Results 41–60 of 2763 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Applications (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The current maximum waiting time for a straightforward application for indefinite leave to remain under the settlement route is six months, there are currently no plans to change this. In the past year there have been a number of policy amendments across specific ILR routes. Information relating to these amendments, and the specific ILR routes these affect, are communicated via the GOV.UK website.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detainees: Sexual Harassment (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We expect the highest standards from those we entrust with the safety and welfare of those in detention. Management information shows that there were 25 allegations of sexual assault made by detainees against staff at immigration removal centres between financial year 2014/15 (the earliest year for which data is available) and 2017/18. Of these 25 allegations, 2 were made in 2014/15, 3 in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: As per the answer on 12 June (UIN 151250 and 151251 refer), the Government does not require specific DNA evidence to be provided in immigration cases.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Finance (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The most recent assessment of the adequacy of the asylum support rates is set out in a report published in March 2018, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-review- of-cash-allowance-paid-to-asylum-seekers. The methodology used in the assessment takes account of the views of stakeholders and has been approved by the courts as lawful. There are no plans to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: There will be no test for self-sufficiency for those applying for settled status. As a matter of domestic policy, we have decided that the main requirement for eligibility under the EU Settlement Scheme will be continuous residence in the UK. Applicants will not need to demonstrate that they met the relevant requirements in the Free Movement Directive as to permitted activity.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on processing of settlement visas against performance standards is published in the Migration Transparency data at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-ope rations-transparency-data-may-2018

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students: India (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We have regular discussions with the Indian Government on a range of issues including on visas and UK immigration policy. Careful consideration is given to which countries could be added to Appendix H of the Immigration Rules, taking into account objective analysis of a range of factors including the volume of students from a country and their Tier 4 immigration compliance risk. The list of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (21 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The health and welfare of detainees is of the utmost importance. All individuals have ready access in immigration removal centres to medical professionals and health care, including mental health services. Decisions to maintain detention are reviewed at regular intervals, and also whenever new information or evidence comes to light that may be relevant to the individual’s detention,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Caribbean (19 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The National Archives holds arrival records comprising passenger lists arranged by port of arrival, from 1890 to 1960, which includes lists of the MV Empire Windrush and other ship arrivals outside of Europe. All of these lists are available to the public at The National Archives in Kew.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery (19 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Any potential decisions to refuse applications for discretionary leave to remain for confirmed victims of modern slavery are currently on hold pending further guidance and consideration of the Court of Appeal judgment in the case of (PK (Ghana) v SSHD) on 13 February 2018. No data is available on the number of people who might be subject to deportation if their discretionary leave...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (19 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We​ ​have​ ​agreed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​EU​ ​that​ ​the​ ​eligibility​ ​criteria for UK settled status​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​same as,​ ​or​ ​more​ ​favourable than,​ ​​those​...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (19 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: When the holder of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) loses their BRP abroad they are required to report it as lost, stolen or damaged via the www.gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/lost-stolen-d amaged. They are then required to obtain a ‘replacement BRP visa’ from a Visa Application Centre abroad before returning to the UK. The data requested in...

Written Answers — Home Office: Local Government Finance (15 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office has sent out communications urging other government departments and public authorities to exercise particular care when responding to applications for benefits and services from the Windrush generation. Individuals who are unable to show their entitlement to live in the UK are urged to contact the Home Office. A dedicated team will quickly and sensitively help Windrush, and...

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

Caroline Nokes: The requirement for applicants who are permanently resident in the UK under the EEA Regulations to provide a document confirming this as part of their naturalisation application was introduced in 2015. The requirement is set out in the application form and accompanying guidance which everyone is advised to read before applying, as well the naturalisation pages on Gov.uk. Where an EEA national...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Conditions of Employment (15 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Paragraph 323AA of the Immigration Rules defines circumstances where a Tier 2 migrant’s leave may be curtailed. This includes absences from work without pay for four weeks or more during any calendar year. There is no specified exemption for strike or industrial action. The Home Office does however consider the circumstances before deciding whether to take curtailment action.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Doctors (15 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on Tier 2 entry clearance visa applications broken down by outcome (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed) is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statist ics-year-ending-march-2018.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (15 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. The changes include exempting doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 (General) limit, recognising the important contribution that overseas health professionals make to our NHS. This is in response to the particular shortages and pressures facing the NHS at the current time, as well as...

Backbench Business: Immigration Detention (Victims of Torture) — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: It is, of course, a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma. I commend the right hon. Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan) for securing this debate on the immigration detention of victims of torture and other vulnerable individuals. As many Members will know, the right hon. Lady has been absolutely diligent on this issue. Of course, we have heard several times mention of the...

Backbench Business: Immigration Detention (Victims of Torture) — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (14 Jun 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I thank the right hon. Lady for her intervention. I want to address briefly some issues of timing and whether the most desirable outcome would be to seek to turn the clock back. I think she almost commenced some of her commentary this afternoon with a discussion of how the Shaw review occurred. We received his first review in 2016. It was started because previous policies were not working. We...


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