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Results 181–200 of 5521 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The gatekeeper function remains under close scrutiny. I and the many individual monitors who look at our detention system have scrutinised and continue to scrutinise the process of detention gatekeeping. The hon. Gentleman is right to point out that if people have been through the detention gatekeeper function and still vulnerabilities have not been picked up, it is right that we continue to...

Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I will have to get back to the hon. Lady with precise numbers on those in the prison estate. Of course, it is important to reflect that those in the prison estate will be foreign national offenders who have committed some crime, which has determined that they are worthy of a prison sentence. Each time an individual is detained, there must be a realistic prospect of removal within a reasonable...

Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The quote, which the hon. Lady has somewhat misinterpreted, has been amended to give clarification. It should not have been able to lead to such a level of misinterpretation. None of us would ever say that prostitution leads to an ideal way of life. It certainly does not. However, there is much more that we can do, working with Nigeria and our partners to address the particular problem that...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: EU Nationals (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Government set out its proposals for the future skills-based immigration system in the White Paper published on 18 December. It states that those wishing to base themselves in the UK to work on a self-employed or freelance basis will continue to able to do so where they are able to qualify under the exceptional talent, business start-up or innovator routes. In addition, those skilled...

Written Answers — Home Office: Frontier Worker Permit (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: In a deal scenario, EEA and Swiss citizens frontier working into the UK by 31 December 2020 will need to apply for a frontier worker permit to prove their right to enter the UK for work after that date. Further details about the application process will be set out in due course, if the UK leaves the EU with a deal. In a no-deal scenario, EEA and Swiss citizens frontier working into the UK by...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I refer the Honourable member to the answer given to PQ 272938 on 8th July 2019.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I refer the Honourable member to the answer given to PQ 272939 on 8th July 2019.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office and its accommodation providers are working closely to plan and alleviate impacts on service users and their families during the transition of services from G4S to Mears in the North East Yorkshire Humber region. Providers continue in commercial discussion with their potential supply chain, sub-contractors and landlords; including on planned upgrades to the existing estate...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office and its accommodation providers are working closely to plan, safeguard and minimise impacts on all service users during the transition of services from G4S to Mears in the North East Yorkshire Humber region. This includes the sharing of information in relation to service users’ needs so that providers can consider individual needs ahead of transition. The ASSC and AIRE...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Under the new Asylum Accommodation and Support Contracts (AASC) and Advice Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contracts, all issues and complaints raised by Service Users will be managed by the AIRE provider thereby simplifying the system for the service user and allowing for a clearer understanding of roles and responsibilities. The AIRE provider will be responsible for capturing,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office has designed the Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation project to replace the current asylum accommodation and support services to ensure a smooth transition of services from one Provider to another. The transition governance structure has allowed the Home Office and its Providers to work closely with local authorities and other statutory partners to oversee regional...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Serco (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Since July 2013, the Home Office has awarded 3 contracts to Serco, with a total contract value of £2.2bn.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The recruitment process for the appointment of the chair of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which will be made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments (the Code), is under consideration. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/578498/governance_code_o n_public_appointments_16_12_2016.pdf As...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Yemen (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office publishes data, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics re-lease, on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality for each quarter, in table as_01_q (Asylum, volume 1), and data on the number of applications granted asylum (as well as other forms of leave) at initial decision in the same table. The latest edition covering up to the end of March...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Staff (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) was formed in April 2013. From June 2014, UKVI figures on staffing are published quarterly on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/search?q=Border+and+immigration+cross+cut ting+data”. Staffing figures prior to this are not published. UKVI regularly reviews its capacity plans and resources, redeploying and recruiting staff where necessary to help meet and maintain...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Staff (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The number of people who were employed by UK Visas and Immigration in assessing and processing claims for asylum in each of the last 10 financial years, is not held in a way that can be easily aggregated. To obtain this information would require detailed reporting against multiple cost centres and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs. Decisions on asylum claims are made by...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The number of FTE employed to establish and administer the Windrush Compensation Scheme has fluctuated according to business need. A small, dedicated development team was set up to establish the scheme, averaging around 20 FTE. Now that the scheme is open for claims we have a budgeted complement for the policy and operational teams of up to 135

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Visitors: Visas (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Information on the amount of visit visa applications received for the purposes of visiting family is not available. The standard visit visa has replaced a range of previous visas including the family visit visa (see https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa ) Information on the number of total visa applications, grants and refusals, by nationality, the large majority of which are visit visas,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres: Staff (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office does not specify a ratio of detainee to detainee custody officer (DCOs) within immigration removal centres (IRCs) and this information is therefore not recorded. Instead, IRC suppliers are required to provide a safe and secure environment for detainees in their care and all IRC contracts require a minimum staffing level based on the size and layout of each individual centre....

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: In the year ending March 2019 24,333 individuals entered the detention estate which is the lowest level since comparable records began in 2009. In the same period 71% of detainees were held for 28 days or less and 93% for less than four months. The Government expects that changes in policy and operational approaches will lead to a reduction in the number of those detained, and the duration of...


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