(i) Immigration Detention (ii) Sustainable Development Goals.
Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the full consolidated Immigration Rules in their current amended form.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2015 to Question 3489, on immigration: Olympic Games 2012, what the immigration status is of the 30 people who made a claim for asylum which has not been granted; and what enforcement action has been taken in each such case.
Lord Bates: The information requested is not held centrally. Her Majesty's Government has established a dedicated law enforcement team to tackle organised immigration crime in the Mediterranean region. 90 officers will be deployed in the UK, Mediterranean and Africa to pursue and disrupt these callous organised crime groups profiting from the people-smuggling trade.
Lord Bates: ...it does not provide the definition of “essential living items”. This is provided for in international and domestic legislation, most notably the EU Reception Conditions Directive 2003, Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Nationality Act 1999 and the Asylum support Regulations 2000. In addition, guidance in respect of which specific items could be considered as essential was...
Lord Bates: ...are not asylum seekers, but are recognised as refugees by UNHCR prior to their resettlement to the UK. The most recent statistics are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statis tics-quarterly-release Gateway Refugees Resettled by Nationality - HL1828 (Excel SpreadSheet, 11.88 KB)
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List in the light of the current exclusion of GPs and most categories of nurses from the list.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why actuaries and chefs are included in the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List but GPs and most categories of nurses are not.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how robust is the advice given to them by the Migration Advisory Committee concluding that GPs and most categories of nurses should be excluded from the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they gave to the Migration Advisory Committee before it reached its conclusion that GPs and most categories of nurses should be excluded from the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List.
James Brokenshire: We have regular discussions with sporting bodies to ensure that immigration routes are being used as intended and not being used for abuse by either sponsors or migrants. Where we have evidence that immigration routes are being used to facilitate trafficking we take a robust response.
James Brokenshire: The Home Office monitors all routes of immigration into the UK to ensure these routes are being used as intended and to identify signs of abuse. Where we have evidence that immigration routes are being used to facilitate trafficking we take a robust response.
Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases or outbreaks of reportable diseases in prisons and immigration removal centres have occurred in each of the last three years.
Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely effects of construction of a fence by the government of Hungary along their border with Serbia on attempts at illegal immigration into the United Kingdom.
Lord Northbourne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many immigration officers were on duty on 21 July at the port of Dover; and what assessment they have made of whether that number was adequate.
Lord Bates: ...the causes of illegal migration and the organised trafficking gangs behind it, and on increasing support and protection in the region for all those who need it. We are establishing a dedicated law enforcement team to tackle the threat posed by illegal immigration from north Africa. The 90-strong team will bring together officers from the National Crime Agency, Border Force, Immigration...
Baroness Worthington: ...have a great record in stimulating growth in the economy—far from it. They are desperately cutting costs to mask the fact that economic growth is virtually stagnant—or would be if it were not for immigration. Here we see them recklessly upsetting investor confidence in one of our success stories. It could have been so different. It could have been done in a much better way. We...
Lord Bates: ...62 Bahraini nationals granted asylum or other form of protection in the UK from January 2011 to March 2015, based on initial decisions for main applicants. The figure provided is published in the Immigration Statistics Release by the Home Office, in Table as_01_q “Asylum applications and initial decisions for main applicants by country of nationality”, available from the link...
Lord Bates: ...sponsorship certificates: Human Health and Social Work Activities 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Tier 2 2,915 1,565 1,586 2,114 3,121 Tier 5 1,024 1,196 1,020 1,182 1,290 Source: Immigration Statistics January-March 2015 Table - PQ HL1394 (Word Document, 11.66 KB)
Lord Bates: ...not require a visa to come to the UK as a visitor or for short-term study for less than six months. Holders of Palestinian travel documents require a visa to come to the UK for any purpose in the Immigration Rules. The government regularly reviews the visa system. Visa regimes are imposed and removed on the basis of the risk that the country’s citizens pose to the UK.