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Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office does not hold dedicated ‘welfare records’ for asylum seekers or refugees, however information concerning health conditions or safeguarding matters will be recorded on the applicant’s case file as their asylum claim progresses and retained in accordance with data protection regulations, including following a grant of refugee status.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We are aware of the number of older cases in the system. These are more complex cases which generally have barriers preventing an initial asylum decision being made. Barriers are often varied and require time to clear. The Home Office has plans to reduce the number of outstanding undecided asylum claims and the speed at which they are processed. Plans include a staff retention strategy to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Asylum cases are not sent to the Migration Refusal Pool (MRP). The MRP consists of non-asylum cases, where records indicate that an individual has made an unsuccessful application to remain in the UK and is therefore awaiting return to their country of origin. The cases of failed asylum seekers are not managed as part of the MRP, as these cases are managed separately by UK Visas and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The total number R35 reports made by medical practitioners for those detained within Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) are published quarterly as part of Transparency data under the category ‘Reports made by a medical practitioner to the Home Office under Rule 35 on individuals in immigration detention. This can be found at the following link:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office does not hold the information you have requested in a reportable format. The information requested could only be supplied at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Foreign Nationals (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost. The Home Office do however routinely publish quarterly figures on the number of foreign national offenders that have been released into the community. Although these figures are not disaggregated by constituent part of the United Kingdom, they do provide...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Deportation (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost. The Home Office do however routinely publish quarterly figures on the average length of time it takes foreign national offenders to be deported following completion of their custodial sentence. Figures for the latest quarter can be found by accessing the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage: Fraud (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The number of people charged of involvement in marriage fraud is as follows: 2015: 41 2016: 15 2017: 14 Please note that there is no offence in UK law, of marriage fraud. Anyone suspected of being involved in a sham marriage would be charged under other offences. The numbers provided are individuals charged by IE Criminal & Financial Investigation teams in relation to organised...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Workers: Fines (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The information is not readily available/held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Workers: Unpaid Fines (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Since the commencement of the scheme in 2008, 6,348 separate illegal working civil penalties have some outstanding debt which is unpaid.

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

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office constantly reviews its capabilities in order to deliver the Government’s agenda and 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 ensure sufficient resources are in place to meet demand and will continue to do so throughout negotiations and as the UK...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Health Professions (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Tier 2 (General) visa route is intended to fill gaps in the UK labour market and is designed to serve the national interest by ensuring that employers look first to the UK resident labour market before recruiting from overseas. The route is capped at 20,700 places a year and the criteria for entry to the route is set following advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee....

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on the UK’s resident population is a matter for the Office for National Statistics. The Home Office does not publish estimates on the number of rejected asylum seekers currently in the UK. The Home Office does publish quarterly breakdowns of the number of asylum applications that were rejected at initial decision, in table as_01_q (asylum, volume 1) of the quarterly...

Written Answers — Home Office: Free Movement of People (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The precise way in which the Government will control migration to the UK following exit from the EU is yet to be determined. In July 2017, the Government commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Industrial Disputes (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: A Tier 2 and 5 sponsor is required to report, to the Home Office, any migrant they sponsor who is absent from work for 10 or more consecutive working days without permission. This should be done within ten working days of the 10th day of unauthorised absence. If a Tier 2 or 5 migrant is absent from work without pay for 4 weeks or more in a calendar year, their leave may be curtailed, taking...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Industrial Disputes (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: As the information submitted by Tier 2 sponsors is not provided in a uniform format, it is not possible to break data on Tier 2 curtailments down into specific grounds.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Migrant Workers (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Tier 2, the main immigration route for non-EEA skilled workers, ensures employers can recruit from overseas where necessary while controlling migration and encouraging employers to look first to the domestic workforce before recruiting from overseas. We continue to monitor the operation of the route to ensure that it serves the national interest.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Vulnerable Syrian Families (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: It is important that we focus our support on the most vulnerable refugees in the region who are fleeing the atrocities in Syria, whatever their nationality. We are more than halfway towards reaching our commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees. As of December, 10,538 refugees had been welcomed in the UK under the scheme. We will continue to work closely with local authorities and devolved...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Vulnerable Syrian Families (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I am very grateful to all the local authorities, including Northumberland County Council, that have participated in both the resettlement scheme and the national transfer scheme for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Northumberland County Council recently received funding through the controlling migration fund to boost its capacity to look after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Vulnerable Syrian Families (16 Apr 2018)

Caroline Nokes: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to highlight the importance of working collaboratively with local authorities. We also work hard with charities, housing associations and civic society to help refugees on the road to integration. During the recess, I was fortunate to visit World Jewish Relief, Coventry City Council and Horton Housing, among others, which are working with resettled families...


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