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1125361
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Sponsorship more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of companies in the (a) digital, (b) arts and (c) sports sectors registered to sponsor immigration visas of any tier with a view to ensuring preparedness in the sector for the new immigration system after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 252053 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper, which is due to come into force from January 2021.</p><p>We are determined to ensure that the future immigration system is efficient and able to respond to users’ needs, and as proposed in the White Paper, we will reform existing sponsorship arrangements – streamlining, simplifying and minimising bureaucracy.</p><p>The Government values the positive contribution made to the UK by the digital, arts and sporting sectors and we want this to continue. We will ensure that the new system continues to support the UK’s thriving cultural and sporting life and will also explore options to support start-up companies in our new, expanding digital technology sector.</p><p>The White Paper is the start of a conversation and we hav launched a year-long engagement programme to take the views of a range of stakeholders across the UK, including the digital, arts and sporting sectors.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:46:29.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:46:29.41Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1125597
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Death Certificates: Digital Technology more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a secure digital death certification service. more like this
tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Duffield more like this
uin 252590 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The Home Office is working with the Department of Health and Social Care on taking forward the death certification reforms.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:42:05.323Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4616
label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1125628
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department undertook an Equality Impact Assessment assessment of the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 252534 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>In accordance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Government has had due regard to the impacts of the EU Settlement Scheme on those who share a protected characteristic.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:44:17.44Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125629
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme whose automated residency check result is (a) wholly or (b) partially unsuccessful will be informed of the reasons for that result. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 252535 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The automated checks of employment and benefits records of applications to the EU Settlement Scheme by those who choose to provide their National Insurance number have enabled most adults so far granted status under the scheme to be so without needing to provide any further evidence of their UK residence.</p><p>Where the automated checks do not provide sufficient evidence of UK residence for the applicant to be granted the status for which they think they qualify, they can upload a wide variety of documentary evidence.</p><p>Where this is necessary, the results of the checks will indicate to the applicant which period(s) of residence they need to evidence. We will not be able to tell applicants why the automated check is unable to cover all their UK residence because doing so may introduce the risk of identity theft and abuse. We recognise that some applicants may lack documentary evidence for various reasons, and we will work flexibly with applicants to help them evidence their UK residence by the best means available to them.</p><p><br>More information about the automated checks including why records may not be found in full or in part is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check. </a></p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:29:59.473Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1125673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: Applications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the average time taken was for UK Visas & Immigration to process indefinite leave to remain applications in each year since 2010; what proportion of those applications application were responded to outside of the 20-day service standard; and what the average number of days was for those response times that exceeded the service standard. more like this
tabling member constituency Bedford more like this
tabling member printed
Mohammad Yasin more like this
uin 252622 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>We do not publish this specific data for all applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), however the vast majority of such cases are dealt with within the service standard of 6 months (which applies to straightforward applications, where the customer has met all their obligations). Where an application is defined as non-straightforward, due to complexity, the customer will be written to within the normal processing time to explain why it will not be decided within the normal standard, and to explain what will happen next).</p><p>The published statistics on leave to remain applications that have been processed within service standard can be found in the migration transparency data release https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-february-2019 at: InC_02: Percentage of In-Country visa applications, for each Route, processed within Service Standards.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:40:00.077Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4598
label Biography information for Mohammad Yasin more like this
1125267
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Windrush Generation: Compensation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Windrush compensation scheme payments will not be taken into account in eligibility assessments for means-tested benefits. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 252023 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Government Response to the Windrush Consultation states at paragraph 4.50 on page 39 that we will exempt Windrush compensation payments from the calculation for income related benefits. The Home Office has been working with colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions to action this.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T10:48:10.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:48:10.89Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125286
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Applications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by his Department to make a decision on an asylum application in each of the last ten years. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 251908 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish data on the average time taken to make a decision on an asylum application in each of the last ten years, nor is that information available in a retrievable format. <br>However, the Home Office do publish data on the number of pending applications that have been awaiting an initial decision for more or less than 6 months. This data can be found at Volume 1, as_01 of the Immigration Statistics December 2018:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T10:50:58.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:50:58.397Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1125311
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Free Movement of People: Arts and Musicians more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the maintenance of freedom of movement for touring (a) musicians and (a) artists; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a two-year multi-entry visa for those people. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 251951 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>While the government is clear that free movement will end when we leave the EU, we are aware that continued access to international talent and the ability for UK talent to tour are key concerns for the cultural and creative sectors.</p><p><br>Non-EEA musicians and artists can currently enter the UK through a range of routes. Standard visitors can be paid for their participation at Permit Free Festivals for up to six months, Permitted Paid Engagement visitors can undertake various engagements for up to one month and the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) route permits artists, performers and their entourage to work in the UK. Tier 5 visas are granted for up to 12 months and can be extended for up to a maximum of 2 years in the UK.</p><p><br>The Home Office has launched a year-long engagement programme on the proposals in the White Paper on our future skills-based immigration system. The Home Office is working with DCMS and creative and cultural industries throughout this process so that Government approaches policy well informed by those working in the sector.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T10:52:42.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:52:42.853Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125312
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Undocumented Migrants: Detainees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to implement a statutory limit for the length of time suspected illegal immigrants can be detained. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 251911 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>As Stephen Shaw noted in his follow up review of the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention, the debate on a time limit for immigration de-tention rests mainly on slogans rather than evidence. My rt. hon. Friend the Home Secretary has commissioned an internal review of how time limits work in other countries and how these relate to any other protections within the de-tention systems in those countries.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T10:46:17.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:46:17.497Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1125350
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: Biometrics more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) accuracy, and (b) ability of facial recognition technology used at airports.to distinguish between identical twins and other siblings of similar appearance. more like this
tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Greg Knight more like this
uin 251913 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>Facial recognition technology employed by Border Force at airports is regularly assessed to ensure that it is operating within operational parameters agreed by ministers. The technology employs a matching algorithm to distinguish between individuals to confirm identity. There has been no specific research undertaken by Border Force or Home Office Biometrics into the ability of facial recognition algorithms to distinguish between identical twins or sib-lings who look very alike.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T10:55:05.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T10:55:05.233Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
1200
label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
1125418
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Staff more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision makers are employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 252085 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>As of week ending 10 May 2019, the number of asylum decision makers that are currently employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull are:</p><p>Bootle 113.76 FTE<br> Croydon 69.40 FTE<br>Leeds 54.37 FTE<br>Liverpool 57.66 FTE<br>Newcastle 32.64 FTE<br>Solihull 34.16 FTE<br>Total 362.00 FTE</p><p>Additionally, the Home Office currently employs 171.40 FTE decision makers in other locations; a total of 533.40 FTE. Of the 533.40 FTE are employed, 532.40 FTE are on permanent contracts and 1.00 FTE is employed on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) contract. The Home Office is currently recruiting and working towards 632.00 FTE asylum decision makers.</p><p>The Home Office is unable to report how many asylum decision makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
252086 more like this
252087 more like this
252088 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.84Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1125420
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Conditions of Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what proportion of Asylum Decision Makers are employed on permanent contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 252086 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>As of week ending 10 May 2019, the number of asylum decision makers that are currently employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull are:</p><p>Bootle 113.76 FTE<br> Croydon 69.40 FTE<br>Leeds 54.37 FTE<br>Liverpool 57.66 FTE<br>Newcastle 32.64 FTE<br>Solihull 34.16 FTE<br>Total 362.00 FTE</p><p>Additionally, the Home Office currently employs 171.40 FTE decision makers in other locations; a total of 533.40 FTE. Of the 533.40 FTE are employed, 532.40 FTE are on permanent contracts and 1.00 FTE is employed on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) contract. The Home Office is currently recruiting and working towards 632.00 FTE asylum decision makers.</p><p>The Home Office is unable to report how many asylum decision makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
252085 more like this
252087 more like this
252088 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.887Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1125423
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Conditions of Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Asylum Decision Makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 252087 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>As of week ending 10 May 2019, the number of asylum decision makers that are currently employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull are:</p><p>Bootle 113.76 FTE<br> Croydon 69.40 FTE<br>Leeds 54.37 FTE<br>Liverpool 57.66 FTE<br>Newcastle 32.64 FTE<br>Solihull 34.16 FTE<br>Total 362.00 FTE</p><p>Additionally, the Home Office currently employs 171.40 FTE decision makers in other locations; a total of 533.40 FTE. Of the 533.40 FTE are employed, 532.40 FTE are on permanent contracts and 1.00 FTE is employed on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) contract. The Home Office is currently recruiting and working towards 632.00 FTE asylum decision makers.</p><p>The Home Office is unable to report how many asylum decision makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
252085 more like this
252086 more like this
252088 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.933Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1125425
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration: Vacancies more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision maker posts are currently vacant. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 252088 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>As of week ending 10 May 2019, the number of asylum decision makers that are currently employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e) Newcastle and (f) Solihull are:</p><p>Bootle 113.76 FTE<br> Croydon 69.40 FTE<br>Leeds 54.37 FTE<br>Liverpool 57.66 FTE<br>Newcastle 32.64 FTE<br>Solihull 34.16 FTE<br>Total 362.00 FTE</p><p>Additionally, the Home Office currently employs 171.40 FTE decision makers in other locations; a total of 533.40 FTE. Of the 533.40 FTE are employed, 532.40 FTE are on permanent contracts and 1.00 FTE is employed on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) contract. The Home Office is currently recruiting and working towards 632.00 FTE asylum decision makers.</p><p>The Home Office is unable to report how many asylum decision makers have had their six-month probation contracts as advertised extended in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
252085 more like this
252086 more like this
252087 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:53:13.967Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1124915
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migrant Workers: NHS and Social Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure effective recruitment from (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries to meet demand for NHS and social care workers after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 251318 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
251319 more like this
251320 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.32Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Nurses more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the salary exemption for nurses under Tier 2 visas will (a) be maintained and (b) extended to EEA citizens after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 251319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
251318 more like this
251320 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.383Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124917
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migrant Workers: Social Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, steps he is taking to ensure that adequate numbers of non-UK care workers are able to work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 251320 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>In their report on the impact of EEA migration in the UK, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommended maintaining the existing system of salary thresholds.</p><p>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking a final decision on the level of salary thresholds.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
251318 more like this
251319 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T09:36:47.43Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1124958
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion (a) 2358 on Changes to visa requirements for religious workers and (b) 2362 on Tier 5 visas for ministers of religion. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 251347 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Government very much values the importance of religious and cultural expression to our communities in the UK and we continue to welcome Ministers of Religion from all faiths who wish to come to the UK in accordance with our Immigration Rules.</p><p>There are two routes for Religious Workers in the current immigration system.</p><p>Tier 2 Ministers of Religion is for those playing a leading role as faith leaders in our religious institutions. This category requires those coming to have a strong command of the English language in order to ensure Ministers of Religion can lead their congregations effectively and can interact with the wider communities they serve.</p><p>The second route, Tier 5 Religious Workers, is for those undertaking non-pastoral roles supporting the activities of these institutions. In line with our other temporary work categories, Tier 5 Religious Workers are not required to demonstrate their English language skills when applying for a visa.</p><p>We have taken steps to prevent our temporary work categories being used as a means to live in the UK for longer periods. Tier 5 is designed to facilitate short periods of knowledge sharing and cultural exchange and yet we have identified evidence of migrants using our Tier 5 Religious Worker and Charity Worker routes to facilitate near continuous residence in the UK.</p><p>We made changes to the Immigration Rules in October 2018 to preclude the use of Tier 5 by minister of Religion and to introduce a ‘cooling off period’, preventing Tier 5 Religious worker and Tier 5 Charity Worker visa holders from returning to the UK, via these immigration routes, for 12 months after their visa expires. This approach underpins the Government’s intention that these are temporary routes.</p><p>Bona fide Ministers of Religion are still welcome to come to the UK and that there remains a route for them in the immigration system through Tier 2.</p><p><br>The Government wrote to faith leaders in December, setting out the detail and explaining the rationale for the changes. Officials remain in regular contact with stakeholders and we are embarking on an extensive programme of engagement, in connection with the future immigration system.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:07:14.55Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1124959
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Visas: Ministers of Religion more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Tier 5 temporary religious worker visas were (a) made and (b) granted in the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
tabling member printed
Matthew Pennycook more like this
uin 251348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>Information on ‘Tier 5 – Religious Workers’ entry clearance visa applications and outcomes (granted, refused, withdrawn, lapsed) is published on a quarterly basis in the Home Office’s ‘Immigration Statistics’, Visas data tables volume 1, table vi_01_q, latest edition at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas." target="_blank"> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas.</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T10:00:17.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:00:17.26Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4520
label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1124981
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Religion more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 235381 on Asylum: Religion, what progress his Department has made on investigating reports that asylum refusals have included quotations from religious texts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 251363 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>After reports indicated that an asylum decision included quotations from religious texts and was not drafted in accordance with Home Office policy guidance, Asylum Operations conducted an investigation into this matter. A small number of religious conversion cases were sampled, and no further cases were identified during this sampling exercise.</p><p>All such decisions are currently subject to further scrutiny, pending the roll out of additional specialist training, which has been developed in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief.</p><p>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T11:01:42.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T11:01:42.197Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125052
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigrants: Employment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers have used the digital checking service for right to work checks since its launch. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 251393 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>Statistics on use of the online right to work service will be published as part of the Home Office’s Transparency Data by the end of the year.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:03:24.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:03:24.183Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1125065
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Biometrics: Edinburgh more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the requirement for people from Edinburgh to travel to Glasgow for biometric enrolment facilities on (a) disabled applicants, (b) applications for family visas and (c) people of limited means; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 251272 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VCAS) centres are run by Sopra Steria Ltd (SSL) on behalf of UK Visas &amp; Immigration (UKVI). <br>Sopra Steria, undertook market research to identify initial service locations; their research included the impact on customer travel time, cost and accessibility. There are currently six core sites across the UK at which application submission services are offered free of charge and beyond that, SSL offer a range of enhanced services in a further 50 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><p>SSL continue to assess customer demand, working closely with UKVI, and are planning to open a further 6 enhanced service locations throughout May and June, one of which will be offered in Edinburgh.</p><p>SSL are required to provide locations that comply with the Equality Act 2010 (including full compliance with the disability discrimination provisions) and biometric capture solutions are suitable for different customer groups, including customers with disabilities.</p><p>For customers who are eligible to apply using the Service and Support Centres (SSCs), it is estimated that 62% of customers will be within 30 miles of their nearest service centre and customers who meet certain criteria, which may include people of limited means; will be able to apply for travel assistance.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:06:48.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:06:48.27Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1124714
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether non-UK workers entering the UK under the Seasonal Workers Pilot will be guaranteed a set number of working hours. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Norris more like this
uin 250784 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The scheme operators for the Seasonal Workers Pilot are required to provide pilot workers with fulltime employment, and are responsible for ensuring that the pilot workers they sponsor are provided with a regular income, and not left destitute if, for any reason, full-time work is not available over any particular period.</p><p>The scheme operators are not permitted to offer zero hours contracts to workers.</p><p>Pilot workers come to the UK for six months or less and are therefore liable to NHS overseas visitor treatment charges. The scheme operators are therefore required to ensure that all participants have suitable health insurance before they travel to the UK. Charges do not apply to accident and emergency treatment, and immediately necessary or urgent NHS care is never withheld irrespective of status.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250785 more like this
250786 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.39Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4641
label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1124715
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether employers will be able to offer zero hours contracts to workers entering the UK under the Seasonal Workers Pilot. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Norris more like this
uin 250785 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The scheme operators for the Seasonal Workers Pilot are required to provide pilot workers with fulltime employment, and are responsible for ensuring that the pilot workers they sponsor are provided with a regular income, and not left destitute if, for any reason, full-time work is not available over any particular period.</p><p>The scheme operators are not permitted to offer zero hours contracts to workers.</p><p>Pilot workers come to the UK for six months or less and are therefore liable to NHS overseas visitor treatment charges. The scheme operators are therefore required to ensure that all participants have suitable health insurance before they travel to the UK. Charges do not apply to accident and emergency treatment, and immediately necessary or urgent NHS care is never withheld irrespective of status.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250784 more like this
250786 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.437Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4641
label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1124716
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether workers who enter the UK under the new Seasonal Workers Pilot will be charged for NHS emergency healthcare. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Norris more like this
uin 250786 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The scheme operators for the Seasonal Workers Pilot are required to provide pilot workers with fulltime employment, and are responsible for ensuring that the pilot workers they sponsor are provided with a regular income, and not left destitute if, for any reason, full-time work is not available over any particular period.</p><p>The scheme operators are not permitted to offer zero hours contracts to workers.</p><p>Pilot workers come to the UK for six months or less and are therefore liable to NHS overseas visitor treatment charges. The scheme operators are therefore required to ensure that all participants have suitable health insurance before they travel to the UK. Charges do not apply to accident and emergency treatment, and immediately necessary or urgent NHS care is never withheld irrespective of status.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250784 more like this
250785 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:19:22.487Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4641
label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1124531
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Families more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugee family reunion visas have been granted in exceptional circumstances for dependent children over 18 in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 250457 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The Home Office publish data on the number of family reunion visas granted to over 18s and under 18s in the quarterly <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">Immigration Statistics</a>.</p><p>The latest data covering the year ending December 2018, can be found in as_21_q in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781310/asylum5-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">volume 5</a> of the asylum tables.</p><p>The data does not separately identify those which have been granted in exceptional circumstances for dependent children over 18.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:24:21.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:24:21.3Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1124532
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Families more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the review of the eligibility of adult children, who were part of the family unit when they were forced to flee, to automatically join their family in the UK under part 11 of UK immigration rules, will be completed. more like this
tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
tabling member printed
Stella Creasy more like this
uin 250458 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The Government provides a safe and legal route to bring families together through its family reunion policy. This allows a partner and children under 18 of those granted protection in the UK to join them here, if they formed part of the family unit before the sponsor fled their country.</p><p>Our policy makes clear that there is discretion to grant visas outside the Immigration Rules, which caters for extended family members in exceptional circumstances – including young adult sons or daughters who are dependent on family here and living in dangerous situations.</p><p>Refugees can also sponsor adult dependent relatives living overseas to join them where, due to age, illness or disability, that person requires long-term personal care that can only be provided by relatives in the UK.</p><p>The Government believes the best interests of children is reflected in staying with their families, claiming asylum in the first safe country they reach – that is the fastest route to safety – and relying on safe and legal routes under the Immigration Rules or through resettlement schemes.</p><p>Nonetheless, the Government is listening to calls to extend our current family reunion policy and has been following closely the passage of the two Private Members’ Bills. We will continue our productive discussions with key partners on this complex and sensitive issue.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:32:15.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:32:15.237Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4088
label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1124568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration Controls: Racial Discrimination more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that his officials do not profile people based on their race or ethnicity during immigration checks. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 250432 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>It is illegal for an individual to be stopped on the basis of their race or ethnicity. Immigration Enforcement officers do not carry out random visits and nor do they stop individuals at random.</p><p>Enforcement operations by Immigration Enforcement officers are intelligence-led and are carried out only where there is a reasonable prospect of encountering immigration offenders.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:25:03.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:25:03.653Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1124594
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to begin the recruitment process for a new chair of the Migration Advisory Committee. more like this
tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
tabling member printed
George Eustice more like this
uin 250476 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250477 more like this
250478 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.577Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124595
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration on 30 April 2019, Official Report, Col 85WH, how many applicants for positions on the Migration Advisory Committee satisfied the criteria of having had experience of business in recruitment processes that have taken place since January 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
tabling member printed
George Eustice more like this
uin 250477 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250476 more like this
250478 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.637Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124597
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration on 30 April 2019, Official Report Columns 84-87WH, how many applicants for positions on the Migration Advisory Committee who satisfied the criteria of having had business experience were subsequently deemed unappointable by the Selection Panel for recruitment processes that have taken place since 2013. more like this
tabling member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
tabling member printed
George Eustice more like this
uin 250478 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>Any appointment to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will be made in line with the Cabinet Office Governance Code for Public Appointments 2016. The Government will consider the position of the MAC Chair shortly. <br> <br>Information about the business experience of candidates is not collected in the form requested.</p><p>Following the publication of the Governance Code in 2016, candidates for public appointments have been given the option to declare the sector of their principal employment. In the recruitment campaign for MAC members in 2017, two candidates, neither of whom was appointed, declared that their principal employment was in the private sector. This does not mean that other candidates did not have business experience which they chose to highlight in their application or, if appropriate, their interview.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
250476 more like this
250477 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:34:34.683Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3934
label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
1124598
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to implement a quality assurance process for the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250507 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>As noted in the latest published report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI), we have extensive quality assurance processes across the scheme and we will continue to further review and align to other operational areas as we move forward.</p><p>The ICIBI’s report is available here:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/799439/An_inspection_of_the_EU_Settlement_Scheme_May_WEB.PDF" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/799439/An_inspection_of_the_EU_Settlement_Scheme_May_WEB.PDF</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:20:55.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:20:55.58Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124599
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure applicants do not incur ancillary costs when applying for the EU settlement scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250508 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The EU Settlement Scheme application process is simple, streamlined and free of charge so there is no financial burden on applicants. We have a broad range of support in place to meet various user needs. These are optional and applicants can choose the support option best suited for their circumstances.</p><p>The Home Office is committed to supporting EU citizens to obtain UK immigration status and we will continue to engage with representative groups to ensure that the scheme is accessible to all prospective applicants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:49:41.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:49:41.187Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124600
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which independent consultancy was commissioned by his Department to report on the experiences of vulnerable applicants during the private beta 2 phase of the EU settlement scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250509 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>The Home Office commissioned Britain Thinks to carry out work on our behalf.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:46:27.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:46:27.853Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124601
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the EU settlement scheme made during the testing phases remain unresolved. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
answer text <p>As of 16 April 2019, 75 cases remained outstanding from the public beta phase. This was published in the public beta testing phase report on 2 May 2019.</p><p>The report can be found here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-public-beta-testing-phase-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-public-beta-testing-phase-report</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-09T15:47:48.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:47:48.94Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124603
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many formal complaints his Department received during the private beta testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme; and what the subject of these complaints was. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250511 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answer text <p>The EU Settlement Scheme makes it simple and straight forward for EU citizens and their family members who want to stay in the UK to get the immigration status they need.</p><p>Over 31,000 people applied during the two private beta testing phases. Just one complaint was received through the formal complaints process during this time. The complaint was in response to a technical issue and was resolved satisfactorily.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-10T15:47:52.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T15:47:52.943Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to feedback on the private beta two phase of the EU Settlement Scheme, what feedback was provided by people who neither spoke highly nor gave a neutral response. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250512 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answer text <p>As part of our commitment to improving the application process for customers, feedback during both the private beta 1 and 2 phases and the public beta phase was sought via a voluntary online survey. In total, 1,330 applicants completed the survey during private beta 2. Of these 61% of customers said they would speak highly of the application process, 19% said they would be neutral, 19% would be critical and 1% said they did not know.</p><p>Changes were made to the system as a result of this feedback, ahead of the public beta test phase. In the public beta test phase, 75% of applicants completing the survey said they would speak highly of the application process, 15% said they would be neutral and 11% would be critical. With regards to completing the application form, in the public beta phase 81% said completing the form was either easy of fairly easy with a further 8% finding it neither difficult or easy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-10T15:45:03.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T15:45:03.747Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1124605
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to investigate the low take up of the private beta testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
tabling member printed
Afzal Khan more like this
uin 250513 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The total number of applications received since the testing of the scheme began on 28 August 2018 is now over 600,000, and we received over 50,000 applications in the first weekend the scheme was fully live. <br> <br>In total, over 230,000 people applied during the three testing phases of the EU Settlement Scheme. Over 31,000 of these people applied during the two private beta testing phases and we do not consider that this was a low turnout or that it needs investigating. It was not our intention to process high volumes during these phases, which were implemented gradually to bring the systems up to scale in a controlled way. This gave us a valuable evidence base from which to assess the application process and allowed for incremental improvements to be made in response to applicant feedback</p><p><br>We have been clear that applying during the testing phases was voluntary and EU citizens will have until 30 June 2021 to apply, in line with the draft Withdrawal Agreement, or until 31 December 2020 in the event of no deal.</p><p><br></p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T13:32:06.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T13:32:06.46Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4671
label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1123902
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation the Government has had with EU students in Scotland on the European temporary leave to remain scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
tabling member printed
Carol Monaghan more like this
uin 249331 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answer text <p>The transitional arrangements under European Temporary Leave to Remain will only be required in the event that the UK leaves the EU without securing a deal. The Government has been clear that leaving the EU with a deal remains our top priority.</p><p>The Government has regular contact with representatives of the education sector, and the Scottish Government, and will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders during the course of our 12 month engagement with stakeholders on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system.</p><p>As we move towards the future system, the Government will continue to consult with internal stakeholders to ensure that operational capability is given due consideration as we build an immigration system that works for the whole of the UK, including the education sector.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
249330 more like this
249332 more like this
249333 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-07T16:23:44.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T16:23:44.787Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4443
label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
1124165
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Educational Testing Service: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of ETS have been prosecuted over cases involving TOEIC English Language tests. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 249830 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answer text <p>No individuals employed directly by ETS Global BV have been prosecuted. A number of individuals who were involved in the running of test centres have been prosecuted. So far 25 people have been convicted for their role in helping to organise the fraud with convictions of over 70 years handed down to date.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-10T15:34:17.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T15:34:17.217Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1124166
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on (a) internal investigations, (b) court fees and (c) deportation in cases involving TOEIC students since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 249831 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally by the Home Office.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-10T15:38:58.947Z