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Licensing Act 2003 (UEFA European Football Championship Licensing Hours) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, this summer the UEFA European Football Championship will take place in Germany. Happily, both the England and Scotland men’s national teams have qualified to take part. Therefore, I am before your Lordships today to propose the extension of licensing hours if either England or Scotland, or indeed both, reach the semi-final on 9 and/or 10 July and the final on 14 July. The...

Licensing Act 2003 (UEFA European Football Championship Licensing Hours) Order 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I thank noble Lords for their support for this Motion, which, as noble Lords have said, is very important. As the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, said, much of the business of the Home Office is difficult, so it gives me pleasure that my last outing basically enables people to get properly on the lash—please drink responsibly. I wish England and Scotland all the best. I have a few people...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, this instrument relates to Prevent in Scotland. After the approval of both Chambers last year, the Prevent duty guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales came into effect on 31 December 2023. Prevent is one of the pillars of Contest, the United Kingdom’s counterterrorism strategy. The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I thank both noble Lords for their support. Given that this is my second-to-last outing from the Dispatch Box, I am delighted to be able to answer that question: I have not the faintest idea. Motion agreed.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office currently operates seven immigration removal centres (IRCs) throughout the UK As of 24 April the Home Office has the capacity to detain around 2,200 people in IRCs, including those liable for removal to Rwanda.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Families (24 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: During the Motion of Regret Speech on 14 May 2024, in answer to Baroness Lister’s question, I set out the evidence and advice that was taken in to account before making the decision to increase the Minimum Income Requirement (MIR). We did not seek further advice from the Migration Advisory Committee, but we did consider its previous advice and evidence regarding net fiscal contributions and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Families (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The number of applications for entry clearance to the UK that are made on the basis of family life as a partner or parent and any exceptional circumstances in compliance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights does not form part of any current transparency data or migration statistics and is not published. The published online transparency data does, however, include a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: Northern Ireland (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Government is considering the judgment carefully before deciding on next steps. The Government has consistently made clear that the provisions in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement referred to in the Windsor Framework were developed specifically against the background of Northern Ireland's unique circumstances. They do not concern and should not be brought into the complex legal debate...

Written Answers — Home Office: Female Genital Mutilation: Forced Marriage (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office commissioned the University of Birmingham in 2023 to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of developing prevalence estimates for female genital mutilation and forced marriage. We have now received the final report on the feasibility study. We are currently considering the findings of the report carefully and engaging with the police and other partners. We will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Wales (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Guidance about securing witness statements is provided to police forces in England and Wales via the Authorised Professional Practice (APP) designed by the College of Policing and The Ministry of Justice; Achieving Best Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Guidance on Interviewing Victims and Witnesses, and Guidance on Using Special Measures. The APP clearly states the person taking a crime...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Republic of Ireland (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Journeys from Ireland to the UK are within the Common Travel Area (CTA). As part of the CTA arrangements, the UK does not operate routine immigration controls of individuals arriving in the UK by air or sea from within the CTA, and no immigration checks are undertaken at the land border with Ireland.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: MOD Wethersfield (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Wethersfield is safe for asylum seekers, and we are working at pace to ensure we abide by the conditions in the Special Development Order.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Currently, the 28 day period begins from when a Biometric Residence Permit is issued. The longer-term position is under consideration.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Rwanda (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office currently operates seven immigration removal centres (IRCs) throughout the UK (six in England and one in Scotland); Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs at Heathrow; Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs at Gatwick; Derwentside IRC in County Durham; Yarl’s Wood IRC in Bedfordshire and Dungavel House IRC in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. As of 24 April, the Home Office has the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Community Development (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Asylum Lived Experience Advisory Panel (ALEAP) was established in February 2023. The panel has met at least quarterly since this date.

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration: Public Appointments (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The process to recruit a new Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration follows the principles set out within the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/65c4f9a19c5b7 f0012951b7a/governance_code_on_public_appointments.pdf The competition opened on 21 February, and the closing date for applications was 2 April 2024. Our intention...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Regulation 12 in the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 requires the Secretary of State to carry out a review of the operation and effect of the regulations at intervals of no more than five years. The exact timing of the first review has yet to be determined, but we will allow sufficient time for the regulations to become fully established before doing so.


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