Results 1–20 of 300 for immigration speaker:Lord Murray of Blidworth

Immigration Detention: Brook House Inquiry - Question (11 Jan 2024)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti, alluded to the fact that, in the case of those on bail, their detention is regulated by custody time limits. Will my noble friend the Minister agree that, in the case of immigration detention, it should always be regulated by the Hardial Singh principles, enunciated by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Woolf, and as reflected by the recent and now in force...

Written Answers — Home Office: Airports: Racial Discrimination (26 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: Border Force cannot comment on behalf of other security and policing authorities at Airports. The Immigration Rules require all arriving passengers to establish their eligibility for admission. Every passenger’s passport or national identity card is checked electronically and there are also times when extra checks are conducted.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Health Services and Visas (25 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: The Home Office has undertaken Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) for visa fees and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) increases. The visa fee EIA was published on 19 September on gov.uk, the IHS EIA is due to be published shortly. The link to the EIA can be found at the below link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-and-n ationality-fees-equality-impact-assessment...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Health Services and Visas (25 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: Where a person applying on a family and human rights immigration route is unable to afford the visa fee and/or the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), they are able to submit a Fee Waiver application to request that the Fee and/or IHS is waived. Where this is backed by clear and compelling evidence provided by the individual, the fees may be waived if the applicant cannot afford them....

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Employment (25 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...to jobs on the Shortage Occupation List. Our policy position distinguishes between those who need protection and those seeking to work here who should instead apply for a work visa under the Immigration Rules. Individuals in need of protection should not make perilous journeys in order to seek employment in the United Kingdom, instead they should claim asylum in the first safe country they...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Young People (16 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...to easing travel between our two countries for schoolchildren on organised trips. Work is now under way to operationalise these arrangements. The Home Office is also developing a border and immigration system which is “digital by default”. This will see physical and paper-based products and services replaced with accessible, easy to use online and digital services. This will provide...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: EU Countries (16 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...a competitive offer for global visitors. All visitors to the UK from across the globe (including those from the EU) are permitted to come for up to 6 months maximum on any single visit as per our Immigration Rules - Immigration Rules - Immigration Rules Appendix V: Visitor - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), There are no current plans to change the Visitor route duration period. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (16 Oct 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...are reinstated after being withdrawn specifically are not planned for publication, though they are a subset of data that is already published. The Home Office publishes data on asylum in the ‘Immigration System Statistics’ release on GOV.uk. Data on final outcomes of asylum applications is published in table Asy_D04 of the ‘asylum and resettlement detailed datasets’. Information on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Visas (27 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: As the Government set out in the previous answer, the requirement to speak English is a core principle of the points-based immigration system – including for occupations on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). All successful applicants for the Skilled Worker visa (which include SOL occupations) will have demonstrated they can read, write, speak, and understand English to at least level B1 on...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Rwanda (27 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: The Home Office publishes data on asylum applications and initial decisions, by nationality and year, in the Immigration System Statistics quarterly release on gov.uk. These statistics are published in tables Asy_D01 and Asy_D02 of the asylum & resettlement detailed datasets which can be downloaded via the table attached. The latest data relates to the end of June 2023. Table (xlsx, 9576.4KB)

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Gender (27 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...June 2023. Additionally, data on asylum claims on the basis of sexual orientation can be found in tables SOC_00, SOC_01 and SOC_02 of the ‘asylum and resettlement datasets’, as part of the ‘Immigration System Statistics Quarterly Release’. Please note that this data is not broken down by method of arrival to the UK (i.e. small boats). The latest data relate to 2022. tables Irr_D02...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Graduates (27 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...(HPI) route is for recent graduates of top global universities. Details of universities on the Global Universities List (GUL) and how the list is compiled is set out in paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules (www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-int roduction). Applicants must have graduated from a top global university in the five years immediately preceding the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...historical trends, expert opinion and other data sources to plan for a range of possible future asylum application demand, reflecting the unpredictability of world events and other drivers of immigration a range of projections are produced.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...at the hotels have Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, and all those working and operating on the hotel sites have DBS clearance. The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) found that the young people accommodated at the hotels unanimously reported feeling happy and safe. The data requested cannot be provided as it comes from live operational databases...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Health Services (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: The Government is preparing full economic impact assessments for the increases to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) and the immigration and nationality fees. Regulations will be laid in Autumn to increase immigration and nationality fees and the IHS. The IHS rates have not increased since 2020, and the cost of providing public services has increased in that time. It is right that we...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Visas (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...was a 76% rise (+1,679) in Global Talent visas to 3,901 grants, compared to the year ending June 2022. Applications across work routes, such as Skilled Worker, are at record highs. As with all immigration routes, we keep the requirements under review. We continue to work closely with the Global Talent endorsing bodies, who assist in setting endorsement criteria by virtue of their position...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...are kept under review in line with the code of practice for statistics, taking into account a number of factors including user needs, as well as quality and availability of data. Changes to the Immigration Rules were laid on 17 July 2023 and implemented on 7 August 2023 which included amending paragraph 333C to provide clarification on the circumstances in which an asylum claim can be...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Employment (26 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...or more, through no fault of their own. It is important that our approach distinguishes between those who need protection and those seeking to work here who should apply for a work visa under the Immigration Rules. Asylum seekers do not need to make perilous journeys in order to seek employment in the United Kingdom, and we are concerned such a change could be a further pull factor. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Children (21 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: Determining the age of a young person is a difficult task and therefore, the age assessment process for immigration purposes contains safeguards. Where a new arrival does not have genuine documentary evidence of their age and their claimed age is doubted, an initial age decision is conducted as a first step to prevent individuals who are clearly an adult or minor from being subjected...

Family Migration (Justice and Home Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Sep 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...them in turn. First, on the comments of the noble Baroness, Lady Hamwee, on harmonising routes, I note that the Government recognise that there is a need to simplify and consolidate the family Immigration Rules, and we are committed to doing so in line with the recommendations of the Law Commission’s report of 2020. Our first tranche of updates was introduced in June 2022, alongside the...


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