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Topical Questions

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister of State, Home Department

Pre-settled status is granted to people who have not been in the country for five years. By definition, an EU citizen who has been living in the country for five years or more and can evidence that will be granted full settled status. For clarity, according to the most recent set of official figures, I think only five people have been refused status, all on the grounds of criminality.