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874765
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum 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, whether welfare records are kept for asylum seekers that have been granted asylum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 135066 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold dedicated ‘welfare records’ for asylum seekers or refugees, however information concerning health conditions or safeguarding matters will be recorded on the applicant’s case file as their asylum claim progresses and retained in accordance with data protection regulations, including following a grant of refugee status.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:47:16.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:47:16.033Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873820
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria 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, whether the Government projects that the target of accepting 20,000 Syrian refugees will be met by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134936 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Work continues with local authorities and international partners to deliver the Government’s commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020 and we are on-track to do this. Progress on resettlement is reported in the quarterly immigration statistics. The last set of statistics show that by the end of 2017, 10,538 refugees had been resettled under the VPRS since the scheme began in 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:45:38.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:38.377Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: Overseas Students 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, whether her Department is taking steps to simplify the process of applying for a tier 4 visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to explore whether we could make our offer to international students even more attractive, without increasing the risk of immigration abuse, and we are committed to supporting UK universities in attracting international students and talent from around the world. The Tier 4 visa pilot reflects this ambition.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot helps to streamline the visa process for international students looking to study on a Masters’ course, in the UK, of 13 months or less. The pilot means that universities are responsible for eligibility checks, so that students applying for their visa can submit fewer documents alongside their visa applications. All students continue to be subject to Immigration Rules and must still undergo stringent Home Office security and identity checks.</p><p> </p><p>The pilot also helps to support students who wish to switch into a work route and take up a graduate role, by extending the leave period following the end of their study, to up to six months.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office will be rolling out the Tier 4 visa pilot more widely for international students in the 18/19 intake. A further 23 institutions have been selected, based on having the consistently lowest visa refusal rates for their region or country. The expansion of the pilot will allow us to consider the impact of the pilot on a more diverse group of sponsors.</p><p> </p><p>Once evaluated, we will consider whether to introduce the offer being tested with the pilot into the Immigration Rules and make it policy. The evaluation will report interim findings with a final report in the spring of 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:44:10.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:44:10.22Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
874779
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Deportation 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, what the average time spent in prison was for a foreign national offender before deportation in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 135080 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office do however routinely publish quarterly figures on the average length of time it takes foreign national offenders to be deported following completion of their custodial sentence. Figures for the latest quarter can be found by accessing the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-enforcement-data-february-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-enforcement-data-february-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:48:35.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:48:35.15Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873807
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time is for UK Visas and Immigration to process a visa application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134921 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Performance against service standards for processing of visas is published in the Migration Transparency data at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-february-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-february-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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134922 more like this
134923 more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:38:23.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:38:23.807Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873805
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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
unstar 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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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, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that U.K Visas and Immigration have adequate resources to meet an increase in applications before the 2020 cut-off date for non-UK EU nationals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134919 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UKVI have commenced a programme of recruitment to increase staffing levels to circa 1500 FTE to deal with the EU Exit scheme and have increased both infrastructure and IT in line with the increased staffing levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:38:03.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:38:03.537Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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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
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to establish a comprehensive register of non-UK EU citizens in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134920 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister announced last autumn that a system of registration would be introduced for EU citizens arriving during the post-EU exit implementation period (30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020). Work is well underway to build a system that will enable this.</p><p> </p><p>This registration scheme will apply to those who wish to stay in the UK for longer than three months and will sit alongside the settlement scheme for all EU citizens and their family members resident in the UK before the end of the implementation period. The settlement scheme will open for voluntary applications in late 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:38:11.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:38:11.497Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
874786
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Visas and Immigration 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, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that UK Visas and Immigration has the (a) resources and (b) expertise to maintain level of service after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 135087 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office constantly reviews its capabilities in order to deliver the Government’s agenda and we continue to assess how our priorities will impact on the workforce and capabilities required.</p><p>Operational units across the Home Office actively monitor workflows to ensure sufficient resources are in place to meet demand and will continue to do so throughout negotiations and as the UK leaves the EU. Any resultant changes to resource requirements will be factored into strategic planning.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:57:43.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:57:43.83Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
874764
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department are being taken to reunify unaccompanied child refugees in the UK with their direct relatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 135065 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our family reunion policy allows immediate family members of those granted protection here to reunite with them. The Immigration Rules also provide for relatives with protection in the UK to sponsor children in serious and</p><p>compelling circumstances and the Mandate resettlement scheme allows those recognised by the UNCHR as refugees to join close family members here in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there is provision in the policy to grant visas outside the Rules in exceptional circumstances, which caters for family members who otherwise do not qualify under the Rules.</p><p> </p><p>However, there is no provision in the Rules for children with refugee status in the UK to sponsor family members to join them. We believe this would create additional motives for more children to be encouraged, or even forced, to leave their family, and risk hazardous journeys hoping to sponsor relatives later. This would play into the hands of criminal gangs who exploit vulnerable people, and goes against our wider safeguarding responsibilities. The best interests of children are reflected in remaining with their families, claiming</p><p>asylum in the first safe country they reach – that is the fastest route to safety – and relying on resettlement schemes to travel safely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:47:03.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:47:03.66Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
873814
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to improve the speed at which outstanding asylum applications are completed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134930 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has plans to improve the speed at which outstanding asylum claims are decided. These include a staff retention strategy to ensure it retains its highly skilled asylum decision makers, further expansion of digital processes to increase caseworking flexibility and the creation of a new team in Bootle which has been specifically established to tackle the older cases in the asylum system. This team has been designed to establish and roll out best practise in the management of older cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:44:46.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:44:46.247Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this