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Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I thank the Minister; I think he has just provided clarification that he is confident that there is now a ban on the use of nominee directors as a front to obscure true beneficial ownership. We are grateful for that absolute reassurance. There was perhaps a misunderstanding on our side of some of the technicalities in the Bill that I am seeking to probe, so I am grateful to the Minister for...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: The hon. Lady raises an extremely important point and illustrates the absurdity of the situation we have got into. There seems to be a “wild west” approach to running corporate affairs in the UK and it is simply not acceptable. I thank her for that intervention and reiterate my hope that the Minister can give us an absolute reassurance that the issue of nominee directorships will be dealt...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: Clause 32 raises important questions about who we should and should not allow to hold positions of power and responsibility in UK companies. Currently, under the 1986 Act, the circumstances in which a disqualification order can be imposed are strictly limited. For the most part, they involve individuals with a criminal record for breaches of company legislation involving UK companies. Clause...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I do understand that; the Minister makes a valid point. As I was saying, this is what one might describe as a probing amendment to try to get from him a sense of the proactive action the Government are going to take to go after those enablers.

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I thank my right hon. Friend for that extremely useful and eloquent intervention. That is absolutely the case, because the enablers are, by definition, experts in knowing how to play and game the system. We know it is going on, but they are notoriously difficult to track down. If we put the onus on industries to act proactively to prevent this sort of activity, that changes the game and makes...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: My understanding is that the regulations under the 2015 Act have not yet been put in place. Our question is: why are the Government not implementing those regulations but instead seeking to introduce the provisions in the Bill? That is simply a point for clarification and explanation. We welcome the fact that ID verification is provided for, but we are trying to get to the bottom of who a...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: Could I trouble the Minister to explain a little more about what categories of people who are sanctioned should therefore allowed to be designated as unqualified as directors under the legislation? He has said that amendments are an attempt to narrow the definition to assets-based, but is he therefore saying that someone who is sanctioned for human rights abuses should nevertheless be able to...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: On the point about the FCDO not sanctioning anything apart from asset freezes, does it not impose travel bans? Is a travel ban not a non-asset freeze type of sanction?

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: Are the Government saying that if somebody has been sanctioned and given a travel ban but not an asset freeze, they are still a fit and proper person to be a director of a British company?

Public Bill Committee: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: Clause 32 - Disqualification of persons designated under sanctions legislation: GB (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: Are the Government seriously arguing that somebody who has been sanctioned by the FCDO and given a travel ban but not an asset freeze is still a fit and proper person to be a GB director? If the Minister is saying that the Bill is not the proper place to deal with that issue, where in our legislative framework will it be made clear that somebody who has a travel ban under FCDO sanctions is...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a person who has arrived in the UK with the intention of seeking asylum is classified in government records as an asylum seeker in the event that the person has been deemed inadmissible under the Nationality and Borders Act 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish data on the average length of time that an asylum seeker who has been deemed inadmissible under the Nationality and Borders Act typically spends in asylum accommodation before the Government (a) is able to return that individual to their country of origin or the previous safe country that they had resided in and (b)...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2022 to Question 67920 on Asylum: Rwanda, what assessment of set up costs was made to support the determination of an upfront payment of £20 million; what value for money assessment was carried out on that £20 million payment; whether there will be a further assessment of how that payment is spent by...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Correspondence (3 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the criteria and process for when (a) a letter is sent to an asylum seeker informing that person that they are inadmissible for asylum under the Nationality and Broder Act 2022 and (b) a letter is sent to an asylum seeker informing them that the Government intends to transport that person to Rwanda;...

International Doctors: Visas — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I thank the Minister for setting out that clear position, but does he agree that the nature of that kind of commitment—the three years, and the type of work that somebody studying to be a general practitioner is looking into and wants to do—is in itself a demonstration of something extra in terms of commitment to the United Kingdom? It is not as if they are coming here to work for a...

International Doctors: Visas — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: The Minister rightly mentions value for money. The British taxpayer pays for the training of international medical graduates in this country. Will the Government consider doing a value-for-money assessment of what the British taxpayer pays for people who train to be GPs but end up leaving our system all together because of all the visa issues? Is that not a waste of taxpayers’ money?

International Doctors: Visas — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairship, Mr Stringer. I thank the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness (Matt Warman) for securing this important debate. His speech was an excellent example of a constructive critique of where his own party is on the issue, and he put forward some practical and thoughtful ideas. I hope the Minister has taken note. I suspect there is more chance he will...

International Doctors: Visas — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: The key piece of our plan is to cancel non-dom status, which is estimated to generate approximately £3.2 billion for the Exchequer, and to use that money to invest in more GPs, doctors and nurses—indeed, doubling the numbers. We can have the best plans and legislation in the world, but we need the resources to deliver them. That is how we will pay for our plans and generate the kind of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Deportation (2 Nov 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of foreign nationals removed from the UK under zero notice removal procedures were still waiting for a decision on an outstanding asylum claim at the time of their removal, in each month since January 2022; and how many and what proportion of those foreign nationals did not have access to legal advice at the...


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