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Results 1–20 of 87 for immigration speaker:Nicholas Soames

Business of the House (3 May 2018)

Nicholas Soames: Will the Leader of the House arrange an urgent debate on the need to take immigration issues out of the Home Office and establish a new Department to deal with them? These issues go back to the hangover from the end of empire and go forward to the development of a robust and effective programme after Brexit that is consistent with an open and confident Britain, and to the introduction of a...

Home Office Removal Targets (26 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Soames: ...legacy issue? Does she agree that dealing with the Windrush generation, who are entirely entitled to be here, is not the same thing at all, as Labour Members try to say, as removing illegal immigrants?

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Nicholas Soames: .... Friend’s whole-hearted apology for this very regrettable incident, which quite clearly should have been dealt with a very long time ago. Does she agree that what most affects the interests of immigrants and residents of this country is that the system should work really well? Will she assure me that, in future and following Brexit, people will have the confidence in our immigration...

Debate on the Address: Health, Social Care and Security (28 Jun 2017)

Nicholas Soames: ...negatively influence our productivity. That is relevant to many of our industries, and of course to our universities, which are widely regarded as some of the very best in the world. My views on immigration are well known, but I have to say that in my judgment, persisting with the inclusion of students in the immigration targets makes no economic sense whatever. Surely it is absolute...

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (27 Apr 2017)

Nicholas Soames: ...country and, most especially at these difficult times, for Mid Sussex, does he agree that we cannot pretend to be a global player without running an open economy, with an orderly, non-bureaucratic immigration policy that allows our businesses and public services to access the people and skills that they need?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Shai Masot (16 Jan 2017)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the immigration status is of Shai Masot.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration System (11 Jan 2016)

Nicholas Soames: Would my right hon. Friend reconsider the question of ID cards, not only in respect of immigration and the introduction of many digital services for all our individuals and citizens, but particularly in regard to national security and the protection of all our citizens from terrorism? Does he agree that this is now a matter of national security?

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration (14 Jul 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the Exchequer has been of the asylum and immigration system once fee income has been deducted in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration (30 Jun 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the Exchequer of the asylum and immigration system once fee income has been deducted has been in each of the last seven years.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration (7 May 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) amount her Department spent and (b) fee income it has received in connection with (i) the asylum system, (ii) immigration control at home and abroad and (iii) enforcement in each of the last 10 years.

Amendment of the Law (24 Mar 2014)

Nicholas Soames: ...them to keep on training and learning throughout their working life. That will require major tax reforms and for us to consider in a more careful manner—I say this very deliberately—some of the immigration changes that are under way, in the interests of our economic growth. Those ideas need to come from across the political spectrum. They will not be the prerogative of any one party,...

Immigration Bill: Schedule 8 — transitional and consequential provision (30 Jan 2014)

Nicholas Soames: ...in the face of fierce lobbying from vested interests, and they have done that with the wholehearted support of the Conservative party and the coalition. On that they should be congratulated. The Immigration Bill builds on that good work. Whatever the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper) says, there is no doubt that it represents a big step forward and...

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration (28 Jan 2014)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration her Department has given to the use of a national identity card system for determining an individual's immigration status.

Public Bill Committee: Immigration Bill: Clause 58 - Embarkation checks (12 Nov 2013)

Nicholas Soames: May I, too, support the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Poole? I have also been on a number of immigration Bill Committees over the years, and the airlines have always assisted when asked to do so. As a matter of  course, the airlines already undertake fairly extensive checks. To portray them as jobsworths who refuse to help is thoroughly unhelpful and flies in the face of reality.

Written Answers — Home Department: Illegal Immigrants (11 Nov 2013)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the number of illegal immigrants currently in the UK.

Written Answers — Home Department: G4S (4 Nov 2013)

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days in the last two years G4S had a full staff complement as specified in its contract at the immigration removal centres at (a) Brook House, Gatwick, (b) Tinsley House, Gatwick and (c) the Cedars, Pease Pottage.

Descendants of Deceased Adopted People (Access to Information): Immigration Bill (22 Oct 2013)

Nicholas Soames: ..., I will not follow her down that avenue, as I want to make a more general speech about the importance of the Bill. Several comments have been made in the House today about why there seems to be an immigration Bill every two years. It is a fair point, but it is perhaps worth saying that it has been some time since Governments have felt able to deal with this matter in a serious way. It is...

Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)

Nicholas Soames: ...forward a measured and carefully thought-out programme, which has been welcomed by my constituents and which will make a positive contribution to the lives of many of our fellow citizens. The immigration measures, the national insurance contributions Bill and the deregulation Bill are particularly important to the work that the Government are doing—in my view far more successfully than...

Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)

Nicholas Soames: .... Member for Birkenhead (Mr Field) of the cross-party group on balanced migration, I warmly welcome the considerable progress that the Government have made on the difficult and sensitive matter of immigration. They have succeeded in driving down numbers and there is real progress, but there are no easy solutions. I welcome the carefully thought-out work of my right hon. Friend the...

[Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] — Backbench business — Immigration (Bulgaria and Romania) (22 Apr 2013)

Nicholas Soames: ...as to moderation, consulting and all the rest of it, but I think that the public are looking for a more robust approach to the matter than he offers. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Minister for Immigration, who, as my hon. Friend the Member for The Wrekin said, has, together with the Home Secretary, pushed the debate forward and taken important steps. They have so far succeeded in...


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