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Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Legal Aid Scheme (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We are committed to delivering an asylum process which supports claimants in providing all information relevant to their claim to facilitate fair and sustainable asylum decisions. All interviewing personnel receive extensive training on interviewing and considering asylum claims, and must follow published Home Office policy guidance. Legal aid remains available for individuals claiming...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Airports (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Border Force is committed to providing the best possible service to all passenger. For example, by maximising staff available at the busiest times of day, making the best use of e-gates, and deploying 220 additional staff over the summer, mostly at Heathrow. Border Force is also recruiting an additional 300 frontline Border Force officers to provide further resilience going forward. Border...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Biometrics (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Figures are not kept in relation to the time it takes a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to be issued from the date the grant of leave is decided. For applications for further leave or indefinite leave to remain made within the United Kingdom, once the application has been granted applicants are advised that they can expect delivery of their BRP within 10 working days. This timescale takes...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Biometrics (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Figures are not kept in relation to the time it takes a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) to be issued from the date the grant of leave is decided. For applications for further leave or indefinite leave to remain made within the United Kingdom, once the application has been granted applicants are advised that they can expect delivery of their BRP within 10 working days. This timescale takes...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Brexit (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Department spent £70 million during the financial year 2017-18 as per our accounts. For the financial year 2018-19, the Department has received an allocation of £395 million from HM Treasury to continue preparing for the UK to leave the EU.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Brexit (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Department spent £70 million during the financial year 2017-18 as per our accounts. For the financial year 2018-19, the department has received an allocation of £395 million from HM Treasury to continue preparing for the UK to leave the EU. This funding will also cover any no-deal scenario.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office does not collate this information for publication.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Children (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The available published information on the total number of decisions to refuse applications for British citizenship where the applicant is found to be not of good character are published in Home Office’s Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2018, Citizenship tables cz_09 (Refusals of citizenship by reason) available from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati...

Written Answers — Home Office: Homelessness: Refugees (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: No assessment has been made. This is because migrants who are recognised as refugees are granted leave to remain with access to public funds. They are therefore eligible to apply for mainstream benefits and assistance from their local authority to find housing.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The United Kingdom Visa and Immigration Service (UKVI) discharges their statutory duty to provide destitute asylum seeker accommodation and transport via a suite of COMPASS contracts with three providers. The contract payment mechanism is based on per person per night cost and does not include any bonus payment facility.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The draft asylum accommodation contract includes provision for amendment through a formal change control process that is subject to agreement and formal signing of variation by both parties. The draft contract also includes provision for termination on grounds of cause or convenience at the authorities absolute discretion. Costs associated with enacting any of these provisions will vary on a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office provides accommodation and other support to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute. The accommodation is arranged through a number of housing providers, who are contractually required to provide safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped accommodation that complies with the Decent Homes Standard, as well as standards outlined in relevant national housing...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: British National (Overseas) (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I refer to the table below which provides the volume of British National (Overseas) passports in circulation (valid) at 31 December 2015, 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2016. We are unable to provide data on the volume of British National (Overseas) passports in circulation (valid) prior to 31 December 2015 as the data could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Year Nationality...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I apologise for the delay in responding to your letter of 2 August 2018. The Home Office is required to respond to correspondence within 20 working days. A response to your letter is in hand and a substantive reply will be sent within the week.

Written Answers — Home Office: Entry Clearances: Somalia (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The UK does not currently recognise Somali passports for travel to the UK. However, we have put in place measures to ensure that holders of Somali passports who are in possession of a valid UK biometric residence permit are able to return to the UK. We have informed international carriers these arrangements and shared this information with representatives of the Somali community.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Human Rights (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Data on the current volumes of in-country leave to remain human rights applications are available within published In-Country Migration Data: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migrat ion-data-august-2018 Refer to tab InC_03: ‘In-Country Migration Work-In-Progress and Outstanding Not Input’

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Oaths and Affirmations (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: A fee of £5 is charged for administering the oath of British citizenship. This fee has remained unchanged within the last 5 years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Syria (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The UK’s resettlement programmes follow the humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality, which means that we resettle solely based on needs identified by UNHCR through their established processes, rather than on the basis of ethno-religious origin. We believe that one way to protect the privacy of those being resettled and support their recovery and integration is to limit...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: State Retirement Pensions (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The UK has decided, as a matter of domestic policy, that the main requirement for eligibility under the EU Settlement Scheme will be continuous residence in the UK. We will accept a wide range of documentation as proof of residence. Where possible, the application process will help the applicant to establish their continuous residence and whether it amounts to five years, on an automated...

Written Answers — Home Office: Ports: Flags (10 Sep 2018)

Caroline Nokes: There are a number of regulations in relation to flying the Union Flag. As port operators are independent, and are not public buildings/authorities they must make their own decision on flying the Union Flag . Broader port requirements and licensing conditions are set by Department for Transport. The policy on flag protocols on public buildings is the preserve of the Department for Digital,...


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