Results 1–20 of 623 for speaker:Sarah Dines

HMRC Self-Assessment Helpline (20 Mar 2024)

Sarah Dines: Despite extensive Government investment in rural broadband in my constituency, there remains a lack of connectivity, with small businesses, the elderly and the vulnerable still having difficulty going fully online. What can the Minister do to ensure that nobody will be left behind in Derbyshire Dales?

Digital Exclusion (28 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: I congratulate the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) on securing this important debate. Digital exclusion is a social, economic and increasingly political issue. I came into politics to preserve what we should all be preserving in this place: the freedom of the individual. Sadly, those rights are being diminished day after day. I am not a luddite and I am not against...

Digital Exclusion (28 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: Thank you very much. I am very pleased that I was able to raise these issues because we have to protect the rights of the individual.

Home Department: Legal Migration (26 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: What steps he is taking to reduce levels of legal migration.

Home Department: Legal Migration (26 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: A key issue often raised by my constituents is the desire to see a dramatic reduction in legal migration. Bearing in mind that the Opposition appear to have no plan in that regard, can my hon. Friend reassure me that he will look at new ways to stop this migration, that he will make sure that everybody has the right to work in this country and that we will not decrease wages by bringing in...

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 21 February.

Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: I know that my right hon. Friend will share the horror felt by this House—the oldest people’s assembly in the world—at the acid attack against a woman and two children on the streets of London. Does he share my anger that we would still have been unable to deport the perpetrator had he been found because of the so-called European Court of Human Rights? When will we stop bending the knee...

Post Office Governance and Horizon Compensation Schemes (19 Feb 2024)

Sarah Dines: At the weekend, leaks to newspapers appeared to show really poor embedded practices at the Post Office board, using language about our postmasters being “on the take” or “guilty”. What is my right hon. Friend doing to clean up the act?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 3 - Disapplication of the Human Rights Act 1998 (17 Jan 2024)

Sarah Dines: All the British people expect is real fairness and hearings with real judges. We have been speaking about the European Court of Human Rights. Is it not the case that many who are appointed to that Strasbourg Court have never even been lawyers—they are not qualified—let alone judges? Often, they are academics, civil servants or even politicians. More recently, as time has gone on, they...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill: Clause 2 - Safety of the Republic of Rwanda (16 Jan 2024)

Sarah Dines: Will the Minister clarify whether, if the Government can, as reported in The Times and The Daily Telegraph, find as many as 150 extra judges, we could perhaps divert that judicial capacity to prosecute some alleged rapists and murderers here in the United Kingdom? Will he clarify and exemplify what he means and whether those reports are true?

Prime Minister: Engagements (29 Nov 2023)

Sarah Dines: As disturbed as I was to learn that British politicians are being debanked by the National Westminster Bank, the Prime Minister can imagine my horror to find that an entire town—Bakewell in the Derbyshire dales—is being debanked by the National Westminster Bank. In the whole of the Derbyshire dales and the Peak district, there is not a bank left. Does my right hon. Friend share my...

Net Migration Figures (28 Nov 2023)

Sarah Dines: Can my right hon. Friend and perhaps the Home Secretary, who is present, tell me whether they share my concern about the fact that an increasing amount of questionable European Court of Human Rights case law, via judgments, is actually being drafted by foreign non-governmental organisations—unaccountable—and foreign judges—often unqualified—many of whom have close links with NGOs? I...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse (13 Nov 2023)

Sarah Dines: It is important that police officers recognise and understand domestic abuse in all its forms. Post-separation abuse is an established risk factor for homicide. The College of Policing authorised professional practice guidance is clear that officers should offer assistance to victims intending to recover property from a residence to ensure this process is carried out safely. Domestic abuse...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sexual Offences: Exploitation (13 Nov 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government is fully committed to protecting victims from, and tackling, the devastating harm associated with adult sexual exploitation. Adult sexual exploitation can occur across a spectrum of offending, from intimate partner violence, including domestic abuse and rape and sexual violence to serious and organised crime, including human trafficking. These offences are covered under a range...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner (13 Nov 2023)

Sarah Dines: The remit of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) is set out in the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. In line with what is detailed in the Act, the role of the IASC will be to encourage good practice in:the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offences; andthe identification of victims of those offences. We look forward to working with IASC,...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Question (25 Oct 2023)

Sarah Dines: Since April 2019, the Windrush Compensation Scheme has paid over £67 million in compensation. The Scheme has reduced the time to allocate a claim for a substantive casework consideration, following completion of eligibility checks and a Preliminary Assessment, from 18 months to under 5 months. The Home Office continues to listen to feedback from stakeholders and the communities and make...

Written Answers — Home Office: Artificial Intelligence: Offences against Children (25 Oct 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government remains firmly committed to tackling all forms of child sexual abuse online and in our communities across the UK and internationally. Our approach is underpinned by the Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy which sets out firm commitments to drive action across the whole system. The law in the UK is very clear with regards to production of child sexual abuse material. It is an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Forced Marriage Unit (24 Oct 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Government is committed to tackling forced marriage in all its forms. The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is jointly managed by the Home Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The FMU has assisted thousands of forced marriage victims and delivered training to over 5,000 professionals in the last three years. There are currently no plans for an audit of FMU, but its...

Written Answers — Home Office: Missing Persons (24 Oct 2023)

Sarah Dines: The Home Office provides funding to police forces through the Police Settlement, and the allocation of funding within forces is an operational matter for Chief Constables. For this reason, it is not possible to disaggregate funding which is spent specifically on missing people. The Home Office also provides funding to Missing People, a charity which plays a unique safeguarding role with...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Publication of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME) interim annual strategy 2023-24 (24 Oct 2023)

Sarah Dines: Alongside my Honourable friend the Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business, I am publishing today the Labour Market Enforcement Annual Strategy for 2023-24, submitted by the DLME Margaret Beels OBE. The Strategy will be available on GOV.UK The Director of Labour Market Enforcement’s role was created by the Immigration Act 2016 to bring better focus and strategic co-ordination...


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