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Results 1–20 of 32 for windrush speaker:Stuart McDonald

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (7 Jan 2020)

Stuart McDonald: ...will be subject to the full force of the hostile environment. At some point, out of the blue, they will lose their job, their access to the NHS or the tenancy of their home. It will be just like the Windrush fiasco, but for them it will be even worse because they will have no way to rectify their terrible situation and will be subject to removal. Imagine what that will mean for those...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (7 Jan 2020)

Stuart McDonald: ...deadline for applying for settled status, as well as children and vulnerable adults. The list goes on. This is absolutely not the way, as the Government have said previously, to avoid a new Windrush disaster. This is the way to create a disaster on an even greater scale. It is not just me saying this; it is the3million campaign group, legal experts and think tanks, and it is the...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (7 Jan 2020)

Stuart McDonald: ...will be subject to the full force of the hostile environment. At some point, out of the blue, they will lose their job, their access to the NHS or the tenancy of their home. It will be just like the Windrush fiasco, but for them it will be even worse because they will have no way to rectify their terrible situation and will be subject to removal. Imagine what that will mean for those...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Rights related to residence: application deadline and temporary protection (7 Jan 2020)

Stuart McDonald: ...deadline for applying for settled status, as well as children and vulnerable adults. The list goes on. This is absolutely not the way, as the Government have said previously, to avoid a new Windrush disaster. This is the way to create a disaster on an even greater scale. It is not just me saying this; it is the3million campaign group, legal experts and think tanks, and it is the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (5 Nov 2019)

Stuart McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to promote the (a) Windrush Helpline and (b) Windrush Compensation Scheme to individuals in (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) Bangladesh, (iv) Kenya, (v) Singapore, (vi) Malta, (vii) South Africa, (viii) Canada and (ix) Nigeria; and how much has been spent in doing so.

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...this type ever gets close to 100%. Getting even to 90% would be an achievement, but that would still leave hundreds of thousands of people in an even worse situation than that of the victims of the Windrush scandal—not just without proof of their status, but without any status at all. When that disaster unfolds, the Government cannot say that they have not been warned. It would be much...

EU Settlement Scheme: Looked-after Children and Care Leavers — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (3 Sep 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...to do that. The Home Office’s refusal to listen or understand that simple fact is infuriating. It has made various nonsensical arguments about a declaratory system being responsible for the Windrush fiasco, but that is not what a single inquiry into that horrible episode has determined —it is simply not true. Under a declaratory system, those who missed the deadline would have a chance...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...the shameful grounds that the discrimination can, in some way, be justified. It is fair to say that we were all aghast when we saw the hostile environment at its most vicious—the utter scandal of Windrush. Yet here we are still waiting for the lessons-learned review and waiting for it to be published in the very near future. As I have said before, it would be charitable to the Home...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Stuart McDonald: I agree wholeheartedly. I will come shortly to the issue of the 3 million EU citizens in the UK and how we risk repeating some of the mistakes that were made when the Windrush scandal broke. I just want to finish the list of those who have already been affected by the hostile environment, which includes the people who the Home Office agrees have been victims of trafficking, but who it does...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...of EU nationals in this country will not be aware of or understand the need to apply. They will lose their rights overnight and will be thrown even deeper into the hostile environment than the Windrush generation. The Government must therefore enshrine the rights of EU nationals in law, leaving them to use the settled status scheme as a means of providing evidence of status, rather than...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Stuart McDonald: .... I commend the work that his Committee has done in this area. It would be useful if the Home Office paid close heed to it. I have discussed what we need to do to avoid repeating the mistakes of the Windrush generation.

EU/British Citizens’ Rights (18 Jun 2019)

Stuart McDonald: Contrary to what the Minister said earlier, the problem for the Windrush generation was not the fact that their status was declared in law; the problem was that they could not access documents to prove their status. Against that background, why do the Government continue to ignore calls from the3million to provide citizens with documentary proof of their status, rather than merely digital proof?

Windrush Compensation Scheme (3 Apr 2019)

Stuart McDonald: I thank the Home Secretary for advance sight of his statement. Of course, it is imperative that the victims of the Windrush scandal are compensated justly for their outrageous and disgraceful treatment. If the scheme delivers some sort of justice, that will be welcome, but we need more information before we can finalise our judgment. I welcome what the Home Secretary says about there being...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Settled status (5 Mar 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...able to remedy that and there would be every incentive for them to apply for proof of settled status. In the last couple of weeks, the Home Office has started trying to say that the problem with the Windrush scandal was that the system was declaratory. That is simply an outrageous rewriting of history: no report or inquiry into that scandal has reached that conclusion. The point about...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Hostile environment and EEA nationals (5 Mar 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...and immigration, we have since found that the Government made next to no effort to monitor the impact of the measures they had introduced. That sequence of events is also exactly what happened with Windrush; warnings were ignored and the Government pressed ahead without looking at the consequences for the people they were warned might be adversely impacted. That is exactly the same as with...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (28 Feb 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...transition period and post Brexit, EU nationals and their family members will be caught up in immigration checks in hospitals, of the kind that meant that life-saving healthcare for members of the Windrush generation and other migrants was delayed or withheld. A Global Future analysis of the White Paper warned that EU migrants are at risk of being subject to a Windrush-style scandal, but...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (28 Feb 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...fundamental data protections, which are vital to ensuring that people are not subjected to wrong immigration decisions, and wrongly exercised functions and powers, as befell so many members of the Windrush generation. That exemption absolutely ought to be removed. In particular, the sharing of migrants’ data between public services and the Home Office, and the erosion of migrants’ data...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Extent, commencement and short title (28 Feb 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...in principle, has a number of complexities. Legal aid is essential. We are talking about fundamental issues to do with human rights and citizenship—the hon. Member for Torfaen talked about Windrush earlier—and all the factors together make legal aid imperative. I am glad that we still have good legal aid coverage for immigration matters in Scotland, and I very much think that that...

Backbench Business: Former British Child Migrants: Payment Scheme (26 Feb 2019)

Stuart McDonald: ...timing? How are folk to apply? Will the Government continue to work with all the groups to ensure that the compensation scheme operates smoothly and reaches as many survivors as possible? After the Windrush scandal, there have been welcome announcements about compensation and redress, but the proof is always in the pudding, and there have already been trials and tribulations in getting...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the main retained EU law relating to free movement etc (26 Feb 2019)

Stuart McDonald: A new argument appeared for the first time yesterday at Home Office questions, saying the problem was caused because Windrush was what Ministers describe as a declaratory system. That was not what caused the problem; the problem was the lack of evidence. In fact, if people did not have rights under statute—as we would like to see here—they could have been removed ages ago and could not...


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