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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what consultation was conducted with stakeholders affected by the reforms for delivery of approved English language qualifications for settlement and citizenship effective from November 2015; how the decision was communicated to teaching providers and learners; and whether an impact assessment was undertaken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The possibility of changes to the English language requirement for settlement and nationality was discussed as part of the SELT procurement process. Letters announcing the change to test arrangements have been sent to a range of organisations. As this change relates to the implementation of existing policy, no formal impact assessment was required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T10:35:11.193Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T10:35:11.193Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
791016
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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were used to verify the TOEIC system for visa applications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 113572 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Education Testing System (ETS) TOEIC test was admitted to the list of approved test providers following a project to produce a new list of English language test providers. The project was launched on 9 December 2010 and ran until 31 January 2011. The criteria for inclusion on the list was published on the UK Border Agency website on 9 December 2010, and is available on the National Archives at:</p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110413094211/http:/www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/esol-providers/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110413094211/http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/employers/esol-providers/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T17:57:46.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:57:46.193Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
794105
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons independent experts have not been appointed to review Tests of English for International Communication cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 115193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Evidence given to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into English Language Testing provides details of the methods through which the validity of TOEIC were determined and the subsequent reports into those methods. A link to the evidence given to the inquiry is provided here:</p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry3/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry3/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-28T17:53:03.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T17:53:03.367Z
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4009
unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
794106
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tests of English for International Communication cases have not yet been received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 115194 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Evidence given to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into English Language Testing provides information on the number of tests affected</p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry3/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry3/</a></p><p> </p><p>Additionally, UKVI transparency data provides details of refusal, curtailments and removal decisions in response to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>The table in SELT_02 is the closest match to the information requested.</p><p>The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-28T17:54:31.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T17:54:31.32Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
794107
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star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Test of English for International Communication cases resulted in people being deported. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 115195 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
star this property answer text <p>UKVI transparency data provides details of refusal, curtailments and removal decisions in response to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>The table in SELT_02 is the closest match to the information requested.</p><p> </p><p>The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-11-28T17:55:34.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-28T17:55:34.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken since the first quarter of 2016 to reduce fraud in the English language testing system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 134927 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office closely monitors the provision of Secure English Language Testing, and has a series of robust monitoring mechanisms to ensure the integrity of the system. These mechanisms include regular audits of test centres by Home Office staff, ensuring that most centres are audited once every 12 months. There are also a series of steps that the providers are required to take, and the Home Office holds service review meeting with the providers to evaluate performance and examine any issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:44:25.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:44:25.147Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
896507
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star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy that an applicant whose leave to remain has been cancelled because of an allegation of cheating in a Toeic English language test will be able to submit an appeal in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 140548 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Parliament legislated to amend the appeals system in the Immigration Act 2014 so that an appeal only arises where a claim raising asylum, humanitarian protection or human rights is refused. Similar provisions are set out in the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016. The Government has no plans to change the appeals system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T15:12:27.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T15:12:27.003Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) identify visa applicants wrongly accused of cheating in the TOIEC English language test, (b) ensure that appeals against the Home Office’s decision to cancel their leave are heard in the UK; and offer applicants wrongly accused of fraud and refused a visa appropriate compensation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
star this property uin 148977 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Courts have consistently found that our evidence is sufficient to establish the presumption of fraud where we have taken action in individual cases. It is then up to individuals to challenge this through statutory appeals where available or Judicial Review.</p><p>Parliament legislated to amend the appeals system in the Immigration Act 2014 so that an appeal only arises where a claim raising asylum, humanitarian protection or human rights is refused. Similar provisions are set out in the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-06-05T17:39:17.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-05T17:39:17.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-24more like thismore than 2018-10-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to abolish his Department's requirement for additional English language tests for applicants (a) seeking renewal of leave to remain and (b) who have already passed the first English language test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
star this property uin 183421 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We expect those coming to the UK on a family visa with only basic English to become more fluent over time, to support their integration.</p><p>A2 level English language requirement under the family Immigration Rules applies to applications for further temporary leave to remain as a partner or parent, after 30 months in the UK on a five-year route to settlement.</p><p>Tests that exceed the required A1 level on entry to the partner or parent route, met at A2 level or above, may be re-used at the next application stage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T17:28:08.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T17:28:08.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many English language test centres in the UK accept certified copies of passports for non-UK citizens who want to apply for leave to remain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 220069 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no Home Office English language test centres within the UK that accept copies of passports as standard, whether certified or not. Details of what documents can be accepted as proof of identity to take the approved Secure English Language Test are published on the www.gov.uk website, which sets out the Home Office position on copies:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/544663/2016-08-08_-_SELT_candidate_identification_requirements_v1.1.pdf" target="_blank"> https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/544663/2016-08-08_-_SELT_candidate_identification_requirements_v1.1.pdf</a></p><p>The only exceptional circumstance which might apply is where the Home Office is holding the original document in which case separate arrangements are made with test centres to verify identity in liaison with Home Office officials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:21:03.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:21:03.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this