Results 81–100 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Pay (4 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: 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.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (4 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The specific information requested is not available. Since 1983 a child born in the UK will only be a British citizen if either parent is a British citizen or settled in the UK. For those born in the UK and overseas that do not acquire citizenship automatically at birth, there are registration provisions. Eligibility for each is largely determined by assessing the parents’ status on a case...

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates: Mothers (4 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The General Register Office (GRO) is currently working on the secondary legislation, IT systems and administrative processes that are required to implement the marriage schedule system. An implementation timescale will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Marriage Certificates (4 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The detailed processes are under development and will be confirmed when a timescale for implementation is announced.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality (1 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The British Nationality Act 1981 came into effect on 1 January 1983. The primary aim of that Act was to restrict citizenship to those with a close and continuing connection with the UK. Since 1983 a child born in the UK will only be a British citizen if either parent is a British citizen or settled in the UK. Those born in the UK who do not acquire citizenship automatically at birth are able...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Overseas Students (1 Oct 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The launch of the Graduate immigration route demonstrates our support for the UK’s world-leading education sector and ensures that it remains competitive internationally. No estimate has been made of the number of students by country who will take advantage of it. The International Education Strategy sets out our ambition to increase the number of international higher education students to...

Written Answers — Home Office: UK-France Migration Committee (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As previously advised in the response to Question 218262, the UK-France Migration Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and is hosted alternately by the UK Home Office and French Interior Ministry. It is not Home Office policy to release detailed information on meetings that ministers and/or officials attend As regards payments to the French Government, no additional payments have been made...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Africa (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: UK Visas & Immigration closed no Visa Application Centres in Africa between 2017 and 2019. However, in the same period we opened additional centres in Kenya (Mombasa), Morocco (Casablanca) and Algeria (Oran). We have also introduced an annual Visa Application Centre in the Seychelles for our customers applying for student visas.

Written Answers — Home Office: Armed Forces: Commonwealth (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office has listened closely to representations made by a variety of campaigns and MPs on immigration issues affecting Commonwealth members of HM Forces and their families.We have received recent representations from the Royal British Legion “stop the service charge” and are aware of a public e-petition to waive settlement fees for Commonwealth nationals who served in HM Forces....

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Visas and Immigration: Sopra Steria (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given on the 13th June 2019, UIN 262238

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 September 2019. The correct answer should have been: My Department recognises the importance of this issue. The Secretary of State will write to the Rt Hon member with an update when a decision has been made. New guidance for decision makers is currently being drafted. My expectation is that the guidance, once finalised,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: My Department recognises the importance of this issue. The Secretary of State will write to the Rt Hon member with an update when a decision has been made. New guidance for decision makers is currently being drafted. My expectation is that the guidance, once finalised, will be published on gov.uk

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: New guidance for decision makers is currently being drafted. My expectation is that the guidance, once finalised, will be published on gov.uk

Written Answers — Home Office: Post Office: Biometric Residence Permits (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Information relating to the Post Office Biometic contract will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Iraq (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Finance (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Immigration (9 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 2631). Copies will be made available in the Vote Office and on Gov.uk. I have made a change to the Immigration Rules which will reduce costs and bureaucracy for doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives looking to come and work in the UK and support our NHS. This change will...

Written Answers — Home Office: Detention Centres: Staff (6 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office is committed to ensuring that our immigration removal cen-tre (IRC) suppliers provide a high level of service to detainees while also providing value for money to the taxpayer. With regards to our suppliers’ staff, we require all our suppliers to put systems in place to fulfil a duty of care to their employees to ensure the wellbeing and resilience of their staff throughout...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (6 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We strongly believe in the benefits of migration and we will continue to ensure that we attract the best and brightest talent to the UK. We will deliver a system that welcomes to this country the people who want to contribute, but that enables us to control migration. We want to attract international students to study in the UK and study at our world class institutions.

Written Answers — Home Office: UK Border Force: Airports (6 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: There are no current plans to routinely publish this data in the future. Border Force transparency data relating to national service performance can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/border-force-stati stics


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