Results 3361–3380 of 3657 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Bank Services and Employment (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Where migrants need to undergo a right to work check while their immigration application is outstanding and their documents are with the Home Office, their status can be confirmed by the employer contacting the Home Office employer checking service. Those applying to extend their stay in the UK are likely to have opened bank accounts already. From November 2018, the majority of immigration...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: EU Nationals (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: As agreed with the EU, criminality and security checks will be carried out on all applications for status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Applicants are required to declare whether they have convictions in the UK or abroad and whether they have had any involvement in terrorist activities, war crimes, crimes against humanity or given support to an organisation concerned with extremism. They...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: EU Nationals (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Equality Act 2010 prohibits unlawful discrimination against persons with protected characteristics, including on grounds of nationality. The Equality Advisory Support Service (http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/) is provided to offer advice to people who may have experienced discrimination in England, Scotland or Wales, and an equivalent service is provided by the Equality Commission...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Government expects the highest standards from our contractors and Providers are monitored closely to ensure they continue to meet these standards. There are strict criteria set out in the current asylum accommodation contracts around when room sharing can take place and who can share a room. Providers must also comply with national and local housing regulations including, obtaining an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The procurement exercise for asylum accommodation and support for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber and Northern Ireland regions is underway and is based on the same set of requirements as the initial procurement. We have taken steps to mitigate the time delay that this second procurement activity will take and have condensed our procurement activity to ensure that the transition period is...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (15 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Accommodation providers are required to provide safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped accommodation that complies with the Decent Homes Standard in addition to standards outlined in relevant national or local housing legislation. The use of Houses of Multiple Occupancy is commonplace across a range of sectors, including for supported asylum seekers. The contracts will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: UKVI are bringing in a new streamlined online journey for most application types, with an intuitive easy-to-use form. This will provide an improved online customer journey, making it easier and quicker for customers to complete applications and keeping the customer informed via notifications throughout the process.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The COMPASS contracts place an obligation on accommodation Providers to consult Local Authorities on the procurement of any new properties to be used for the purposes of asylum accommodation. The Home Office fund Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships. These partnerships bring together the national, regional and local public sector to coordinate activity to deal with effects of the...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: To ensure the needs of our reporting population are managed effectively it is critical that Immigration Enforcement has it resource in the right places. As a result, a small number of staff moves and closures of police reporting locations have taken place to ensure we effectively serve the reporting cohort.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Home Office reporting centres have not been closed. We have rationalised some of our police reporting locations in England and Wales to some of our Home Office reporting centres or larger regional police stations to effectively manage the reporting population.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Those who are eligible for help with travel costs will have a fixed amount added to their support account in order to purchase tickets to enable them to travel to their new reporting location. The facility for those not automatically entitled to travel expenses, but who are required to report and are destitute, to apply for expenses under ‘exceptional needs’ will remain.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Stoke on Trent (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Asylum seekers aren’t required to report until they have had a negative decision on their case. The new location is considered to be within a reasonable travelling time. To minimise the impact on those that are required to travel for longer periods we are reducing some individuals reporting frequencies to minimise disruption.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Skilled Workers (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Officials have concluded the review and are now in the final stages of drafting the final report, which will be submitted shortly.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Norway (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: As I confirmed in my oral statement to the House on 21 June, we intend that the EU Settlement Scheme will be open to citizens of the other European Economic Area states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland, and their family members, on a similar basis as for EU citizens. This will enable Norwegian citizens to easily secure and, in due course, demonstrate their status in the UK....

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Telephone Services (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Employer Enquiry Helpline was introduced on 1st June 2017. The most recent available figures have therefore been provided in the table below: Employer Enquiry Line 0300 123 5434 1st June 2017-31st December 2017 1st January 2018 – 8th October 2018 Total 28,813 31,673 60,486 The figures provided are total actual call volumes received on the Employer Enquiry helpline. We...

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Overseas Students (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Migration Advisory Committee recently published its report on the impact of international students in the UK. The report makes several recommendations regarding the current post-study work offer. The Government is carefully considering the recommendations and will be setting out its full response in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Biometrics (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Non-EEA nationals with indefinite leave to remain already have the facility to enrol for a biometric residence permit to show they have no time limit on their stay in the UK. Details on how to apply are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-to-tr ansfer-indefinite-leave-to-remain-in-uk-form-ntl We do not publish the specific data requested, but as per the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information for the latest quarter available is published online. Data on entry clearance visa processing times, including the percentage and number of visas that are processed within service standards, is published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-ope rations-transparency-data-august-2018

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: EU Nationals (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The available published information on the number of citizenship ceremonies attended in Ceredigion are published in Home Office’s Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2018, Citizenship table cz_08 (People attending British citizenship ceremonies by region and local authority) and available from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (16 Oct 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on the number of (in country extensions) leave to remain applications granted and refused is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, extensions table ex_01_q at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati stics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#extensions


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