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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
unstar this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of Government responses to e-petitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Dr Tania Mathias more like this
star this property uin 45404 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new e-petitions system has been running for over a year now and the Government is pleased with the level of engagement that it has prompted among the public.</p><p> </p><p>Individual Departments are responsible for the content and timeliness of responses to e-petitions, however the Leader's office has general Government oversight of e-petitions. My predecessor reminded Cabinet colleagues of the importance of quality and timely responses to e-petitions at the beginning of the second session. I will be writing to Cabinet colleagues this week with a similar reminder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
576254
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Saudi-led coalition regarding attacks on medical facilities in Yemen, and what their policy is on that issue. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL1494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of alleged airstrikes on medical facilities in Yemen. It is important that the Saudi-led Coalition conducts thorough and conclusive investigations into incidents where it is alleged that International Humanitarian Law has been breached. They have the best insight into their own military procedures and will be able to conduct the most thorough and conclusive investigations. This is the standard we set ourselves and our allies. The Saudi led Coalition Joint Investigations Assessment Team announced the outcome of 8 investigations on 4 August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:18:03.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:18:03.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
573920
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on claimants of no longer being eligible to receive employment and support allowance payments at the assessment rate when undergoing a mandatory reconsideration of a work capability assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
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Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
star this property uin 44461 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>ESA claimants who are found fit for work and are waiting for their mandatory reconsideration application to be decided, are eligible to claim JSA. This is the right benefit for those who are capable of work, with Jobcentre work coaches fully supporting these claimants during this period - and the statistics released on 8 September show that this period is now a relatively short one – the median average being around 9 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T13:30:24.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T13:30:24.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Eilidh Whiteford more like this
573379
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many widowed parents and bereaved cohabiting parents will be financially worse off as a result of the planned changes to the widowed parent's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
star this property uin 44076 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new Bereavement Support Payment will be introduced from April 2017 for new claimants only. Existing claimants of Widowed Parent's Allowance and Bereavement Allowance will remain on those benefits for the lifetime of their awards, so there will be no impact on them or their families.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
574006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Payments 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 44782 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix have arrangements for regular and frequent communications including weekly and monthly meetings as well as other discussions on a day-to-day basis.</p><p> </p><p>Since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX-Concentrix and HMRC in November 2014 to 11 September 2016, SYNNEX-Concentrix have considered around 667,000 cases of which around 103,000 cases have been amended</p><p> </p><p>The total savings in Annually Managed Expenditure were £2.3 million in 2014-15, £122.3 million in 2015-16 and £159.5 million in 2016-17 to mid- August 2016. The total to date is £284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 14.</p><p> </p><p>SYNNEX-Concentrix has achieved the 75 day service level agreement throughout the contract period to date.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract variation in October 2015 to the end of August 2016, there have been a) 13 Amber Green Failures, b) 9 Amber failures, c) 10 red failures and d) 13 Black Failures of Key Performance Indicators. During this same period there have been 1,410 checks of these indicators.</p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the contract, the average waiting time for SYNNEX-Concentrix to answer telephone calls has been 6 minutes and 53 seconds and the maximum waiting time for one individual was 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract commenced in November 2014 to mid-August 2016, the average length of time taken between SYNNEX-Concentrix starting to work a mandatory reconsideration and SYNNEX-Concentrix making a decision is 23 days.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are not generally erroneous, but tend to arise when further information is provided by the claimant, allowing SYNNEX-Concentrix to review the case after the initial decision has been made.</p><p>There are currently no tax credit Mandatory Reconsiderations being worked by SYNNEX-Concentrix that are over the target timescale. The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals that have been received in each financial year since the commencement of the contract.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">365</del><ins class="ministerial">383</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">167</del><ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mandatory Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">436</del><ins class="ministerial">76</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2042</del><ins class="ministerial">7904</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">7989</del><ins class="ministerial">3495</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of appeals received is about 0.08% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made in the same period. The total number of Mandatory Reconsiderations received is about 1.6% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants are asked to provide information within 30 days when undergoing checks for error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The information about the estimate of the number of recipients of child tax credit and working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date is not available in the form requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a claimant believes that an incorrect decision<del class="ministerial">s</del> has been made, they are able to request a review (now known as a Mandatory Reconsideration). If a claimant believes the review decision to be wrong, they may appeal to an independent tribunal. During reviews or at appeal, additional information is often provided that could have supported the original claim, had it been made available earlier in the process. The proportion of reviews and appeals that result in the original decision being changed remains small in proportion to the total number of cases processed.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits are often reinstated when information to support the claim is provided after the initial decision has been taken. Since November 2014 to mid-August 2016 the Contractor has amended 6,755 decisions following the receipt of a mandatory reconsideration. Since the start of the contract to mid-August 2016 the Authority has amended 280 decisions following consideration of customer appeals from a total of around 660,000 cases where SYNNEX-Concentrix has completed its checks.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on how many of these were reinstated following a cancellation and how many were adjusted following an amendment to an award.</p><p> </p><p>For reasons of commercial sensitivity, HMRC does not disclose its intent around either Clauses B5 or E6 of the contract. For similar reasons, HMRC does not publish the reports completed at the end of each Measurement Period at this time nor disclose the number and value of fines and penalties incurred by SYNNEX-Concentrix under its contract with HMRC.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:34:44.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:34:44.473Z
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less than 2016-12-02T11:29:40.96Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:29:40.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
577442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44669, how many tax credit (a) awards have been considered and (b) error or fraud cases have been identified and corrected since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX Concentrix and HM Revenue and Customs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 45573 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix have arrangements for regular and frequent communications including weekly and monthly meetings as well as other discussions on a day-to-day basis.</p><p> </p><p>Since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX-Concentrix and HMRC in November 2014 to 11 September 2016, SYNNEX-Concentrix have considered around 667,000 cases of which around 103,000 cases have been amended</p><p> </p><p>The total savings in Annually Managed Expenditure were £2.3 million in 2014-15, £122.3 million in 2015-16 and £159.5 million in 2016-17 to mid- August 2016. The total to date is £284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 14.</p><p> </p><p>SYNNEX-Concentrix has achieved the 75 day service level agreement throughout the contract period to date.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract variation in October 2015 to the end of August 2016, there have been a) 13 Amber Green Failures, b) 9 Amber failures, c) 10 red failures and d) 13 Black Failures of Key Performance Indicators. During this same period there have been 1,410 checks of these indicators.</p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the contract, the average waiting time for SYNNEX-Concentrix to answer telephone calls has been 6 minutes and 53 seconds and the maximum waiting time for one individual was 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract commenced in November 2014 to mid-August 2016, the average length of time taken between SYNNEX-Concentrix starting to work a mandatory reconsideration and SYNNEX-Concentrix making a decision is 23 days.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are not generally erroneous, but tend to arise when further information is provided by the claimant, allowing SYNNEX-Concentrix to review the case after the initial decision has been made.</p><p>There are currently no tax credit Mandatory Reconsiderations being worked by SYNNEX-Concentrix that are over the target timescale. The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals that have been received in each financial year since the commencement of the contract.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">365</del><ins class="ministerial">383</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">167</del><ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mandatory Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">436</del><ins class="ministerial">76</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2042</del><ins class="ministerial">7904</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">7989</del><ins class="ministerial">3495</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of appeals received is about 0.08% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made in the same period. The total number of Mandatory Reconsiderations received is about 1.6% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants are asked to provide information within 30 days when undergoing checks for error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The information about the estimate of the number of recipients of child tax credit and working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date is not available in the form requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a claimant believes that an incorrect decision<del class="ministerial">s</del> has been made, they are able to request a review (now known as a Mandatory Reconsideration). If a claimant believes the review decision to be wrong, they may appeal to an independent tribunal. During reviews or at appeal, additional information is often provided that could have supported the original claim, had it been made available earlier in the process. The proportion of reviews and appeals that result in the original decision being changed remains small in proportion to the total number of cases processed.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits are often reinstated when information to support the claim is provided after the initial decision has been taken. Since November 2014 to mid-August 2016 the Contractor has amended 6,755 decisions following the receipt of a mandatory reconsideration. Since the start of the contract to mid-August 2016 the Authority has amended 280 decisions following consideration of customer appeals from a total of around 660,000 cases where SYNNEX-Concentrix has completed its checks.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on how many of these were reinstated following a cancellation and how many were adjusted following an amendment to an award.</p><p> </p><p>For reasons of commercial sensitivity, HMRC does not disclose its intent around either Clauses B5 or E6 of the contract. For similar reasons, HMRC does not publish the reports completed at the end of each Measurement Period at this time nor disclose the number and value of fines and penalties incurred by SYNNEX-Concentrix under its contract with HMRC.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Z
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less than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
577587
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading War Crimes: Criminal Investigation 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 guidance her Department has issued to police services on investigation of historical war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 45476 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The investigation and prosecution of individuals suspected of war crimes is an operational matter and any decision to investigate or prosecute is the responsibility of the police in consultation with Crown Prosecution Service. Investigations into these offences are conducted using jointly agreed guidelines between the Crown Prosecution Service and SO15 ; these guidelines can be found on the Crown Prosecution Service website. The Home Office does not issue separate guidance to police forces on investigation of historical war crimes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:48:39.463Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:48:39.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
573484
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Uganda more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of extending visa-free access to the UK to Ugandan citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orkney and Shetland more like this
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Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 44260 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK keeps its visa system under regular review. There are currently no plans to change the visa requirements for Ugandan citizens.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:27:22.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:27:22.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Alistair Carmichael more like this
576883
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Syria 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 her Department's policy is on the granting of visas to Syrian passport holders to enter the UK on a short term basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 45123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not Home Office policy to refuse an application for a visa on the basis of an applicant’s nationality. All visa applications are considered on their merits, in accordance with the Immigration Rules.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 45126 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
573748
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students 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 her Department has made of the effectiveness of using institutional visa refusal rates as a indicator of institutional compliance with Tier 4 visa regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 44549 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office launched a Tier 4 visa pilot involving the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bath and Imperial College London on 25 July. The pilot has been introduced to test the benefits of a differentiated approach within the education sector on the basis of compliance with immigration sponsorship requirements.</p><p>The pilot is deliberately narrow in scope, with the institutions selected on the basis of their consistently low level of visa refusals. Visa refusal rates are part of the Basic Compliance Assessment, which requires all Tier 4 sponsors to meet three core requirements based on measures of visa refusals, enrolment and completion of studies.</p><p>The limited nature of the pilot is intended to ensure that the outcomes can be adequately monitored, whilst minimising the risk of unintended consequences, before considering rolling-out the scheme more widely.</p><p>The four selected institutions were consulted regarding its implementation. Should the pilot be successful and rolled out more widely, the Home Office will consult key stakeholders about its expansion.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44187 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:45:18.987Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:45:18.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this