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Family Visitor Visas — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: If the hon. Lady will be a little generous with her patience, I will come to the point of the three petitions we are considering. I did think it important to give a little context to begin with. I am absolutely committed to ensuring that the UK visa service is high performing, customer focused and continually improving—that last point is important—in terms of both products...

Family Visitor Visas — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The hon. Gentleman asks an interesting question, but it is important that visa applications are considered consistently wherever the individual comes from in the world and whether they have family here or not. When we are seeking to attract visitors to the UK, we do not wish to discriminate against people who do not have family members here, which he pointed out was important. That brings me...

Family Visitor Visas — [Dame Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Speed is important, but also when someone receives a refusal the reasons are given and can be addressed in a fresh application. The removal of the right of appeal for family visitor visas was regarded as a proportionate measure to ensure that a right of appeal was available in the most significant and complex cases and that another avenue—that of making a new application taking into...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Under Rule 21 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001, if detainees on admission to an immigration removal centre (IRC) wish to declare that they belong to a particular religion, that information must be recorded. This information is recorded by the IRC service providers on their own internal detainee management systems and is used to inform the religious provision available at the IRC. Due to the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Maladministration (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The information requested is not included in statistics published by the Home Office. When we are informed of errors we work promptly to rectify them.

Written Answers — Home Office: Arts: Visas (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system. We will​ ​build​ ​a​ ​comprehensive​ ​picture​ ​of​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​interests​ ​of​ ​all​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​UK,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Domestic Violence (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The published statistics relating to individuals granted leave to remain under the destitution domestic violence concession and Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom as a victim of domestic violence are recorded together as part of published Migration Statistics and can be located via the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statis tics-quarterly-release

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Applications (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The good character test for British citizenship applies to those aged 10 and over, in line with the age of criminal responsibility. It reflects the value and prestige attached to acquiring British citizenship. A person will not normally be considered to be of good character if certain circumstances apply. These include but are not limited to the following situations: they have not respected...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Applications (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office sets fees at a level that helps provide resources necessary to operate the Border, Immigration and Citizenship (BIC) system. The Immigration Act 2014 is the primary legislation which gives them statutory powers to set fees. The relevant sections of the Act relating to fees are 68 to 70 which can be found on pages 58 to 61 of the following link:...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Enforcement (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: We are now able to obtain the information within the cost limit. Of the 73 referrals from MPs received in 2017 34 were received from Conservative members, 32 from Labour, 1 from the Democratic Unionist Party and 1 from the Liberal Democrats. After closer scrutiny five reports were deemed not to have come from Members of Parliament.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Ethnic Groups (9 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The good character test for British citizenship applies to those aged 10 and over, in line with the age of criminal responsibility. Decisions on citizenship applications from minors are made taking into account the Home Office’s statutory obligations under Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 to have due regard to the best interests of the child. Guidance for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Workers: Arrests (9 Jul 2018)

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

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Written Questions (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The response for UIN 136368 was answered on 03 July 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: I apologise for the delay in responding to the Hon. Members letter of 24 April 2018. A response will be sent shortly.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office recognises the importance of ensuring that we have sufficient appropriately trained staff to assess asylum support applications and to meet our customers’ priority needs. The Home Office has rolling recruitment campaigns to ensure the number of staff are maintained at a level that allows cases to be processed.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office monitors closely the performance of asylum support application decision making and has a range of targets for processing support applications depending on the nature of the application being made. However information on processing times is not recorded in a format suitable for publication and there are no plans to publish such statistics at this time.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Email and Telephone Services (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: UK Visas and Immigration in–country contact centres provide information about the Immigration Rules and the Points Based System requirements via a number of published customer enquiry line numbers. In 2014, in line with Cabinet Office guidance, UKVI changed all 0845 and 0870 prefix helpline numbers to lower call tariff rate 0300 prefix numbers. UKVI do not generate any income from these...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Applications (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office publishes a list of Border, Immigration and Citizenship (BIC) application fees and estimated unit costs which can be reviewed via the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/691200/Fees_Unit_Cost_Ta ble_-_April_2018.pdf

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Applications (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: The full costs of processing all UK passport applications are covered by passport fees which are set in accordance with HM Treasury Guidance – Managing Public Money and reviewed on an annual basis. All passport fee income and costs are published within the consolidated Home Office Annual report and Accounts, the latest published version for 2016-17 can be found here...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Airports (6 Jul 2018)

Caroline Nokes: Border Force service standards are that 95% of British and other European Economic Area (EEA) passengers, from the point they join an immigration queue, are seen by an officer within 25 minutes. For non-EEA passengers, the service standard is that 95% of passengers are seen by an officer within 45 minutes. We do not publish data on performance at individual ports. Published data on the...


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