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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
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'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: 18 March 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Members: Correspondence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contributions of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 23 January 2019, Official report, columns 209WH and 210WH, when he plans to (a) respond to the letter of 30 December 2018 from and (b) meet with hon. Members on establishing a Town of Culture Award.
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Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 21 March 2019

A letter was sent to the Rt Hon Member on 21st February. As I stated in the letter, I am happy to meet with Members on this issue.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 October 2018
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Victims
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nationalities were of victims in receipt of positive conclusive grounds decisions made through the National Referral Mechanism; and what the nationalities were of those people who were under the age of 18 in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 26 October 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is responsible for publishing National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data and does so on a quarterly basis.

Published data on the referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is available via the following link:
http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics. The 2017 Annual Report of NRM statistics includes data on the outcomes of NRM decisions by nationality for referrals made in 2017, at Annex G.

Further information is also available in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf which was published on 18 October 2018.

Grouped Questions: 182688
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 October 2018
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Victims
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the nationalities were of victims in receipt of negative conclusive grounds decisions made through the National Referral Mechanism; and what the nationalities were of those people who were under the age of 18 in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 26 October 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is responsible for publishing National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data and does so on a quarterly basis.

Published data on the referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is available via the following link:
http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics. The 2017 Annual Report of NRM statistics includes data on the outcomes of NRM decisions by nationality for referrals made in 2017, at Annex G.

Further information is also available in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf which was published on 18 October 2018.

Grouped Questions: 182687
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 October 2018
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Standards
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism received a reasonable grounds decision within five working days, and what the timeframe was for the remainder of the referrals in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 26 October 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is responsible for publishing National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data and does so on a quarterly basis.

The NCA does not publish data about the timescales for reaching reasonable grounds or conclusive grounds decisions. No NRM decisions are made during a potential victim’s 45 day reflection and recovery period.

Published data on the referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is available via the following link:
http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics.

Further information is also available in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf which was published on 18 October 2018.

Grouped Questions: 182690
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 October 2018
Home Office
Human Trafficking: Standards
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of referrals to the National Referral Mechanism received a conclusive grounds decision during the 45-day recovery and reflection period; and what the timeframe was for decisions to be made on the remainder of referrals in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 26 October 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is responsible for publishing National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data and does so on a quarterly basis.

The NCA does not publish data about the timescales for reaching reasonable grounds or conclusive grounds decisions. No NRM decisions are made during a potential victim’s 45 day reflection and recovery period.

Published data on the referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is available via the following link:
http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/publications/national-referral-mechanism-statistics.

Further information is also available in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf which was published on 18 October 2018.

Grouped Questions: 182689
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many minors who entered the UK after January 2014 under the Dublin Regulation, or as part of the Calais camp clearance in 2016, were granted discretionary leave under rule 352ZC of the immigration rules and were subsequently denied further leave; and what the nationality of these minors was.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 10 July 2018

On arrival into the UK under the EU Dublin Regulation, the expedited family process operated during the clearance of the Calais camp and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, all unaccompanied children transferred from Europe claim asylum and their claim is considered in line with our asylum processes.

The requested data is not held in a straightforward way on our systems. We are working to see if the data can be extracted from Home Office systems and assured to the right quality for publication.

In keeping with our commitments in the legislation under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, and in line with those granted Refugee or humanitarian protection leave, individuals relocated under section 67 who do not qualify for international protection and who meet the requirements will be granted section 67 of the Immigration Act leave. This means that they will have the right to study, work, access public funds and healthcare and apply for indefinite leave to remain without paying a fee after five years.

Grouped Questions: 146112
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children transferred to the UK under s67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (a) have been granted asylum, (b) have been granted discretionary leave, (c) have a pending asylum claim and (d) have been granted any other form of leave.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 10 July 2018

On arrival into the UK under the EU Dublin Regulation, the expedited family process operated during the clearance of the Calais camp and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, all unaccompanied children transferred from Europe claim asylum and their claim is considered in line with our asylum processes.

The requested data is not held in a straightforward way on our systems. We are working to see if the data can be extracted from Home Office systems and assured to the right quality for publication.

In keeping with our commitments in the legislation under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, and in line with those granted Refugee or humanitarian protection leave, individuals relocated under section 67 who do not qualify for international protection and who meet the requirements will be granted section 67 of the Immigration Act leave. This means that they will have the right to study, work, access public funds and healthcare and apply for indefinite leave to remain without paying a fee after five years.

Grouped Questions: 146111
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received compensation from his Department as a result of their unlawful detention in an Immigration Removal Centre in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 10 July 2018

The Home Office is unable to provide the information requested. The Home Office would have to manually check all compensation payments for the years requested. This would therefore exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Immigration: Freezing of Assets
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many bank account freezing orders have been (a) applied for by his Department under the powers contained in Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, (b) granted by a magistrates court and (c) granted and then revoked following an appeal since January 2018.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 26 June 2018


The operation of the banking measures in the 2016 Immigration Act is at an early stage. Banks and building societies had until the end of the first quarter of this year to conduct their checks against Home Office disqualified persons data and the results have been reviewed. Currently, no freezing orders have been applied for, granted or have been revoked following an appeal under the powers contained in Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 04 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Theatres
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147814, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) registered postcode locations of the 190 theatres and touring companies into which £100 million of public money is being invested over four years.
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Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 07 June 2018

Data on which organisations Arts Council England fund is public information and can be found on their website here:

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/national-portfolio-2018-22/more-data-2018-22

Arts Council England does not publish the postcode of organisations; however the area, Local Authority & parliamentary constituency are available.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 04 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Museums and Galleries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147813 on Museums and Galleries: Closures, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) postcode locations of the 29 museums which gained museum accreditation from Arts Council England in 2017-18.
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Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 07 June 2018

The following 29 institutions gained full accreditation under the Museums Accreditation Scheme administered by Arts Council England in the twelve months between April 2017 and April 2018.

Museum

Postcode

ONS region

Museum

Postcode

ONS region

Museum

Postcode

ONS region

1

Winterbourne House and Gardens

Birmingham B15 2RT

West Midlands

11

Lutterworth & District Museum

Lutterworth LE17 4DY

East Midlands

21

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Lifton PL16 0AT

South West

2

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

Newton Abbot TQ13 9GP

South West

12

No. 42 Market Place

Bishop Auckland DL14 7PB

North East

22

New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College

Cambridge, CB3 0DF

East of England

3

Grampound with Creed Heritage Centre

Cornwall TR2 4QS

South West

13

Elliott's Store and Museum

Saltash PL12 6JQ

South West

23

Axminster Heritage Centre

Axminster EX13 5AH

South West

4

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch RG28 7AL

South East

14

Corby Heritage Centre

Corby NN17 1UU

East Midlands

24

Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee DD1 3LA

Scotland

5

Swannington Heritage Trust Museum

Leicestershire LE67 8QU

East Midlands

15

Powis Castle

Welshpool SY21 8RF

Wales

25

Iona Abbey Museum

Isle of Iona PA76 6SQ

Scotland

6

Museum of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Scotland

16

Westray Heritage Centre

Orkney KW17 2BZ

Scotla nd

26

Jedburgh Abbey Visitor Centre

Jedburgh TD8 6JQ

Scotland

7

Cowbridge & District Museum

Cowbridge CF71 7DD

Wales

17

The Scottish Crannog Centre

Aberfeldy PH15 2HY

Scotland

27

Britannia Museum

Dartmouth TQ6 0HJ

South West

8

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre

Lincoln LN4 3WF

East Midlands

18

The Brickworks Museum, Bursledon

Southampton SO31 7HB

South East

28

The Hockey Museum

Woking GU21 6BL

South East

9

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Newark NG22 8QY

East Midlands

19

Dunkirk Mill Museum

Nailsworth, GL5 5HH

South West

29

Weymouth Museum

Weymouth DT4 8TR

South West

10

Kingswood Heritage Museum

Bristol BS30 8XT

South West

20

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Woodstock OX20 1SN

South East

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 22 May 2018
Home Office
Refugees: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have arrived in the UK under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme; what the nationalities of those people were; and how many of those people were under the age of 18 when they arrived.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The Home Office is committed to publishing data in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

The next publication, which contains data on resettlements up to and including 31 March 2018, is due for release on 24 May, and will contain a breakdown of children resettled under each scheme since 2010.

Grouped Questions: 146747
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 22 May 2018
Home Office
Refugees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people arrived in the UK under the Gateway and Mandate schemes in each of the last ten years.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The Home Office is committed to publishing data in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

The next publication, which contains data on resettlements up to and including 31 March 2018, is due for release on 24 May, and will contain a breakdown of children resettled under each scheme since 2010.

Grouped Questions: 146746
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 May 2018
Department for Education
Children's Centres: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123506, on Children's Centres: Closures, if he will publish the (a) name and (b) post-code of Sure Start centres that closed between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 04 June 2018

Since 18 September 2017, real-time data on Sure Start children’s centres and children’s centre linked sites has been supplied by local authorities via the department’s Get Information about Schools database portal at: https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/.

Based on the information supplied by local authorities[1], the attached document provides details of the name and postcode of children’s centres that closed between 2010 and 2016.

Councils are reconfiguring services to deliver them more efficiently. If a council decides to close a children’s centre, statutory guidance is clear that they should demonstrate that local children and families would not be adversely affected and local areas continue to have sufficient children’s centres to meet their needs.

[1] The list of children’s centres closed between 2010 and 2016 is based on information supplied by local authorities as at 24 May 2018 (8:30am). These figures may be different to previous answers, and could change again in the future, since local authorities may update the database at any time.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the hospitals that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The information is not held centrally.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 May 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Accident and Emergency Departments: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the A&Es that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 04 June 2018

This information is not held centrally.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 May 2018
Home Office
Police Stations: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 04 June 2018

I refer the Rt Hon Member to the response provided to the Hon Member for Upper Bann on 10 May 2018, UIN 141753.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 May 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Jobcentres: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 04 June 2018

In March 2018, the 20-year contract covering the majority of DWPs current estate of over 900 sites came to an end. This presented an opportunity to re-evaluate what we needed from our estate. The increased use of our online services in recent years, coupled with reductions in unemployment and improved efficiency, meant that 20% of the rent being paid by DWP was going toward space we were not using.

Given this, it is right that we reconfigure our Jobcentre estate and make the jobcentres fit for the 21st century. This is not about reducing services, but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need.

On 5 July 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that some smaller jobcentres would merge with larger ones, and others would be co-located in local government premises. Merging our staff and services from some smaller or underutilised jobcentres, into larger jobcentres nearby, makes better use of space and reduces costs to the taxpayer while still maintaining the same excellent level of customer service.

We are committed to retaining a jobcentre network and continuing to serve people in all areas of the UK to make sure they can continue to access the tailored services they need.

The attached list contains the information requested.

Jobcentre Closures (PDF Document, 152.28 KB)
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 24 May 2018
Ministry of Justice
Courts: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136450 on court closures, if he will publish the postcodes of the courts listed that closed between the 2010-11 and 2016-17 financial years.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 04 June 2018

I provide below a list of court closures for financial years 2010-11 to 2016-17 with the corresponding building postcode.

Courts and tribunals closed during 2010-2011 financial year

Wantage Magistrates’ Court, OX12 8EQ

Courts and tribunals closed during 2011–2012 financial year

Aberdare County Court, CF44 0JE

Aberdare Magistrates Court, CF44 0NG

Abertillery Magistrates Court, NP13 1PB

Acton Magistrates Court, W3 8PB

Alnwick Magistrates Court (FPC), NE66 1UJ

Amersham Magistrates Court, HP6 5AJ

Ammanford Magistrates Court, SA18 2NP

Ashford County Court, TN23 1QQ

Ashford Magistrates Court, TN23 1QS

Balham Youth Court, SW17 7BD

Barking & Dagenham Magistrates Court, IG11 8EW

Barry Magistrates Court, CF63 4SX

Batley & Dewsbury Magistrates Court (FPC), WF13 1JP

Bingley (Keighley) Magistrates Court, BD1 1LA

Bishop Auckland County Court, DL14 6LD

Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court, DL14 6LD

Blandford Forum Magistrates Court, DT11 7HR

Blaydon Magistrates Court, NE8 1DT

Brentford Magistrates Court, TW8 8EN

Bridgwater Magistrates Court, TA6 3YL

Camborne Magistrates Court, TR14 8SL

Cardigan Magistrates Court, SA43 1BU

Cheltenham County Court, GL1 2DE

Chepstow County Court, NP16 5PB

Chepstow Magistrates Court, NP16 5PJ

Chorley County Court, PR7 1JE

Cirencester Magistrates Court, GL7 2PL

Coalville Magistrates Court, LE67 3DP

Coleford Magistrates Court, GL16 8BQ

Consett County Court, DH8 5AU

Cromer Magistrates Court, NR27 9EB

Daventry Magistrates Court, NN11 4BS

Dewsbury County Court, WF13 2PE

Didcot Magistrates Court, OX11 8XD

Ely Magistrates Court, CB7 4EG

Epping Magistrates Court, CM16 4LN

Epsom County Court, KT17 1DN

Epsom Magistrates Court, KT17 1DN

Evesham County Court, WR11 4EE

Flint Magistrates Court, CH6 5AY

Frome Magistrates Court, BA11 4JG

Goole County Court, DN14 5AE

Goole Magistrates Court, DN14 5AB

Gosforth Magistrates Court, NE3 4ES

Grantham County Court, NG31 7SB

Gravesend County Court, DA12 2DU

Grays Magistrates Court, RM17 5DA

Guisborough (East Langbaurgh) Magistrates Court, TS14 6HX

Halesowen Magistrates Court, B63 3DA

Harlow County Court, CM20 1UW

Harrow Magistrates Court, HA1 2JY

Haywards Heath County Court, RH16 1YZ

Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court, HP1 1HF

Hitchin County Court, SG5 2JR

Honiton Magistrates Court, EX14 1LZ

Houghton-Le-Spring Magistrates Court, DH4 5BL

Huntingdon County Court, PE29 3BD

Ilford County Court, IG1 1TP

Ilkeston Magistrates Court, DE7 5HZ

Keighley County Court, BD21 3SH

Kidderminster County Court, DY10 1QT

Kingston-upon-Thames Magistrates Court, KT1 1EU

Knowsley Magistrates Court, L36 9XY

Lewes Magistrates Court, BN7 2PG

Liskeard Magistrates Court, PL14 6RF

Llandovery Magistrates Court, SA20 0AB

Llangefni Magistrates Court, LL77 7TW

Llwynypia Magistrates Court, CF40 2ER

Lowestoft County Court (FPC), NR32 1HJ

Ludlow County Court, SY8 1AQ

Ludlow Magistrates Court, SY8 1AZ

Lyndhurst Magistrates Court, SO43 7AY

Market Drayton Magistrates Court, SY2 5NX

Market Harborough Magistrates Court, LE16 7NH

Melton Mowbray County Court, LE13 1NH

Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court, LE13 1NH

Mid-Sussex (Haywards Heath) Magistrates Court, RH16 4BA

Newark County Court, NG24 1LD

Newark Magistrates Court (FPC), NG24 1LD

Newbury County Court, RG14 5QT

Northwich County Court (same building as Mags), CW9 5ES

Northwich Magistrates Court (FPC) (same as County), CW9 5ES

Oswestry County Court, SY11 1PZ

Oswestry Magistrates Court, SY11 1RP

Penrith County Court (same building as Mags), CA11 7QL

Penrith Magistrates Court (same building a County), CA11 7QL

Penzance County Court, TR18 4JH

Penzance Magistrates Court, TR182QD

Pontypool County Court, NP4 6NZ

Poole County Court, BH15 2NS

Pwllheli Magistrates Court, LL53 5ED

Rawtenstall County Court, BB4 7RT

Rawtenstall Magistrates Court, BB4 6RD

Redditch County Court, B97 4AB

Retford Magistrates Court, DN22 6BL

Rochdale Magistrates Court (FPC), OL16 1AR

Rugby County Court, CV21 2RN

Rugby Magistrates Court, CV21 2DH

Runcorn County Court, WA7 2HA

Rutland Magistrates Court, LE15 6DF

Salford County Court, M5 4RR

Salford Magistrates Court (FPC), M3 6DJ

Shrewsbury County Court, SY1 1NA

Sittingbourne Magistrates Court, ME10 1DR

Skegness County Court, PE25 2TF

Southport (North Sefton) Magistrates Court, PR9 0LP

Southport County Court, PR9 0PU

Stourbridge County Court, DY8 1QL

Stratford Upon Avon County Court, CV37 6PA

Sudbury Magistrates Court, CO10 1QN

Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court, B74 2NS

Sutton Magistrates Court, SM6 0JA

Swaffham Magistrates Court, PE37 7NH

Tamworth County Court, B79 7AL

Tamworth Magistrates Court, B79 7AR

Thetford Magistrates Court, IP24 3AQ

Totnes Magistrates Court, TQ9 5JY

Towcester Magistrates Court, NN12 6DE

Tynedale (Hexham) Magistrates Court (FPC), NE46 3NB

Wellingborough County Court, NN8 4NF

West Bromwich Magistrates Court, B70 8ED

Whitehaven County Court, CA28 7NU

Whitehaven Magistrates Court, CA28 7PA

Wimborne Magistrates Court, BH21 1JW

Wisbech Magistrates Court, PE13 3DE

Witney Magistrates Court, OX28 6JH

Woking Magistrates Court, GU22 7YL

Woolwich Magistrates Court, SE18 6QY

Worksop County Court, S80 1LN

Courts and tribunals closed during year 2012-2013 financial year

Burton Upon Trent County Court, DE14 1BP

Haringey Magistrates Court, N6 4HS

Pontefract County Court, WF8 1RJ

Pontefract Magistrates Court (FPC), WF8 1BW

Stoke on Trent Magistrates Court, ST4 3BX

Selby Magistrates Court, YO8 4QB

Trowbridge County Court, BA14 8DB

Courts and tribunals closed during 2013-2014 financial year

Abergavenny Magistrates' Court, NP7 5DL

Andover Magistrates Court, SP10 2AB

Denbigh Magistrates Court, LL16 3UU

North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, L5 2QD

Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, SE1 2JY

Courts and tribunals closed during 2014-15 financial year

Alton Magistrates’ Court, GU34 1EA

Bracknell Magistrates’ Court, RG12 1AF

Bury St Edmunds Tribunal, IP33 2AQ

Knutsford Crown Court, WA16 0PB

Neath Magistrates’ Court, SA11 1RF

Newcastle Tribunal - Quayside House, NE1 3DX.

Spalding Magistrates’ Court, PE11 1BE

Courts and tribunals closed during 2015-2016 financial year

Accrington County Court, BB5 2BH

Accrington Magistrates' Court, BB5 2BH

Aldershot & Farnham County Court, GU11 1SS

Arcade Chambers - Aldershot Tribunal, GU11 1DZ

Basildon Acorn House - Basildon Tribunal, SS14 1AH

Cambridge RPTS Tribunal, CB22 5LD

Cambridge Tribunal - Eastbrook House, CB2 2DJ

Chesterfield County Court, S41 7TW

Chesterfield St Marys Court - Chesterfield Tribunal, S41 7TD

Doncaster Tribunal - Portland Place, DN1 3DF

Epsom Tribunal, KT17 1HF

Harrogate County Court, HG1 1EL

Hereford County Court, HR4 9BA

Norwich Tribunal - Elliot House, NR1 3TZ

Richmond upon Thames Magistrates' Court, TW9 2RF

Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court, SY2 5NX

Solihull Magistrates' Court, B91 3RD

The Crescent Centre - Bristol Tribunal, BS1 6EZ

Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court, E17 4NX

Worksop Magistrates' Court, S80 2AJ

Courts and tribunals closed during 2016-2017 financial year

Aylesbury Magistrates and County Court, HP21 7QZ

Barnstaple Magistrates' and County Court (Crown part only), EX31 1DX

Bournemouth Magistrates' Court, BH1 1LA

Brecon Law Courts, LD3 7HR

Bridgend Law Courts, CF31 4AJ

Burton upon Trent Magistrates' Court, DE14 1NZ

Bury St Edmunds Crown & Magistrates' Court, IP33 1HF

Buxton Magistrates' & County Court, SK17 6EY

Caerphilly Magistrates' Court, CF83 2XA

Carmarthen Law Courts (The Guildhall), SA31 1PR

Consett Magistrates' Court, DH8 6LY

Corby Magistrates' Court, NN17 1SQ

Dartford Magistrates' Court, DA1 2JW

Dolgellau Crown & Magistrates' Court, LL40 1AU

Doncaster County Court, DN1 3HT

Dorchester Crown Court (Weymouth & Dorchester Combined), DT4 8BS

Durham Elvet House - Durham Tribunal, DH1 3AT

Fareham Magistrates' Court, PO16 7TL

Feltham Magistrates' Court, TW13 5AF

Gloucester Magistrates' Court, GL1 1UB

Grantham Magistrates' Court, NG31 7SB

Greenwich Magistrates' Court, SE10 8PG

Halifax County Court, HX1 2JJ

Halifax Magistrates' Court (Calderdale), HX1 2AN

Hammersmith Magistrates' and County Court (County Court Only), W6 8DN

Hartlepool Magistrates' & County Court, TS24 8AG

Hinckley Magistrates' Court, LE10 1NZ

Kettering Magistrates' Court, NN15 7QP

King's Lynn County Court, PE30 1ES

Lowestoft Magistrates' Court, NR32 1HJ

Macclesfield County Court, SK11 7NA

Macclesfield Magistrates' Court, SK10 2AB

Middlesbrough Centre North East - Middlesbrough Tribunal, TS1 2RX

Morpeth & Berwick County Court, NE61 1LA

Neath and Port Talbot Civil and Family Court, SA11 3BN

Oldham Magistrates' Court, OL1 1QE

Ormskirk Magistrates' Court, L39 2BJ

Pocock Street Tribunals Hearing Centre, SE1 0BW

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court, CF37 1SD

Prestatyn Magistrates' Court, LL19 7TE

Redhill Magistrates' & Reigate County Court, RH1 6DH

Rhyl County Court, LL18 3LA

Rotherham Magistrates' & County Court, S60 1YW

Runcorn (Halton) Magistrates' Court, WA7 2HA

Sandwell Magistrates' Court, B69 4JN

Scunthorpe Magistrates' & County Court, DN15 6LJ

Skegness Magistrates' Court, PE25 1BH

Southampton Barrack Block, SO15 2SH

St Helens Magistrates' Court, WA10 1SZ

Stroud Magistrates' Court, GL5 1ET

Swansea Crown Court (Guildhall), SA1 4PE

Tameside Magistrates' & County Court (County Part Only), OL6 7TP

Taunton Blackdown House - Taunton Tribunal, TA1 2PX

Tottenham Magistrates' Court, N17 6RT

Trafford Magistrates' Court & Altrincham County Court, M33 7NR

Tunbridge Wells County Court, TN1 1DP

Wakefield & Pontefract Magistrates' Court, WF1 2TW

Warrington Combined Court (County Part Only), WA1 1UR

Warrington Magistrates' Court, WA1 1LQ

West Berkshire Magistrates' Court (Newbury), RG17 7TQ

Weymouth & Dorchester Combined Court Offices (Westwey House), DT4 8TE

Wrexham Rhyd Broughton (Tribunal), LL13 7YP

Yate Magistrates' Court (North Avon), BS37 4PY

Yeovil County Court, BA20 2QD

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 24 May 2018
Treasury
Revenue and Customs: Closures
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the HMRC offices that have closed in each year between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 04 June 2018

I refer the Honourable Member to the answer given to the Member for Wrexham on 16 May 2018.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 24 May 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Museums and Galleries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the museums that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The department does not systematically collect data on museum closure across the country, given the devolved nature of culture policy, the breadth of operating models in the sector, and the differing measures by which both museums and closures are assessed.

The recently published Mendoza Review found a dynamic and resilient sector, with museums across England adapting and diversifying. Whilst a number of museums have undergone restructuring, with some ceasing operations in recent years, regular new openings, mergers and expansions point to the sector’s vibrancy: 29 new UK applicants gained museum accreditation from Arts Council England over the year 2017-18.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 24 May 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Theatres: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the theatres that closed between 2010 and 2018.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 04 June 2018

The government does not systematically collect data on theatre closures across the country due to the devolved nature of cultural policy and the breadth of operating models in the sector.

The government is committed to ensuring our world class theatre sector continues to thrive across the country and that is why Arts Council England is investing over £100 million of public money into 190 theatres and touring companies over four years.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 21 May 2018
Home Office
Migrant Workers: Deportation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who had held tier 1 (general) visas have been removed from the UK in the last 12 months as a result of a decision based on s322(5) of the Immigration Rules.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 24 May 2018

Data is not held centrally in a way that allows us to give an up to date answer to this question without manually checking individual case records which could only be undertaken at disproportionate cost.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 26 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Public Libraries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 904216 on Public Libraries: Closures, if he will publish the (a) name and (b) location of the 110 libraries that closed between 2010 and 2016.
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Accident and Emergency Departments: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many A&E units closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 26 April 2018

Changes to the local NHS services are a matter for the local National Health Service, and form part of the commissioning process. This includes working with local people and with clinicians to ensure that changes are in the best interests of patients. Records of this activity are not held centrally.

Grouped Questions: 137152
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Stephen Barclay
Answered on: 26 April 2018

Changes to the local NHS services are a matter for the local National Health Service, and form part of the commissioning process. This includes working with local people and with clinicians to ensure that changes are in the best interests of patients. Records of this activity are not held centrally.

Grouped Questions: 137151
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 23 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Public Libraries: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2016 to Question 904216, in which constituencies the 110 libraries were that closed between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Michael Ellis
Answered on: 26 April 2018

The research undertaken by the Department that identified the approximate number of 110 static public libraries that closed completely from January 2010 - January 2016 does not record the closures by constituency.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Income Tax
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income tax was paid by constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136448 | 136449
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Taxpayers
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many taxpayers there were in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136447 | 136449
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Income Tax
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the median amount of income tax paid in each constituency was in each year from 2010 to 2016.
A
Answered by: Mel Stride
Answered on: 23 April 2018

Table 3.15 of HMRC’s personal income statistics provides estimates of the number of taxpayers, total income tax liabilities and median income tax liabilities for each constituency. Individual links to published tables covering tax years 2009‑10 to 2015‑16 are provided below. The figures are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes, for which 2015-16 is the latest available year.

2015-16

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694523/NS_Table_3_15_1516.xlsx

2014-15

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610808/NS_Table_3_15_1415.xlsx

2013-14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/510901/Table_3_15_14.xlsx

2012-13

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406897/Table_3_15_13.xls

2011-12

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284864/table3-15-12.xls

2010-11

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259586/table3-15.xls

2009-10

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120605033131/http://www.hmrc.gov.uk//stats/income_distribution/table-3-15-mar2012.xls

The links to the individual tables are published as part of the Personal Income Statistics collection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-and-tax-by-parliamentary-constituency-2010-to-2011

Further information on the Survey of Personal Incomes can be found on HMRC’s website at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/personal-incomes-statistics

Grouped Questions: 136447 | 136448
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Ministry of Justice
Courts: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 23 April 2018

HM Courts & Tribunals Service does not hold court and tribunal closure information by parliamentary constituency, however, I provide below a list of closures recorded between financial years 2010-11 and 2016-17. In the case of tribunals, we do not hold information centrally for tribunal closures pre-dating 2015.

Courts and tribunals closed during 2010-2011 financial year

Wantage Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2011–2012 financial year

Aberdare County Court

Aberdare Magistrates Court

Abertillery Magistrates Court

Acton Magistrates Court

Alnwick Magistrates Court (FPC)

Amersham Magistrates Court

Ammanford Magistrates Court

Ashford County Court

Ashford Magistrates Court

Balham Youth Court

Barking & Dagenham Magistrates Court

Barry Magistrates Court

Batley & Dewsbury Magistrates Court (FPC)

Bingley (Keighley) Magistrates Court

Bishop Auckland County Court

Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court

Blandford Forum Magistrates Court

Blaydon Magistrates Court

Brentford Magistrates Court

Bridgwater Magistrates Court

Camborne Magistrates Court

Cardigan Magistrates Court

Cheltenham County Court

Chepstow County Court

Chepstow Magistrates Court

Chorley County Court

Cirencester Magistrates Court

Coalville Magistrates Court

Coleford Magistrates Court

Consett County Court

Cromer Magistrates Court

Daventry Magistrates Court

Dewsbury County Court

Didcot Magistrates Court

Ely Magistrates Court

Epping Magistrates Court

Epsom County Court

Epsom Magistrates Court

Evesham County Court

Flint Magistrates Court

Frome Magistrates Court

Goole County Court

Goole Magistrates Court

Gosforth Magistrates Court

Grantham County Court

Gravesend County Court

Grays Magistrates Court

Guisborough (East Langbaurgh) Magistrates Court

Halesowen Magistrates Court

Harlow County Court

Harrow Magistrates Court

Haywards Heath County Court

Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

Hitchin County Court

Honiton Magistrates Court

Houghton-Le-Spring Magistrates Court

Huntingdon County Court

Ilford County Court

Ilkeston Magistrates Court

Keighley County Court

Kidderminster County Court

Kingston-upon-Thames Magistrates Court

Knowsley Magistrates Court

Lewes Magistrates Court

Liskeard Magistrates Court

Llandovery Magistrates Court

Llangefni Magistrates Court

Llwynypia Magistrates Court

Lowestoft County Court (FPC)

Ludlow County Court

Ludlow Magistrates Court

Lyndhurst Magistrates Court

Market Drayton Magistrates Court

Market Harborough Magistrates Court

Melton Mowbray County Court

Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court

Mid-Sussex (Haywards Heath) Magistrates Court

Newark County Court

Newark Magistrates Court (FPC)

Newbury County Court

Northwich County Court (same building as Mags)

Northwich Magistrates Court (FPC) (same as County)

Oswestry County Court

Oswestry Magistrates Court

Penrith County Court (same building as Mags)

Penrith Magistrates Court (same building a County)

Penzance County Court

Penzance Magistrates Court

Pontypool County Court

Poole County Court

Pwllheli Magistrates Court

Rawtenstall County Court

Rawtenstall Magistrates Court

Redditch County Court

Retford Magistrates Court

Rochdale Magistrates Court (FPC)

Rugby County Court

Rugby Magistrates Court

Runcorn County Court

Rutland Magistrates Court

Salford County Court

Salford Magistrates Court (FPC)

Shrewsbury County Court

Sittingbourne Magistrates Court

Skegness County Court

Southport (North Sefton) Magistrates Court

Southport County Court

Stourbridge County Court

Stratford Upon Avon County Court

Sudbury Magistrates Court

Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court

Sutton Magistrates Court

Swaffham Magistrates Court

Tamworth County Court

Tamworth Magistrates Court

Thetford Magistrates Court

Totnes Magistrates Court

Towcester Magistrates Court

Tynedale (Hexham) Magistrates Court (FPC)

Wellingborough County Court

West Bromwich Magistrates Court

Whitehaven County Court

Whitehaven Magistrates Court

Wimborne Magistrates Court

Wisbech Magistrates Court

Witney Magistrates Court

Woking Magistrates Court

Woolwich Magistrates Court

Worksop County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during year 2012-2013 financial year

Burton Upon Trent County Court

Haringey Magistrates Court

Pontefract County Court

Pontefract Magistrates Court (FPC)

Stoke on Trent Magistrates Court

Selby Magistrates Court

Trowbridge County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2013-2014 financial year

Abergavenny Magistrates' Court

Andover Magistrates Court

Denbigh Magistrates Court

North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

Tower Bridge Magistrates Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2014-15 financial year

Alton Magistrates’ Court

Bracknell Magistrates’ Court

Bury St Edmunds Tribunal

Knutsford Crown Court

Neath Magistrates’ Court

Newcastle Tribunal - Quayside House

Spalding Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2015-2016 financial year

Accrington County Court

Accrington Magistrates' Court

Aldershot & Farnham County Court

Arcade Chambers - Aldershot Tribunal

Basildon Acorn House - Basildon Tribunal

Cambridge RPTS Tribunal

Cambridge Tribunal - Eastbrook House

Chesterfield County Court

Chesterfield St Marys Court - Chesterfield Tribunal

Doncaster Tribunal - Portland Place

Epsom Tribunal

Harrogate County Court

Hereford County Court

Norwich Tribunal - Elliot House

Richmond upon Thames Magistrates' Court

Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court

Solihull Magistrates' Court

The Crescent Centre - Bristol Tribunal

Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court

Worksop Magistrates' Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2016-2017 financial year

Aylesbury Magistrates and County Court

Barnstaple Magistrates' and County Court (Crown part only)

Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

Brecon Law Courts

Bridgend Law Courts

Burton upon Trent Magistrates' Court

Bury St Edmunds Crown & Magistrates' Court

Buxton Magistrates' & County Court

Caerphilly Magistrates' Court

Carmarthen Law Courts (The Guildhall)

Consett Magistrates' Court

Corby Magistrates' Court

Dartford Magistrates' Court

Dolgellau Crown & Magistrates' Court

Doncaster County Court

Dorchester Crown Court (Weymouth & Dorchester Combined)

Durham Elvet House - Durham Tribunal

Fareham Magistrates' Court

Feltham Magistrates' Court

Gloucester Magistrates' Court

Grantham Magistrates' Court

Greenwich Magistrates' Court

Halifax County Court

Halifax Magistrates' Court (Calderdale)

Hammersmith Magistrates' and County Court (County Court Only)

Hartlepool Magistrates' & County Court

Hinckley Magistrates' Court

Kettering Magistrates' Court

King's Lynn County Court

Lowestoft Magistrates' Court

Macclesfield County Court

Macclesfield Magistrates' Court

Middlesbrough Centre North East - Middlesbrough Tribunal

Morpeth & Berwick County Court

Neath and Port Talbot Civil and Family Court

Oldham Magistrates' Court

Ormskirk Magistrates' Court

Pocock Street Tribunals Hearing Centre

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court

Prestatyn Magistrates' Court

Redhill Magistrates' & Reigate County Court

Rhyl County Court

Rotherham Magistrates' & County Court

Runcorn (Halton) Magistrates' Court

Sandwell Magistrates' Court

Scunthorpe Magistrates' & County Court

Skegness Magistrates' Court

Southampton Barrack Block

St Helens Magistrates' Court

Stroud Magistrates' Court

Swansea Crown Court (Guildhall)

Tameside Magistrates' & County Court (County Part Only)

Taunton Blackdown House - Taunton Tribunal

Tottenham Magistrates' Court

Trafford Magistrates' Court & Altrincham County Court

Tunbridge Wells County Court

Wakefield & Pontefract Magistrates' Court

Warrington Combined Court (County Part Only)

Warrington Magistrates' Court

West Berkshire Magistrates' Court (Newbury)

Weymouth & Dorchester Combined Court Offices (Westwey House)

Wrexham Rhyd Broughton (Tribunal)

Yate Magistrates' Court (North Avon)

Yeovil County Court

Grouped Questions: 136451
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 18 April 2018
Ministry of Justice
Tribunals: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many tribunals have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2016.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 23 April 2018

HM Courts & Tribunals Service does not hold court and tribunal closure information by parliamentary constituency, however, I provide below a list of closures recorded between financial years 2010-11 and 2016-17. In the case of tribunals, we do not hold information centrally for tribunal closures pre-dating 2015.

Courts and tribunals closed during 2010-2011 financial year

Wantage Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2011–2012 financial year

Aberdare County Court

Aberdare Magistrates Court

Abertillery Magistrates Court

Acton Magistrates Court

Alnwick Magistrates Court (FPC)

Amersham Magistrates Court

Ammanford Magistrates Court

Ashford County Court

Ashford Magistrates Court

Balham Youth Court

Barking & Dagenham Magistrates Court

Barry Magistrates Court

Batley & Dewsbury Magistrates Court (FPC)

Bingley (Keighley) Magistrates Court

Bishop Auckland County Court

Bishop Auckland Magistrates Court

Blandford Forum Magistrates Court

Blaydon Magistrates Court

Brentford Magistrates Court

Bridgwater Magistrates Court

Camborne Magistrates Court

Cardigan Magistrates Court

Cheltenham County Court

Chepstow County Court

Chepstow Magistrates Court

Chorley County Court

Cirencester Magistrates Court

Coalville Magistrates Court

Coleford Magistrates Court

Consett County Court

Cromer Magistrates Court

Daventry Magistrates Court

Dewsbury County Court

Didcot Magistrates Court

Ely Magistrates Court

Epping Magistrates Court

Epsom County Court

Epsom Magistrates Court

Evesham County Court

Flint Magistrates Court

Frome Magistrates Court

Goole County Court

Goole Magistrates Court

Gosforth Magistrates Court

Grantham County Court

Gravesend County Court

Grays Magistrates Court

Guisborough (East Langbaurgh) Magistrates Court

Halesowen Magistrates Court

Harlow County Court

Harrow Magistrates Court

Haywards Heath County Court

Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

Hitchin County Court

Honiton Magistrates Court

Houghton-Le-Spring Magistrates Court

Huntingdon County Court

Ilford County Court

Ilkeston Magistrates Court

Keighley County Court

Kidderminster County Court

Kingston-upon-Thames Magistrates Court

Knowsley Magistrates Court

Lewes Magistrates Court

Liskeard Magistrates Court

Llandovery Magistrates Court

Llangefni Magistrates Court

Llwynypia Magistrates Court

Lowestoft County Court (FPC)

Ludlow County Court

Ludlow Magistrates Court

Lyndhurst Magistrates Court

Market Drayton Magistrates Court

Market Harborough Magistrates Court

Melton Mowbray County Court

Melton Mowbray Magistrates Court

Mid-Sussex (Haywards Heath) Magistrates Court

Newark County Court

Newark Magistrates Court (FPC)

Newbury County Court

Northwich County Court (same building as Mags)

Northwich Magistrates Court (FPC) (same as County)

Oswestry County Court

Oswestry Magistrates Court

Penrith County Court (same building as Mags)

Penrith Magistrates Court (same building a County)

Penzance County Court

Penzance Magistrates Court

Pontypool County Court

Poole County Court

Pwllheli Magistrates Court

Rawtenstall County Court

Rawtenstall Magistrates Court

Redditch County Court

Retford Magistrates Court

Rochdale Magistrates Court (FPC)

Rugby County Court

Rugby Magistrates Court

Runcorn County Court

Rutland Magistrates Court

Salford County Court

Salford Magistrates Court (FPC)

Shrewsbury County Court

Sittingbourne Magistrates Court

Skegness County Court

Southport (North Sefton) Magistrates Court

Southport County Court

Stourbridge County Court

Stratford Upon Avon County Court

Sudbury Magistrates Court

Sutton Coldfield Magistrates Court

Sutton Magistrates Court

Swaffham Magistrates Court

Tamworth County Court

Tamworth Magistrates Court

Thetford Magistrates Court

Totnes Magistrates Court

Towcester Magistrates Court

Tynedale (Hexham) Magistrates Court (FPC)

Wellingborough County Court

West Bromwich Magistrates Court

Whitehaven County Court

Whitehaven Magistrates Court

Wimborne Magistrates Court

Wisbech Magistrates Court

Witney Magistrates Court

Woking Magistrates Court

Woolwich Magistrates Court

Worksop County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during year 2012-2013 financial year

Burton Upon Trent County Court

Haringey Magistrates Court

Pontefract County Court

Pontefract Magistrates Court (FPC)

Stoke on Trent Magistrates Court

Selby Magistrates Court

Trowbridge County Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2013-2014 financial year

Abergavenny Magistrates' Court

Andover Magistrates Court

Denbigh Magistrates Court

North Liverpool Community Justice Centre

Tower Bridge Magistrates Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2014-15 financial year

Alton Magistrates’ Court

Bracknell Magistrates’ Court

Bury St Edmunds Tribunal

Knutsford Crown Court

Neath Magistrates’ Court

Newcastle Tribunal - Quayside House

Spalding Magistrates’ Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2015-2016 financial year

Accrington County Court

Accrington Magistrates' Court

Aldershot & Farnham County Court

Arcade Chambers - Aldershot Tribunal

Basildon Acorn House - Basildon Tribunal

Cambridge RPTS Tribunal

Cambridge Tribunal - Eastbrook House

Chesterfield County Court

Chesterfield St Marys Court - Chesterfield Tribunal

Doncaster Tribunal - Portland Place

Epsom Tribunal

Harrogate County Court

Hereford County Court

Norwich Tribunal - Elliot House

Richmond upon Thames Magistrates' Court

Shrewsbury Magistrates' Court

Solihull Magistrates' Court

The Crescent Centre - Bristol Tribunal

Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court

Worksop Magistrates' Court

Courts and tribunals closed during 2016-2017 financial year

Aylesbury Magistrates and County Court

Barnstaple Magistrates' and County Court (Crown part only)

Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

Brecon Law Courts

Bridgend Law Courts

Burton upon Trent Magistrates' Court

Bury St Edmunds Crown & Magistrates' Court

Buxton Magistrates' & County Court

Caerphilly Magistrates' Court

Carmarthen Law Courts (The Guildhall)

Consett Magistrates' Court

Corby Magistrates' Court

Dartford Magistrates' Court

Dolgellau Crown & Magistrates' Court

Doncaster County Court

Dorchester Crown Court (Weymouth & Dorchester Combined)

Durham Elvet House - Durham Tribunal

Fareham Magistrates' Court

Feltham Magistrates' Court

Gloucester Magistrates' Court

Grantham Magistrates' Court

Greenwich Magistrates' Court

Halifax County Court

Halifax Magistrates' Court (Calderdale)

Hammersmith Magistrates' and County Court (County Court Only)

Hartlepool Magistrates' & County Court

Hinckley Magistrates' Court

Kettering Magistrates' Court

King's Lynn County Court

Lowestoft Magistrates' Court

Macclesfield County Court

Macclesfield Magistrates' Court

Middlesbrough Centre North East - Middlesbrough Tribunal

Morpeth & Berwick County Court

Neath and Port Talbot Civil and Family Court

Oldham Magistrates' Court

Ormskirk Magistrates' Court

Pocock Street Tribunals Hearing Centre

Pontypridd Magistrates' Court

Prestatyn Magistrates' Court

Redhill Magistrates' & Reigate County Court

Rhyl County Court

Rotherham Magistrates' & County Court

Runcorn (Halton) Magistrates' Court

Sandwell Magistrates' Court

Scunthorpe Magistrates' & County Court

Skegness Magistrates' Court

Southampton Barrack Block

St Helens Magistrates' Court

Stroud Magistrates' Court

Swansea Crown Court (Guildhall)

Tameside Magistrates' & County Court (County Part Only)

Taunton Blackdown House - Taunton Tribunal

Tottenham Magistrates' Court

Trafford Magistrates' Court & Altrincham County Court

Tunbridge Wells County Court

Wakefield & Pontefract Magistrates' Court

Warrington Combined Court (County Part Only)

Warrington Magistrates' Court

West Berkshire Magistrates' Court (Newbury)

Weymouth & Dorchester Combined Court Offices (Westwey House)

Wrexham Rhyd Broughton (Tribunal)

Yate Magistrates' Court (North Avon)

Yeovil County Court

Grouped Questions: 136450
Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer 13 March 2018 to Question 131298 on Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre; of the 98 reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 in Yarl's Wood during Q3 of 2017, how many caseworker reviews of the appropriateness of continued detention led to a detainee's release from detention.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out the process by which doctors in immigration removal centres must report to the Home Office cases in which they have concerns that:

  • a detainee’s health is likely to be injuriously affected by detention (35(1));
  • a detainee is suspected of having suicidal intentions (35(2)); or
  • a detainee may have been the victim of torture (35(3)).

On receipt of a Rule 35 report, the Home Office caseworker must review the appropriateness of the detainee’s continued detention in conjunction with consideration of the adults at risk in immigration detention policy.

The total number of releases from all Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) because of Rule 35 during Q3 2017 is 102 and is published as part of the Transparency publication under the category ‘Reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 by place of detention’. This can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data

Management information indicates that of the 102 total releases in Q3 2017, 26 of these were from Yarl’s Wood IRC. This information has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics and as internal management information is subject to change.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many of the 148 arrivals into the UK from Greece under the Dublin Regulation in Q4 of 2017 were children.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims.

The Home Office published comprehensive data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states as part of the most recent quarterly Immigration Statistics release on 22/02/2018. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

The published statistics are broken down by each article of the Regulation and it is Article 8 which outlines the criteria for the Member State responsible for examining the asylum claims for unaccompanied minors.

It is important to note that the full data set includes children transferred as dependent family members under other articles of the Regulation, however a breakdown of these families by age is not published.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many requests for transfer into the UK under the Dublin Regulation in 2017 were refused; and for what reasons those requests were refused.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing EU mechanism to determine Member States’ responsibilities for examining asylum claims.

Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes data on transfers under the Dublin Regulation which includes data on formal request refusals . The 2017 data publication is expected to be published shortly. The latest publication can be found here:

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Dublin_statistics_on_countries_responsible_for_asylum_application

The Dublin III Regulation clearly sets out the acceptance criteria for requests and where these are not met the request will be refused.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
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Named Day

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Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131303, of the 55 pregnant women detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017, how many were subsequently (a) released back into the community and (b) granted refugee or humanitarian protection status.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 19 March 2018

As my earlier answer of 12 March 2018 to the honourable member stated, it may not always be appropriate for healthcare professionals to disclose confidential medical information that the patient has asked not to be disclosed.

Subject to these limitations, Home Office management information indicates that 53 pregnant women were detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017, of which 43 were granted temporary admission and released into the community. Of those pregnant women released, 3 sought refugee or humanitarian protection status following release and 2 applications were then granted. These statistics have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[N]
Close

Named Day

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Asked on: 14 March 2018
Home Office
Crime: Victims
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Government funding has been made available to people who have experienced (a) child sexual exploitation, (b) domestic abuse and domestic violence, (c) sexual violence and sexual exploitation and (d) modern slavery in each of the last five years .
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 19 March 2018

The previous Government provided £40 million of dedicated funding for domestic and sexual violence services between 2011 and 2015 equating to £10 million per year. This funding was extended until April 2016, supplemented by an additional £10 million for refuges and a £3.5 million fund to boost the provision of domestic violence services including refuges.

In 2016 we published our Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy in which the Government committed to provide £80 million to support victims of VAWG over the spending period, supplemented by an additional £20 million for domestic abuse services announced in the 2017 Budget.

This increased dedicated funding of £100 million to support VAWG victims has been supplemented by additional funds from other Government departments including £15 million from the Police Transformation Fund, £9 million from the Tampon Tax Fund, £16.9 millions from the Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund, £27m from NHS England to fund 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England, jointly with the police and local authorities, and £63m annually from MoJ to PCCs for Victims Services.

Between 2015-2018 the Government has provided £7 million per year for funding for non-statutory organisations supporting victims and survivors of sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse.

Government funding that has been made available to people who have experienced modern slavery in the last 5 years can be found in the annual report available at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Women and Equalities
Presidents Club
Commons
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission plans to investigate the Artista agency as a result of reports relating to the Presidents Club fundraising dinner of 18 January 2018; and whether the Government has had discussions with any other statutory body on undertaking such an investigation.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 14 March 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to Artista about the reports relating to the Presidents' Club dinner and will consider next steps in light of Artista's response.

The Government has not had discussions with other statutory bodies about such an investigation.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reviews of a person's detention in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre have been triggered by Rule 35 reports since 2015.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 13 March 2018

Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 sets out the process by which doctors in immigration removal centres must report to the Home Office cases in which they have concerns that:

  • a detainee’s health is likely to be injuriously affected by detention (35(1));
  • a detainee is suspected of having suicidal intentions (35(2)); or
  • a detainee may have been the victim of torture (35(3)).

On receipt of a Rule 35 report, the Home Office caseworker must review the appropriateness of the detainee’s continued detention in conjunction with consideration of the adults at risk in immigration detention policy.

As a consequence the number of Rule 35 reports received in any IRC is equivalent to the number of case reviews that have taken place.

The data is published as part of the Transparency publication under the category ‘Reports made by a medical practitioner under Rule 35 by place of detention’. The data is published every quarter and can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Dublin Regulation take charge requests were received by the her Department in 2017; from which EU member states those requests were received in that same period; and how many of those requests were accepted by her Department in that same period.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 13 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims.

The Home Office published comprehensive data on both the number of requests to transfer asylum applicants and number of actual transfers into the UK from other Dublin states as part of the most recent quarterly Immigration Statistics release on 22/02/2018. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 06 March 2018
Women and Equalities
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Commons
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what formal powers the Equality and Human Rights Commission has to investigate breaches of equality legislation.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 12 March 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)’s powers to investigate breaches of equality legislation are set out in Section 20 of the Equality Act 2006. The Commission may investigate whether or not a person has committed an unlawful act; has complied with a requirement imposed by an unlawful act notice under section 21 of the act; or has complied with an undertaking given under section 23 of the Act.

More generally, EHRC’s enforcement powers, which include these investigatory powers, are set out in sections 20 – 32 of the Act as amended by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 06 March 2018
Ministry of Justice
Parole Board
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will make it her policy to make retrospective any changes her Department proposes to the transparency of Parole Board decision-making.
A
Answered by: Rory Stewart
Answered on: 12 March 2018

The review of the transparency of Parole Board decision-making remains a priority for me and for the Government. We will have completed the review by Easter, and the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice will report thereafter.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 had been (a) detained for (i) 0-3 months, (ii) 3-5 months, (iii) 5-7 months; (iv) 7-9 months, (v) 9-12 months and (vi) 12 months or more, (b) released from detention without removal and (c) removed from the country.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 12 March 2018

Information on the people leaving detention, by length of detention is available in table dt_06 of the detention tables.

Information on people leaving detention, by reason and place of last detention is available in table dt_07 of the detention tables

The latest data, published in ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/681703/detention-oct-dec-2017-tables.ods

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were detained in immigration removal centres in 2017; and of those people so detained, how many were subsequently granted refugee or humanitarian protection status.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 12 March 2018

The UK has a proud history to providing refuge to those who need our protection. Information on the number of asylum claims, subsequent grants of asylum and humanitarian protection, irrespective of whether the individual was detained, is available in table as_01 of the latest release of the ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’. This is available on the Home Office website at; https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

Information on people entering detention in 2017 is available in table dt_01 of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, available from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/681703/detention-oct-dec-2017-tables.ods. The table shows the figures broken down by those people who had claimed asylum at some point.

Detention is used as an appropriate measure of immigration control however the number of people granted asylum or humanitarian protection after being detained is not currently published and would require a manual check of each record.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 06 March 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many detainees in immigration removal centres in 2017 were pregnant women.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 12 March 2018

Through section 60 of the Immigration Act 2016, which came into force on 12 July 2016, we have placed a 72 hour limit on the detention of pregnant women for the purposes of removal, extendable to up to a week in total with Ministerial authorisation.

It may not always be appropriate for healthcare professionals to disclose confidential medical information that the patient has asked not to be disclosed. Subject to these limitations, Home Office management information indicates that fewer than 55 pregnant women were detained in the immigration detention estate in 2017. These statistics have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated.

The section 60 limitations, along with a new policy on adults at risk in detention, and other improvements to case working processes, represent a comprehensive package of safeguards for pregnant women in the immigration system.

Home Officials will work with any individual at any time, including those whom we detain, to assist with their return, if they decide to leave the UK voluntarily.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Asked on: 05 February 2018
Women and Equalities
Employment: Equality
Commons
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which (a) Government Departments and (b) public sector agencies have powers to investigate breaches of (i) equality law and (ii) employment law.
A
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 13 February 2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has powers to investigate breaches of equality law.

Public bodies with the powers to investigate breaches of employment law are as follows:

• HM Revenue & Customs on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - breaches relating to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage;
• The Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) - breaches relating to the domestic regulations applicable to employment agencies and employment businesses;
• The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - breaches relating to temporary labour in high risk sectors in the fresh food supply chain. The Authority also has powers to investigate modern slavery and other labour abuse offences;
• The Health & Safety Executive, and other health & safety regulators - breaches relating to health and safety at work including elements of the Working Time Regulations.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 05 February 2018
Ministry of Justice
Parole Board
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the review of the transparency of Parole Board decision-making.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 08 February 2018

The review of the transparency of Parole Board decision- making remains a priority for the Government. The intention is that we will have completed the review by Easter.

Q
Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 05 January 2018
Home Office
Temporary Exclusion Orders
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many temporary exclusion orders have been imposed on people under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in each year.
A
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 10 January 2018

Temporary exclusion orders have been used several times since they were introduced in 2015.

The last publication of the Annual Transparency Report on Disruptive and Investigative Powers published in February 2017 confirmed that the power had not been used as at the date of that publication.

The next Annual Transparency Report, due for publication in Spring 2018, will confirm how many times the power has been used during 2017.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires a permit to return to be issued to facilitate the return of a UK national who is subject to a temporary exclusion order, if the subject applies for one, or if they are being deported to the UK. Permits to return have been issued on several occasions.

Grouped Questions: 121328
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 05 January 2018
Home Office
Passports
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people had passports seized and temporarily retained under section 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.
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Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 10 January 2018

Schedule 1 to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 enables police officers at ports to seize and temporarily retain travel documents to disrupt immediate travel, when they reasonably suspect that a person intends to travel to engage in terrorism related activity outside the UK.

Between February and December 2015, the power was exercised 24 times.

We aim to publish figures on an annual basis, and we will publish information on the use of the power during 2016 and 2017 shortly in the 2018 Government transparency report.

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 05 January 2018
Home Office
Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any permits to return have been issued under section 5 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.
A
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 10 January 2018

Temporary exclusion orders have been used several times since they were introduced in 2015.

The last publication of the Annual Transparency Report on Disruptive and Investigative Powers published in February 2017 confirmed that the power had not been used as at the date of that publication.

The next Annual Transparency Report, due for publication in Spring 2018, will confirm how many times the power has been used during 2017.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires a permit to return to be issued to facilitate the return of a UK national who is subject to a temporary exclusion order, if the subject applies for one, or if they are being deported to the UK. Permits to return have been issued on several occasions.

Grouped Questions: 121325
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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
[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: 05 January 2018
Home Office
Undocumented Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalties by type have been issued for employing illegal workers in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 10 January 2018

Information on the number of civil penalties issued to employers for employing illegal workers in the financial years 2012/13 to 2016/17, and for the current financial year to the end of December, is in the attached table. The figures are for all civil penalties issued to employers in the periods shown, as different types of civil penalties do not exist.

Financial yearsNumber of initial penalties issued
2012/131,270
2013/142,149
2014/151,974
2015/162,594
2016/172,933
2017/18 (up to 30/12/17)1,656

Please note the figures are for penalties levied at the initial decision stage which may be reduced, cancelled, increased or reissued at the objection or appeal stage.

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