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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had previously committed crimes in other countries in each year since 2010; and of what crimes those applicants had been convicted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 218744 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information on how many individuals who were granted British citizenship who <br>had previously committed crimes in other countries is not aggregated in <br>national reporting systems. This information could only be obtained by a <br>disproportionately expensive manual case by case search to collate the data.<br><br>However where the Secretary of State is aware that a person has committed <br>crimes in other countries they would not normally be granted citizenship as the <br>good character requirement would not be satisfied.</p><p /> <p /> <p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:42:37.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:42:37.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170477
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were granted British citizenship disclosed financial fraud in their application for citizenship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 218818 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Information on how many individuals who were granted citizenship who disclosed <br>financial fraud in their application for citizenship is not aggregated in <br>national reporting systems. This information could only be obtained by a <br>disproportionately expensive manual case by case search to collate the data.<br><br>However where the Secretary of State is aware that a person has practised fraud <br>they would not normally be granted citizenship as the good character <br>requirement would not be satisfied.</p><p /> <p /> <p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:45:18.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:45:18.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170484
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality 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, how many applications for British citizenship were made in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 218741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The information requested, which is published regularly, is given in the table below<br><br></p><p /> <p /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><strong>Citizenship applications, United Kingdom 2010 to 2013</strong></td></tr><tr><td>Year</td><td>Applications for British citizenship</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2010</td><td>199,767</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2011</td><td>207,797</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2012</td><td>181,410</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>2013</td><td>232,262</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Source: Home Office, Migration Statistics</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">Immigration Statistics July to September 2014</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td>Tables cz_01</td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p /> <p /> <p><br>The latest Home Office immigration statistics, including applications for <br>British citizenship are published in the release Immigration Statistics July -<br>September 2014, table cz_01 (Citizenship tables), which is available from the <br>Library of the House and on the Department’s website at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a></p><p /> <p /> <p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:48:22.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:48:22.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170478
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will introduce legislative proposals to prevent anyone who has entered or stayed illegally in the UK being granted British citizenship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 218768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Applicants for naturalisation need to meet the statutory requirements in the British Nationality Act 1981 which specify that a person must not have been in breach of the Immigration Rules during the required residential qualifying period.<br />In addition, a person is required to be of good character. If a person meets these requirements, the Home Secretary may, if she thinks fit, grant a certificate of naturalisation. <br /><br />We have recently substantially strengthened our policy on both the good character and residence requirements. Our revised policy on good character makes it clear that entering the UK illegally or evading immigration control will <br />usually mean that a person is prevented from acquiring citizenship for a period of 10 years. In terms of assessing the residence requirements, new guidance has been published on how the Home Secretary will exercise her discretion. We <br />will no longer overlook lengthy periods of unlawful residence, as was the case under previous governments. Whereas previously discretion would have been exercised in cases where a person who deliberately entered or remained in the UK without permission had attempted to regularise their stay by making an application to the Home Office, we will no longer tolerate this. We will normally only exercisediscretion to overlook periods of unlawful residence if they are short and genuinely inadvertent or outside the applicant’s control.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T14:44:41.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T14:44:41.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
170468
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language 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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, what steps her Department takes to ensure that the candidate sitting a test online is the same person who completed the secure online verification process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
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Mr Graham Brady more like this
star this property uin 218718 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>English language tests for visa purposes require attendance in person at an invigilated test centre. It is incumbent upon Secure English Language Test (SELT) providers to check the identity of individuals sitting their tests. The secure online verification process is the system delivered by the SELT test providers which the Home Office uses to check results relied on in support of an immigration application.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:58:15.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:58:15.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170483
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Charities more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with campaigning charities and organisations about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and covert surveillance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 218740 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Home Office Ministers and officials have discussions and meetings with a wide variety of partners, as well as organisations and individuals in the public and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of Ministerial meetings are passed to the Cabinet Office on a quarterly basis and are subsequently published on the Gov.uk website:http://data.gov.uk/dataset/ministerial-data-home-office</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, what licences were awarded to which companies testing English language skills in connection with visa applications for travel to the UK in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
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Mr Graham Brady more like this
star this property uin 218717 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>In April 2011 this Government introduced a requirement that certain immigration routes required a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as evidence of English language ability. When SELTs were introduced in 2011, 5 providers were licensed to provide SELTs for Immigration purpose. These were Trinity, Pearson, Cambridge, City &amp; Guilds and ETS. All of these providers were already providing English language tests for certain immigration purposes prior to <br>2011. In December 2012 a sixth provider, Cambridge International Examinations, was added as an approved SELT provider for UK Immigration purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:59:03.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:59:03.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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170476
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were granted British citizenship have had referees from outside the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 218817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on how many individuals were granted British citizenship who had referees from outside the UK is not aggregated in national reporting systems. This information could only be obtained by a disproportionately expensive <br>manual case by case search to collate the data.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:41:30.967Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:41:30.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170486
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants were granted British citizenship who had undertaken illegal work in the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>Information on how many individuals who were granted British citizenship who <br>had undertaken illegal work in the UK is not aggregated in national reporting <br>systems. This information could only be obtained by a disproportionately <br>expensive manual case by case search to collate the data.<br><br>However where the Secretary of State is aware that a person has undertaken <br>illegal work in the UK they would not normally be granted citizenship as the <br>good character requirement would not be satisfied.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T11:43:55.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:43:55.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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533
star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170485
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Seized Articles more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many internal reports were made of discrepancies in bulk-seized excise goods arriving at Queen's Warehouses in each year since 2010. more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>Internal reports of discrepancies in bulk seized excise goods arriving at both Queens’s Warehouses are produced on a monthly basis. From 2010 to date there have been 59 reports and these cover seizures made by Border Force and HM <br>Revenue &amp; Customs. <br><br>Where discrepancies are identified recounts are undertaken by Border Force on the arrival of the goods at the Queens Warehouse to ensure an accurate tally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T12:03:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T12:03:37.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this