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star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Construction: Undocumented Workers 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 18 April 2018 to Question 135421 on Construction: Undocumented Workers, how many of the 85 potential victims of trafficking identified during Operation Magnify were arrested prior to being identified in that way; and for which offences those arrests took place. 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 137044 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Arrests by Offence Committed</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Offence Committed</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(Total)</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Illegal entrant (Clandestine)</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Illegal entrant (Document abuse)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Illegal entrant (Entry With Out Leave)</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Port Absconder</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Port Refused Leave to Enter</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>S10 Overstayer</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>S10 Working In Breach</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sch2 Detention</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(Total)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 85 </strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2018-04-26T12:25:41.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-26T12:25:41.21Z
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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 Paul Blomfield remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Home Office more like this
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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 UK Visas and Immigration: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Visas and Immigration staff receive mandatory training on (a) identifying signs of exploitation and (b) what actions to take if exploitation is identified; and what information is covered in this training. 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 232000 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
unstar this property answer text <p>“UK Visas and Immigration takes the protection of vulnerable applicants seriously and expects staff to complete mandatory e-learning courses on modern slavery. The courses, which cover human trafficking and slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour provide important information on indicators of vulnerability and the actions to be taken in the event that these indicators are identified during interaction with applicants.</p><p>Additionally, as part of the package of reforms to the National Referral Mechanism, the UK’s system for identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, the Home Office is leading a multi-agency review to determine how to strengthen training on identifying and supporting victims for all First Responders, including those at UK Visas and immigration”.</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 2019-03-18T16:46:17.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:46:17.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
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Home Office more like this
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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 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 his Department has undertaken a risk analysis of the Settled Status scheme; and if he will make a statement. 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 155273 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise the scale of the challenge, and work is well underway to build the EU Settlement Scheme from scratch, with new processes, technology, rules and support for applicants. As is standard for government’s approach to delivery of programmes, we have in place project management tools designed to detect and mitigate risks, provide additional confidence and ensure safe delivery of the Scheme</p><p>We will be providing further detail on the Scheme 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 2018-06-27T13:21:00.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T13:21:00.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Home Office more like this
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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 Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many modern slavery operations Immigration Enforcement Crime teams partnered in each of the last three 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 140068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not hold the data requested.</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 2018-05-08T14:33:26.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T14:33:26.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Home Office more like this
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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 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, with reference to his Department’s announcement of 25 October 2018, New fund to support vulnerable EU citizens apply for settled status, whether he has received advice from the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) (a) that organisations operating under that fund need to be registered with the OISC to assist with applications in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme unless otherwise exempt or regulated to provide immigration advice and (b) on what levels of competence organisations operating under that fund should have. 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 188818 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to make this work for genuine voluntary organisations and community groups that want to help EU citizens and their family members.</p><p>All organisations placing bids will need to be aware of the level of OISC registration that they may require in line with the services they are proposing to provide in supporting vulnerable persons applying under the EU Settlement Scheme.</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 2018-11-16T12:11:40.823Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:11:40.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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Home Office more like this
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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: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-straightforward visa applications have taken more than (a) 12, (b) 18 and (c) 24 months to process to completion since the second quarter of 2015. 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 139472 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Visa applications are considered to be non-straightforward (complex) when an Entry Clearance Officer determines that additional information is required in order for a decision to be made.</p><p>There are no set standards for processing non-straightforward by the caseworker. However, if an application is non-straightforward and expected to take longer than the standard processing timescale, UKVI will write to the customer within the standard processing time and to inform them that their application will not be concluded with the normal service standard.</p><p>The published information on processing times for visa applications is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/migration-transparency-data#uk-visas-and-immigration</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 2018-05-03T15:59:22.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T15:59:22.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Biometric Residence Permits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department has reduced the validity of biometric residence permits issued to people granted indefinite leave to remain from 10 to six years; and if he will make a statement. 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 180715 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Under existing EU technical specifications, the UK is required to ensure that all Biometric Residence Permits in circulation after 31 December 2024 meet new EU encryption technology standards.</p><p>Therefore, anyone with indefinite leave to remain, issued with a BRP after 31 December 2014 is issued with a shorter validity Permit to ensure it can be replaced with a new document, free of charge, in time for the deadline. As the UK will have left the EU by this point, we are also considering how best to document migrants’ immigration status in the future border and immigration system.</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 2018-10-22T16:03:53.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T16:03:53.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Home Office more like this
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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
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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
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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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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Home Office more like this
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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: Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department recognises any categories beyond compliant and non-compliant in relation to higher education institutions and Tier 4 student immigration. 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 189682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</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 189683 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Home Office more like this
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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: Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the revocation of a Tier 4 licence from a higher education institution effects any other immigration licence that institution may hold. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>To obtain and maintain a Tier 4 sponsor licence, institutions must show that all their sites meet acceptable educational quality standards, including both the quality of teaching and the management of the institution. An educational oversight body, which is independent from the Home Office, makes this assessment.</p><p>A sponsor which fails an educational oversight inspection will not be permitted to sponsor any further Tier 4 students until it achieves a satisfactory rating in a subsequent inspection, but will not have its licence revoked. It will be permitted to continue teaching its current Tier 4 students.</p><p>Tier 4 sponsors must also pass a Basic Compliance Assessment, which is a mandatory annual check on the compliance rate of a sponsor’s students. If a sponsor fails this check, it will normally have its licence revoked and will therefore not be able to sponsor any further Tier 4 students. There are no other compliance factors relating to Tier 4 sponsors which affect the consideration of Tier 4 immigration applications other than whether the sponsor continues to hold a valid tier 4 licence.</p><p>If a sponsor’s Tier 4 licence is revoked, the Home Office will consider whether the reasons that led to the revocation affect any other sponsor licence that it holds. Any action taken against the other licence depends on the nature of the compliance issues identified. Such actions may include imposing an action plan to assist the sponsor improve its compliance, or revocation of the licence in serious cases of non-compliance.</p><p>Each application is assessed on its own merits against the relevant immigration rules and policy.</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 189682 more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:44:57.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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