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European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (14 Jan 2020)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...who had not applied for documentation suffering inadvertent discrimination compared with those who had. This must be giving your Lordships déjà vu, because this is exactly what happened to the Windrush generation. The Government are adamant that we must avoid a situation in which, years down the line, EU citizens who have built their lives here find themselves struggling to prove their...

EU Settlement Scheme - Question (23 Oct 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...proof of status. I really cannot understand what the noble Lord is saying. He talks about registration: I presume he means a declaratory system. In a declaratory system, we have seen the lessons of Windrush: in years to come people might not be able to prove their status, so I think the EU settlement scheme is the best route forward.

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Commonwealth (9 Jul 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...8 public interest considerations which were approved by Parliament during the passage of the Immigration Act 2014. A child of a Commonwealth national, born after 1 January 1983, can apply to the Windrush Scheme for evidence of their immigration status. Unless they are liable to deportation on grounds of criminality, they will not be removed from the UK.

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Data Protection (29 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...Department’s compliance with its data protection obligations has also been commissioned which will report in due course. The written ministerial statements addressing the data breaches involving Windrush compensation customers and EUSS customers can be found at the links below: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-ques...

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...discussion in which we talked about better training for people making decisions and—in the case we are talking about—better religious literacy. Yes, we have to learn lessons from the sorry Windrush episode and make more consistent and proper decisions as we go forward.

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: I thank my noble friend for asking that question. Yes, we need to turn what has now widely been seen as a negative period in our history into a positive period, one in which the Windrush generation contributed hugely to this country after the war. I do not know about funding, but I can certainly find out for my noble friend. I will let her know and place a copy in the Library.

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...for outlining the money that has been spent, which I could not do in answer to my noble friend—she has of course been right at the heart of this for some months now. As for spending money on Windrush compensation rather than on the projects and the monument the noble Baroness talks about, we are actually going to spend it on both. The scheme overall is not capped, although obviously...

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ..., who eventually identified who her son was after he died. The noble Baroness makes a very good point, and that is why we have the pre-1973 cohort and the pre-1988 cohort. The problems faced by the Windrush generation are not confined solely to people of the Windrush.

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...has asked Wendy Williams to carry out a lessons learned review and we look forward to hearing its findings. We often say “This will never happen again” in all kinds of settings in life. The Windrush episode is a travesty for this country and all we can do on identity assurance is to build on that situation and try to do things better in future.

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...I totally agree with his point about the culture, which had grown over successive years into a situation where we were more likely not to believe people than to believe them and, over decades, the Windrush tragedy happened. On the question of ensuring that it does not happen again, I refer to the answer I gave previously about Wendy Williams carrying out the lessons learned review....

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...Lord, Lord Paddick, in commending the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin, for all the positive work that she has done in this area. She is a joy to work with and a great advocate for the members of the Windrush generation. Turning first to the question of the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, about exactly how the scheme will work, I rarely use a prop in this place, but I happen to have one on me. I...

Windrush Compensation Scheme - Statement (3 Apr 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...repeat a Statement given by my right honourable friend the Home Secretary in the other place. The Statement is as follows: “With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a Statement to the House on the Windrush compensation scheme. Copies of the response to the consultation on the Windrush compensation scheme will be available from the Vote Office. The United Kingdom has a proud history of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (19 Mar 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Government response to the (1) the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee The Windrush Generation (HC 990), published on 3 July 2018 is published at https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmha ff/1545/1545.pdf and (2) the Joint Committee on Human Rights Windrush Generation Detention (HL Paper 160), published on 29 June 2018 is at...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (19 Mar 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...form and timing of the review, but it will need to build on the lessons learnt from the Lessons Learned review, which is be-ing led by Wendy Williams and is seeking to establish how members of the Windrush generation became entangled with immigration measures designed to tackle illegal immigration.

Written Answers — Home Office: Private Rented Housing: Undocumented Migrants (18 Mar 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...to develop further mechanisms to monitor the operation of the Scheme to provide ongoing assurance about its impact. The Home Secretary has written to the independent adviser on lessons learned from Windrush, Wendy Williams, to draw her attention to the High Court’s findings. The Right to Rent Consultative Panel will meet again next month to look at the operation of the Scheme and the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (19 Feb 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Home Secretary provides the Home Affairs Select Committee with monthly updates on the work of the department in connection with Windrush. This will include information on the urgent and exceptional support provided before the Compensation Scheme is in place The monthly updates can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/correspondence-on-...

Deportation: Jamaica - Private Notice Question (6 Feb 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...attuned towards talking about a compliant environment and that the culture in the Home Office would be changed to be far more humane. That was demonstrated in the aftermath of what happened to the Windrush people. I hope this continues towards those who genuinely have a right to be in this country.

Windrush Scheme - Statement (5 Feb 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...friend the Home Secretary. He said earlier that the letter was received only at the end of last week. It is now Tuesday. He has said that he will deal with it as a priority. I think that the Windrush issue shames all Governments of the last 40 years or so. The Home Secretary has endeavoured in every way to make right the wrongs, as he said, and the failures of successive Governments. Not...

Windrush Scheme - Statement (5 Feb 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: Certainly, there has to be a co-ordinated approach to this whole Windrush issue, as the noble Baroness said, and quality assurance is absolutely paramount given what some of these people have suffered, some for many years. So she is absolutely right. The DWP is certainly one of the referral routes for the Windrush generation because some of them may have lost or not been able to receive...


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