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Results 81–100 of 5521 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Exiting the European Union (Transport): Nationality (23 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I am grateful for the considered debate today and the interest that Opposition Members have shown in this remedial order. As I said earlier, the scope of the remedial order is to make changes to nationality legislation and it is therefore narrow. It is limited to addressing the specific incompatibilities that have been identified by the courts. The Government will monitor any remaining...

Exiting the European Union (Transport): Nationality (23 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I was just moving on to that particular point. The Government do not believe that the good character requirement for children is at odds with the statutory obligation in section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009, but I want to make very clear that having a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean an application for citizenship is automatically refused, particularly...

Exiting the European Union (Transport): Nationality (23 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I beg to move, That the draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019, which was laid before this House on 2 May, be approved. In this day and age, I think we can all agree that the law should not discriminate against people simply because their parents were not married when they were born, and that we should not discriminate against people just because it was their mother who was...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sleeping Rough (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office has engaged with a wide range of local authorities and charities in and outside of London to explain how the RSSS can assist with swift immigration status checks, help those here lawfully to evidence this to unlock access to support and assist with those who wish to leave the UK. This engagement has also focused on making sure the service works for those organisations and has...

Written Answers — Home Office: Biometrics: Luton (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Customers making immigration applications can no longer use Post Office branches to enrol their biometrics in the majority of cases. Most customers now enrol their biometrics at a UK Visas & Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) centre. The previous service offered by the Post Office was biometric enrolment only, whereas the new UKVCAS service brings together multiple services to make the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The proportionality test related to the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018 requires the rights of the individual data subject to be weighed against the likely prejudice to the maintenance of effective immigration control in so allowing such rights. It is not targeted at any individual cohort or schemes and may only be applied on a case by case basis

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Letters setting out a final decision for a claim made under the Windrush Compensation Scheme will reference any payments made by another Government department.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Permanent Secretary’s letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee on small boat attempts up to and including February 2019 can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/home- affairs/Correspondence-17-19/19-03-05-Letter-from-Sir-Philip -Rutnam-KCB-Permanent-Secretary-Home-Office-Migrant-boats-in -the-channel.pdf The data since February is currently being...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sleeping Rough: Havering (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: According to the 2018/2019 report produced by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN), which is publicly available online and can be accessed by anyone, 32 people were seen sleeping rough in Havering across the course of that year. CHAIN is a multi-agency database recording information about rough sleepers and the wider street population in London. The Rough Sleeping Support...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Under the EU Settlement Scheme, we conduct automated checks of certain tax and benefits records held by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, where the applicant chooses to provide their National Insurance number. The checks help to provide evidence of the applicant’s residence in the UK and remove or reduce the need for them to submit documentary evidence of this....

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-schem e-statistics-june-2019 The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Information collected, collated and published in official statistics is kept under review, balancing user needs against burdens on suppliers, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics, implementing the Statistics and Registration Act 2007 (copy available at https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/the- code/).

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Migrant Workers (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Tier 1 (General) route closed to Leave to Remain extension applications on 6 April 2015. Therefore, no Tier 1 General extension applications were received in the last twelve months. The data regarding exceeding the eight-week service standards in current application routes can be found using the link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migrat ion-data-may-2019 The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (22 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019, including applications received in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-schem e-statistics-june-2019 The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Applications for visit visas are considered against Appendix V of the Immigration Rules and on a case by case basis. Detailed information on how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases is published at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visit-guidance. Information on total entry clearance visas (the majority of which are visitor visas) broken down by nationality and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Information on performance against service standards for UKVI international operations is published in the Migration transparency data, the latest publication of which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-ope rations-transparency-data-may-2019. These indicate that the large majority of straightforward non-settlement visas (the large majority of which are...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Under our published customer service standards we aim to process straightforward non-settlement applications within 15 working days. The information for the latest quarter available is published online. Data on entry clearance visa processing times, including the percentage and number of visas that are processed within service standards, is published at:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sleeping Rough: Deportation (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The requested information on the number of cases referred to and prioritised by the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) and status checks conducted by the RSSS do not form part of the body of published official immigration statistics and we are unable to release unverified management information. The team of up to five casework staff were assigned to the RSSS from within Immigration Enforcement.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: EU citizens make a huge contribution to our economy and society, and we want them to stay. The EU Settlement Scheme enables them to do so. The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app is an optional aspect of the service which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely using their biometric identity document and an android smartphone device. The app requires applicants to complete...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Ministers of Religion (18 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Paragraph 169 of the Immigration Rules defines the role of a Minister of Religion. Further detail can be found within our guidance products, including our guidance for Tier 2 and Tier 5 sponsors, which can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2-or-5-wor ker-guidance-for-employers


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