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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the effect on asylum seekers of his Department's policy on the right to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
unstar this property uin 911932 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government fully appreciates that this is an important and complex issue which we need to consider in further detail.</p><p>That is why the Home Secretary has committed to review the policy.</p><p>We are continuing productive discussions with key partners, listening carefully to the arguments and considering the evidence put forward on this issue</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:10:06.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1138795
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of reported disability hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
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Debbie Abrahams more like this
unstar this property uin 911940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The latest official data indicates an increase in police recorded disability hate crime, which is mostly due to general police recording improvements.</p><p>The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales indicates a downward trend in overall hate crime incidence over the past decade but any instance is one too many and we stand alongside all victims of this abhorrent crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:13:07.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this
1138797
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What progress he has made on his review of the treatment of overseas students accused of cheating in the Test of English for International Communication between 2011 and 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 911936 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Following my last update to the House and the publication of the National Audit Office report into this issue I have sought further advice from officials in my department about measures we can put in place for those who maintain their innocence.</p><p>I intend to make a statement to the House this very soon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bromsgrove more like this
star this property answering member printed Sajid Javid more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:20:21.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sajid Javid more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1138051
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Applications more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2019 to Question 263146 on Visas: Applications, if he will ensure that the processing of in-country visa services by Sopra Steria will not result in increased prices for visa services for (a) international students and staff at UK universities and (b) universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
unstar this property uin 275742 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The application fee for a visa or visa extension is paid to the Home Office and is not related to the service provided by Sopra Steria.</p><p>As part of the application process in the UK individuals must enrol their biometrics at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service centre which are run by Sopra Steria.</p><p>For the majority of applicants in the UK there are a variety of offerings for students and other employees at UK education institutions which include free appointments at core service points, access to enhanced service points and the premium lounge for a fee. Additionally, to help meet demand for the autumn increase in student applications a “Tier 4 Service Point” will also be offered by Sopra Steria for a fee. This cost of this is lower than the costs of an out of hours, enhanced service point or premium lounge appointments under the normal UKVCAS service and will save students the financial and logistical burden of travel.</p><p>As part of our governance processes, we work closely with SSL to ensure that excessive charges are not imposed on UKVI customers. Whilst SSL may offer added value services to customers, these are optional and aim to enhance the customer experience.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:31:44.727Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1138068
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) convicted as a result of Operation Gull in Northern Ireland in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
unstar this property uin 275698 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish statistics on request for Operation Gull.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:05:08.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:05:08.73Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1138162
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Children more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on filling the 480 child refugee places in the Immigration Act 2016; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
unstar this property uin 275678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is absolutely committed to transferring the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with the three participating States – France, Greece, and Italy – to refer and transfer more eligible children to move closer to the commitment to transfer 480 children.</p><p>The UK is at the forefront in protecting children affected by the migration crisis. Section 67 is one of a number of schemes that offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. In total, the UK provided protection to over 6,600 children in 2018, and 34,600 since the start of 2010, and in every year since 2016, the UK resettled more refugees from outside Europe than any other EU member state.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T12:03:26.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:03:26.887Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1138174
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Children more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing child citizenship fees for children born or raised in the UK to avoid any future immigration complications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 275702 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office keeps its fees for immigration and nationality under regular review and changes to individual charges need to be made with a view to maintaining the overall purpose of the fees and charging legislation.</p><p>An assessment of the impact of all border, immigration and citizenship (BIC) fees was published as an associated document to the Immigration and</p><p>Nationality Fees (Regulations) 2018.</p><p>The Home Office constantly strives to achieve the right balance between ensuring that individuals are able to obtain status in the UK and access appropriate services, without adding burden to the taxpayer.</p><p>Applying for British nationality is not mandatory and many individuals who have settlement/ indefinite leave to remain (ILR) status choose not to apply. This is because, in addition to lawful permanent residence in the UK, a person with indefinite leave to remain has full access to the UK labour market, education and healthcare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:39:09.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:39:09.94Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1137751
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Privacy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure the criteria used for Police watch lists does not intrude on individual privacy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
unstar this property uin 275115 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>For the recent live facial recognition trials, police have compiled bespoke watch lists of individuals depending on the needs of the deployment. This includes people wanted for serious offences, those banned from attending the event, or known criminals that operate in a crowded space.</p><p>The police’s selection of images that are used to compile watch lists is governed by data protection legislation and human rights law.</p><p>The National Police Chiefs’ Council is currently drafting operational advice to police forces on the conduct of trials, including the creation of watch lists. The Facial Images and New Biometrics Oversight and Advisory Board will review the advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:34:14.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:34:14.833Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1137759
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation: Human Trafficking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people that were victims of trafficking have been removed from the UK after they reached 18 years of age in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Doncaster North more like this
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Edward Miliband more like this
unstar this property uin 275161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to supporting victims of trafficking and the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has ensured we protect those in need and target those committing this abhorrent crime.</p><p>All applications are looked at on a case-by-case basis, with caseworkers giving careful consideration to the circumstances of each individual and no one who is found to be at risk of persecution or serious harm in their country of origin will be returned there.</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretion-ary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turn-ing 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further ap-plication to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>The Government has also set out an ambitious funding programme to tackle modern slavery abroad. Last year the Government announced it would double its official development assistance spend to £150 million to tackle modern slavery internationally. This includes the £33.5m Modern Slavery Fund, which tackles modern slavery in key countries from which victims are regularly traf-ficked to the UK. For example, this Fund has programmes in Nigeria (£5m) and Vietnam (£3m). These programmes will help to catch offenders, support victims and stop people falling into slavery in the first place.</p><p>The Home Office record the number of all individuals referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) and this information is published Quarterly by the National Crime Agency. This information does not distinguish an individual’s immigration status.</p><p>Providing the information requested would therefore require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T09:39:06.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T09:39:06.647Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Miliband more like this
1137820
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department uses to determine the locations in the UK where biometric information for visa or immigration applications can be provided. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
unstar this property uin 275185 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The majority of customers will be able to submit their biometrics and supporting information for their visa application via a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VCAS) centre, which are run by Sopra Steria Ltd (SSL) on behalf of UK Visas &amp; Immigration (UKVI). However, Individuals who have higher needs, may be vulnerable, or whose circumstances may be complex and would benefit from face to face interaction with the Home Office are directed to Service and Support Centres (SSC) where they will receive support with their application. The SSCs are all based in pre-existing locations which were previously used as premium service centres, which broadly align with the postal districts of our customers.</p><p>There are currently six core UKVCAS service points and seven core SSC’s across the UK at which application submission services are offered. The SSCs are based in Belfast, Cardiff, Croydon, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield and Solihull.</p><p>SSL undertook market research to identify initial service locations for the UKVCAS service points; their research included the impact on customer travel time, cost and accessibility. Beyond that, SSL offer a range of enhanced services in a further 50 UKVCAS locations. These services enable customers to submit their biometric information (photo and fingerprints) and supporting evidence in one location. 62% of customers will, on average, have to travel less than 25 miles to visit a core service centre, with 78% travelling less than 50 miles. Appointments may be offered for individual customers and/or family groups to enrol their biometrics together.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T11:56:44.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T11:56:44.44Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this