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Results 1–20 of 27 for windrush speaker:Helen Hayes

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (15 Jan 2020)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) number of Windrush citizens who applied for emergency payments in urgent and exceptional circumstances before the Windrush Compensation Scheme was established; (b) number of Windrush citizens who have been found eligible for such payments and (c) total amount awarded via those emergency...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (15 Jan 2020)

Helen Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of Windrush citizens who have (a) applied to the Windrush Compensation Scheme and (b) received compensation under that scheme; and what the total amount awarded under that scheme is to date.

History Curriculum: Migration — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (18 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...we hear the word “British”—who is included in that term, and who is not. Too often, what we are taught in school leads to a characterisation of Britishness that is only partial. During the Windrush scandal last year, Ministers had to be reminded again and again in the House of Commons Chamber that the citizens who had been denied their right to be in the UK by the Home Office were...

History Curriculum: Migration — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (18 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...our closest neighbouring country, Ireland. Had more people been educated about the colonies and Ireland, there may be more understanding now of the issues we face in modern times, including the Windrush scandal and the Brexit disagreements over the Irish border issue. Forgetting our past is a real failing.” Following the work of the Runnymede Trust, a web-based resource called Our...

History Curriculum: Migration — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] (18 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...as those in my constituency, our understanding of the history of migration is often limited. Lambeth Archives has just opened a fantastic exhibition at Lambeth town hall called “Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth”. It has been curated in response to the assumption that many people made during last year’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the arrival...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Windrush Victims: Compensation (10 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: What steps he is taking to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Windrush Victims: Compensation (10 Jun 2019)

Helen Hayes: Community organisations working with Windrush citizens, including the Black Cultural Archives in my constituency, report that the compensation scheme simply is not working. The form is too complex, advice is neither accessible nor specialist enough, and the burden of proof is far too high. Will the Minister review the scheme, acknowledge that it is not working, and, as an absolute minimum,...

Windrush Compensation Scheme (9 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: The first engagement event on the Windrush scheme took place on Friday in Brixton, just outside my constituency. It was called at just a day’s notice, it was not publicised systematically and I received an email late on Friday evening informing me of the event. That is simply not meaningful engagement and, frankly, it does not treat the community affected by the scandal with respect. The...

Windrush Compensation Scheme (3 Apr 2019)

Helen Hayes: Will the Home Office fund independent legal advice for those Windrush citizens who may not be able to navigate the Home Office website system or who may feel entirely unable directly to approach a Department that has so comprehensively breached their trust?

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

Helen Hayes: What discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on supporting people of the Windrush generation to access social security benefits.

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

Helen Hayes: ...at Elm Wood Primary School, which is indeed an excellent school with brilliant students. I have been writing to the Secretary of State for many months on behalf of my constituent, who was the first Windrush citizen to return to the UK in May last year. She has since been denied access to attendance allowance because she was not in the country during the assessment period. The only reason...

Windrush Scheme (5 Feb 2019)

Helen Hayes: I have written extensively to the Immigration Minister and to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about my constituent, a Windrush citizen, who has been denied attendance allowance because she was not in the country during the assessment period. The only reason why she was not in the country was the illegal action of the British Government. Will the Home Secretary now accept that a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration (21 Jan 2019)

Helen Hayes: It is impossible to consider the future of the immigration system without considering the injustices that the immigration system has meted out in the past. In relation to the compensation scheme for Windrush citizens who have been unjustly and unlawfully treated by the Home Office, is the Home Secretary aware of reports that unscrupulous law firms are approaching Windrush victims and seeking...

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Helen Hayes: The appalling treatment of the Windrush generation and their descendants extends far beyond those who have come forward to contact the Home Office team to date. Many of my constituents are living in fear and deep mistrust of the Home Office—not least because of the continual conflation with illegal immigration in discussions of Windrush, which we have heard again from the Minister today....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Windrush Compensation (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Hayes: What steps he is taking to provide compensation to Windrush migrants.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Windrush Compensation (16 Jul 2018)

Helen Hayes: The Windrush scandal and the Government’s wider hostile environment policy have created an urgent need for independent advice for Windrush citizens seeking to confirm their status and access compensation. As there is no trust in the Home Office, the Black Cultural Archives in my constituency has for several months been running legal advice clinics for Windrush citizens, staffed by volunteer...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...not only representation but very powerful testimony. We are about to embark next week on a fabulous series of celebrations across the country for the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush. The debate today has set the context for those celebrations very well. It is a context not of sentimentality but of immense gratitude, held in tension with a sense of the injustices,...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: I beg to move, That this House notes the 70th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks carrying passengers from the Caribbean; further notes the critical role those passengers played in the post-war reconstruction of the UK, and in particular their work to support the establishment of the newly created NHS; and recognises and celebrates the significant social,...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention, and I agree entirely with his comments. Windrush passengers from the Caribbean travelled as British citizens as a result of the British Nationality Act 1948, which created a new category of “citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies” for anyone born or naturalised in either the UK or any of the countries subject to colonial rule. Writing...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

Helen Hayes: ...placed in hospitals all around the country. They were part of that outward move from London to all over the country, where they indeed made, and continue to make, such an important contribution. Windrush passengers also found work on London transport and in the construction industry. Some rejoined the armed forces and many were entrepreneurial, setting up stalls and shops in Brixton market...


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