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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Greek Islands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the resettlement of (a) vulnerable children and (b) unaccompanied minors from Greek islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront in protecting children affected by the migration crisis. We remain absolutely committed to transferring the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We have been making further progress with participating States, Greece, France, and Italy, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to the commitment to transfer 480 children.</p><p>In keeping with our commitments to ensure that the vulnerable children we have transferred from Greece, France and Italy to the UK under section 67 will have everything they need to be able to start a new life in the UK, we introduced a new form of leave, section 67 leave, in July 2018. Individuals who receive section 67 leave will have the right to study, work, access public funds and healthcare and apply for indefinite leave to remain.</p><p>Section 67 is one of a number of schemes that offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. In total, the UK provided protection to over 7,000 children in the year ending June 2019, and 39,500 since the start of 2010, and in every year since 2016, the UK resettled more refugees from out-side Europe than any other EU member state. In the year ending June 2019 the UK received 3,496 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. In 2018, the UK received 15% of all asylum claims from unaccompanied children in the EU, representing the third highest intake country.</p><p>Until the UK leaves the EU, we remain fully committed to the timely and efficient operation of the Dublin III Regulation including the provisions determining responsibility for examining the claims of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Officials continue to work closely with Member States, including partners in Greece, to ensure the safe transfer of children under this Regulation.</p><p>Under Section 17 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act, we are committed to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU allowing for the family reunion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, where it is in their best interests, once we leave the EU. We are ready to engage with the EU and with Member States on this matter and will endeavour to negotiate such an agreement as soon as possible.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 416 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:07:54.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:07:54.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1149345
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Greece 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, whether her Department is in discussion with Greek authorities on additional resettlement places from Greece for (a) unaccompanied minors and (b) migrant children in families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 416 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront in protecting children affected by the migration crisis. We remain absolutely committed to transferring the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We have been making further progress with participating States, Greece, France, and Italy, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to the commitment to transfer 480 children.</p><p>In keeping with our commitments to ensure that the vulnerable children we have transferred from Greece, France and Italy to the UK under section 67 will have everything they need to be able to start a new life in the UK, we introduced a new form of leave, section 67 leave, in July 2018. Individuals who receive section 67 leave will have the right to study, work, access public funds and healthcare and apply for indefinite leave to remain.</p><p>Section 67 is one of a number of schemes that offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. In total, the UK provided protection to over 7,000 children in the year ending June 2019, and 39,500 since the start of 2010, and in every year since 2016, the UK resettled more refugees from out-side Europe than any other EU member state. In the year ending June 2019 the UK received 3,496 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. In 2018, the UK received 15% of all asylum claims from unaccompanied children in the EU, representing the third highest intake country.</p><p>Until the UK leaves the EU, we remain fully committed to the timely and efficient operation of the Dublin III Regulation including the provisions determining responsibility for examining the claims of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Officials continue to work closely with Member States, including partners in Greece, to ensure the safe transfer of children under this Regulation.</p><p>Under Section 17 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act, we are committed to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU allowing for the family reunion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, where it is in their best interests, once we leave the EU. We are ready to engage with the EU and with Member States on this matter and will endeavour to negotiate such an agreement as soon as possible.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 415 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:07:54.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:07:54.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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167
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1149244
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum 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, with reference to the report entitled, Missing the safety net, published by Refugee Action, what processes her Department has in place to escalate support for applications that have been delayed beyond her Department's guidelines on the processing of applications; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Sir George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 425 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The report relates to applications from failed asylum seekers for support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. We aim to decide most of these applications within 5 working days, or 2 days of the Home Office reviewing the application if the person is vulnerable, but some take longer because of the need to make further enquiries to establish that the person is eligible to receive the support.</p><p>The issue has been discussed with the authors of the report and a process through which voluntary sector organisations can escalate concerns about delays in individual cases has been agreed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:11:20.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:11:20.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1149321
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas 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, how many and what proportion of visitor visas were refused in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 579 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number and proportion of grants and refusals of visitor visas is published in the Home Office’s quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas table vi_01_q, latest edition at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2019</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:14:52.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:14:52.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1156431
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star this property date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration 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 she has taken to inform (a) EU, (b) EEA and (c) Swiss citizens residing in the UK who have not applied for settled status of the rules and requirements for doing so. 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 5425 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the over three million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK understand how and when to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.</p><p>That is why, when the scheme launched fully in March, the department delivered a £3.75m marketing campaign to raise awareness of the scheme.</p><p>Advertising and local events are underway to support the cross government Get Ready campaign and further publicity will roll out over the lifetime of the Scheme. All available channels will be used to reach our audiences – such as direct marketing, radio, video-on-demand and outdoor advertising, presentations, email updates, toolkits and webinars to name a few – to direct EU citizens towards reliable sources of information on GOV.UK and the application itself.</p><p>No-one will be left behind which is why we are also working in partnership with vulnerable group representatives, local authorities and other experts to make everyone knows what they need to do and has the right level of support.</p><p> </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 2019-11-05T11:35:20.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:35:20.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1151043
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the minimum income requirement threshold after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 2940 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The minimum income requirement is set at the level which prevents burdens on the taxpayer and promotes integration. We have kept the family Immigration Rules under review and made adjustments in light of feedback, including from the courts, on their operation and impact.</p><p>The overall assessment is that the minimum income requirement strikes a fair balance between an individual’s right to family life, the economic wellbeing of the UK and the community in general.</p><p>In last year’s immigration white paper, ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, the Government agreed to the principle that minimum salary thresholds should be retained for the new skilled worker route. These thresholds should help control migration, ensuring that it is reduced to sustainable levels, whilst ensuring that the UK can attract the talented people needed for the country to continue to prosper. Salary thresholds should also see skilled migrants continue to make a positive contribution to public finances.</p><p>In June 2019, the Migration Advisory Committee were commissioned to advise on a number of issues concerning potential future thresholds and the range at which they could be set. These include the mechanism for calculating future salary thresholds, salary threshold levels, whether there should be regional salary thresholds and the impact of exemptions from minimum salary thresholds. The MAC has been asked to report by January 2020. Further details of the commission can be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/829234/Home_Secretary_Professor_Manning_-_Points-based_system.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/829234/Home_Secretary_Professor_Manning_-_Points-based_system.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:45:40.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:45:40.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1156119
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 290879 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what processes she has in place to monitor the EU Settlement Scheme for abuse and misuse of personal data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 4999 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We have a duty to safeguard and ensure the security of personal information. We do that by having systems and policies in place to limit access to information and prevent unauthorised disclosure. Staff who access personal information must have appropriate security clearance and a business need for accessing the information, and their activity is subject to audit and review.</p><p>Any personal data must be handled in line with the terms of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018.</p><p> </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 2019-11-05T11:50:43.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:50:43.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1151014
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Sexuality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to improve the accuracy of the data in the report Experimental Statistics: Asylum claims on the basis of sexual orientation updated on Gov.uk in August 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 2634 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Experimental statistics are statistics which are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage. They allow producers of statistics to better understand the strengths and limitations of the data, the value to users, as well as the quality and volatility of the data.</p><p>Case workers are required to ensure the information recorded on the system is robust, by flagging asylum cases involving sexual orientation issues at the point where the issue is raised in the claim. Statisticians continue to work with operational colleagues, and monitor trends in the data, to ensure the data are of high quality, and the strengths and limitations are well understood and communicated to users. Users are invited to provide feedback on the statistics.</p><p>The ‘experimental’ nature of the statistics is kept under review in line with UK Statistics Authority guidelines.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:54:54.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:54:54.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this
1151387
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 293633 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what estimate she has made of the proportion of settled status applications that are not completed within the five working days target. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 3648 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Our aim is to process all applications to the Scheme as expeditiously as possible. The majority of applications are concluded within 5 working days.</p><p>The following link lists the expected processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications, based on current performance: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-application-processing-times/eu-settlement-scheme-pilot-current-expected-processing-times-for-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-application-processing-times/eu-settlement-scheme-pilot-current-expected-processing-times-for-applications</a>.</p><p>However, it is likely to take longer in the following instances:</p><ul><li>Further information is required from an applicant;</li><li>If the applicant is applying as a minor and or the application is not linked to an adult;</li><li>If the applicant has submitted a paper application;</li><li>If the applicant has a relevant criminal record;</li><li>If the applicant is a non-EEA or non-Swiss citizen and are applying based on a relationship not relied on in a previous application to the Home Office.</li></ul><p>Overall, the total number of applications that have been concluded, as of 30 September 2019, was more than 1.5 million (1,524,500). Of these, 61% were granted settled status, 38% were granted pre-settled status.</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 2019-11-05T12:07:29.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T12:07:29.64Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4452
star this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1151465
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British Overseas Territories citizenship will be granted to individuals descended from Chagossians born in the British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
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Daniel Kawczynski more like this
star this property uin 3692 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>People born in the British Indian Ocean Territory acquired British overseas territories citizenship by birth. Their children (the second generation, who were born elsewhere) will therefore have become citizens by descent.</p><p>Under British Nationality law citizenship is normally only passed on to one generation born abroad. This means that grandchildren of resettled Chagossians (the third generation) do not have an automatic claim to British overseas territories citizenship.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T12:12:41.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T12:12:41.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this