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

Caroline Nokes: The hon. Gentleman says that it is “simply” a matter of getting the evidence to prove status, but as we saw—I am loth to go there—with the Windrush crisis, there were people who had absolutely every right to be in this country but could not evidence it. We are determined not to repeat that with this scheme: the incentive is to encourage people to apply, to provide them with a...

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: Settled status: right to appeal (5 Mar 2019)

Alison McGovern: ...in impact, without there being appeal rights seems to me to be a fundamental mistake. My hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central commented on the poor quality of casework. There is the Windrush situation. There are so many examples that it seems obvious to me that we cannot let this go by. Finally, if appeal rights potentially insert more complexities into the system, it could be...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Time limit on detention for EEA and Swiss nationals (5 Mar 2019)

Afzal Khan: ...be independent judicial oversight and time limits at every stage. Detention is currently an administrative process whereby the Government are allowed to mark their own homework. The detention of Windrush people showed that current oversight is severely lacking. This is a health issue. The British Medical Association supports Labour’s proposal. Its report entitled “Locked up, locked...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Office: Right to Rent Scheme (5 Mar 2019)

Caroline Nokes: ...develop further mechanisms to monitor the operation of the Scheme to provide ongoing assurance about its impact. The Home Secretary has written to the independent adviser on lessons learned from Windrush, Wendy Williams, to draw her attention to the High Court’s findings. The review is identifying the key legislative, policy and operational failures which resulted in members of the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Gillian Martin: ...deals? We know that one of May’s absolute red lines is to get rid of freedom of movement. After all, this is the woman who created the frankly racist hostile environment, including the appalling Windrush scandal and the appalling “go home” vans. Brexit is, in large part, the love child of wilful misinformation and right-wing dog-whistle politics. Brexiteers were quite happy to...

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

Caroline Nokes: I thank the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton for his explanation of the amendments. I will take each one in turn. Amendment 16 seeks a further debate on the issue of Windrush. It is absolutely right that we deliver on our promise to the people of the UK and legislate to end free movement. It is, further, right that in implementing a future system we must learn the lessons of Windrush. I...

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: Consequential etc provision (26 Feb 2019)

Afzal Khan: ...chance to be fully discussed and debated before they are introduced. We are being asked to take it on trust that Ministers will not abuse the powers delegated to them in this clause. In the wake of Windrush, we should be particularly sceptical of this Government’s promises. The Windrush scandal was the result of a long period of under-the-radar changes to immigration rules, which chipped...

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)

Nicholas Dakin: We heard quite a lot of evidence from people concerned that, if we get this wrong at this point, we could create another Windrush situation further down the line. How will that be prevented?

Macpherson Report: 20TH Anniversary (25 Feb 2019)

Marsha de Cordova: ...is not limited to Government Departments, or just to the Government. Although progress has been made, racism still exists in society. We saw that in the hostile environment policies that led to the Windrush scandal last year. When we introduce policies, it is important that they are fully tested and audited, with impact assessments carried out, because anything that disproportionately...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: EU Settlement Scheme (25 Feb 2019)

Sajid Javid: ...need to be a cut-off period at some point, not least because this is about protecting the rights of EU citizens so that as we end freedom of movement there is no possibility that we can have another Windrush-type situation, which she knows was created by successive Governments not properly documenting a change in immigration status for people who were already here. It is important that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (25 Feb 2019)

Stephen Doughty: Earlier the Home Secretary was asked about delays to the Windrush compensation scheme. There have been reports this week that one of the reasons for the delays is that he has apparently requested an extra £150 million from other Cabinet colleagues and from the Treasury, otherwise the scheme will not be able to go forward. Is it is true that he has made such a request to the Treasury or the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL12603), how many interim or emergency payments have been made to date to affected Windrush generation individuals awaiting the introduction of the planned compensation scheme; what is the total value of any such payments; when the scheme will be launched; and what assessment they...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (19 Feb 2019)

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the grounds for the eviction and deportation of Willow Sims following her loss of the right to work.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Migration (18 Feb 2019)

Nick Gibb: ..., they are offered a balanced presentation of opposing views. There have been recent valuable additions to the resources available to support teaching of this issue in History. For example, the Windrush Foundation has produced key stage 2 lesson plans for primary schools, and the Runnymede Trust’s ‘Our Migration Story’ website provides extensive resources, including lesson plans. ...

Immigration Procedures - Question for Short Debate (14 Feb 2019)

Baroness Barran: ...decency and respect and is trusted by all. That is why this Government have apologised—and I apologise again today—for the failure of successive Governments to deal with the issues faced by the Windrush generation. We are taking action to make procedures more effective and will continue to do so. Noble Lords have raised a number of important issues, which I will aim to address....

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Examination of Witness (14 Feb 2019)

...measures, for example, would affect people of an older generation who had their rights guaranteed under primary legislation, whose documents might have been destroyed. It basically described the Windrush issue in a policy equality statement in, I think, 2015. There is a question about the extent to which that was scrutinised, and what happened to that information afterwards. However, in...

Public Bill Committee: Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill: Examination of Witness (14 Feb 2019)

Afzal Khan: Q This 3 million is a big number. Even if small numbers get caught up in something like what has happened with Windrush, do you think there is a risk that EU citizens will be caught in that way?


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