Holly Lynch Written Questions

23 Questions to Home Office tabled by Holly Lynch


Date Title Questioner
8 Sep 2020, 12:04 p.m. Biometric Residence Permits: Migrant Workers Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the immigration status is of migrant healthcare workers who are currently without Biometric Residence Permits.

Answer (Kevin Foster)

All migrants granted leave receive written notification of their immigration status and are issued with a biometric residence permit (BRP) as evidence of their immigration status. Migrants who are waiting for a decision on their in-time immigration application are entitled to remain in the country on their current conditions until their application is resolved.

21 Jul 2020, 11:51 a.m. Asylum: Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women and girls with an FGM protection order have applied for asylum in the UK as at July 2020.

Answer (Chris Philp)

The Home Office are unable to state how many women and girls with an FGM protection order have applied for asylum and have been refused asylum in the UK as at July 2020 as this information is not held in a reportable format and easily aggregated.

The Home Office can state how many people have applied for asylum and have been refused asylum in the UK and can be found in the published immigration statistics March 2020 at Asy_D01 and Asy_D02 and can be broken down by gender:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2020/list-of-tables#asylum-and-resettlement

21 Jul 2020, 11:51 a.m. Asylum: Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women and girls with an FGM protection order have been refused asylum in the UK as at July 2020.

Answer (Chris Philp)

The Home Office are unable to state how many women and girls with an FGM protection order have applied for asylum and have been refused asylum in the UK as at July 2020 as this information is not held in a reportable format and easily aggregated.

The Home Office can state how many people have applied for asylum and have been refused asylum in the UK and can be found in the published immigration statistics March 2020 at Asy_D01 and Asy_D02 and can be broken down by gender:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2020/list-of-tables#asylum-and-resettlement

10 Jun 2019, 3:52 p.m. Visas Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is able to take to support visa applications from Fairtrade producers invited to the UK by the Fairtrade Foundation and other Fairtrade organisations.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

Attending meetings, conferences and seminars are all allowed under the Visitor Rules. UKVI has in place engagement teams who can work with event organisers ahead of events to support them through visa processes. Event organisers can approach UKVI directly, we also identify organisers through engagement with other government department and external Stakeholders.

16 May 2019, 3:05 p.m. Asylum: Housing Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to allocate additional resources to the Migrant Help phone line to respond to asylum accommodation calls from September 2019.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

Migrant Help recently won the contract to deliver the Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contract. AIRE will provide advice and guidance on the asylum process, their rights and signposting different services. It will also provide asylum seekers with a single point of contact, independent from the accommodation providers and the Home Office, to report issues.

The resourcing of the Migrant Help phone lines are included as part of the AIRE contract and we are working with them to ensure a smooth transition of service.

I have attached the AIRE statement of requirements which provides further information about the AIRE contract.

27 Feb 2018, 5:50 p.m. Police: Firearms Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127226 on Police: Firearms, what assessment she has made of the effect of differences in the length of firearms training received by Authorised Firearms Officers on deployment decisions in respect of Operation Temperer.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

All Authorised Firearms Officers must undertake the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum – a programme of nationally accredited training for armed officers.

The length of courses varies according to the duties likely to be undertaken. Including in respect to Operation Temperer, deployment decisions and the length of associated armed officer training are operational matters for the police.

27 Feb 2018, 5:49 p.m. Wildlife: Crime Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127241, what information her Department holds on the number of fully trained wildlife crime officers in each year since 2010.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Home Office does not hold centrally any information on the number of trained wildlife crime officers.

It is for elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to decide how their force’s resources are deployed.

20 Feb 2018, 5:12 p.m. Wildlife: Crime Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether police officers appointed as wildlife crime officers hold a range of other responsibilities.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Government does not prescribe the nature or level of resources deployed by police forces to tackle wildlife crime. Whether wildlife crime officers focus solely on tackling wildlife crime, or hold a range of other responsibilities, are operational matters for police forces. It is for Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure that forces’ priorities reflect those of their communities, and individual forces must have the flexibility to deploy their resources without Government interference.

20 Feb 2018, 5:11 p.m. Police: Firearms Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional costs have been incurred on PFI contracts for police buildings that are used to train firearms officers in (a) the Metropolitan police and (b) other police forces in each of the last three years.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

This information is not held centrally.

20 Feb 2018, 5:05 p.m. Police: Finance Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the contribution to the public purse is of the policing precept by each police force.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

Police precept is set by Police and Crime Commissioner who receive all the income from police precept. Police precept levels are published each year by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/council-tax-statistics#council-tax-levels-set-by-local-authorities.

20 Feb 2018, 4:56 p.m. Wildlife: Crime Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of police forces with a fully trained wildlife crime officer in 2010 and 2018.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

It is for elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to decide how their force’s resources are deployed and how best to manage their communications with the public.

20 Feb 2018, 4:56 p.m. Wildlife: Crime Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate she has made of the number of fully trained wildlife crime officers in 2010 and 2018.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

It is for elected Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to decide how their force’s resources are deployed and how best to manage their communications with the public.

20 Feb 2018, 4:55 p.m. Police: Firearms Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the length of time is for firearms training for Authorised Firearms Officers in each police force in the UK.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

Officers must undertake the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum – a programme of nationally accredited training for armed officers. However, the length of armed officer training is an operational matter for individual chief officers. The length of courses also varies according to the duties likely to be undertaken.

14 Feb 2018, 11:30 a.m. Home Office: Written Questions Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Question 115815, tabled by the hon. Member for Halifax on 27 November 2017.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

UIN 115815 was answered on the 14th February 2018.

14 Feb 2018, 11:27 a.m. Nuisance Calls Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the police response to reports of an 0800 number making repeated threatening phone calls.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Government takes the issue of malicious or threatening calls very seriously. Individuals who receive such calls are advised to report it to their phone provider.

If such calls are reported to the police it is for chief constables to decide how best to deploy resources to respond to the matter. It is for the directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners to hold the local chief constable to account for the performance of the force on behalf of the public.

14 Feb 2018, 11:25 a.m. Carillion Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Carillion was responsible for the delivery of any contracts for police forces across the country; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

Carillion are responsible for delivering contracts to policing, these contracts are direct between police forces and Carillion. The HO have liaised with all police forces and have been provided with assurance from policing that effective business continuity plans are in place.

8 Feb 2018, 3:30 p.m. Police: Finance Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the conclusion of the review of the Police funding formula.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

As I set out in my statement to the House on 19 December, we will revisit the police funding formula at the next Spending Review. The funding settlement for 2018/19 protects police funding in real terms, and provides police leaders with the financial certainty that they need to plan for 2019/20.

8 Feb 2018, 3:26 p.m. Police and Crime Commissioners Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of each police force’s annual budget was spent on the running costs of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the 2016-17 financial year.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Government does not hold information in respect of how much of a police force’s budget is spent on running the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, it is the responsibility of individual PCCs to determine how each police force area’s funding settlement is allocated, including setting the force budget and in relation to the size and composition of their offices.

The 2011 Act specifies that PCCs must publish key information as prescribed by the Secretary of State. The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (and amended in 2012) sets out what information must be published: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/3050/contents/made

The publication of this information enables the local electorate to judge whether the PCC is making the best use of public money.

8 Feb 2018, 3:23 p.m. Police: Dogs Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police dogs there were in each police force in (a) 2010 and (b) 2017.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Home Office does not hold centrally any information on the number of police dogs or police horses in service in police forces.

8 Feb 2018, 3:23 p.m. Police: Horses Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police horses were in active service in each police force in each year since 2010.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Home Office does not hold centrally any information on the number of police dogs or police horses in service in police forces.

29 Jan 2018, 3:20 p.m. Police: Dogs Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police dogs and handlers there were in each force (a) in 2010 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Home Office collects and publishes data annually on the primary function of police officers as part of the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, the latest of which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2017

13 Jul 2017, 2:17 p.m. Tools: Theft Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of reported thefts of tools from trades vehicles has resulted in a prosecution in each of the last five years.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Crown Prosecution Service does not maintain a central record of the number of people who have been prosecuted for offences of thefts of tools from trades vehicles. This information could only be obtained by examining Crown Prosecution Case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

10 Jul 2017, 5:03 p.m. Tools: Theft Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the availability of lock-picking equipment on the internet; and what assessment she has made of the effect of its availability on thefts from trades vehicles.

Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)

The Home Secretary has received representations about the availability of lock-picking equipment on the internet. We are not aware of any firm evidence linking the use of such equipment specifically to commit thefts from trades vehicles. The Home Office continues to work with the police, industry and others and will consider the evidence on what more can be done to prevent criminals committing vehicle related crime.