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Results 1–20 of 23 for windrush speaker:Theresa May

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jul 2019)

Theresa May: The right hon. Gentleman really needs to think rather more carefully about his arguments. Let us look at the issue of people of the Windrush generation. I have apologised for what happened to people of the Windrush generation. I have been very clear that they are British, they are here and they have a right to be here, and that these things should not have happened. We have apologised for the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jun 2019)

Theresa May: First, we mark Windrush Day on 22 June; that day has been set up to recognise the contribution that the Windrush generation made to our life, our society and our economy here in the UK. What lay behind the issue in relation to the problems that some members of the Windrush generation have faced was the fact that when they came into the UK, they were not given documentary evidence of their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 Jun 2019)

Theresa May: Thank you, Mr Speaker. That is what lay at the heart of the issue in relation to the Windrush generation. It is the case that people in the Windrush generation faced these difficulties as a result of not having that documentary evidence both under Labour Governments in the past and, more recently, under this Government. The Home Office is working to put that right. People who are concerned...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (12 Sep 2018)

Theresa May: The Home Office, of course, set up a special taskforce to deal with the Windrush cases to provide help and support to the individuals—[Interruption.] Yes, I know the shadow Foreign Secretary is mentioning the DWP. I am coming on to the DWP. What is important for the individuals concerned is that they are able to interact with one Government body that is then able to give them support and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Theresa May: ...from across the House will join me to paying tribute to his extraordinary bravery and dignity. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Friday is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks. It is right that we recognise and honour the enormous contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants. That is why we have announced an annual Windrush Day,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Theresa May: I think it might be helpful if I first update the House on the actions the Government have taken and are continuing to take in relation to the Windrush generation. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary will be addressing the House on this later today. We all share the ambition to make sure we do right by members of the Windrush generation, which is why he will be announcing a package of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Theresa May: First, may I say to the right hon. Gentleman, on the Windrush generation, I was Home Secretary when some of these decisions were taken and mistakes were made about individual cases, and I have apologised for that. The former Home Secretary also apologised for that. The right hon. Gentleman is right in saying that these are decisions that have been taken under successive Home Secretaries,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Theresa May: .... Gentleman is referring to changes to the legislation that later became the Immigration Act 2014. He is right; and I have apologised not just for the anxiety that has been caused to people in the Windrush generation, but to those who have found that the wrong decisions have been taken about their situation. The Windrush generation are British and they are part of us, which is why my right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Theresa May: ...listened to the answer that I gave earlier in Prime Minister’s Question Time. She might also have listened to the answers that I gave last week, and I was very clear in my apology to those of the Windrush generation who have been caught up in this issue. She talks about what has happened here. What has happened is that people who are here legally and who are British have found themselves...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Theresa May: ...a certain phrase he was not going to use—a phrase that was first used by Labour Ministers in government. Across Government, we are clear that we are working hard to support and help those of the Windrush generation who have been caught up in this issue recently and across time, but we are also ensuring that we have a fair immigration policy which ensures that people who break the rules,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...is from Commonwealth countries as a whole—will be offered citizenship status without paying the fee and without taking the knowledge of language and “Life in the UK” test. The children of the Windrush generation who are in the UK will in most cases be British citizens already, but where that is not the case, they will be able to apply to naturalise at no further cost. We are also...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: In relation to the Windrush generation, we have made it absolutely clear that those people who came here from the Commonwealth before 1 January 1973 have a right to be here: they are British, they are part of us. The problem at the time was that they were not documented with that right, and that is what we are now putting right. He talks about action that the Government have taken in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...Friend made of ensuring that we can give them formal British citizenship which recognises that they are British but does so in a formal, documented way. The problem was that, prior to 1973 when the Windrush generation came here, they were not given documents that set out their status. We are now putting that right, and we will leave no stone unturned to put that right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: The Windrush generation are British. They have contributed to this country. They have made their life here. This is about dealing with those people who are in this country illegally—not the Windrush generation, who are here legally. I say to the right hon. Gentleman again that I have quoted the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) from when he was Labour’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...country are seeing people who are here illegally accessing services in the same way. We are acting to ensure that those people who are here legally are given the support they need. We welcomed the Windrush generation those many years ago. They are British; they are part of us; and we are ensuring that they remain here and are able to continue to live their lives here. But it is also right...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...There is a real difference between that case and the situation where people came to this country but were not given documented status here. That is the issue with which we are dealing regarding the Windrush generation. They have contributed to this country and lived here, but when they came here they were not given that documentary evidence. There is a difference in the system that we are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: Nobody is trying to blame anybody else. The question of the Windrush generation arises from the fact that when they came here, their status to live here was not documented. Over the years—[Interruption.] Yes, there have been individual cases over the years of people who have had to regularise their documentation and have done so. We have now seen cases of people in difficulty because they...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (23 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...and gave an absolute commitment that the Government will do whatever it takes - including, where appropriate, payment of compensation - to resolve the anxieties and problems which some of the Windrush generation have suffered. My Rt Hon Friend the Home Secretary will be providing a further update in Parliament later today. We expressed deep gratitude for everything that Her Majesty The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: My hon. Friend raises a very important issue which I know has caused a great deal of concern and anxiety, so I would like to update the House. People in the Windrush generation who came here from Commonwealth countries have built a life here; they have made a massive contribution to the country. These people are British. They are part of us. I want to be absolutely clear that we have no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Theresa May: ...should be withheld by the NHS, regardless of ability or willingness to pay——[Hon. Members: “It was!”] No, I also want to make clear that as it happens, Mr Thompson is not part of the Windrush generation that I have just spoken about in answer to the first question. And finally, clinicians have been looking at Mr Thompson’s case and he will be receiving the treatment he needs.


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