that can only be paid in cash and (b) other travel costs in order to attend Home Office reporting centres.
Q
(Hornsey and Wood Green)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Employment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on its review of the restrictions on asylum seekers' rights to work.
Q
(Hornsey and Wood Green)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what impact assessment was undertaken before the decision was made not to guarantee continued funding for organisations through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
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Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Uganda
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to staff in her Department who are dealing with applications for asylum in light of the recent decision by the Ugandan Government to reintroduce a bill that imposes the death penalty on homosexuals.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has guaranteed replacement funding for organisations currently receiving support through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Q
Asked by Louise Haigh
(Sheffield, Heeley)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Social Media: Violence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police staff and officers are working on the Government funded social media hub to tackle violent content online; and what the volume is of gang-related content that has been (a) disrupted and (b) removed from social media platforms.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of not replacing funds currently provided to UK organisations through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund on (a) UK organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and (b) refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.
Q
Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to provide equivalent funding to replicate the aims of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund after the UK has left the EU.
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Asked by Alex Chalk
(Cheltenham)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
British Nationality: Assessments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Life in the UK citizenship test questions are intelligible and accessible to applicants of all backgrounds and age groups.
Q
Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Passports: Fees and Charges
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue the Government has received from the issuing of passports in each of the last four years.
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Asked by Alex Norris
(Nottingham North)
[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: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: Families
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend Family Immigration Rules for Dependent Relatives to include British Citizens intending to return to the UK with their dependent relative.
Q
(Hornsey and Wood Green)
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: Republic of Ireland
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that all Irish citizens will retain full existing rights under the Government's proposed immigration bill.
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Immigration: British National (Overseas)
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislation to ensure that all holders of British National Overseas passports have the right to enter the United Kingdom to work or study.
Asked on: 14 October 2019
Home Office
Knives: Young People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to prevent young people from carrying knives.
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