Results 81–100 of 2512 for speaker:Lord Sharpe of Epsom

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I do not understand or know anything about the workings of the court processes, so I am afraid I cannot answer that question.

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: That may be the case, but, as I have repeatedly said, the Government intend to appeal the decision. Until that appeal is heard, I do not know that there is much else to say on this.

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, we do not believe that this will induce people to go to Northern Ireland. The cohort we are detaining has been considered under existing legislation, so those who are part of that cohort can and will be removed to Rwanda. There would be no benefit to their going to Northern Ireland to avoid this removal. The NABA cohort is anyone who arrived in the UK on or after 1 January 2022 and...

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I cannot make that commitment. I will come back as and when I have more to say on the subject.

Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland - Commons Urgent Question (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The noble Lord makes an interesting point but, as I say, the first step in this process is to appeal the judgment. I am sure that all other considerations will then be taken as to what might happen in the future.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: Republic of Ireland (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: We have no plans for a specific returns agreement with Ireland on the return of asylum seekers.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Israel (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Border Force’s number one priority is to keep our borders safe and secure, and we will never compromise on this. Border Force would not comment on individual policies that could jeopardise border security. Border Force performs checks on 100% of passengers arriving at the UK border on scheduled services, enabling interventions against those known or suspected to pose a risk to the national...

Written Answers — Home Office: Cybersecurity: General Elections (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The safety of our elected representatives is essential to the security of our country. Protecting our democratic values and processes is one of the most important duties of government. That is why the Government will take every possible step to safeguard the people, processes, and institutions upon which our democracy relies. On 28th February the Prime Minister announced the Government was...

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Police and Crime Commissioners are not currently entitled to any winding up payments, or a loss of office payment, if they lose their seat at an election.

Written Answers — Home Office: Police and Crime Commissioners: Training (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: The Home Office has provided a grant to the APCC for 2023/24 and 2024/25 for a programme of work that includes the development and delivery of a comprehensive induction programme for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) following the elections in May. The programme will cover the fundamentals of the role, working with and getting the best out of the Office of the Police and Crime...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Israel (15 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: Border Force does not publish information on operational activities. Doing so would publicise operational practices which would be used to assist in the evasion of customs controls and compromise border security. However, the Home Office published data can be found at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/65d887a154f1e...

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules - Motion to Regret (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid I cannot but, for now, at least means at least.

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules - Motion to Regret (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: With respect, I did. It is all very well to lob accusations of a lack of courtesy, but I do not think that is entirely fair. I think I dealt with the House with a great deal of courtesy.

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules - Motion to Regret (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My Lords, I thank noble Lords who have contributed to the debate. Before I get to do the “bad cop” thing, I ask the noble Lord, Lord Empey, to send me Mr Ferguson’s details, and I will of course happily look into his case. Before getting on to the detail of the regret Motions, can I set out some background about the decision to raise the minimum income requirement, to which I shall...

Russia - Statement (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: On the first part of my noble friend’s question, I do not know the precise answer to whether or not we can act unilaterally. I imagine that that is the case, but I would question whether it would have much utility. By definition, the threat is a global one and the co-ordinated response will be much more significant if we take it with our allies and friends than if we go it alone. As for...

Russia - Statement (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I am afraid that I do not have information on that. I shall write to the noble Lord.

Russia - Statement (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: My noble friend raises a poignant and pertinent issue. Of course, our sympathies go to the parents of those children. Is there much else that I can say? I am afraid that I do not think that there is, as regards financial help. I hear what my noble friend says, and it is obviously something that I shall take back to the department. I do not know whether it is an appropriate thing for the Home...

Russia - Statement (14 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I thank both noble Lords for their remarks. I will briefly outline a few highlights, as it were, from the Statement given by the Home Secretary last week, because it has been a few days and we need to tease out and probe a few important points. My right honourable friend the Home Secretary pointed out in the other place that the Prime Minister said in Poland last month that we are at a...

Passport e-Gates Network Outage - Statement (13 May 2024)

Lord Sharpe of Epsom: I will address the last points first. As I said, it was not a software issue that caused this particular outage, so I can deal with that relatively straightforwardly. As regards government contracts, as the noble Lord will be aware, I think they are all published on GOV.UK. I am not sure if this one was or if I am wrong there, but I will check and find out and come back as required.


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