Results 121–140 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The contract with Sopra Steria Limited (SSL) has been published and can be found using the following link - https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/ec5031ea-0 21e-471a-86cf-af540e8d8efa

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office holds limited information relating to the number of customers who have used the premium line number to contact the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services. In total, 13937 calls have been made to 0900 premium line number from the start of the UKVCAS contract in November 2018. This represents 5% of UKVCAS customers who made an application during this time period. The Home...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office regularly meets with Sopra Steria Ltd to discuss a range of issues however the content of these discussions is commercially sensitive and therefore we are unable to disclose this information. The contract has, within the terms and conditions, a schedule that specifically covers the governance and contract management of the service operation. This is set out in schedule 8 of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The contract with Sopra Steria for the provision of Front End Services contains clauses and performance measures (KPIs) designed to ensure the timeliness and quality of service provision. This also includes the contract management and governance schedule as described above supported by a dedicated Supplier Management Team with responsibility for ensuring the provider delivers to the required...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Information about biometric enrolment timescales for UKVCAS customers is publicised to applicants as part of the online application process on GOV.UK. If the applicant does not enrol biometrics within this period they are sent a reminder and are given a further period in which to enrol. If the applicant does not enrol their biometrics within these timescales their application is deemed as...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Home Office statistics are kept under review in line with the Code of Practice for Statistics, taking account of user needs. This includes requesting feedback in all our regular quarterly and annual statistical publications, as well as via the annual Migration Statistics User Forum conference, and the cross government improving migration and population statistics programme of work led by ONS....

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The detail of our ETA scheme is currently under development and requires primary legislation before it can be introduced. The ETA requirement will not apply to British or Irish nationals. However, it will require visitors and transit passengers who do not normally need a visa to obtain permission prior to travelling to the UK. The UK does not operate routine immigration controls on local...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Deportation (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on the number of EU Foreign National Offenders removed from the UK. This information can be found by accessing the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-stati stics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables Providing a breakdown of those that have been deported, as opposed to returned, can only be done at...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: 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 by nationality. 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...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Biometrics (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The specific information requested is not available. We offer free points for biometric submission (photo and fingerprints) in the UK through the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) or overseas through Visa Application Centres (VACs). In the UK, prior to UKVCAS customers were able to submit their biometrics in over 100 Post Office locations. Since the rollout of UKVCAS...

Written Answers — Home Office: Sopra Steria: Fines (3 Sep 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The information is available from Contract Finder at (Full contract) https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/ec5031ea-0 21e-471a-86cf-af540e8d8efa and specifically Service levels and Performance Indicators at Schedule 7 of the contract.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (31 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Sopra Steria Ltd (SSL) monitors the performance of the UKVCAS website and regularly reviews feedback from customers to ensure the website meets their needs and expectations. So far, since service inception in November, the following improvements have been made to the online booking system: - more detailed information in the FAQs section to help customers resolve problems - improved...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Rugby (Sport) (31 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Home Office does not collate or publish the information requested.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Migrant Workers (31 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The requirements to become a sponsor and maintain this status are set out in the Tiers 2 and 5: guidance for sponsors. Currently, there are more than 30,000 organisations that are licenced sponsors.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Rugby (Sport) (31 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The funding of UK sports is a matter for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Tiers 2 and 5 are our principle immigration routes for those wishing to play professional sport in the UK. Other visa options may be open to some migrants depending on their individual circumstances.

Written Answers — Home Office: Free Movement of Labour (31 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government remains committed to reaching an agreement with the EU before the 31 October 2019. The Government has confirmed that the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to operate whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a negotiated deal. This ensures that the rights of EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before it leaves the EU will be protected in every outcome. In the event...

Written Answers — Home Office: Common Travel Area (30 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there will be no practical changes to the UK’s approach to immigration on journeys within the CTA. As now there will be no routine immigration controls on journeys from within the CTA to the UK; with no immigration controls whatsoever on the Northern Ireland – Ireland land border. Further information is set out in the UK Government...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asthma: Death (26 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians on the National Review of Asthma Deaths and welcomed this report. Since its publication, significant improvements have been made in asthma care. Respiratory disease, including asthma, is a clinical priority within the NHS Long Term Plan, which aims to improve outcomes for patients through earlier diagnosis and increased access...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asthma: Death (26 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The National Health Service is working closely with voluntary sector partners to improve patient outcomes for those with severe asthma and a National Health Service Cardiovascular Disease-Respiratory national programme has been developed in line with recommendations from the Taskforce for Lung Health. Both respiratory disease and the health of children and young people are priority areas in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asthma: Health Services (26 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: It is expected that National Health Service patients with severe asthma are referred to their specialist asthma service where they will receive appropriate investigation and treatment. All specialised providers are required to develop a networked model of care as the vehicle for delivering an optimal pathway and maximising patient outcomes and experience. All specialised services report...


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