Results 61–80 of 1765 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

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; 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: ent_data/file/662536/detention-jul-sep-2017-tables.ods. Table dt_01_q...

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

Caroline Nokes: Border Force does not release location specific statistics on the deployment of its resources for security purposes as doing so could compromise border security. This Government has ensured that sufficient resources are available to ensure the security of the border. Security of the border cannot be measured by numbers of staff. Border Force uses a sophisticated combination of experienced...

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

Caroline Nokes: Accommodation providers are required to provide safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped accommodation that complies with the Decent Homes Standard in addition to standards outlined in relevant national or local housing legislation. The contract requires Providers to visit and inspect each property every month and UKVI inspects a significant proportion of properties each year...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Employment (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Employers have various statutory duties to conduct checks on people seeking employment. These include the need to comply with Home Office regulations under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 on the prevention of illegal working, which involve checking specified documents which evidence a person’s right to work in the UK. The Home Office continues to operate a checking...

Written Answers — Home Office: Agriculture: Seasonal Workers (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: On 27 July 2017, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to gather evidence on patterns of EU migration and the role of migration in the wider economy. The MAC will advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the EU and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. It has been asked to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Skilled Workers: Visas (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews the Shortage Occupation List when commissioned to do so by the Government. The MAC has carried out two full reviews and four partial reviews of the Shortage Occupation List since May 2010. The MAC recently reviewed the teaching sector and published its report in January 2017, alongside an updated methodology on assessing labour market...

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

Caroline Nokes: Since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, officials across the Home Office have been assessing the impact of the referendum on its policies and operations. As part of this, on 27 July, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to gather evidence on patterns of EU migration and the role of migration in the wider economy, ahead of our exit from the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: EU Law (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Government departments have been analysing the UK statute book and directly applicable EU law in their areas of responsibility to enable an assessment of the scale of the changes needed. This is likely to include the repeal, but also the amendment, of provisions in Acts but we are not in a position to give a sense of scale at this time. In the Government White Paper on the Repeal Bill...

Written Answers — Home Office: Free Movement of People (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Irish citizens enjoy a special status in the UK distinct from that enjoyed by virtue of EU citizenship, reflecting the close social and cultural ties between the UK and Ireland. These rights, enjoyed reciprocally by UK and Irish citizens in each state, are provided for by national legislation. The agreement reached in Brussels in December has confirmed that these rights are preserved after...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: USA (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Visas and immigration arrangements to the USA are a matter for the US government. The Home Office works closely with counterparts in Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration on a range of issues.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Workers (10 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Information on the number of civil penalties issued to employers for employing illegal workers in the financial years 2012/13 to 2016/17, and for the current financial year to the end of December, is in the attached table. The figures are for all civil penalties issued to employers in the periods shown, as different types of civil penalties do not exist. Financial years Number of initial...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (10 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 — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Billing (8 Jan 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Although their performance is not monitored routinely, public sector buyers are required to publish their payment performance annually. Data published in 2015-16 shows that by the final quarter all major departments, apart from one (at 76%), were meeting their 5 days target and that all departments were paying at least 96% of their invoices within the 30 day target, with several departments...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Emergencies: Planning (21 Dec 2017)

Caroline Nokes: Work is underway across Government to support local resilience to major disasters. This includes consideration of the response capabilities that could be better provided from the local and national levels when faced with major crises. This may include strengthening existing systems, and introducing a surge capability to respond to major civil crisis as outlined in the Queen’s Speech.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Staff (21 Dec 2017)

Caroline Nokes: What is the remit of the Europe Unit? The Unit was established to support the development and implementation of the Government's strategy for an orderly withdrawal from, and establishment of, a new partnership with the European Union. Its main roles are to: - provide the Prime Minister with advice on the development of the Government's approach; - support cross-Government decision-making;...

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