Results 41–60 of 1759 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) was established by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to regulate the provision of immigration advice and services by those who are not practising lawyers and are therefore not regulated by another body, such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The OISC’s powers are set out on their website...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Commonwealth (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost. All complaints to Immigration Enforcement are investigated. An apology will be offered where it is found that an error has been made.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Overseas Students (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: A student visa application does not have a right of appeal, instead a student can apply for an administrative review when they feel the decision is incorrect. The information pertaining to the numbers and average times of administrative reviews is not released publicly. Information on the number of Study entry clearance visa applications and decisions (i.e. grants, refusals, withdrawn and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: A response will be sent to the Hon. Member’s enquiry by 19 January in line with published service standard of responding within twenty working days.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Under the EU Dublin III Regulation, it is the responsibility of the Member State where the unaccompanied asylum-seeking child is currently present to identify the Member State responsible for processing their asylum claim. Where there is evidence the responsible Member State is the UK based on qualifying family connections, we work closely with Member States to transfer eligible children to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Dublin Regulations (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Dublin III Regulation is an EU reciprocal agreement which requires agreement by both sides, and cannot be replicated unilaterally. We intend to continue to cooperate with the EU on asylum and illegal migration issues when we leave, and the exact nature of this cooperation will be a matter for negotiations.

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

Caroline Nokes: All Home Office contracts are tendered in compliance with the EU Procurement Directives, which ensure that there is a transparent and equitable procurement process.The Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts, which will be replacing the current suite of contracts from 2019 is utilising the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation procedure. Contract details and procurement...

Written Answers — Home Office: Dual Nationality: Republic of Ireland (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK will protect the spouses and other family members of EU citizens, including Irish nationals, who have relied on their free movement rights in the UK at the time of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, on 29 March 2019. Those spouses or family members who fall outside the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement will be subject to alternative...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office has been undertaking an extensive programme of engagement and evidence gathering with many parties interested in the rights of EU citizens in the UK, after the UK has left the EU. These include grassroots organisations, community interest groups, homelessness charities and many others.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office has been undertaking an extensive programme of engagement and evidence gathering with many parties interested in the rights of EU citizens in the UK, after the UK has left the EU. These include grassroots organisations, community interest groups, homelessness charities and many others.

Written Answers — Home Office: Border Force: Staff (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office constantly reviews its capabilities in order to deliver the Government’s agenda. The Department responded quickly to the challenges following the EU referendum last June. With negotiations now underway, we continue to assess how our priorities will impact on the workforce and capabilities required. Operational units across the Home Office actively monitor workflows to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Border Force do not centrally collate rostering data since this is recorded and maintained at port level. There would be a disproportionate cost involved in collating this information from each individual port throughout the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims. It is not an application route for transfer to the UK. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes Member State figures, which can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/ Asylum_quarterly_report.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims. It is not an application route for transfer to the UK. At present we do not publish data on cases covered by the Dublin Regulation. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes Member State figures, which can be found at:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: There are no plans to increase the period to 50 days. We are working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure that newly recognised refugees are provided with assistance to apply for any benefit to which they are entitled before their Home Office support comes to an end.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Government has been reviewing the available evidence on the main causes of poor integration and in the coming months will bring forward plans for tackling these issues through a new integration strategy. This will set out how we will support people in more isolated communities, and assist women, into the workplace in particular, and teach more people to speak English. The strategy will be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I will review the annual report of the North and Midlands Independent Monitoring Board for Short-Term Holding Facilities and respond in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Wales (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Her Majesty’s Passport Office complies with the Welsh Language Scheme, providing Welsh language passport application services in Wales, upon request. The current passport includes Welsh language translations on page one of the passport and of the captions present on the biographical details page. Her Majesty’s Passport Office intends to continue providing a Welsh translation of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Detainees (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The number of asylum applicants who were detained in the first three quarters of 2017 is available in table dt_01_q of the detention tables in the latest release of the ‘Immigration Statistics, July to September 2017’, available from the Home Office website at; https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statist ics-july-to-september-2017-data-tables Detention is used as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Detainees (11 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on the number of minors entering detention in the UK is available in tables dt_01_q and dt_02_q of the detention tables in the latest releases of ‘Immigration Statistics, July to September 2017’, available from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/662536/detention-jul-sep-2017-tables.ods. Table dt_01_q...


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