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Results 61–80 of 87 for immigration speaker:Nicholas Soames

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Illegal Immigrants (18 May 2009)

Nicholas Soames: Does the Minister of State agree that the effective removal of illegal immigrants is an important underpinning for public confidence? Does he also agree that it is just as important that the Government take the steps that the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) and I have raised with them to break the link between people coming here to work and those who settle?

Bill Presented: New Clause 2 — Short-term holding facilities (14 Jul 2009)

Nicholas Soames: As my hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Damian Green) observed, there is a sort of ritual to these immigration Bills. They come around almost annually, yet they never seem to close with the main problem. Before I lend my support to what my hon. Friend has said, let me remind the House that net foreign immigration trebled between 1997 to 2007, from 107,000 to 333,000. During the same...

Bill Presented: New Clause 2 — Short-term holding facilities (14 Jul 2009)

Nicholas Soames: ...informed and drafted, it must be based on sound numbers. We believe that the figures supplied to him by Balanced Migration are entirely accurate. Following his line of argument, does he agree that immigration will add nearly 7 million people to England's population by 2031?

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?

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.

New Clause 2: Access to Legal Advice (21 Jan 1992)

Nicholas Soames: ...interest in that Gatwick, a major international airport, is within my constituency. I agree with the hon. Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Vaz) about the anguish and anxiety caused to people by immigration problems. Inevitably it takes a great deal of time to go into these cases. It is right that they should he dealt with in a humane and honourable manner. In my view, the steps that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration and Nationality Directorate (19 Mar 2007)

Nicholas Soames: ...admission and that, in fact, the rules relating to people who are granted temporary admission need to be tightened up considerably? Does he think that if there is any doubt at all in the minds of immigration officers, these people should be detained?

Written Answers — Home Department: Deportation (17 Mar 2008)

Nicholas Soames: ...dependants, foreign national prisoners at the end of the sentences, those leaving under assisted voluntary return programmes and those who it has been established left the UK without informing the immigration authorities, were removed from the UK in each of the last five years.

Immigration Policy (Language Schools) (8 Dec 2009)

Nicholas Soames: On that point, did the Minister hear on the BBC the other day the senior immigration officer who said: "We have an awful lot of students who have been refused five, six, even up to nine visas to come here to this country, whether it be for working holidays or student applications, and they're now coming here"? Is not it true that, with the best will in the world, the points-based system is...

Metropolitan Police Service (18 Jul 2011)

Nicholas Soames: ...about the Information Commissioner’s report in 2006 was compounded by the fact that they backed down under the lobbying of the Society of Editors over clause 77 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, which means that a fine of £150 is the average fine for someone found guilty of stealing personal information? Will she review the section and see whether the offence should be made...

Orders of the Day — Immigration (Carriers' Liability) Bill (16 Mar 1987)

Nicholas Soames: ...Caledonian is a constituent of mine and that it has told me that it does its best to ensure that the correct travel documents are carried. What steps will he take when a foreign airline tells the immigration authorities that it took every step to ensure that the detained person had the correct travel documents? How can my right hon. Friend check whether that was true?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Asylum System (17 Dec 2001)

Nicholas Soames: ...only for a short time? Will she look at the extremely efficient and effective way in which the Dutch handle such matters, which turns asylum seekers round quickly? Will she also make sure that the immigration people, who do a good job under difficult conditions, are reinforced when pressures build up? At the moment, Air Zimbabwe flights are a source of great anxiety to them. When pinch...

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...

Energy and Climate Change: Olympics (Security) (12 Jul 2012)

Nicholas Soames: ...Army based around London would be extremely serviceable on this occasion and would, I am sure, be very pleased to be called up to help in these matters? Will she assure us that all the security and immigration matters at Heathrow have been attended to, so that there is the ability to get people swiftly through and it will be a flawless operation?

[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...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum (10 May 2011)

Nicholas Soames: ...were the subject of notified voluntary departures, (m) were the subject of assisted voluntary returns and (n) were former asylum seekers who it is established have left the UK without informing the immigration authorities in each year from 1997 to 2010.

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...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day]: Immigration Controls (21 Oct 2008)

Nicholas Soames: ...is whether the Government have the will to control the other part of the equation, and whether they choose to exert it. I give the Government credit for moving towards a major reform of the immigration system; credit where credit is due. But the points-based system lacks one essential and critical aspect: a limit on the number of people allowed to settle here. The reality is that a points...

Hunting Bill (16 Dec 2002)

Nicholas Soames: ...appear to want to run away, when, after all the Government's fine and wholly unbelievable talk, the public transport situation is catastrophic, and when they have lost their way in dealing with immigration, health, drugs and crime, they seek to introduce such a draconian Bill. It shows a want and a lack of proportion, and a misunderstanding of the feelings of ordinary people that is wholly...

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