Results 21–40 of 2512 for speaker:Lord Sharpe of Epsom

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The judgment of the judicial review sought by the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens' Rights Agreements on the implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme found that the pre-permanent right to reside under the Withdrawal Agreement does not expire for failure to make a second application to the EUSS; and a Withdrawal Agreement permanent right to reside is acquired automatically...

Written Answers — Home Office: Intimate Image Abuse: Young Offenders (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Government is committed to intervening as early as possible to prevent vulnerable children and young people from experiencing all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse. This includes education and awareness raising initiatives and equipping frontline professionals and safeguarding partners with the tools and training to identify child sexual abuse and provide support to children...

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The safe third country inadmissibility process does not specify a specific timescale for an inadmissibility decision to be made. The process provides flexibility to ensure that the relevant information can be gathered by Home Office staff to make the appropriate decision. We consider it is right that officials have a reasonable opportunity to carefully examine the evidence in a case to...

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The College of Policing publishes guidance in the form of Authorised Professional Practice designed to assist those working in police forces who engage with the media. It takes account of the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry in 2012 and His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services 2011 report on police relationships with the media and other parties. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Policing Minister attended the most recent Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) General Meeting on Thursday 23 May. The Minister congratulated PCCs on their recent election, thanked them for their support with the Government’s priorities and highlighted recent successes. The Home Secretary also delivered a pre-recorded video message, following the Minister’s speech,...

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Individuals lawfully in Ireland who enter the United Kingdom unlawfully, and individuals lawfully in the United Kingdom who enter Ireland unlawfully, are liable to be refused entry and returned to the country from which they arrived.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Public Order Offences (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office cannot provide a breakdown of the reasons why a British citizen would have their visa rescinded without conducting a manual review of all case files where a visa has been cancelled. Undertaking such a review would incur a disproportionate cost to the public purse.

Written Answers — Home Office: Identity Cards (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, the Home Office has made no recent assessment on identity cards. In 2010 the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition decided to end the ID card scheme and the associated National Identity Register. The Home Office has held no further discussions on the reintroduction of identity cards.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Eligibility (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office regularly engages with a range of stakeholders across the labour, education and legal sector to ensure they understand any changes that the department are making to the immigration system. The Government is encouraging all sectors to adapt and make employment more attractive to UK domestic workers through offering training, career options, wage increases and to invest in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Gaza (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office publishes data on asylum decisions in table Asy_D02 of the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’ on gov.uk. The latest data relates to 2023. Data for the year ending March 2024 will be published on 23 May 2024. From October to December 2023, 69 asylum claims (relating to 84 people) from nationals of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, of which Gaza forms a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The student route launched in 2020 and provides a way for international students to apply to study in the UK. Some students have work rights such as those studying at degree level and above at higher education institutions, who can work for up to 20 hours per week during term-time, and full-time during vacations. Upon course completion, students may apply to extend their leave in the UK,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: We are disappointed that the High Court has come to the decision it has. As with all decisions of this nature, we will now carefully consider the judgment and the options available to us going forward.

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office does not hold information on the number of forensic collision investigators employed in police forces in England and Wales. The Home Office collects and publishes data annually on the function of police workers, as at 31 March each year, in the ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin which can be accessed here:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offensive Weapons: Sales (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Government is clear that slingshots should not be used for illegal purposes, whether against wildlife, people or property. Under provisions in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, The Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 and Animal Welfare Act 2006, there are a range of offences around injuring and inflicting unnecessary suffering on wildlife. These measures give the police broad powers...

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Balkans (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Illegal drugs devastate lives, ruin families and damage communities. The Government is committed to tackling these harms, including drug-related gang activity. a) Reducing the threat posed by transnational Western Balkans organised crime groups (WBOCGs) is a government priority. We intensified the cooperation with our international partners to maximise the impact of our interventions WBOCGs...

Written Answers — Home Office: Burglary: Prosecutions (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office collects and publishes information on the number of burglary offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, and their investigative outcomes, including the number of charge/summons. This information is published on a quarterly basis, and can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-cri me-open-data-tables The Home Office does not hold...

Written Answers — Home Office: Borders (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Progress against delivery of the 2025 UK Border Strategy can be seen through publication and subsequent implementation of the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). This has enabled us to bring together policy and process improvements through better use of technology and data, most notably with the development of a Single Trade Window. We have continued to explore innovation at the border...

Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Migration Act 2023: Northern Ireland (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Government receives legal advice as appropriate, on all matters related to the passage of new legislation, as part of advice from officials. Any legal advice received is subject to legal professional privilege and, as such, the Home Office does not comment on legal advice that may or may not have been sought or received.

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office does not publish data on the number of asylum seekers that have entered Northern Ireland from Great Britain. The Home Office does publish data on asylum seekers in receipt of support as part of the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’ on gov.uk. As at 31 December 2023, there were 2,839 people in receipt of asylum support in Northern Ireland. Please note that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and National Police Chiefs' Council (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Home Office Ministers and senior officials have regular bilateral meetings with the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Since May 2022, the Home Secretary has held pre-arranged meetings with the Chair of the APCC six times, and on two of those occasions the Policing Minister also joined. The Policing...


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