Conservative MP, Romsey and Southampton North , 6 May 2010 –
Labour MP, Manchester, Gorton , 9 Jun 2017 –
Liberal Democrat Peer , 30 Nov 1990 –
Conservative MP, Great Yarmouth , 6 May 2010 –
Conservative MP, Scarborough and Whitby , 5 May 2005 –
Scottish National Party MP, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East , 8 May 2015 –
Conservative MP, Old Bexley and Sidcup , 5 May 2005 –
Conservative MP, Forest of Dean , 5 May 2005 –
Conservative MP, Ashford , 1 May 1997 –
Former Labour MP, Oldham East and Saddleworth , 1 May 1997 – 5 Nov 2010
Labour MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill , 15 Jul 2004 –
Former Labour MP, Harrow East , 1 May 1997 – 12 Apr 2010
Labour Peer , 27 Jul 2010 –
Labour Peer , 26 Jul 2010 –
Labour Peer , 21 Jun 2001 –
Illegal Immigration (Offences) Bill - 2nd reading – Christopher Chope.
Improving the performance of Border Force at UK airports and reducing delays in clearing EEA and non-EEA passengers through immigration – Lord Blunkett.
Science and Technology: An immigration system that works for science and innovation.
Witnesses: Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director, Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) Ian Robinson, Partner, Fragomen LLP Vinous Ali, Head of Policy, techUK Louise Wren, Policy Manager, Wellcome Trust Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society
Improving performance on immigration matters in the Home Office – Lord Roberts of Llandudno.
Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the 2015 change in citizenship rules requiring non-UK EU citizens living in Britain to have a permanent residency card to apply for naturalisation was communicated to those so affected.
Caroline Nokes: Paragraph 323AA of the Immigration Rules defines circumstances where a Tier 2 migrant’s leave may be curtailed. This includes absences from work without pay for four weeks or more during any calendar year. There is no specified exemption for strike or industrial action. The Home Office does however consider the circumstances before deciding whether to take curtailment action.
Caroline Nokes: Information on Tier 2 entry clearance visa applications broken down by outcome (grants, refusals, withdrawals, lapsed) is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statist ics-year-ending-march-2018.
Caroline Nokes: My rt hon Friend the Home Secretary is today laying before the House a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. The changes include exempting doctors and nurses from the Tier 2 (General) limit, recognising the important contribution that overseas health professionals make to our NHS. This is in response to the particular shortages and pressures facing the NHS at the current time, as well as...
Helen Hayes: ..., held in tension with a sense of the injustices, both of the past and of the present. It is, however, a matter of regret to me that some Members have made mention, again and again, of illegal immigration in this debate. Sometimes, in seeking to draw a distinction repeatedly it is possible to achieve the opposite. This debate was never intended to be, in any way, shape or form, about...
Joan Ryan: ...from an inhumane policy that contravenes many people’s human rights. I do not think we can say that the Government are doing it in the name of the people of this country. It is taking the low-hanging fruit to meet the immigration numbers, and it does not take account of how people are suffering. The policy has to change. It will continue to be challenged, and I hope that we do not...
Lord Bassam of Brighton: ...Home Office and its agencies worked, with disastrous implications—in particular for the Windrush generation. But that is not the only reason why I called for this debate. I want to see the currency of the debate about immigration, and the part that race plays in the policy’s implementation, change. There is an opportunity, within the disaster that this policy has been, for that...
David Drew: ..., which was picked up on by the Select Committee, is the additional need for veterinary support. At the very least, we do not have enough vets in this country to do the work that is needed, which is why we recruit foreign vets. That level of work will only increase, despite restrictions on immigration and on what is called mutual recognition of professional qualifications—a very good...
David Linden: My Easterhouse constituent, Mr Tabogo, is currently in an immigration detention centre near Heathrow airport, with the idea of moving him back to Cameroon where he will face a military court. As a result of his being removed from Scotland, he does not have access to legal aid—a similar position to people in Northern Ireland. May we have a statement in Government time about this...
Lord Wallace of Saltaire: My Lords, the public perception here is that immigration is a problem largely for the European Union and that if we leave, our immigration problems will be largely resolved. The reality is that over the past 20 years, the majority of immigrants almost every year have come from outside the EU. In Africa the population has doubled in the past 25 years and is likely to double again in 30...
Stephen Barclay: ...English general practice as part of its wider commitment to an extra 5,000 GPs compared to 2015. The Department continues to work closely with the Home Office to ensure the United Kingdom’s immigration system works in the national interest, bringing in talent where we need it while keeping overall numbers under control.
Jo Stevens: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU citizens who will be granted settled status to in the first year of that scheme’s operation.
Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has set performance targets for immigration caseworkers on decisions.
Caroline Nokes: Guidance for universities on fulfilling their responsibilities towards international employees and students on sponsored visas is available on the UK Visas and Immigration website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-2- or-5-worker-guidance-for-employers and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sponsor-a-tier-4- student-guidance-for-educators respectively....