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873820
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria more like this
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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 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
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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
star 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
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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 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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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Home Office more like this
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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 Asylum more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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
873813
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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
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, what steps have been taken since the first quarter of 2016 to reduce fraud in the English language testing system. 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 134927 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office closely monitors the provision of Secure English Language Testing, and has a series of robust monitoring mechanisms to ensure the integrity of the system. These mechanisms include regular audits of test centres by Home Office staff, ensuring that most centres are audited once every 12 months. There are also a series of steps that the providers are required to take, and the Home Office holds service review meeting with the providers to evaluate performance and examine any issues.</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 2018-04-16T10:44:25.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:44:25.147Z
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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
873816
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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
star 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 percentage of all new and outstanding asylum applications were completed 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 134932 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of asylum applications, initial decisions and pending for main applicants, by nationality in Asylum Tables, Volume 1 Table as_01_q of the <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release. The latest figures are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables</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 2018-04-16T10:45:07.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:07.907Z
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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
873821
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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
star 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, how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers have been resettled in the UK since the first quarter of 2016. 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 134937 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children granted UASC, or another form of protection, each quarter, in table as_09_q (asylum volume 3) of the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables</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 2018-04-16T10:45:52.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:52.707Z
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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
873818
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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
star 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from Syria had their application for refugee status granted 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 134934 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Syrian refugees can be granted protection as a result of an application for asylum, or through one of the UK’s refugee resettlement schemes.</p><p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of asylum grants made each year, broken down by nationality, in table as_01 (asylum, volume 1) of the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release.</p><p>The Home Office also publishes data on the number of Syrians resettled each year, under the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme, in table as_19 (asylum volume 4) of the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables</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 2018-04-16T10:45:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:29.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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873817
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Repatriation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were repatriated to countries her Department considered to be unsafe at the time of their repatriation in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The answer is none. Where a person can show they have a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm, they are usually granted asylum or humanitarian protection. All claims are considered on their individual facts and merits, against the background of the available country information and relevant caselaw, and in line with our international obligations.</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 2018-04-16T10:45:21.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:21.31Z
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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