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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Islam more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using Islamic financial certificates, sukuk to finance infrastructure projects without adding to Government debt on the public sector balance sheet; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 277616 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text The proceeds from the Sukuk, like the proceeds from the wider gilt programme, flow into the consolidated fund. This is used for general expenditure, including expenditure on infrastructure. The government considers the core gilt program rather than the Sukuk to be the most cost-effective way of raising money for expenditure, including that of infrastructure projects. The main purpose behind the decision to issue a second Sukuk is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the UK being the Western hub for Islamic finance, whilst also providing high-quality liquid assets to UK-based Islamic banks. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277781 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1133378
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: English Language 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, of the 22,694 individuals that the Home Office has identified ETS has limited confidence in the validity of their TOEIC test due to administrative irregularity, how many re-applied for their visas with a new secure English language test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 266615 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Whilst ETS notified the Home Office of 22,694 questionable UK test certificates, the actual number where it was relevant to require a fresh test and an interview with a Home Office official was much smaller.</p><p>The exact information requested is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2019-06-24T15:55:06.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:55:06.323Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1138414
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Independent Case Examiner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints to the Independent Complaints Commissioner are (a) allocated to a caseworker and (b) awaiting allocation to a caseworker as at 11 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 276137 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>When the Independent Case Examiner’s (ICE) office accepts a complaint for investigation, it will initially attempt to broker a solution between the complainant and the relevant business area or supplier, without having to request evidence to inform an investigation – this is known as “resolution”. If it’s not possible to resolve the complaint, the evidence will be requested and the case will await allocation to an Investigation Case Manager (ICM). The majority of complaints that are referred to ICE are complex and require a full investigation.</p><p> </p><p>Complaint investigations are dealt with by dedicated teams and complaints are usually brought into investigation in strict date order. The time complaints wait to be allocated for investigation varies depending on the volume and complexity of cases on hand and the available investigative resource. Productivity within the ICE Office increased during the 2018-19 reporting year, with the Office clearing 1,246 complaints, compared to 955 during the 2017-18 reporting year.</p><p> </p><p>As at 11 July 2019, there were 488 complaints under investigation (allocated to an ICM), and 1,377 complaints were awaiting allocation to an ICM.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:47:47.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:47:47.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1143886
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Telecommunications more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on residents of the Indian Government’s communications lockdown in Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 285008 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We are following the serious situation in Kashmir closely and are concerned about the restrictions on communications. Respect for individual rights and constructive dialogue with affected communities is important. We have raised these concerns with the Indian Government. On 7 August the Foreign Secretary discussed this issue with his Indian counterpart Dr Jaishankar. The Prime Minister has also discussed the situation in Kashmir with both PM Modi of India and PM Imran Khan of Pakistan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T13:57:36.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T13:57:36.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1132235
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Overseas Students more like this
star this property house id 1 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 6 June 2019 to Question 258941, on Visas: Migrant Workers, what guidance his Department has provided to Sopra Steria on managing the anticipated increase in the number of student visa applications in September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 264713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>UKVI hasset out clear expectations to Sopra Steria on the provision of the service during the student surge from September. UKVI are working closely with Sopra Steria to ensure that any additional services are delivered at the appropriate times and location in order to meet demand. This preparation work has included providing Sopra Steria with historical data on student applications volumes to support their planning.</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 2019-06-19T13:37:27.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T13:37:27.917Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1137800
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Justlife's report or April 2018, Lifting the Lid on Hidden Homelessness: A New Analysis and its estimate that over 51,500 homeless households are living in bed and breakfast accommodation in England, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of that estimate; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 275094 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The ‘Lifting the Lid on Hidden Homelessness’ report asked local authorities for the number of tenants claiming housing benefit for bed and breakfast in a financial year. The MHCLG experimental statistics on statutory homelessness record the stock of households in temporary accommodation (including bed and breakfast) at the end of each quarter who are owed a homelessness duty. The 51,500 figure in the Justlife report includes anyone who has spend any time in bed and breakfast accommodation over the financial year, however short. MHCLG figures for the 2015/16 financial year are shown below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Number of households in bed and breakfast hotels 2015/16</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>Q3</p></td><td><p>5,910</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Q4</p></td><td><p>5,120</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>Q1</p></td><td><p>5,960</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Q2</p></td><td><p>6,490</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why we have made a manifesto commitment to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it altogether by 2027, placing a priority on preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>Last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy. This sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:49:58.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:49:58.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144373
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Housing Allowance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the affordability of (a) one and (b) two bedroom properties for Local Housing Allowance claimants in each region of England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286083 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of private market rents that are at or below the LHA rate for (a) one and (b) two bedroom accommodation for each region in England and Wales are set out below. This is based on:</p><ul><li>2019/20 LHA rates published here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020</a></li></ul><ul><li>Valuation Office Agency data <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-list-of-rents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-list-of-rents</a></li></ul><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1 Bed</p></td><td><p>2 Bed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorks &amp; the Humber</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:43:34.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:43:34.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1132808
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Educational Testing Service: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department made of the reliability of ETS’s validation systems before awarding that company a licence to deliver the TOEIC English language test in 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 266059 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The licence which allowed TOEIC English language testing to be used for immigration purposes was awarded following a tendering process. As part of this process the Home Office assessed both the equivalence of each tester's English test to a recognised European Standard and security arrangements around testing.</p><p>Details of the security requirements which ETS Global BV were bound to adhere to were provided to the HASC in August 2016. A copy of these requirements can be found at Annex C of <a href="http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf%20" target="_blank">http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/home-affairs-committee/english-language-testing/written/36543.pdf </a></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 2019-06-24T15:13:29.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:13:29.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1133377
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: English Language more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal investigations have been undertaken into (a) students and (b) other people who were alleged to have cheated in the TOEIC English language test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 266614 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The focus of our criminal investigations was on the organised criminal groups operating at a number of colleges or test centres where intelligence supported widespread criminal abuse of the TOEIC test.</p><p>Inevitably this led to investigators interviewing students and other people who had allegedly cheated the TOEIC test. Of these 3 have been charged with offences relating to the cheating of the TOEIC test and await trial. One other person is due to be charged but that person’s whereabouts is currently unknown. In addition, 5 other test takers admitted cheating the TOEIC test and were deemed suitable for, and accepted, a criminal caution.</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 2019-06-25T12:50:26.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:50:26.29Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this
1133379
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students received a section 10 notice as a result of being accused of cheating in the TOEIC English language test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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star this property uin 266616 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The exact information requested is not held centrally by the Home Office. UKVI transparency data provides details of refusal, curtailments and removal decisions on those linked to the abuse of secure English language testing. A link to the most recent available data is provided here;<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-february-2017</a></p><p>The table in SELT_02 is the closest match to the information requested</p><p>The data was last published in February 2017 and only contains data to the last quarter (December 2016). ETS data is no longer published after this date.</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 2019-06-24T16:00:09.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:00:09.193Z
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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 Stephen Timms more like this