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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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the NHS is able to (a) recruit and (b) retain the workforce required in South London after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 254059 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want all EU nationals, including those working in the NHS and the care sector, to stay in the UK after we leave the EU.</p><p><br>In December 2018, the Government set out its proposals in “The UK’s future Skills-based Immigration System” White Paper. The White Paper proposals include a new route for skilled workers which will be open to anyone at RQF level 3 and above, irrespective of where they are applying from. This route will not be capped allowing all of those who meet our requirements to come to the UK and we intend to abolish the existing Resident Labour Market Test for highly skilled roles.</p><p><br>The White Paper also includes, as a transitional measure, a temporary workers route which will be open to anyone from qualifying countries, wishing to fill positions at any skill level, for up to 12 months. We do not intend to impose a cap on the number of people wishing to use the route.</p><p><br>The Government is undertaking an extensive programme of engagement with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK, over the course of this year, including with the private, public and voluntary sector and local government, as well as industry representatives and individual businesses before taking final policy decisions on the future system.</p>
star 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 2019-05-20T10:09:13.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:09:13.053Z
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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 Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1126717
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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
star this property hansard heading Deportation: China more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds Wen Li (Jaiwen Li), who is reported to be held at Brook House immigration removal centre, is being deported to China; and what assessment they have made of any potential risks to him in China. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
star this property uin HL15734 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>We do not routinely comment on individual cases. The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection and each case is assessed on its merits and individuals have the right to appeal to an independent immigration court.</p><p>Where a decision has been made that a person does not require international protection, removal is only enforced when we and the courts conclude that it is safe to do so, with a safe route of return. We monitor the situation in countries of origin and update our positions regularly and make decisions on returns on a case by case.</p><p>Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions on asylum and human rights applications is published and can be found on gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:27:32.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:27:32.12Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morrow more like this
1126552
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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
star this property hansard heading Passports: Dual Nationality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that dual nationals have to submit only UK documents when applying to renew their British passport. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 254261 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to amend the policy to limit document requirements to UK documents only for dual nationals. HM Passport Office does seek to minimise documentary requirements for renewal applications but there are circumstances where additional information is needed which may include overseas documents or those relating to dual nationality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:36:13.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:36:13.133Z
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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 Martin Whitfield more like this
1126561
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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
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Sick Leave 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 and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254070 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The number of staff in the Home Office who took sickness absence due to mental health issues in the 12 months to 30 April 2019; the proportion of the total sick absence that this comprises; and the cost to the Department of sick absence due to mental ill health during that period is set out in the accompanying table. These absences include those relating to stress, as well as other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. These conditions can be triggered by various factors.</p><p>We are committed to breaking down barriers and reducing stigma for employees living with mental health conditions. We aim to equip managers to recognise and address stress in the workplace and encourage employees to talk to their managers about mental health issues so that they can access help and support at the earliest stage.</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 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:44:59.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property file name PQ 254070 data v2.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - PQ 254070 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126495
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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
star this property hansard heading Visas: Arts more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which EU countries he has (a) started and (b) completed negotiations on reciprocal mobility agreements for workers in the creative industries who require short-term visas. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
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Daniel Zeichner more like this
star this property uin 254210 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the EU stated that we want to agree reciprocal mobility arrangements with the EU that support businesses to provide services and move their talented people and discuss how to facilitate the temporary mobility of self-employed professionals and employees providing services.</p><p>Our proposals for future mobility arrangements with the EU are reflected in the Political Declaration on the future relationship, which sets out the that the Government wants to continue to enable cooperation in the cultural sector. The details for future mobility arrangements between the United Kingdom and the EU will be discussed in the next phase of negotiations. These negotiations will not commence until after the United Kingdom leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:39:01.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:39:01.673Z
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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 Daniel Zeichner more like this
1126468
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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
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration will have a remit to inspect (a) HMRC and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions in respect of the processing of the data of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 254184 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK Borders Act 2007 (section 48) already allows the Independent Chief Inspector to inspect the efficiency and effectiveness of services provided by any person acting in relation to the discharge of immigration, nationality, asylum and customs functions.</p><p>The EU Settlement Scheme is primarily an immigration regime. The Independent Chief Inspector, therefore, already has the necessary powers to inspect activities undertaken by the Department for Work and Pensions and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, in support of the EU Settlement Scheme application process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:13:03.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:13:03.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126510
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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
star this property hansard heading Aviation: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) clear and (b) up to date information is provided to airlines operating in the UK on changes to visa requirements for EU citizens and their families visiting the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254117 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office works with carriers through the Carrier Liaison network, through regular stakeholder engagement groups, and through Airlines UK and the Board of Airline Representatives UK.</p><p>We have regular communication with the International Air Transport Association to ensure their Timatic tool, used by airlines and travel agents to verify passenger travel document requirements, is clear and up-to-date with the UK’s visa requirements.</p><p>We have also launched a passenger information campaign which includes an information toolkit for stakeholders including carriers. Information on visiting the UK after Brexit is also publicly available on GOV.UK <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-after-brexit</a></p><p>We will continue to work with the carriers on introducing and communicating the requirements of the future system in advance of implementation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:13:16.84Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126685
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Eritrea more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release. The number of applications made by Eritreans in each year are available in table as_01 (Main Applicants; Asylum, volume 1).</p><p>Latest edition available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,230</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,158</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Home Office is unable to report on whether more illegal migrants were smuggled in to the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country, as the method of entry for those who entered the UK clandestinely and subsequently claimed asylum, is recorded on individual Home Office files and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>All asylum and human rights applications from Eritrean nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw. The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eritrea-country-policy-and-information-notes" target="_blank">Country Policy and Information Note Eritrea: Religious groups</a> published in February 2018 (available on Gov.uk) outlines our position.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Eritrea_-_Religious_Groups_-_CPIN_-_v3.0.pdf more like this
star this property title Eritea Religious Groups more like this
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star this property file name Asylum1 -Dec 2018 Tables.xlsx more like this
star this property title Asylum 1 - Dec 2018 Tables more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126642
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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
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the enquiry of 21 March 2019 from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central on behalf of her constituent, Ms Sheikh. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 254220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is required to respond to Members’ correspondence within 20 working days. However, when cases are complex it is not always possible to provide a full reply within that timeframe. Your office will be provided with an update as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:11:38.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:11:38.253Z
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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 Alison Thewliss more like this
1126615
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will take steps to fast-track refunds to people who have paid the new higher-rate Immigration Health Surcharge when their cases require them to pay only the lower pre-2019 rate. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 254262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is promptly refunding excess immigration health surcharge payments where individuals have paid the incorrect amount as a consequence of their application being in train when the surcharge was increased on 8 January this year.</p><p>An operational process was established to identify customers who paid the higher rate so that adjustments and refunds can be made. Any customer who self identifies as not having received a refund for this reason will be prioritised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:37:52.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:37:52.473Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this