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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Homicide: Sentencing (26 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: On 8 November, the Government announced an Inquiry into the offences committed by David Fuller in Tunbridge Wells, and that we would be reviewing the existing penalty available for the offence of sexual penetration of a corpse. These reviews may highlight issues relating to the coverage of the existing offences that deal with desecration, and we will consider any changes to the law in light...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Cemeteries (25 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: As set out in our response on 23 June (UIN 16007), the reuse of burial space is a sensitive issue and any changes need careful consideration. We have not made a recent estimate of the number of cemeteries that do not have capacity for new graves, but we continue to work closely with stakeholders to build a national picture and welcome any information from burial providers about the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Dublin Regulations (25 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The UK is in discussions regarding the returns of asylum seekers to European Member States; it would not be appropriate to provide a running commentary on these negotiations. We can confirm that work is underway to secure appropriate return agreements with safe countries. Returns may also be agreed with partner countries on a case-by-case basis without formal agreements. This happened...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Dic Penderyn (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: There are no current plans to review this case.

Written Answers — Home Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is part of our New Plan for Immigration, seeks to build a fair, but firm asylum and illegal migration system. The Bill complies with the European Convention on Human Rights and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: Housing (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Accommodation costs are commercially confidential; therefore, the Home Office does not publish this information.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the answer that I gave him on this matter on 28 October. I reiterate that these crossings are dangerous and unnecessary, and that we are determined to bring them to an end and to tackle the criminality behind them. This is part of a wider European and global migration issue and we expect our international partners to engage with us to stop people making...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Home Office statisticians are currently developing systems to publish statistics on small boats and will confirm these plans in the near future.

Written Answers — Home Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (24 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Clause 9 of the Nationality and Borders Bill amends section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981 to allow a decision to deprive a person of British citizenship to be implemented in the absence of contact with a person, in specified circumstances, including where it is not reasonably practicable to give notice. The reasons why it may not be reasonably practicable to give notice could include...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (23 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Coroners are independent judicial office holders so it would be inappropriate for Ministers or their officials to interfere in the judicial decisions they make in their investigations and inquests.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners: Appeals (23 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: A coroner’s decision can be challenged by way of judicial review or in certain circumstances (where an individual considers a coroner has refused or neglected to hold an inquest which ought to be held, or where an inquest has been held and the discovery of new facts or evidence makes it desirable that another investigation should be held), through an application to the High Court, with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (22 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The New Plan for Immigration was open to people and organisations across the UK to share their views. The Government has published its findings, which can be found on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-plan-for-imm igration.

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: English Channel (22 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The UK and France maintain a longstanding relationship on tackling illegal migration at the shared border. The UK has committed several funding packages to supporting this work. Most recently, a bilateral funding arrangement was reached between the UK and France on 20 July 2021. The Home Secretary maintains regular contact with her French counterpart, Interior Minister Darmanin, on the issue...

Written Answers — Home Office: Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre: Females (22 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The new Derwentside immigration removal centre (IRC) will provide modern, decent and secure accommodation for around 80 women and we expect that the IRC will start holding women who are detained under immigration powers by the end of the year. Unlike prisons, IRCs do not operate ‘certified normal accommodation’. In order to meet operational needs and demands, we operate the immigration...

Written Answers — Home Office: Probation: Costs (22 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (“MAPPA”) are a framework of statutory arrangements, under which the Police and Prison and Probation Services, with the co-operation of other agencies, are required jointly to assess and manage the risk presented by known sexual and violent offenders in order to reduce re-offending and protect the public. We have provided the police with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Deportation (22 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The Government is clear foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them. We make every effort to ensure that a Foreign National Offender’s (FNO) removal by deportation coincides, as far as possible, with their release from prison on completion of sentence. Since January 2019 we have removed 8,441 FNOs and since April...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Correspondence (17 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: Data about intake and performance in answering MP Correspondence are published quarterly with the latest quarter available at: Customer service operations data: Q2 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and this includes data up to and including the end of quarter 2 - 2021. We are proposing the release of data for quarter 3 in due course. We do not publish average waiting times for substantive responses...

Written Answers — Home Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (17 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is part of our New Plan for Immigration, seeks to build a fair, but firm asylum and illegal migration system. The measures in the Nationality and Borders Bill relate to matters that are reserved to the UK Parliament, and so we will not be seeking a Legislative Consent Motion on these.

Written Answers — Home Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (17 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: The New Plan for Immigration was open to people and organisations across the UK to share their views. The Government has published its findings, which can be found on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-plan-for-imm igration.

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (15 Nov 2021)

Tom Pursglove: I, as the Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Migration, responded on 12 November 2021


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