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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government’s response to the Home Affairs Committee’s Twelfth Report of Session 2016-17, Asylum accommodation, HC637, if she will publish the results of the pilot into UK Visas and Immigration contacting refugees and offering them an appointment with the Department for Work and Pension's Vulnerable Persons’ service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 124424 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The new scheme was put in place to ensure that refugees who wish to apply for benefits are assisted with their application and receive a prompt first payment of any benefit for which they qualify. The scheme was tested successfully in the North East and Yorkshire and Humberside regions earlier this year and has now been rolled out to all areas of the country where asylum seekers are accommodated by the Home Office. The Government is carefully evaluating the implementation and impact of this new service and will complete its evaluation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T15:45:03.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T15:45:03.533Z
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4048
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 remove filter
830151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Engineers and Scientists: Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many scientists and engineers have been refused a Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship since November 2017 due to the annual cap having been reached; which Standard Occupational Classification codes have been affected by that cap; and how many applications have been refused for each such code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 124824 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not included in statistics published by the Home Office.</p><p> </p><p>The number of restricted certificates of sponsorship granted, and the points threshold, for each monthly allocation since April 2016 is published on the Home Office website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations/allocations-of-restricted-certificates-of-sponsorship" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations/allocations-of-restricted-certificates-of-sponsorship</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T12:16:01.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T12:16:01.747Z
star this property answering member
4048
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 remove filter
833880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proprotion of visa applications have been categorised as non-straightforward by the UKVI unit in the past 3 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 125638 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The information on the number of visa applications categorised as non-straightforward is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-02T10:57:41.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T10:57:41.42Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield remove filter
834648
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124424, on Refugees, what guidance has been issued to job centre staff on the new scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 126096 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The scheme involves contacting the refugees at the point when they are granted their status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p><p>The scheme was first put in place in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside region and extended to other regions of the UK after it was found that it ensured that the persons received a prompt appointment and consideration of their benefits applications could therefore begin.</p><p>The scheme is designed to ensure that the refugees receive the first payment of any benefit they are entitled to before their Home Office support ends. Further information about the scheme will be published in due course.</p><p>All frontline DWP staff have access to operational instructions that explain the support available to refugees. Staff in the areas where the refugees have been accommodated by the Home Office have received full information to make them aware of the scheme and the need to process the claims quickly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 126097 more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T16:25:14.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T16:25:14.31Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield remove filter
834649
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124424, what the evidential basis was for the conclusion that the new scheme was tested successfully. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 126097 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The scheme involves contacting the refugees at the point when they are granted their status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p><p>The scheme was first put in place in the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside region and extended to other regions of the UK after it was found that it ensured that the persons received a prompt appointment and consideration of their benefits applications could therefore begin.</p><p>The scheme is designed to ensure that the refugees receive the first payment of any benefit they are entitled to before their Home Office support ends. Further information about the scheme will be published in due course.</p><p>All frontline DWP staff have access to operational instructions that explain the support available to refugees. Staff in the areas where the refugees have been accommodated by the Home Office have received full information to make them aware of the scheme and the need to process the claims quickly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 126096 more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T16:25:14.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T16:25:14.39Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield remove filter
837531
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125638, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of visa applications classified as non-straightforward. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 126650 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
unstar this property answer text <p>UK Visas and Immigration continually reviews its operation to improve performance and accountability. Customer feedback, including complaints, are taken into account to ensure we offer value for money; which includes improving the services we offer, the quality of the decisions we make and the provision of an excellent customer service.</p><p>Visa applications are considered to be non-straightforward (identified as complex) when an Entry Clearance Officer determines that additional information is required in order for a decision to be made and that these enquiries will take longer than the published service standard.</p><p>The circumstances that call for this action are varied. For example it may be necessary for the officer to make enquiries of an external organisation or wait for the applicant to clarify details stated on their application or submit additional evidence.</p><p>Where an application has been classified as complex and cannot be concluded within published services standards, we will write to the customer to inform them that it will not be decided within the service standard and what will happen next.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T15:18:40.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T15:18:40.237Z
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4048
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 remove filter
843899
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star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Home Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in the NHS health charge for students on the number of international students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 128180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not believe that increasing the Immigration Health Surcharge will have an impact on the number of international students. International students already pay a reduced rate compared to other entrants to the UK and we are committed to maintaining this approach. An Impact Assessment will be published later this year when the draft Statutory Instrument to increase the surcharge is laid before Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T15:04:23.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T15:04:23.737Z
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4048
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 remove filter
846256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Engineers and Scientists: Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer to Question 124824 of 20 February 2018, on Engineers and Scientists: visas and with reference to the Answer to Question 9220 of 21 September 2015, on the same topic, when her Department ceased to publish these statistics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 128931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not ceased to publish this information. The specific information requested has not previously been included in any official statistics published by the Home Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T17:30:07.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T17:30:07.697Z
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4048
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 remove filter
850915
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: Migrant Workers 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 applications for Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship have been submitted in each month since November 2017; how many of those applications were granted, and how many of those applications were refused as a result of the annual cap having been reached. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 130128 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not included in statistics published by the Home Office.</p><p>The number of restricted certificates of sponsorship granted, and the points threshold, for each monthly allocation since April 2016 is published on the Home Office website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations/allocations-of-restricted-certificates-of-sponsorship" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations/allocations-of-restricted-certificates-of-sponsorship</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T19:02:44.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T19:02:44.16Z
star this property answering member
4048
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 remove filter
850916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: Migrant Workers 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 Tier 2 (General) Certificates of Sponsorship have been refused since November 2017 as a result of the annual cap having been reached; which Standard Occupational Classification codes have been affected by that cap; and how many applications have been refused for each of those codes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 130129 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The specific information requested is not included in statistics published by the Home Office.</p><p>The number of restricted certificates of sponsorship granted, and the points threshold, for each monthly allocation since April 2016 is published on the Home Office website:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-sponsorship-restricted-certificate-allocations/allocations-of-restricted-certificates-of-sponsorship</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T16:09:24.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T16:09:24.077Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield remove filter