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Results 161–180 of 5521 for speaker:Caroline Nokes

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Policies (15 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I was very pleased last week to meet ministers of religion across a wide range of faiths to discuss this specific issue. I am sure Members will agree that when it comes to ministers of religion, as opposed to religious workers, it is imperative that those who are going to preach and conduct pastoral work within any religion need to have a good standard of English, which is why the Home Office...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration Policies (15 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that question. He will, of course, recall that elements of the compliant environment were introduced under the last Labour Government, including the controls introduced in 1999 on temporary and illegal migrant access to benefits and the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, which introduced controls on local authority social care. The hon. Gentleman...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (15 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his question on an issue that has been raised several times in the House. The Home Office is working hard to make sure that we have a solution so that not just students at Scottish universities but those in English universities who might be studying a longer course such as medicine, veterinary science or architecture are not disadvantaged. We are determined to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (15 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The hon. Gentleman will understand the distinction between deportation, which happens to foreign national offenders, and removal, which happens to those who are immigration offenders. There is a very clear difference. He will know that I cannot comment on individual cases, but it is worth stating that the Supreme Court has upheld the Government’s minimum income requirement to have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (15 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: My hon. Friend will be conscious that at the moment free movement still prevails, which is one of the reasons why this is still a pilot. The Government will of course carefully evaluate the outcome of what is scheduled to be a two-year pilot to understand the impact and to look at what we can do going forward.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Human Trafficking (12 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: This Government is committed to supporting victims of trafficking and the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has ensured we protect those in need and target those committing this abhorrent crime. All applications are looked at on a case-by-case basis, with caseworkers giving careful consideration to the circumstances of each individual and no one who is found to be at risk of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments (12 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The time required to complete an open competition differs between public appointments. Indicative timetables for each competition are published on the Public Appointments website. https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk Changing circumstances may cause the actual timetable to vary from that initially published.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality Act 1981 (12 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: We recognise the difficulties which current British nationality law presents for some British Overseas Territory citizen parents who wish to pass on their citizenship to their children We have engaged with the British Overseas Territories to seek their views on this. We are considering what legislative options might be available to make any changes should this be desired.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Ministers of Religion (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: On 8 July I held a meeting with representatives from the faith community about changes to Tier 2 and Tier 5 immigration rules. That meeting included a representative of the Scottish clergy.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Skilled Workers (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Government published “The UK Future Skills-Based Immigration System” White Paper in December 2018. The White Paper set out the Government’s intention to have a route for skilled migrants and that the route would not be capped.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Skilled Workers (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: On 24 June 2019, the Government asked the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider the operation of salary thresholds in the future immigration system, including the impact of exemptions from minimum salary thresholds. The MAC is due to report by January 2020. We recognise the vital contribution that scientists make to the UK. In his spring statement, my Rt Hon Friend, the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Fees and Charges (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office keeps all visa fees under regular review. A constituent part of this analysis includes a review of fees charged in comparison with other countries.

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres: Children (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: As stated in response to the honourable member’s question of 7 June 2019 [261289], the UK ended the routine detention of children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. There remain limited circumstances where, very exceptionally, unaccompanied children may be detained in the absence of suitable alternatives. A range of educational...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sleeping Rough: EU Nationals (11 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The establishment of the Rough Sleeping Support Service (RSSS) was announced as part of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy in August 2018. The RSSS was set up to act as a central point of contact for local authorities to help them to establish the immigration status of non-UK national rough sleepers and for the Home Office to prioritise any outstanding immigration cases, which might...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Brexit (10 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The UK Government remains focussed on ensuring a smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible However, as a responsible government, we’ve been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for nearly three years. The Home Office has been planning and preparing for a no deal scenario ensuring we have contingency plans in place across areas...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (10 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Accommodation and support services will continue for 28 days from when an asylum seeker has been granted asylum. During this period the Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) Provider, Migrant Help, will assist newly recognised refugees to access local housing and benefit services through their dedicated ‘Move-On’ service. Within one working day of notification of the decision by...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (10 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Age assessment is a highly complex and challenging area of work. There is no single method or combination of methods which can accurately predict age. The Home Office’s approach reflects our commitment to promote and safeguard the welfare of all children. A key part of this is identifying adults who are seeking to pass themselves off as children and ensuring that children are correctly...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (10 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: We will publish information on the number of claims submitted, number of claims paid and the overall amount paid out by the scheme in due course as part of our regular reporting to the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: It is a pleasure, as always, to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (Jess Phillips) on securing this important debate. I pay tribute to her tireless campaign work on the rights of women and victims of domestic violence. Many of us have heard her powerful speeches in the Chamber and Westminster Hall on several occasions, and we...

Immigration Detention: Trafficking and Modern Slavery — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (9 Jul 2019)

Caroline Nokes: It is difficult for me to comment on the application to individuals, but I will certainly come back to the hon. Gentleman with a fuller response to that point. Several comments were made about the reform of the national referral mechanism and the importance of ensuring that the NRM gets victims of modern slavery the support they need. We have made significant progress in delivering that...


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