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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 European Arrest Warrants 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 proportion of European Arrest Warrant requests made against UK citizens by other countries were refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213255 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.2571601Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 European Arrest Warrants 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 European Arrest Warrant requests levied against British citizens have been refused in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213255 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2013-14, ten Arrest Warrants from Member States for British nationals were refused by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Information is not held for the financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13.<br><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Financial year 2013-14</strong></p><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Final court decisions on Arrest Warrants issued by Member States for the surrender of British Nationals</p></td><td><p><strong>46</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrants for British nationals that were refused by the court</p></td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arrest Warrant for British nationals refused as a proportion of total of final court decisions.</p></td><td><p><strong>22%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br>Of the total number of surrenders from England, Wales and Northern Ireland between April 2009 and March 2014, over 95% (4,855 of 5,072) of people surrendered were foreign nationals and just over 4.3% (217 of 5,072) were British nationals. By way of comparison, in non-Arrest Warrant cases over a similar period 40% of those extradited have been British nationals.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213339 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:56:06.1477668Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 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, whether he has made an estimate of the average salary of a person who has been granted a Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 239922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is designed for internationally recognised leaders and promising future leaders in the digital technology, science and research, arts, humanities and culture sectors. There is no minimum salary requirement for applying for a visa on this route and the Home Office does not collect salary data.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: Financial Services and Science more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visas were issued to people working in (a) FinTech and (b) science in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 242080 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information requested in a reportable format. As such the information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-04-10T12:37:22.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:37:22.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 European Arrest Warrants 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 UK citizens were subject to a European arrest warrant in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 213665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>In 2013-14, the National Crime Agency received 7,881 arrest warrants from other EU Member States, of which 132 (or 1.67%) were issued in respect of UK nationals.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:52:58.3066146Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Deportation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of foreign nationals convicted of a crime in the UK were deported to their country of origin in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 17388 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the number of Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) who have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to a period of imprisonment and subsequently referred to Immigration Enforcement for consideration of removal action.</p><p>Whilst we aim to deport foreign national offenders at the earliest opportunity not all of those referred to the Home Office will meet the deportation threshold, some may later be confirmed as British or exempt from Immigration Control and some will be successful at appeal. Removal may also be delayed as some offenders will repeatedly refuse to comply with the deportation and documentation process, deliberately seek to flout the system to disrupt our efforts to deport them or attempt to lodge multiple appeals. Factors such as these can lead to deportation being delayed.</p><p>In May 2013, a new system was introduced for recording and monitoring all FNO referrals, even where an offender did not meet the deportation threshold. Prior to this, referrals of those who did not meet deportation criteria were not routed through a central system so this data was not centrally recorded. The introduction of this system therefore shows an increase in the referral numbers from 2012/13 onwards.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of referrals to Immigration Enforcement</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of removals</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>6,452</p></td><td><p>5,367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7,326</p></td><td><p>4,539</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>6,874</p></td><td><p>4,720</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>10,786</p></td><td><p>5,118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>10,461</p></td><td><p>5,277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16 (to Sept 2015)</p></td><td><p>5,262</p></td><td><p>2,855</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The National Offender Management Service operate on a nationality self declaration basis, which means that not all those referred for action will be in scope for removal. Some offenders may later be confirmed as British nationals or exempt from immigration control.</p><p>The removals shown are not a representative proportion of those referred in the same period. Those referred will not always be removable in the same year due to sentence length. The removals data will include those who have been referred prior to the period shown in the table.</p><p>Please note that figures prior to the 2011/12 financial year precede the implementation of a later reporting application and as such were not subject to the same level of data assurance for data recorded after 2011/12.</p><br />
unstar 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 2015-12-16T17:40:17.67Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:40:17.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 193286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a &quot;Report on the economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to the UK&quot; which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research. The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants</a><br><br>More recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, &quot;Tier 1 (Investor) route: investment thresholds and economic benefits&quot; in response to a Government commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014</a><br><br>The Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office 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 representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 197735 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Borders: Personal Records more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made in introducing universal exit checks; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 200301 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reintroducing exit checks. By April 2015, comprehensive exit checks will apply on scheduled and commercial air, sea and rail routes. <br><br>We have recently introduced new powers in the Immigration Act 2014 to support embarkation checks at the border, and we continue to work with carriers and port operators to explore the least burdensome way of delivering the exit checks commitment.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T15:38:21.2029114Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:38:21.2029114Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 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 recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 125560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route demonstrates our commitment to continuing to attract top international talent in the digital technology, science and arts sectors. On 11 January we doubled the number of places available to applicants from 1000, to 2000, and are confident that this is sufficient to meet demand at this time. We will continue to monitor take up of the route.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-02-06T16:33:21.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:33:21.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 ICT: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on enabling skilled technology entrepreneurs to enter and work in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129988 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a comprehensive offer for skilled technology entrepreneurs seeking to work in the United Kingdom.</p><p>Migrants wishing to establish, set up or take over a business in the UK may apply under our Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route if they can demonstrate a credible business plan and have £50,000 funding to invest in their business from a specified source, or £200,000 from any source.</p><p>For migrants who have studied at UK universities and now wish to set up their own technology business, the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa route is also available. This route requires applicants to be endorsed by a Higher Education Institution but does not require any minimum investment funds and allows applications to work part time to support themselves as they develop their business. The independent Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the route in 2015, concluded that the Graduate Entrepreneur scheme works well; it has limited numbers and attracts high quality people. The Government is currently considering the MAC’s wider recommendations from that review.</p><p>For skilled technology entrepreneurs who are at the very top of their profession that can demonstrate exceptional skills or potential the UK also maintains an exceptional talent route. The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route has 5 endorsing bodies of which Tech City provides endorsement for those in the digital technology sector. On 11 January 2018, we doubled the number of exceptional talent places available each year to 2000 places, recognising the contribution that these highly skilled migrants make to the UK. Exceptional talent visas do not require applicants to have a sponsoring employer and thus represents an attractive offer to the very best potential technology entrepreneurs.</p>
unstar 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 2018-03-06T19:06:54.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:06:54.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850753
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Cybercrime more like this
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 recent steps her Department has taken to tackle cyber crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 129989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Cyber security, including cyber crime, is a top priority threat to national security.<strong> </strong>This is why the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 is supported by £1.9billion of transformational investment. We have boosted the capabilities of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit by increasing their ability to investigate the most serious cyber crime, and we are continuing to invest in the cyber teams within each of the Regional Organised Crime Units across England and Wales.</p><p>We have also established the National Cyber Security Centre which manages national cyber security incidents, carries out real-time threat analysis and provides tailored sectoral advice. We have invested in regional cyber crime prevention coordinators, who engage with SME’s and the public to provide bespoke cyber security advice based on the latest technical understanding from the National Cyber Security Centre.</p><p>Driving up cyber knowledge and expertise at the local policing level is also extremely important. The College of Policing provides a range of courses for police officers and staff on cyber crime. The College are also working on behalf of the Home Office to create the Cyber Digital Career Pathways project. This project will create a Cyber Digital Investigation Profession across all of law enforcement, providing a career pathway and professional certification for Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals.</p><p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign which encourages the public and small businesses to adopt simple behaviours which will help protect them against the majority of cyber threats. Most recent activity to educate the public on the cyber threat and how they can protect themselves includes the #OneReset campaign to encourage greater use of a strong and separate password for primary email accounts, and, launching on 1 March 2018, a new research report entitled “<em>A Call to Action: The Cyber Aware Perception Gap”</em>, which outlines the need for, and benefit of, a collaborative effort to increase the adoption of cyber secure behaviour.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T15:29:17.203Z
star this property answering member
1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
850766
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
star this property answering body
Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Cybercrime more like this
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 Office, what steps she is taking to improve awareness of cyber fraud amongst the public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 130001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office delivers the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, and the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, which is run in conjunction with UK Finance and supported by the UK’s banks. The Cyber Aware and Take Five campaigns are designed to help encourage the public and small businesses to protect themselves from cyber crime and fraud, providing advice on specific protective and actionable behaviours to increase resilience.</p><p>Cyber Aware and Take Five in particular have been developed jointly by industry and Government experts including the National Cyber Security Centre and the Joint Fraud Taskforce and have established consensus around a single set of authoritative advice to protect individuals from cyber criminals and fraudsters. This advice is deployed through a network of over 450 public, private and third sector partners, and through targeted media interventions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:26:11.32Z
star this property answering member
1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage public sector users of the radio spectrum to share bands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211326 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>All public sector spectrum users are subject to Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP) which serves to encourage spectrum to be used efficiently or released to other uses. This charge is set by HM Treasury with advice from Ofcom and the DCMS.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126874
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254783 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
star this property answering member
4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 254784 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
star this property answering member
4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127076
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to update the content of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 255315 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254783 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Z
star this property answering member
4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
164329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading BBC more like this
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 Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current BBC funding model; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 215689 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>No such assessment has been made. The Government has said that the right time to consider these questions is as part of the Charter Review which will not be starting in advance of the Election in 2015.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T15:08:49.027Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T15:08:49.027Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227100
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet: Competition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent progress the Government has made on increasing competition among internet service providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227403 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a highly competitive and open market for Internet Service Providers. There are dozens of companies providing services either using their own network or making use of wholesale products provided by BT. BT’s wholesale access products are open to all Internet Service Providers, meaning that consumers have a range of retail Internet Service Providers to buy broadband services from.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:21:44.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:21:44.153Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227101
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet: EU Action more like this
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 Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to implement EU regulations on net neutrality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227421 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Negotiations are continuing on an EU Regulation on net neutrality, as part of the Connected Continent package. Should a common position be agreed between the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, and the Regulation adopted, the Regulation will be directly applicable in UK law.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:34:13.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:34:13.247Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227103
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he expects all internet connection speeds to be 2Mbps or more in (a) Windsor constituency, (b) South-East England and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227435 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>According to Ofcom only 3 per cent of UK premises have access to speeds of less than 2Mbps, down from 11 per cent in 2010. As a result of the commercial and government investments, the number of premises with a broadband service below 2Mbps continues to reduce. The government will however, before the end of 2015, make available options to deliver the minimum 2mbps broadband commitment for all qualifying premises.<br></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:01:58.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:01:58.107Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on promoting or advertising (a) fibre optic and (b) satellite broadband to the public in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227476 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has run a national awareness campaign to promote superfast broadband in the financial year 2014-15 only. The campaign ran from December 2014 to March 2015 and did not differentiate between fibre optic and satellite. A total cost of £8 million has been set aside for this campaign to include the media buying costs (e.g. the airtime for TV/press adverts) as well as production costs for adverts (TV/radio/digital/out of home), social media activity and a toolkit of materials for local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, as part of the Government’s Business is GREAT campaign we have spent £1.667<strong> </strong>million<strong> </strong>on advertising aimed at small businesses to encourage them to take up a grant for superfast broadband connection for their businesses with a supplier of their choice. This campaign ran September - December 2014 and comprised media buying costs (out of home posters, local press advertisements and radio airtime) and production costs (e.g. photography, fees, printing).</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
391375
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answering body
Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies: Auctions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to announce a spectrum auction by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 8013 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>UK spectrum auctions are managed by Ofcom. Ofcom expects to auction up to 190 MHz of spectrum at 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz in this financial year (2015/16). No decision has yet been taken by Ofcom as to whether an auction will be used to assign future spectrum released from public sector use or freed up by the clearance of the 700 MHz band, or the timing of any such auction.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T14:10:20.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:10:20.46Z
star this property answering member
1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this