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Lord Grocott

Labour - Life peer

1 APPG membership (as of 17 Nov 2021)
Heritage Rail
1 Former APPG membership
Lithuania
International Relations and Defence Committee
25th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
Leader's Group on Working Practices
27th Jul 2010 - 26th Apr 2011
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
10th Jun 2002 - 28th Nov 2008
Communications and Digital Committee
18th Feb 2008 - 26th Nov 2008
Procedure and Privileges Committee
10th Jun 2002 - 28th Jan 2008
Committee of Selection (Lords)
10th Jun 2002 - 28th Jan 2008
Administration and Works Committee (Lords)
10th Jun 2002 - 28th Jan 2008
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords)
29th May 2002 - 25th Jan 2008
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2002 - 18th Nov 2004
House of Lords Offices Committee
10th Jun 2002 - 7th Nov 2002
Refreshment Sub Committee
10th Jun 2002 - 7th Nov 2002
Lord in Waiting (Whip)
11th Jun 2001 - 29th May 2002


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 7th December 2021
09:45
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14th December 2021
09:45
Division Votes
Monday 29th November 2021
Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL]
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 78 Labour Aye votes vs 4 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 147 Noes - 211
Speeches
Friday 3rd December 2021
House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL]

My Lords, it is my pleasure to present to the House a simple, two-clause Bill that costs nothing and hurts …

Written Answers
Monday 22nd November 2021
Israel and Russia: Politics and Government
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to UN member states that have annexed parts …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 7th June 2021
House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL] 2021-22
A Bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 so as to abolish the system of by-elections for hereditary …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Grocott has voted in 146 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord True (Conservative)
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
(15 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(6 debate interactions)
Lord Strathclyde (Conservative)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(31 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(15 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(4 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Grocott, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


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Lord Grocott has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

4 Bills introduced by Lord Grocott


A Bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 to remove the by-election system for the election of hereditary peers.


Last Event - Committee: 1st Sitting : House Of Lords
Friday 9th December 2016

A Bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 so as to abolish the system of by-elections for hereditary peers


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Friday 3rd December 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 so as to abolish the system of by-elections for hereditary peers


Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Friday 13th March 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Thursday 12th June 2014

Lord Grocott has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


51 Written Questions in the current parliament

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5 Other Department Questions
16th Nov 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of delivering each of the seven hereditary peer by-elections this year in respect of (1) outside contractors, and (2) the time of House staff.

There have been five hereditary peer by-elections this year, with three Conservative vacancies filled by means of a single by-election. The cost in respect of outside contractors was as follows:

Date

Civica invoice (inclusive of VAT)

Mar, C. – Whole House

June 2021

£1,440

Selborne, E., Denham, L., Selsdon, L. (combined) – Conservative

June 2021

£600

Elton, L. — Whole House

July 2021

£1,440

Rea, L. – Labour

July 2021

£0 (no ballot)

Simon, V. – Whole House

November 2021

£1,440

TOTAL

£4,920

These costs were in addition to the cost of House of Lords staff time spent organising the by-elections. Such time forms part of their normal duties and therefore cannot be costed separately.

13th Oct 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many Private Members’ Bills in each of the last five sessions were introduced in the House of Lords; and, for each session, how many of them received Royal Assent.

The figures for private members’ bills that started in the House of Lords are set out below. Figures are provided from the 2014–15 session, as the 2019 session lasted less than a month, up to and including the present session to date.

Session

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–19

2019

2019–21

2021–22 to date

PMBs introduced in the House of Lords

34

48

51

74

40

86

30

Lords-starting PMBs receiving Royal Assent

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

21st Jul 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, following the recent hereditary peers by-election after the retirement of Lord Elton, how many peers (1) were entitled to vote, (2) voted; how many ballot papers were spoilt; and what the percentage turnout was.

The details of the by-election to replace Lord Elton are as follows:

Vacancy Created By:

Number of Members eligible to vote:

Number of Members who voted:

Number of spoiled ballot papers:

Percentage turnout:

Lord Elton

785

237

0

30%

30th Jun 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, in the hereditary peers' by-election following the retirement of the Countess of Mar, (1) how many peers were entitled to vote, (2) how many peers voted, (3) how many ballot papers were spoiled, and (4) what was the percentage turnout.

The details of the by-election to replace the Countess of Mar are as follows:

Vacancy Created By:

Number of Members eligible to vote:

Number of Members who voted:

Number of spoiled ballot papers:

Percentage turnout:

The Countess of Mar

783

317

0

40%

7th Jun 2021
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans he has to arrange for media access to the counts for by-elections of hereditary peers.

The Procedure and Privileges Committee agreed on 2 March that the forthcoming hereditary peer by-elections to replace the Earl of Selborne, Lord Denham, Lord Selsdon, the Countess of Mar, Lord Rea and Lord Elton should be carried out using electronic means. Electors will vote using a secure on-line portal. The count will be an electronic process with the manual addition of a small number of postal ballots. There are no plans to allow media access to the count as it is an electronic process. Full details of the results will be available to the media and other interested parties on-line after the result has been announced in the Chamber.

9th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord True on 11 February (HL12711) and 8 March (HL13422), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what is their assessment of the equivalent figures for (1) the Labour, and (2) the Liberal Democrat, Party when following a similar methodology to the one used to determine underrepresentation of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords.

Reflecting the method in my previous answers, the Liberal Democrat party is over-represented; the Conservative Party is significantly under-represented; the Labour Party has a proportion of seats in this House that is less than its seat share in the Commons, but not by a significant amount.

Notwithstanding that, there are different ways of assessing the issue. For example, one may wish to consider the share of this House excluding cross-benchers and bishops, or look at composition of peers taking a political whip. Under both measures, Liberal Democrats are significantly over-represented.

The noble Lord will be able to make his own further calculations from public domain information, if he wishes.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
22nd Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 February (HL12711), what is their assessment of the equivalent figures for (1) the Labour, and (2) the Liberal Democrat, Party when following a similar methodology to the one used to determine underrepresentation of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords.

Based on that methodology, my assessment is that the Liberal Democrat Party, in particular, is significantly over-represented in the House of Lords.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
28th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord True on 27 January (HL Deb, col 1600), what is the statistical basis for the statement that "the Conservative Party has been underrepresented in your Lordships’ House".

The Conservative voice is under-represented in the Lords and has been for some time. The Conservative Party has been the largest party in the 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019 general elections. In the 2019 general election, Conservatives won 56 per cent of the seats. Yet the Conservative Party still only has 33 per cent of the seats in the Lords, a figure which has remained substantively unchanged despite that repeated pattern of strong electoral support.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
30th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the representation of the (1) Conservative, (2) Labour, and (3) Liberal Democrat, parties in the House of Lords; and what plans they have to take that level of representation into account in any future recommendations for life peerage appointments to the House.

Members of the House of Lords are appointed from a wide range of backgrounds to ensure the House is able to carry out its scrutiny work effectively. In line with established convention, the number of nominations to be offered to individual political parties is a matter for the Prime Minister.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 August (HL7357), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what was the total cost of the work of the four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions, from the passage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 to the publication of their reports of September 2018.

The total expenditure of the Boundary Commissions for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland in the period 2010/11 to 2017/18, and up to September 2018 in 2018/19, was £15.6m. This includes the cost of the 2018 Boundary Review which was approximately £7.1m.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of secondary schools are now academies.

In May 2020, there are 2,675 secondary academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs), out of a total of 3,453 state-funded secondary schools. This is 77% of all secondary schools. Please note that the number of secondary schools includes middle deemed secondary schools, 16+ schools, all through schools and secondary schools.

Academy trusts may comprise of either one phase of education, or multiple phases of education. The table below provides the number of academies within academy trusts that have at least one secondary academy. The number of academies within these trusts also includes primary, special and alternative provision (AP) academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs.

Table 1: Number of academy trusts, by size of academy trust, and number of academies within those trusts

Number of academies in a trust

Number of academy trusts with one or more secondary academy

Number of primary, secondary, special and AP academies within these trusts

1

786

786

2

138

276

3

106

318

4

77

308

5

72

360

More than 5

277

3574

Total

1456

5622

Source: Get information about schools, taken from 1 May 2020.

12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary academy trusts comprise: (1) single academies, (2) two academies, (3) three academies, (4) four academies, and (5) five academies.

In May 2020, there are 2,675 secondary academies, free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges (UTCs), out of a total of 3,453 state-funded secondary schools. This is 77% of all secondary schools. Please note that the number of secondary schools includes middle deemed secondary schools, 16+ schools, all through schools and secondary schools.

Academy trusts may comprise of either one phase of education, or multiple phases of education. The table below provides the number of academies within academy trusts that have at least one secondary academy. The number of academies within these trusts also includes primary, special and alternative provision (AP) academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs.

Table 1: Number of academy trusts, by size of academy trust, and number of academies within those trusts

Number of academies in a trust

Number of academy trusts with one or more secondary academy

Number of primary, secondary, special and AP academies within these trusts

1

786

786

2

138

276

3

106

318

4

77

308

5

72

360

More than 5

277

3574

Total

1456

5622

Source: Get information about schools, taken from 1 May 2020.

8th Jun 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government which parts of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill would not have been allowed had the UK remained a member of the EU.

The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill goes further than Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU in a number of ways. In particular The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill introduces a proportionate accountability mechanism, involving the Animal Sentience Committee. It applies to all policy areas and has no exemptions.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for International Development's budget relates to Africa south of the Sahara.

The UK spends more than £5 billion in ODA in Africa each year, through both country specific bilateral programming and through UK funding to multilateral organisations.

Details of DFID spend are contained in Statistics on International Development. The most recent publication contains provisional aid spend for 2019 and shows DFID region or country specific bilateral official development assistance (ODA) spend in Africa in 2019 was £2.448 billion.

In addition to region/country specific bilateral ODA, £2.607 billion was spent on projects where it has not been possible to assign to any single recipient country or region. A proportion of this will have been spent in Africa.

DFID’s total ODA spend in 2019 was £11.107 billion.

Spend in Africa above does not include imputed shares of UK funding to the general core budgets of multilateral organisations. The latest spend numbers available are for 2018, and show the imputed UK share of Multilateral Net ODA spent in sub-Saharan Africa was £2.2 billion.

6th Sep 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what the current annual cost of the Trade Envoy programme is.

In 2019-20 the cost of the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Programme was £651,387. All costs incurred are subject to departmental restrictions and guidelines which apply to the programme’s use of public funds.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
6th Sep 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government to list the current trade envoys broken down by their membership of the (1) Conservative party, (2) Labour party, (3) Liberal Democrat party, (4) Crossbench group in the House of Lords, and (5) Non-affiliated peers in the House of Lords.

There are currently 36 Trade Envoys. A full list including their political affiliation is below.

Trade Envoy

Political party

1

Andrew Selous

Conservative (1)

2

Baroness Hooper

Conservative (1)

3

Baroness Meyer

Conservative (1)

4

Baroness Morris of Bolton

Conservative (1)

5

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

Conservative (1)

6

Conor Burns

Conservative (1)

7

Damien Moore

Conservative (1)

8

Daniel Kawczynski

Conservative (1)

9

Darren Henry

Conservative (1)

10

David Mundell

Conservative (1)

11

Dr. Andrew Murrison

Conservative (1)

12

Felicity Buchan

Conservative (1)

13

Heather Wheeler

Conservative (1)

14

Helen Grant

Conservative (1)

15

Katherine Fletcher

Conservative (1)

16

Laurence Robertson

Conservative (1)

17

Lord Astor of Hever

Conservative (1)

18

Lord Lamont

Conservative (1)

19

Lord Popat

Conservative (1)

20

Lord Risby of Haverhill

Conservative (1)

21

Marco Longhi

Conservative (1)

22

Mark Eastwood

Conservative (1)

23

Mark Garnier

Conservative (1)

24

Mark Menzies

Conservative (1)

25

Martin Vickers

Conservative (1)

26

Richard Graham

Conservative (1)

27

Theo Clarke

Conservative (1)

28

Lord Faulkner

Labour (2)

29

Rushanara Ali

Labour (2)

30

Stephen Timms

Labour (2)

31

Lord Botham

Crossbench (4)

32

Baroness Hoey

Non-affiliated (5)

33

Lord Austin

Non-affiliated (5)

34

Lord Davies of Abersoch

Non-affiliated (5)

35

Lord Walney

Non-affiliated (5)

36

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

Democratic Unionist Party

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
6th Sep 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the change in title from the Prime Minister's Trade Envoys to Trade Envoys indicates a change in accountability.

There has been no change in title or accountability of the ‘Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys’, however the formal title is occasionally shortened to ‘Trade Envoys’ for brevity.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
6th Sep 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors determine which of the UK's trading partners are allocated a trade envoy.

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy Programme supports British businesses overseas and attracts investment into the UK. The programme works in collaboration with other trade promotion activities, and it focuses on emerging and high growth markets where additional senior interactions can be valuable, or larger economies where multiple interactions at different levels are effective. Trade Envoys are appointed to markets where there are opportunities to increase bilateral trade.

The Department for International Trade is constantly reviewing suitable countries, regions, and markets to identify where the appointment of a Trade Envoy can be of greatest benefit to the trade and investment aims of the UK, with the Prime Minister ultimately making the decision to appoint.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
10th Mar 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 22 February (HL13173) and 9 March (HL13586), to list in the body of their answer which specific countries they have secured continuity trade agreements with since the UK’s departure from the EU.

In addition to our deal with the EU, we have secured trade agreements with 66 non-EU countries, covering £890 billion of trade in total (2019 data). These are:

Albania;

Antigua and Barbuda;

Barbados;

The Bahamas;

Belize;

Botswana;

Cameroon;

Canada;

Colombia;

Côte d’Ivoire (The Ivory Coast);

Costa Rica;

Chile;

Dominica;

The Dominican Republic;

Ecuador;

Egypt;

El Salvador;

Eswatini (Swaziland);

The Faroe Islands;

Fiji;

Ghana;

Grenada;

Guyana;

Guatemala;

Georgia;

Honduras;

Iceland;

Israel;

Japan;

Jordan;

Jamaica;

Kenya;

Kosovo;

Lebanon;

Lesotho;

Liechtenstein;

Mexico;

Morocco;

Moldova;

Mozambique;

Mauritius;

Nicaragua;

Norway;

North Macedonia;

Namibia;

Peru;

Panama;

Papua New Guinea;

The Palestinian Authority;

Saint Lucia;

St. Vincent and the Grenadines;

Samoa;

The Solomon Islands;

St. Kitts and Nevis;

The Seychelles;

South Africa;

Switzerland;

Singapore;

South Korea;

Suriname;

Trinidad and Tobago;

Tunisia;

Turkey;

Ukraine;

Vietnam; and

Zimbabwe.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
9th Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK's departure from the EU, which countries they have signed continuity trade agreements with.

We have secured trade agreements with 64 non-EU countries. Total trade with these countries was worth £216 billion in 2019. This accounts for 97% of the value of trade with non-EU countries that we set out to secure agreements with at the start of the trade continuity programme.

After the transition period began, we expanded the ambition of our programme above and beyond this original scope, securing agreements with Japan, Turkey, Vietnam and Singapore, which together accounted for £71 billion of trade in 2019.

All countries with which the United Kingdom has a trade deal are set out on GOV.UK.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
25th Jan 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government to list all current appointments to the Trade Envoy Programme, detailing for each individual (1) the date of their appointment, (2) the countries to which they are assigned, and (3) the political party or grouping to which they belong.

There are currently 30 Trade Envoys. A full list including their date of appointment, assigned markets and political affiliation is attached.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
19th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish the party or group affiliations of UK trade envoys.

A written ministerial statement was laid in both Houses on Monday, 5th October listing all the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys. We have no plans to publish further information on party or group as this is already in the public domain.

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel
Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 August (HL7358), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what are the (1) absolute numbers, and (2) proportions of commuters, travelling into by London by (a) rail including London Underground, (b) bus, (c) car, (d) bicycle, and (e) motor cycle.

The 2018 ONS Labour Force Survey found that of those who worked in London, and reported a usual method of travel to work (a) 46% travelled by rail, (b) 12% by bus, (c) 27% by car, (d) 5% by bicycle and (e) 1% by motorcycle, the remaining 10% by other methods.

Based on this, an estimated (a) 1,790,000 people travelled by rail, (b) 471,000 by bus, (c) 1,066,000 by car, (d) 178,000 by bicycle and (e) 39,000 by motorcycle and 380,000 by other methods. These estimates are based on those in the survey with a work place in London and reporting a usual method of travel to work and as such may not cover all work-related travel activity into London.

The department will publish the 2019 modal analysis using the 2019 ONS Labour Force Survey in due course.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) absolute numbers, and (2) proportions of commuters, travelling into by London by (a) rail including London Underground, (b) bus, (c) car, (d) bicycle, and (e) motor cycle.

To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department for Transport provides statistics on transport use by mode, published every Wednesday. Data on usage of the different transport modes is available on GOV.UK.

This includes usage of Tube and Bus in London compared to a pre Covid-19 baseline. Specific data on the purpose of a journey (e.g. commuting) by mode is not available for the Covid-19 period yet. Historic data on this can be found in the National Travel Survey and in Transport Statistics Great Britain both available on GOV.UK.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the franchise of each Train Operating Companies is due for renewal.

The attached table shows the renewal date for all franchise agreements.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
12th May 2020
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the current outstanding by-elections for hereditary peers, indicating in each case the numbers of electors to be involved.

The by-elections for hereditary peers currently outstanding are to fill the vacancies left by the retirements of the Earl of Selborne and the Countess of Mar. In respect of the vacancy created by the retirement of the Earl of Selborne the remaining 46 Conservative excepted hereditary peers are eligible to vote. In respect of the vacancy created by the retirement of the Countess of Mar the whole House is entitled to vote to fill the vacancy as she was elected by the whole House to act as a Deputy Chairman.

8th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to UN member states that have annexed parts of neighbouring states, in particular, in respect of (1) Russia's annexation of Crimea, and (2) Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights.

Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law. Any declaration of a unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules-based international order and the UN Charter.

The UK does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. We continue to make clear to Moscow that Crimea is, and will remain part of, Ukraine.

We have used our G7 Presidency to keep Crimea high on the international agenda, as shown by our G7 Foreign Ministers' statements on Crimea in March and April and the G7 Cornwall Summit communiqué in June, in which leaders reiterated their support for the Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and called on Russia to withdraw troops and materiel from Crimea. We strongly support the establishment of the International Crimea Platform, as a means to raise global ambition on Crimea and hold Russia to account for its actions. We will continue to call for international monitoring missions to have access to Crimea, currently denied by Russia.

The UK's position on the status of the Occupied Golan Heights is well-known and has not changed. We do not consider them part of the territory of the State of Israel.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
12th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Israel in respect of Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

We made clear our deep concerns about reports that the new Israeli Government coalition has reached an agreement which may pave the way for annexation of parts of the West Bank at the UN Security Council remote meeting on the Middle East Peace Process on 23 April. The UK position is clear: any unilateral moves towards annexation of parts of the West Bank by Israel would be damaging to efforts to restart peace negotiations and contrary to international law. The Prime Minister reiterated our opposition to the unilateral annexation of territory during a call with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on 6 February.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
17th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Russia's activities in the Crimean Peninsula.

On 18 March the Foreign Secretary made a statement condemning the illegal annexation of Crimea and called on Russia to release the 90 political prisoners held in Crimea and Russia, and end its unlawful control of the peninsula.

The Russian illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 was a flagrant violation of a number of Russia's international commitments, including under the UN Charter, the OSCE Helsinki Final Act and the Budapest memorandum. The UK's position is clear - we will never recognise Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Russia must fully respect Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity. The ongoing militarisation of the peninsula, together with restrictions imposed by Russia on international shipping passing through the Kerch Strait, presents a serious security threat to the Black Sea region. We are also deeply concerned about the ongoing human rights violations experienced by ethnic and religious minorities in Crimea. What Russia has done and continues to do in Crimea breaches its obligations under international law and presents a serious challenge to the international rules-based order.

17th Mar 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel's activities in the Golan Heights.

The UK's position on the status of the Occupied Golan Heights is clear and has not changed. In line with international law, and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, notably Resolutions 242 and 497, we do not recognise Israel's sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, including the Golan Heights, and we do not consider them part of the territory of the State of Israel.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
17th Mar 2020
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answers by the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith) on 4 July 2018 (HL8851) and 18 July 2018 (HL9279), what hereditary peer by-elections have taken place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999 since the retirement of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley on 9 May 2018; and in each of those by-elections, how many (1) candidates, and (2) electors, there were; and what was (a) the number of votes cast for the winning candidate, and (b) the percentage of the electorate who voted, in each case.

Since the retirement of Earl Baldwin of Bewdley there have been hereditary peer by-elections held following the deaths of Viscount Slim and Lord Skelmersdale and the retirements of Lord Northbourne and Lord Glentoran. The details of each by-election are as follows:

Vacancy created by

Number of candidates

Number of electors

Number of votes cast for winner

Turnout

Full details

Lord Glentoran

11

47

26

91.48%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2018/Hereditary-peers-by-election-result-(Glentoran).pdf

Lord Northbourne

11

31

14

93.54%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2018/Result-by-election-28-11-18.pdf

Lord Skelmersdale

16

785

110

32.99%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2019/Result-by-election-23-01-19.pdf

Viscount Slim

14

31

18

90.32%

https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-information-office/2019/Result-by-election-27-03-19.pdf

3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in the West Midlands.

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in the East Midlands.

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in Yorkshire and the Humber.

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in North West England.

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
3rd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in North East England.

[Answer] The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the tables below show the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

West Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,666

147

Warwickshire

1,035

179

West Mercia

2,219

172

West Midlands

6,516

223

West Midlands

11,436

193

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

East Midlands as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,849

174

Leicestershire

1,979

180

Lincolnshire

1,067

140

Northamptonshire

1,272

169

Nottinghamshire

2,072

178

East Midlands

8,239

170

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

1,966

211

North Yorkshire

1,481

179

South Yorkshire

2,437

173

West Yorkshire

5,342

229

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,226

204

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,088

196

Cumbria

1,221

244

Greater Manchester

6,866

242

Lancashire

2,999

199

Merseyside

3,629

254

North West

16,803

229

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

North East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,325

233

Durham

1,141

179

Northumbria

3,155

216

North East

5,621

211

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

Greater London as at 31 March 20201,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

759

..

Metropolitan Police

32,199

360

Greater London

32,958

368

  1. Figures provided are on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

West Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Staffordshire

1,703

150

Warwickshire

1,041

180

West Mercia

2,279

176

West Midlands

6,983

238

West Midlands

12,006

202

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

East Midlands as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Derbyshire

1,899

179

Leicestershire

2,114

192

Lincolnshire

1,089

143

Northamptonshire

1,368

182

Nottinghamshire

2,121

183

East Midlands

8,591

178

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Yorkshire and the Humber as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Humberside

2,028

217

North Yorkshire

1,533

185

South Yorkshire

2,624

186

West Yorkshire

5,494

236

Yorkshire and the Humber

11,679

212

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cheshire

2,164

203

Cumbria

1,251

250

Greater Manchester

7,018

247

Lancashire

3,088

205

Merseyside

3,698

259

North West

17,219

235

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

North East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Cleveland

1,392

245

Durham

1,180

185

Northumbria

3,344

228

North East

5,916

222

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

Greater London as at 30 September 20202,3

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

London, City of

822

..

Metropolitan Police

33,782

377

Greater London

34,604

386

  1. Figures provided are on a headcount basis

3. City of London per capita analysis is omitted due to its disproportionately small permanent population.

These figures are calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9278), what was the total number of police officers in England in 2010.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin.

From this data collection, the table below shows the total number of police officers in England in 2010, 2015 and the latest year for which figures are available (the year ending 31 March 2020) on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis and on a headcount basis.

Total Police Officers (England)

Year ending 31 March…

FTE

Headcount

2010

136,365

138,551

2015

120,437

123,017

2020

122,112

124,492

The Home Office has also recently started collecting and publishing police officer numbers (on a headcount basis only) on a quarterly basis to report the progress of the Police Uplift Programme. The Programme is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. Taken from this new data series, the number of police officers in England from October 2019 to September 2020 on a headcount basis is shown in the table below.

Police Officers (England)

Month

Headcount

Oct-19

120570

Nov-19

121331

Dec-19

121607

Jan-20

122291

Feb-20

122924

Mar-20

124492

Apr-20

124768

May-20

125109

Jun-20

125933

Jul-20

127000

Aug-20

127257

Sep-20

127611

These data are collected and published on a headcount basis and are therefore not comparable to the FTE figures published in the long-running ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ bulletin. The latest Police Uplift quarterly publication covering the period to September 2020 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9278), what was the total number of police officers in England in 2015.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin.

From this data collection, the table below shows the total number of police officers in England in 2010, 2015 and the latest year for which figures are available (the year ending 31 March 2020) on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis and on a headcount basis.

Total Police Officers (England)

Year ending 31 March…

FTE

Headcount

2010

136,365

138,551

2015

120,437

123,017

2020

122,112

124,492

The Home Office has also recently started collecting and publishing police officer numbers (on a headcount basis only) on a quarterly basis to report the progress of the Police Uplift Programme. The Programme is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. Taken from this new data series, the number of police officers in England from October 2019 to September 2020 on a headcount basis is shown in the table below.

Police Officers (England)

Month

Headcount

Oct-19

120570

Nov-19

121331

Dec-19

121607

Jan-20

122291

Feb-20

122924

Mar-20

124492

Apr-20

124768

May-20

125109

Jun-20

125933

Jul-20

127000

Aug-20

127257

Sep-20

127611

These data are collected and published on a headcount basis and are therefore not comparable to the FTE figures published in the long-running ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ bulletin. The latest Police Uplift quarterly publication covering the period to September 2020 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9278), what was the total number of police officers in the latest year for which figures are available.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin.

From this data collection, the table below shows the total number of police officers in England in 2010, 2015 and the latest year for which figures are available (the year ending 31 March 2020) on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis and on a headcount basis.

Total Police Officers (England)

Year ending 31 March…

FTE

Headcount

2010

136,365

138,551

2015

120,437

123,017

2020

122,112

124,492

The Home Office has also recently started collecting and publishing police officer numbers (on a headcount basis only) on a quarterly basis to report the progress of the Police Uplift Programme. The Programme is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. Taken from this new data series, the number of police officers in England from October 2019 to September 2020 on a headcount basis is shown in the table below.

Police Officers (England)

Month

Headcount

Oct-19

120570

Nov-19

121331

Dec-19

121607

Jan-20

122291

Feb-20

122924

Mar-20

124492

Apr-20

124768

May-20

125109

Jun-20

125933

Jul-20

127000

Aug-20

127257

Sep-20

127611

These data are collected and published on a headcount basis and are therefore not comparable to the FTE figures published in the long-running ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ bulletin. The latest Police Uplift quarterly publication covering the period to September 2020 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in South West England.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the table below shows the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

South West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon & Somerset

2,803

163

Devon & Cornwall

3,100

175

Dorset

1,238

160

Gloucestershire

1,176

185

Wiltshire

1,007

139

South West Total

9,324

166

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

South East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2,692

135

Kent

3,780

203

Surrey

1,928

161

Sussex

2,717

159

Thames Valley

4,310

178

South East Total

15,428

168

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

Eastern region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1,262

187

Cambridgeshire

1,545

181

Essex

3,298

179

Hertfordshire

2,086

175

Norfolk

1,665

183

Suffolk

1,219

160

Eastern Total

11,076

178

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

South West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon and Somerset

2965

172

Devon and Cornwall

3273

185

Dorset

1306

169

Gloucestershire

1231

193

Wiltshire

1042

144

South West

9817

175

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

South East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2893

145

Kent

3898

210

Surrey

2041

171

Sussex

2904

170

Thames Valley

4510

186

South East

16246

177

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

Eastern region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1317

195

Cambridgeshire

1625

190

Essex

3398

184

Hertfordshire

2187

184

Norfolk

1737

191

Suffolk

1269

167

Eastern

11533

185

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

These figures calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in South East England.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the table below shows the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

South West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon & Somerset

2,803

163

Devon & Cornwall

3,100

175

Dorset

1,238

160

Gloucestershire

1,176

185

Wiltshire

1,007

139

South West Total

9,324

166

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

South East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2,692

135

Kent

3,780

203

Surrey

1,928

161

Sussex

2,717

159

Thames Valley

4,310

178

South East Total

15,428

168

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

Eastern region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1,262

187

Cambridgeshire

1,545

181

Essex

3,298

179

Hertfordshire

2,086

175

Norfolk

1,665

183

Suffolk

1,219

160

Eastern Total

11,076

178

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

South West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon and Somerset

2965

172

Devon and Cornwall

3273

185

Dorset

1306

169

Gloucestershire

1231

193

Wiltshire

1042

144

South West

9817

175

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

South East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2893

145

Kent

3898

210

Surrey

2041

171

Sussex

2904

170

Thames Valley

4510

186

South East

16246

177

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

Eastern region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1317

195

Cambridgeshire

1625

190

Essex

3398

184

Hertfordshire

2187

184

Norfolk

1737

191

Suffolk

1269

167

Eastern

11533

185

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

These figures calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
2nd Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9280), how many police officers there are per head of the population in each Police Force Area in the East of England.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. From Table H4 in the data tables published alongside this bulletin, the table below shows the total number of police officers and the number of police officers per 100,000 population in each force of the relevant regions requested as at 31 March 2020.

South West region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon & Somerset

2,803

163

Devon & Cornwall

3,100

175

Dorset

1,238

160

Gloucestershire

1,176

185

Wiltshire

1,007

139

South West Total

9,324

166

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

South East region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2,692

135

Kent

3,780

203

Surrey

1,928

161

Sussex

2,717

159

Thames Valley

4,310

178

South East Total

15,428

168

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

Eastern region as at 31 March 20201

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1,262

187

Cambridgeshire

1,545

181

Essex

3,298

179

Hertfordshire

2,086

175

Norfolk

1,665

183

Suffolk

1,219

160

Eastern Total

11,076

178

  1. The figures provided are on a full-time equivalent basis

More recent figures are available, but on a headcount basis that is not comparable with previous publications reporting on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis. The tables below provide the total number of officers and total officers per 100,000 population on a headcount basis as at 30 September 2020.

South West region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Avon and Somerset

2965

172

Devon and Cornwall

3273

185

Dorset

1306

169

Gloucestershire

1231

193

Wiltshire

1042

144

South West

9817

175

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

South East region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Hampshire

2893

145

Kent

3898

210

Surrey

2041

171

Sussex

2904

170

Thames Valley

4510

186

South East

16246

177

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

Eastern region as at 30 September 20202

Total Officers

Officers per 100,000 population

Bedfordshire

1317

195

Cambridgeshire

1625

190

Essex

3398

184

Hertfordshire

2187

184

Norfolk

1737

191

Suffolk

1269

167

Eastern

11533

185

  1. The figures provided are on a headcount basis

These figures calculated using data from the Home Office’s new quarterly Police Uplift publication, reporting the progress of the Police Uplift Programme that is delivering on the current Government’s manifesto pledge to recruit 20,000 additional police officers in England and Wales by March 2023. The latest Uplift publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-officer-uplift-quarterly-update-to-september-2020

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
19th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of police officers in England (1) in 2010, (2) in 2015, and (3) in the latest year for which figures are available.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin. We have attached the information due to the size of the data which would exceed the word limit for responses to written parliamentary questions

The latest available data in this statistical series, broken down by Police Force Area, cover the situation as at 31 March 2020, and can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2020

Table H4 of the accompanying data tables provide information on the number of police officers per 100,000 population by Police Force Area. Open Data tables, which contain the number of officers in each Police Force Area since 2007, are also available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-open-data-tables

While the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin remains the key measure of the size of the police workforce, as part of the Police Officer Uplift Programme, the Home Office also publishes a quarterly update on the number of officers (headcount) in England and Wales. Data are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-officer-uplift-statistics

We have attached the information due to the size of the data which would exceed the word limit for responses to written parliamentary questions

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
19th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers there are per head of population in each policing area in England.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the size and composition of the police workforce in England and Wales on a biannual basis in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin.

The latest available data in this statistical series, broken down by Police Force Area, cover the situation as at 31 March 2020, and can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2020

Table H4 of the accompanying data tables provide information on the number of police officers per 100,000 population by Police Force Area. Open Data tables, which contain the number of officers in each Police Force Area since 2007, are also available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-open-data-tables

While the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin remains the key measure of the size of the police workforce, as part of the Police Officer Uplift Programme, the Home Office also publishes a quarterly update on the number of officers (headcount) in England and Wales. Data are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-officer-uplift-statistics

We have attached the information due to the size of the data which would exceed the word limit for responses to written parliamentary questions.

Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
9th Feb 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 6 August 2020 (HL7356), how much have the ten largest deployments of UK armed forces overseas increased or decreased over the past five years.

A summary of the ten largest deployments of military personnel over the past five years has been extracted from the annual statistics published on GOV.uk, and captured in the table below:

Year

1-Apr-15

1-Apr-16

1-Apr-17

1-Apr-18

1-Apr-19

1-Apr-20

Total Overseas

15,300

10,560

9,260

9,040

8,220

6,050

Cyprus

2,400

2,250

2,250

2,160

2,150

2,290

United States

610

670

820

920

790

730

Germany

10,020

5,310

3,870

3,580

2,850

540

Belgium

310

290

290

280

290

290

Canada

280

260

290

280

310

260

Kenya

200

260

250

250

260

250

Italy

180

180

180

190

180

180

Gibraltar

160

160

160

170

160

160

Brunei

160

160

170

170

180

160

Saudi Arabia

120

130

120

120

120

130

Source: Defence Statistics

Annual statistics on the locations of UK Armed Forces across the globe can be accessed using the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/location-of-all-uk-regular-service-and-civilian-personnel-annual-statistics-index

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 6 August (HL7356), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many serving members of the UK armed forces are stationed abroad, listed by country of assignment.

The number of Service members of the UK Armed Forces stationed abroad is 6,050. The table below details the country of assignment.

Country

Number of personnel

Germany

540

Cyprus

2,290

Belgium

290

Gibraltar

160

Italy

180

Netherlands

120

Portugal

20

Norway

40

France

60

Czech Republic

20

Denmark

10

Spain

30

Georgia

10

Afghanistan (locally engaged civilians)

80

Brunei

160

British Indian Ocean Territory (including Diego Garcia)

40

Nepal

20

Pakistan

10

Singapore

10

Saudi Arabia

130

Oman

110

Bahrain

20

Kuwait

40

Jordan

20

Turkey

40

United Arab Emirates

50

Israel

10

Qatar

30

Kenya

250

Sierra Leone

10

South Africa

10

Nigeria

20

Somalia

10

United States of America

730

Canada

260

Belize

30

South America

10

Falkland Islands

70

Australia

60

New Zealand

10

Unallocated

20

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
27th Jul 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving members of the UK armed forces are stationed abroad, listed by country of assignment.

The stationed locations of UK Armed Forces across the globe and within the UK are detailed in the annual statistics published on 9 July 2020. This can be accessed using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-uk-regular-service-and-civilian-personnel-annual-statistics-2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/location-of-uk-regular-service-and-civilian-personnel-annual-statistics-2020

Further information on UK Armed Forces stationed abroad is listed on the Excel workbook on sheets 1.1A and 1.1B.

Baroness Goldie
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
17th Mar 2020
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker which peers would form the electorate in hereditary peer by-elections taking place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999 for a (1) Conservative, (2) Crossbench, (3) Labour, and (4) Liberal Democrat, vacancy.

The following members, minus whichever member had created the vacancy, would be the electorate for a hereditary peer by-election for a vacancy in each party or group.

In the event of a by-election to replace a Conservative hereditary peer, the electorate would be:

The Earl of Arran

Lord Ashton of Hyde

Lord Astor of Hever

Viscount Astor

Earl Attlee

Lord Bethell

Lord Borwick

Lord Brabazon of Tara

Viscount Bridgeman

Lord Brougham and Vaux

The Earl of Caithness

Earl Cathcart

Lord Colgrain

Lord Colwyn

The Earl of Courtown

Lord Crathorne

Lord De Mauley

Lord Denham

The Earl of Dundee

Viscount Eccles

Lord Elton

Lord Fairfax of Cameron

Lord Geddes

Lord Glenarthur

Viscount Goschen

Lord Henley

The Earl of Home

Earl Howe

The Earl of Lindsay

The Earl of Liverpool

Lord Lucas

Lord Mancroft

The Duke of Montrose

Lord Moynihan

Lord Northbrook

Lord Reay

Viscount Ridley

Lord Rotherwick

Lord Selsdon

The Earl of Shrewsbury

Lord Strathclyde

Lord Swinfen

Lord Trefgarne

Viscount Trenchard

Viscount Ullswater

Viscount Younger of Leckie

In the event of a by-election to replace a crossbench hereditary peer, the electorate would be:

Lord Aberdare

Viscount Brookeborough

Lord Carrington

The Earl of Clancarty

Viscount Colville of Culross

The Earl of Cork and Orrery

Viscount Craigavon

Lord Cromwell

The Earl of Devon

The Earl of Erroll

Viscount Falkland

Lord Freyberg

Lord Greenway

Lord Hylton

The Earl of Listowel

The Earl of Lytton

The Countess of Mar

Lord Mountevans

Lord Palmer

Earl Peel

Lord Ravensdale

The Earl of Rosslyn

Lord Russell of Liverpool

The Earl of Sandwich

The Duke of Somerset

Lord St John of Bletso

The Earl of Stair

Lord Thurlow

Lord Trevethin and Oaksey

Lord Vaux of Harrowden

Viscount Waverley

In the event of a by-election to replace a Labour hereditary peer, the electorate would be:

Lord Grantchester

Viscount Hanworth

Lord Rea

Viscount Simon

In the event of a by-election to replace a Liberal Democrat hereditary peer, the electorate would be:

Lord Addington

The Earl of Glasgow

Viscount Thurso

There are some members sitting in the House as excepted hereditary peers who have changed their party or group affiliation. If a vacancy were created by one of those members leaving the House, the seat in the House would revert back to the previous party or group. However, while those members are not sitting in their original party or group, they do not form part of the electorate for any hereditary peer by-elections that may arise in those groupings.