Home Affairs Select Committee

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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Government does not understand the extent of sham marriage problem’

Home > NewsHome Affairs Select Committee publishes reportThe Home Affairs Select Committee has said that it is not convinced that the Home Office has a true understanding of the scale of the problem in relation to sham marriages.In its latest report ... [Published Family Law Week - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Sham marriages: UK government figures are "statistical heresy", says expert

The number of sham marriages in the UK is increasing at "an alarming rate", to the extent that the issue is "spiralling out of control", according to a new Home Affairs Select Committee report. VoR's Tim Walklate spoke to Dr Helen Williams, a politics ... [Published Voice of Russia - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 6 reports

Sham marriages a growing concern

A group of MPs have raised concerns over the growth of fake marriages in the UK.According to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) the sham marriage industry is increasing at an alarming rate.It is estimated that in 2013 between 4,000 and 10,000 people ... [Published PoliceProfessional.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Labour: David Hanson MP responds to Home Affairs Select Committee

Friday 25th July 2014 | 00:01 Labour press releaseIn response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report on sham marriages, David Hanson MP, Shadow Immigration Minister, said:“This report exposes another crisis at the Home Office of the Home Secretary’s ... [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

250 Border Force staff suffer from ‘itchy’ uniforms, chief tells committee

At a Home Affairs Select Committee hearing into the work of the Border Force on Tuesday, 22 July, Vaz  told Montgomery: " I understand that you are currently being taken to court by 250 people after the new uniforms that you had given them resulted in ... [Published Civil Service World - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

137,000 Victims of Female Genital Mutilation in Britain

:42 AM PDT post a commentNearly 140,000 women in Britain are believed to be living with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice that involves cutting, or in some cases total removal of, a woman’s genitalia.According to a report ... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

HEARINGS 'WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE'

By Press AssociationPublished: 09:05 EST, 22 July 2014 | Updated: 09:05 EST, 22 July 2014Public hearings into allegations of police misconduct would have made a difference in the so-called "plebgate row", Home Secretary Theresa May said today.Conservative ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

PUTIN URGED TO RELEASE INFORMATION

By Press AssociationPublished: 11:19 EST, 21 July 2014 | Updated: 11:19 EST, 21 July 2014Vladimir Putin could "put beyond doubt" what happened to downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, David Cameron has said.The Prime Minister urged the Russian president ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 4 reports

Theresa May on Sloss

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions."I do not regret the decision I made," she told the Home Affairs Select Committee, as she denied ... [Published ITN - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 6 reports

Judge refuses to quit sexual abuse probe

A RETIRED judge appointed to chair a UK government inquiry into allegations that establishment figures conspired to cover up child abuse has insisted she will not quit.Baroness Butler-Sloss faced calls to step down after reports that her brother, former ... [Published The Scotsman - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 4 reports

Sex Abuse: Missing Files 'Probably Destroyed'

National News supplied byPermanent Secretary Mark Sedwill said there are no surviving records of what had been lost from a period covering the 1980s and 1990s.He is facing questioning by the Home Affairs Select Committee over his department's handling ... [Published Channel 103 - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 5 reports

170,000 British Women Are Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

:46 AM PDT post a commentAn estimated 170,000 British women are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), and 65,000 girls are at risk, according to the House of Common’s powerful Home Affairs Select committee. The committee believes prosecutors ... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 03 2014]

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..."statistical heresy", she says, by taking a few numbers we know about and multiplying them by the total number of marriages in the country - "You just can't do that, it's not what the numbers say. The real rate is likely to be well under 1 percent of the 250,000 marriages that take place every year - and that's just in England and Wales. We're talking about a couple of hundred a year."
Mr Gohil, who was convicted of money-laundering along with his client, is alleged to be behind "false allegations that officers of the Metropolitan Police had received corrupt payments from Risc Management Ltd"
A Home Office spokesperson said: "We are taking ever tougher action, including through the new Immigration Act, to crack down on those who try to cheat our immigration system by abusing marriage laws."
...sham marriages to circumvent immigration control," said Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, which produced the report. "Marriage is a precious institution and should not be hijacked to make a mockery of the law or our immigration system."

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‘Government does not understand the extent of s... [Published Family Law Week - 9 hours ago]
Sham marriages: UK government figures are "stat... [Published Voice of Russia - Jul 26 2014]
Former Met detective alleged to have billed law... [Published The Independent - Jul 25 2014]
Sham marriages a growing concern [Published PoliceProfessional.com - Jul 25 2014]
MPs urge greater powers for registrars to halt ... [Published itv.com - Jul 25 2014]
Labour: David Hanson MP responds to Home Affair... [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 25 2014]
More powers for registrars to 'stop sham marria... [Published itv.com - Jul 25 2014]
MPs warn of 'industry of deceit' to get round U... [Published itv.com - Jul 25 2014]
MPs urge greater powers to stop sham marriages [Published itv.com - Jul 25 2014]
Registrars should have power to call off sham m... [Published The Independent - Jul 24 2014]
Police bosses unaware of SDS unit [Published News Shopper - Jul 24 2014]
Thames ‘blessed’ in faith ceremony [Published Eastern Eye - Jul 24 2014]
250 Border Force staff suffer from ‘itchy’ unif... [Published Civil Service World - Jul 24 2014]
Warning The Home Office Is Raiding Genuine Wedd... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 24 2014]
137,000 Victims of Female Genital Mutilation in... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 22 2014]
137,000 Victims of Female Genital Mutilation in... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 22 2014]
HEARINGS 'WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE' [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 22 2014]
Report shows 137,000 women and girls with FGM i... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 22 2014]
A child abuse 'out of the ordinary' [Published BBC - Jul 22 2014]
Reforming the UK border and immigration system [Published Noodls - Jul 22 2014]
Female Genital Mutilation: New Report Reveals 1... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 21 2014]
PUTIN URGED TO RELEASE INFORMATION [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 21 2014]
Abuse survivor joins criticism of Butler-Sloss ... [Published ChurchTimes - Jul 18 2014]
'10,000 suspects' in paedophile inquiry [Published UTV - Jul 17 2014]
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An estimated 170,000 British women are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), and 65,000 girls are at risk, according to the House of Common’s powerful Home Affairs Select committee. The committee believes prosecutors should "send a message" ...
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One Sham Marriage Every Hour in UK [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 25 2014]
Sham marriages by immigrants to gain access to Britain are happening at an “industrial” rate. Marriage registrars reported more than 9,100 bogus weddings last year – a rate of over one an hour - yet only 90 people were removed. The Express reports ...
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