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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 193286 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 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a &quot;Report on the economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to the UK&quot; which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research. The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants</a><br><br>More recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, &quot;Tier 1 (Investor) route: investment thresholds and economic benefits&quot; in response to a Government commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014</a><br><br>The Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197735 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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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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 representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197735 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Passports 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 discussions she has had with the Immigration and Passport Service on (a) the service's ability to meet the three-week timescale for processing an application for a child passport and (b) possible extension of that timescale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 199081 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Expected service standards for processing passports are given at: www.gov.uk.<br><br><br>My Rt. Hon. Friend the Home Secretary explained in the House on 12 June 2014<br>a set of measures to deal with the high level of passport demand has been put <br>in place. I refer the Hon. Member to the statement of 12 June 2014, Official <br>Report, columns 693 and 694.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T13:37:14.631056Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T13:37:14.631056Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits and risks of commercial mobile networks providing the emergency services communications network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Glamorgan more like this
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Alun Cairns more like this
star this property uin 197008 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The potential benefits and risks have been considered in detail as part of the <br>Outline Business Case, which recommended this direction of travel and was <br>approved by the emergency services, lead departments and the devolved <br>governments of Wales and Scotland during March 2014. These risks and issues <br>will be updated as the Full Business Case is developed during the procurement <br>phase, which was launched on 14 April 14.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alun Cairns more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Passports 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, how many standard applications for passports were re-designated as fast-track applications in each month in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 207780 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 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
star this property answer text <p>The following table sets out the number of standard applications for passports which have been re-designated as fast-track applications in each month in the last five years. These have been re-designated by the customer on request.</p><p> </p><p>* The table also shows the total number of applications dealt with under the fast track scheme over the same period.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-06T14:48:57.8115874Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-06T14:48:57.8115874Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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star this property file name PQ207780.table.ab[1].doc more like this
star this property title Applications dealt with for fast track more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Electronic Warfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the UK's vulnerability to cyber-terrorism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211388 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre is responsible for assessing a range of terrorist threats facing the UK, including terrorist use of cyber space, and keeps such threats under regular review. The threat from international terrorism, regardless of the methodology employed, is currently assessed as SEVERE, meaning that an attack is highly likely.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:18:41.5588571Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:18:41.5588571Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Radicalism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect civil liberties whilst tackling Islamic extremism across the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205912 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 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to disrupting extremism and we use the full force of the law to do so, including proscribing groups concerned in terrorism, prosecuting the perpetrators of hate crime and excluding preachers of hate from the UK. We also remain committed to protecting fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of speech. That is why it is vital that we challenge those extremist ideas that also form part of a terrorist ideology, and threaten these freedoms. Central to this is challenging those behaviours and views which run counter to our shared values, which include freedom of speech, democracy, the rule of law, equality of opportunity and treatment, and the rights of all men and women to live free from persecution of any kind.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T15:30:17.0802667Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T15:30:17.0802667Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 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, how many immigrants to the UK have received full UK citizenship in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 206951 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 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is given in the table below:<br><br>Grants of British Citizenship 2010 to 2013<br><br>2010 195,046<br>2011 177,785<br>2012 194,209<br>2013 207,989<br><br>Source: Table cz_02 (Citizenship tables), Immigration Statistics January to March 2014 <br><br>The latest Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas granted (by category and by individual nationality) are published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics release, which is available from the Library of the House and on the Department’s website at:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T16:14:14.1162213Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T16:14:14.1162213Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this