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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
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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 remove filter
1111028
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 settled status applications have taken more than (a) 4 weeks and (b) 10 weeks for a decision in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 243505 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answer text <p>The latest figures that are available have been published in two separate re-ports on the both private beta phases and we have committed to provide fur-ther details in due course of the planned phased implementation of the scheme. We will continue to update Parliament as part of that process. Please see the private beta reports here:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752872/181031_PB1_Report_Final.pdf." target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/752872/181031_PB1_Report_Final.pdf.</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-private-beta-2/eu-settlement-scheme-private-beta-testing-phase-2-report." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-private-beta-2/eu-settlement-scheme-private-beta-testing-phase-2-report.</a></p><p>Currently the public beta report is being drafted, when this has been published the Home Office will prepare to publish regular statistical updates on the Settlement Scheme.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-24T14:33:15.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T14:33:15.26Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1111030
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 ensuring that ID document scanner locations are accessible for people living in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 243506 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>The application process for the EU Settlement Scheme is straightforward and user-friendly, and it is accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer using internet browsers.</p><p>There are multiple ways to have identity documents checked, including using the EU Exit: ID Document Check app or by posting identity documents to the Home Office. We have also opened 50 locations nationwide where applicants can have their passport scanned and verified.</p><p>The ID document scanning service is provided at the discretion of each local authority. The Home Office would encourage as many local authorities as possible to offer the service, and we continue to work with local government bodies across the UK to increase the provision of this service by local authorities, including in Wales.</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 2019-04-15T11:35:50.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:35:50.827Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1111032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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 much his Department (a) has paid and (b) plans to pay to Caerphilly Council for the operation of an ID document scanner location for EU citizens settlement scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 243507 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>The ID document scanning service is provided at the discretion of each local authority. The viability and cost of offering the ID document scanning service in each location is a matter for each local authority.</p><p>Participating local authorities, such as Caerphilly, do not receive funding from central Government to provide this service. Charges for using the service, payable directly to the local authority, can be set to cover the costs of providing the service.</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 2019-04-15T11:34:12.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T11:34:12.89Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1092755
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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 British Nationality: Naturalisation 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 has taken to estimate the number of people in the UK who are entitled to British citizenship but have not yet been naturalised. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 235402 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Information on the UK’s resident population and their characteristics is a matter for the independent Office for National Statistics. Naturalisation as a British Citizen is by discretion and until an individual makes an application to be naturalised, and their application is assessed, it is not possible to tell whether they will qualify for British Citizenship.</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 2019-03-26T17:06:05.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:06:05.997Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1092756
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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 British Nationality: Naturalisation 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 M1N1 application forms have been submitted in each of the last three years; and what proportion were (a) refused and (b) withdrawn. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 235403 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>The available information relates to total grants and refusals of citizenship by general category, and are published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics citizenship table cz_01 and , latest available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#citizenship%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#citizenship </a></p><p>The large majority of cases decided in 2018 were grants (94%).</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 2019-03-26T17:16:50.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:16:50.117Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1078697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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 the planned locations are for the ID Document scanners for the EU citizens settlement scheme for users unable to access an Android phone in Wales. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 226689 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
answer text <p>The application process for the EU Settlement Scheme is straightforward and user-friendly, and it is accessible on any smartphone, tablet or computer using internet browsers.</p><p>The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app – which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely, without sending in their passport or national identity card – is publicly available in the Google Play Store.</p><p>Applicants who do not have access to a device with a compatible operating system can, if they wish, use a family member or friend’s compatible Android device to access the app, and complete the rest of the process on their own device.</p><p>Additionally, we currently have 13 locations across the UK where applicants can have their identity document scanned and verified, if they choose to do so. During the public test phase for the scheme, there has been an identity document scanning location in Caerphilly. We are working with local government bodies across the UK to increase the provision of this service by local authorities.</p><p>This is an entirely voluntary test phase and once the EU Settlement Scheme is fully open by 30 March, the app will be optional. Applicants will be able to post their identity document to the Home Office to be checked and returned quickly. There will also be over 50 locations across the UK where applicants can have their identity document scanned and verified to provide further options for applicants.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-04T17:03:38.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T17:03:38.723Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1063677
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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 that EU citizens with mental incapacity will be registered for settled status. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 222664 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>The Home Office has put in place a comprehensive vulnerability strategy to ensure that the EU Settlement Scheme is accessible for all.</p><p>A user group of external stakeholders who represent the needs of vulnerable individuals has been established to work with the Home Office to assess understand relevant risks and issues and to ensure the right support arrangements are in place for applicants, including those with mental incapacity.</p><p>It is possible for someone to apply to the Scheme on behalf of someone with a mental incapacity. The Home Office will accept a range of evidence of identity and residence on behalf of an applicant. In addition, where someone misses the deadline for their application for a good reason, they will be given a reasonable further period in which to apply.</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 2019-02-21T16:24:42.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:24:42.06Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1063678
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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 assessment his Department has made of the risks that the opt-in process for applying for settled status poses for people with a mental incapacity. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 222665 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>The Home Office requires EU citizens to ‘opt-in’ to the EU Settlement Scheme by making an application as an immigration status cannot be granted without the consent of the individual. Furthermore, there is no record of which EU citizens are currently resident in the UK, so individuals must identify themselves in order to apply to the scheme.</p><p>The Home Office has put in place a comprehensive vulnerability strategy to ensure that the EU Settlement Scheme is accessible for all, including those requiring someone to make an application on their behalf. <br>A user group of external stakeholders who represent the needs of vulnerable individuals has been established to work with the Home Office to understand relevant risks and issues and to ensure the right support arrangements are in place for applicants, including those with mental incapacity. We are also engaging with relevant stakeholders such as the Department for Health and Social Care, Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services to assess the needs of this group and ensure they are met.</p><p>It is possible for someone to apply to the Scheme on behalf of someone with a mental incapacity. The Home Office will accept a range of evidence of identity and residence on behalf of an applicant. In addition, where someone misses the deadline for their application for a good reason, they will be given a reasonable further period in which to apply.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T16:26:40.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:26:40.113Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter
1055901
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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 Children in Care: Refugees 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 criteria his Department used to assess the availability of spaces in local authority care for unaccompanied child refugees. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 217652 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>In 2016, the Government conducted a comprehensive consultation with local authorities across the UK to assess their capacity to accept unaccompanied children into their care. The outcome of the consultation led to the Government announcing that it would transfer 480 unaccompanied children to the UK from Europe under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.</p><p>The Home Office maintains a continual dialogue with local authorities and Strategic Migration Partnerships across the country in order to identify placements for unaccompanied children to fulfil the Government’s commitments.</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 2019-02-20T17:15:06.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T17:15:06.397Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens remove filter