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star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Migrant Workers 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 to extend the proposed transitional measure of a time-limited route for temporary short-term workers from 12 months to three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 264763 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its White Paper “The UK’s future skills-based immigration system” on 19 December 2018, which proposed a new route for short-term workers to come to the UK for up to 12 months. This will be subject to a full review by 2025.</p><p><br>In the interim, we have launched a year-long programme of engagement to enable businesses and other stakeholders to shape the final details of policy and processes contained within the White Paper.</p><p> </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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:41:46.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
1132254
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: English Language more like this
unstar 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 language competency will be taken into account as a key skill in the skilled workers route under a new immigration framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 264761 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>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. The White Paper is clear that those applying in this route will be subject to an assessment of their language skills in order to support integration.</p><p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL), is based on expert advice from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and identifies those occupations deemed to be in national shortage. It does not include a separate language assessment. The MAC published their most recent review of the full SOL on the 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 264762 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T13:39:52.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:39:52.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
1132255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: English Language more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a language competency for the shortage occupation list under the proposed new immigration framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 264762 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>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. The White Paper is clear that those applying in this route will be subject to an assessment of their language skills in order to support integration.</p><p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL), is based on expert advice from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) and identifies those occupations deemed to be in national shortage. It does not include a separate language assessment. The MAC published their most recent review of the full SOL on the 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 264761 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T13:39:52.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:39:52.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
1129691
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, what assessment he has made of adequacy of opportunities for child victims of trafficking living in the UK to secure a durable solution; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259940 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 259941 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
1129693
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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, with reference to Article 16.2 of the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36, and recommendation 5.4 of 2015 UNICEF report, Achieving a durable solution for trafficked children, what steps he is taking to establish a multi-agency best interests decision-making process to find a durable solution for each child victim of trafficking living in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259941 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 requires the Home Office to ensure that its immigration, asylum, nationality and customs functions are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in the United Kingdom. This includes ensuring that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in every decision taken in respect of them</p><p>Unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period. Upon turning 18, they are expected to return to their home country or make a further application to the Home Office if they believe they have a lawful basis to remain.</p><p>If the child is a looked after child, local authority children’s social care social workers and personal advisors will work with the child to develop a pathway plan for when they turn 18 - whether they have been granted permanent leave to stay, or are still awaiting a decision, or have been given temporary leave to stay until they turn 18.</p><p>To ensure that they are prepared for the possibility that their asylum claim or immigration application is not successful their plan will need to include a focus on their return to their home country at 18 This holistic and informative approach gives children who do not have, or do not yet have, leave to remain in the UK long-term the best chance of achieving durable outcomes, whether in the UK or abroad.</p><p>In addition, Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, makes provisions for Independent Child Trafficking Advocates (ICTAs). The purpose of an ICTA is to advocate on behalf of the child to ensure their best interests are reflected in the decision-making processes undertaken by the public authorities who are involved in the child’s care. Drawing on their knowledge and experience, ICTAs are able to represent the views of the child at multi-agency meetings and, where appropriate, suggest approaches that might not reflect the views of the child but represent the child’s best interests.</p><p>The Government is committed to rolling out ICTAs nationally with the service currently being available in one third of local authorities in England and Wales with the Government</p><p>The Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act led by Frank Field, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller has recently considered Section 48 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which makes provisions for ICTAs. The Review’s interim reports can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act" target="_blank">here</a>. The Government is currently carefully considering the recommendations for ICTAs for national roll out.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 259940 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:15:50.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter
1129694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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 to enable child victims of trafficking to apply for a grant of leave to remain in the UK on the basis of their identification as a victim through the National Referral Mechanism; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 259942 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Child victims of trafficking identified through the National Referral Mechanism often apply for asylum and are granted refugee status if their applications are successful. If they are not granted asylum they are considered for a grant of discretionary leave to remain.</p><p><br>Additionally, unaccompanied child victims who are not granted refugee status or discretionary leave to remain are not required to leave the UK unless we are confident that there are safe and adequate reception arrangements in the country to which they will be returned. Instead, leave to remain is granted for 30 months or until they are 17½ years of age, whichever is the shorter period.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:11:55.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas remove filter