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170483
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Charities more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
uin 218740 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T17:38:59.18Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
3944
label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
170464
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many and what proportion of candidates took their English language tests online in each country in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Graham Brady more like this
uin 218716 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p>Secure English language tests for visa purposes require attendance in person at an invigilated test centre. As such there are no online tests that can be taken from home.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:57:21.71Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:57:21.71Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170467
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many cases of fraud or abuse in relation to English language testing have been identified in each country in each of the last five years; and what proportion such cases were of the total number sitting those tests in each country. more like this
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Graham Brady more like this
uin 218720 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p>The data requested is not held centrally and the costs of gathering the information would involve disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:50:31.683Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:50:31.683Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170468
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Graham Brady more like this
uin 218718 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:58:15.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:58:15.927Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170469
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2014 to Question 218042, how many concerns regarding fraud or abuse in relation to English language testing were reported to her Department by English language testing providers in each country in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Graham Brady more like this
uin 218719 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
answer text <p>This information is not available in the format requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:57:46.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:57:46.973Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170470
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Altrincham and Sale West more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Graham Brady more like this
uin 218717 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:59:03.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:59:03.583Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
435
label Biography information for Sir Graham Brady more like this
170476
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Hanson more like this
uin 218817 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:41:30.967Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:41:30.967Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170477
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Hanson more like this
uin 218818 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:45:18.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:45:18.33Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170484
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Hanson more like this
uin 218741 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T11:48:22.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T11:48:22.957Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
170485
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Seized Articles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Hanson more like this
uin 218742 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-05T12:03:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T12:03:37.067Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
tabling member
533
label Biography information for David Hanson more like this