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Results 1–20 of 37 for windrush speaker:Amber Rudd

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Windrush Generation (11 Feb 2019)

Amber Rudd: I take a particular interest in ensuring that the Department for Work and Pensions liaises closely with the Home Office to make sure that the Windrush generation are properly supported. So far we have helped over 400 customers to swiftly confirm their status and access benefits.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Windrush Generation (11 Feb 2019)

Amber Rudd: I would like to reassure the hon. Lady that I have looked into this case, and I do take seriously, as she and the House would expect, the issue of ensuring that the Windrush generation are supported correctly by the DWP. We have reinstated the claimant’s pension credit and have awarded arrears to date. With regard to the attendance allowance, I will be writing to the hon. Lady, and...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: Yesterday, I gave evidence to the Select Committee on Home Affairs about the Windrush generation—the people who contributed so much and who should never have experienced what they have. These people are here legally and should never have been subjected to any form of removal action; and, as I told the Home Affairs Committee yesterday, I have seen no evidence that that has happened. Everyone...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: I would like to make the very clear distinction between legal and illegal migrants. The right hon. Lady talks about the Windrush cohort. We have already established that the Windrush cohort is here legally. This Government are determined to put this right, which is why I put in the new measures to ensure that that happens. I believe that I have addressed the issue of targets, referring to the...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...who do damage to our society, and it is right that the Home Office has a policy which makes sure that that has happened. Once more, I want to be absolutely clear that that is not the case with the Windrush cohort, who are here legally, and the group of people we are reaching out to, to make sure that we support them and get the documentation they need.

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...addressed it in the action that I have taken and in the report that I gave to the Select Committee yesterday. We have established that there were 8,000 people within the cohort who might have had Windrush characteristics—the indication that he has put in his social media—and we have gone through them and found that of the 7,000 we have looked at by hand, none qualify in terms of...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...and determination to remove illegals. Removing illegals is something that everybody and every Government should do and want to do, and this Government make no excuse for wanting to do it, but the Windrush group, whom we all respect, are a completely separate group, are legal, and we want to make sure that we look after them.

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: I want to make it clear that I would never use that phrase, and it is not an approach I would want anybody working in the Home Office to take. I have said that, as a result of the Windrush changes, I will make sure that the Home Office has a more human face. I am setting up a new contact centre and making sure there are more senior caseworkers so that the more junior caseworkers have the...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: As I said to the hon. Gentleman yesterday at the Select Committee hearing, as a result of the Windrush scandal, we are going back to 2002 to look at whether there have been any inappropriate deportations, and when we have that information, I will come back to the Committee.

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: .... It is not the only part, but it is one in which I take a serious interest, and I believe that the changes I will be making will enable better monitoring of issues that arise, such as that of the Windrush cohort, which, as we have discussed, is a situation that has been going on for many years and was not spotted by any previous Government. I hope that those changes will help to give me...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: I thank my hon. Friend for his question. Although I do not in any way minimise the serious nature of what took place with the Windrush group, I agree with him that in the vast majority of cases and situations, my office and UK Visas and Immigration do an excellent job, and I am proud of the work that they do.

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: My hon. Friend is right: it is a completely different situation. Everybody in the House wants to welcome the Windrush cohort and ensure that they are properly looked after and that a compensation scheme is put in place, but we rightly all have a different view about illegal migrants.

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: I do not accept the premise of the hon. Gentleman’s question. The real issue here, which started with how the Windrush generation have been treated, is one that I am looking at very seriously, because I believe that they were incorrectly identified, in some cases, as illegal, when of course, as we all know, they are here legally. That is the case load that I am going through at the moment....

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (25 Apr 2018)

Home Affairs: Windrush children. 3:30 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Adrian Berry, Chair, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association Lucy Moreton, General Secretary, The ISU Satbir Singh, Chief Executive, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary Glynn Williams, Director General responsible for Border, Immigration and Citizenship

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...taken out address exactly that point. It is in fact that legal status, and the steps to it, that have so put off some people from applying for it. I hope that we will be able to address that. The Windrush generation have brought this to our attention, but the steps that I have set out today will affect all citizens from the Commonwealth within that timeline.

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...they need so that we can ensure that citizens who are in different former Commonwealth countries can engage satisfactorily with us. The vast majority of children who were born here to people of the Windrush generation will have birth certificates and will be eligible, but we have a system in place to make sure that they are assisted as well. I encourage any MPs who have constituents who...

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: I can reassure my hon. Friend on that. I share his view about how much the Windrush citizens have done—and continue to do in so many cases—for this country, and there will be no extra cost.

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...legal people and one to illegal people. The purpose of the compliant environment is to make sure that illegal people do not flourish here. Legal people—those we are talking about today, like the Windrush cohort—should have their documents put in place. They will be able to apply to be British citizens under the law, even though everyone considers them as British citizens as part of...

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...parliamentarians to make sure that it is right. It has been prepared in a way that will be very straightforward to use and it anticipates the need that was not anticipated in the case of the Windrush cohort. On the compensation for which the hon. Lady asks, as I have said, we are launching the compensation scheme, but I need to consult on it first, appoint someone independently and make...

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Amber Rudd: ...outlets which relentlessly exposed the situation of which these individuals had been on the receiving end. It is their extraordinary work that has led to this sea change in the protection of the Windrush cohort, and the changes that will be made in the future.


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