Results 1–20 of 6183 for speaker:Brandon Lewis

Written Answers — Home Office: British National (Overseas): Passports (20 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The number of valid British National Overseas passports in circulation as of 31 of December 2016 was 152,351.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (20 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: Settlement applications may be made overseas and in the UK. The percentage of straightforward out of country settlement visa applications which were completed within Service Standard was 96.5% in the first quarter of 2017 (against a target of 98.5%). Whilst some cases have fallen outside the standard processing timescales, there are currently plans and resourcing in place to resolve...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (20 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Home Office does not currently publish data on unaccompanied migrant children’s movements between local authorities in its quarterly statistics release. The published data on unaccompanied asylum seeking children can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati stics-april-to-june-2017/how-many-people-do-we-grant-asylum-...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (20 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The primary responsibility for unaccompanied children in France lies with the French government. Following the closure of the Calais Camp, French authorities transferred all children formerly resident to specialist centres across France. It is vital that children claim asylum in France; that is the fastest route to safety. We have a strong track record of cooperating with France to manage...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People (20 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The published information on processing times for visa applications is published as part of the Migration Transparency data, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-ope rations-transparency-data-august-2017

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Pay (19 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: Service Providers or their employees do not receive incentive payments in relation to the number of deportations from the UK that they play a role in enabling.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigrants: Detainees (19 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Government has no plans to introduce a fixed time limit on immigration detention as this would only encourage detainees to refuse to cooperate with immigration and asylum processes until they reached the point at which they had to be released from detention and thus avoid their enforced removal from the UK. Published Home Office policy is clear, however, that detention is only used for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sleeping Rough: EU Nationals (19 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: This information can only be provided at disportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (19 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: All asylum claimants, including unaccompanied children, are recorded on the Home Office’s Case Information Database (CID) system. Information recorded on this system is used to publish a range of data about asylum claims from unaccompanied children, which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati...

Written Answers — Home Office: Research: EU Nationals (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Government recognises the valuable contribution migrants make to our society and we welcome those with the skills and expertise to make our country better still. But we must manage the process properly so that our immigration system serves the national interest. We have been clear that after the UK leaves the EU, free movement will end, but migration between the UK and the EU will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Schengen Agreement: ICT (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: We are proposing an ambitious strategic agreement with the EU that provides a comprehensive framework for our future security, law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation that delivers the capabilities our operational partners need to keep our people safe. Our proposals are set out in “Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice – a future partnership paper” which...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: All Home Office contracts are tendered in compliance with the EU Procurement Directives, which ensure that there is a transparent and equitable procurement process. The project that is putting in place contracts to replace the current suite of contracts from 2019, will be utilising the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation procedure. This allows the contracting authority the opportunity to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Appeals (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Home Office will hold relevant immigration history and biographical details on individuals with whom the department has had contact, either through an enforcement encounter, asylum claim, visa or immigration application. Should an individual become Appeal Rights Exhausted every effort is made to effect a return to their country of origin. If an individual absconds or goes missing, the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Patients (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Home Office has not placed any requirements on the NHS to report on patients’ immigration status. As specified in the Immigration Rules, the Home Office may refuse an immigration application where the applicant has failed to pay an NHS debt of £500 or more in accordance with the relevant NHS regulations on charges to overseas visitors. The Department of Health has put in...

Written Answers — Home Office: International Assistance (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: For overseas security and justice projects funded by Her Majesty’s Government, the Home Office conducts Overseas Security and Justice Assessments (OSJAs). These assessments are carried out to identify risks to human rights, and mitigations for those risks, in accordance with guidance published by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The nationality of every individual arrested during immigration enforcement activity is recorded as part of their immigration records. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powers-and-operat ional-procedure The nationality of individuals spoken to or encountered but not arrested during deployments in public areas may or may not be recorded.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The Government has no plans to routinely collect data on the ethnicity, race or religion of people encountered on Immigration Enforcement operations. This data is not recorded as it is not relevant to the determination of a person’s immigration status at that point.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: Data on the number of correspondence to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), which was responded to within 20 days is published quarterly as part of UKVI transparency data. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-service- operations-data-august-2017 UKVI does not publish data in the 10 day and 30 day format requested.

Written Answers — Home Office: Anti-slavery Task Force (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: Data on the number of correspondence to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), which was responded to within 20 days is published quarterly as part of UKVI transparency data. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customer-service- operations-data-august-2017 UKVI does not publish data in the 10 day and 30 day format requested. The Prime Minister has held a number of meetings on...

Written Answers — Home Office: European Arrest Warrants (18 Oct 2017)

Brandon Lewis: We are confident that continued, practical cooperation between the UK and EU on law enforcement and national security is in the interests of both sides, so we approach these negotiations anticipating success. We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. The details of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, including our participation in mechanisms such as the European Arrest Warrant,...


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