Results 41–60 of 2512 for speaker:Lord Sharpe of Epsom

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Immigration is a reserved matter and the Government has consistently applied immigration law on a UK-wide basis. Tackling illegal migration is a top priority for the Government and preparatory work continues to enable flights to Rwanda to begin in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Migration Act 2023: 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: Visas: Overseas Students (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office publishes data on sponsored study visas by course level in the 'Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release'. The dataset does not provide a breakdown of the UK constituent country in which the University was based.

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Due to the announcement of a general election by the Prime Minister on 22nd May 2024 and the prospective dissolution of Parliament, the Criminal Justice Bill will not be progressed in this Parliamentary session.

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

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Government remains firmly committed to Article 2 of the Windsor Framework which ensures no diminution of rights, safeguards and equality of opportunity protections set out in the relevant chapter of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement as a result of the UK leaving the EU. This judgment has no operational bearing on the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 or the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Illegal Migration Act 2023: 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: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: While the UK Government keeps the list of proscribed organisations under review, we do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not being considered for proscription. The UK Government has long been clear about our concerns over the malign activity of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The UK maintains sanctions on over 400 Iranian individuals and entities covering...

Written Answers — Home Office: Oppression: Hong Kong (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Any attempt by any foreign power to intimidate, harass or harm individuals or communities in the UK will not be tolerated. Where we identify activity that threatens individual's rights, freedoms, and safety we are front footed in deploying all the tools available to us including, where appropriate immigration action, to mitigate this. As you would expect we keep our legislative framework...

Written Answers — Home Office: Dual Nationality: Hong Kong (23 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: We do not comment on the detail of security or intelligence matters, however we continually assess potential threats to the UK public, including transnational crime and threats to individuals’ rights, freedoms, and safety. Any attempt by any foreign power, or any individuals acting on their behalf, to intimidate, harass or harm individuals or communities in the UK will not be tolerated....

Arrests and Prison Capacity - Commons Urgent Question (22 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I thank the noble Lord very much indeed for those remarks. They are very kind, and I am very grateful for them. Obviously, public safety is the Government’s priority. We fully expect the police to arrest anyone who has committed a serious crime and poses a risk to the public. Police chiefs have been very clear today that officers will arrest anyone they need to in order to keep the public...

Arrests and Prison Capacity - Commons Urgent Question (22 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I thank the noble Baroness very much for her remarks, which I very much appreciate. Obviously, much of the debate around sentencing involved a Bill that we may or may not see—we probably will not—so I will talk a bit about what we have done on prison building. We have delivered the largest prison-building programme since the Victorian era, with 10,000 of the 20,000 additional places to be...

Arrests and Prison Capacity - Commons Urgent Question (22 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The noble Baroness raised some very interesting points, which I will address in a second. To be clear, we have not asked police chiefs to stop arresting people, as I have already said. On the impact on communities, I suspect that criminals roaming free probably has a lot more impact on local communities than having them inside. On the international comparisons, I am not sure how we achieve...

Written Answers — Home Office: Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Confiscation Orders (22 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Decisions on e-bike seizure is an operational matter for Chief Officers who will decide how to deploy available resources, taking into account any specific local problems and demands. The Government will continue to support the police to ensure they have the tools needed to enforce road traffic legislation, including those relating to offences involving e-scooters.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police: Misconduct (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: A police officer’s pension can only be forfeited by a local policing body in certain circumstances, where they have been convicted of a criminal offence committed in connection with their service. This is not unique to policing and exists in other public sector pension schemes. The Government has no plans to amend this policy.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: As all detention decisions are particular to the individual concerned it would be inappropriate to predict the extent of any related future activity. The government has repeatedly stated that it will not be providing a running commentary on the removals process.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Homelessness (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office does not hold the information requested. The Home Office has a statutory obligation to provide accommodation to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute while their application for asylum is being considered. Following the service of an asylum decision, an individual continues to be an asylum seeker for the purpose of asylum support until the end of the relevant...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Hotels (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office does not hold data relating to numbers of teenage children of both sexes and room-sharing; families generally manage their own sleeping arrangements, post-allocation of beds and rooms.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Sponsorship (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Any decision to revoke a sponsor’s licence will only be done in circumstances where a sponsor has failed to meet the obligations and duties of being a sponsor such as ensuring workers are being paid the correct salary and given guaranteed work. Even then, this will only be where other action, such as an action plan to improve processes and compliance, would not be appropriate. Displaced...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports and Visas: Germany and Italy (21 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: At the Leaders’ Summit in Paris on 10 March 2023, as part of an overall agreement on migration reached with France, the UK committed to ease the travel of school groups to the UK by making changes to documentary requirements for schoolchildren on organised trips from France. This agreement is specific to France. We would consider negotiating similar arrangements with other countries if they...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Republic of Ireland (20 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: We will not be taking any steps to help migrants arriving from France move to the Republic of Ireland. However, we are clear that the Rwanda policy is an important part of the deterrent, breaking the model of the people smuggling gangs.


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