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Kevin Foster

Conservative MP for Torbay (8 May 2015 – current)


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Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Beaconside (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: Due to the unprecedented demand to accommodate asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute, we have had to use temporary accommodation such as hotels and other large-scale sites to manage demands on the asylum estate. We are committed to working with local authorities to move to a fairer distribution of asylum seekers and bring an end to the use of hotels as contingency accommodation. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Afghanistan (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: This government is committed to providing protection for vulnerable and at-risk people fleeing Afghanistan and is taking a leading role in the international response. Since the end of Op PITTING, we have brought c.4,000 Afghans to the UK from a neighbouring country. The UK is working with international partners, including non-governmental organisations and other countries, to secure safe...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: Documentary requirements for passengers seeking to travel from the UK are a matter for the destination country, and passengers should ensure they meet those requirements. The Home Office does not routinely engage with carriers in relation to documentary requirements for outbound travel as we are not responsible for or set the rules related to this. GOV.UK does, however, provide advice for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Windrush Generation (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Historical Roots of the Windrush Scandal report was commissioned by the Home Office to form part of an internal learning resource to improve understanding of the historical development of immigration policy, in response to Recommendation 6 of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review by Wendy Williams. The report was written by a historian who was independent from the Home Office and does not...

Written Answers — Home Office: Afghanistan and Ukraine: Refugees (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students: English Language (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: On 25 March 2022, the Presidential Panel of the Upper Tribunal, concluded in their determination that: “It is amply sufficient to prove the matter on the balance of probabilities, which is the correct legal standard… we do not consider that the evidential burden on the respondent in these cases was discharged by only a narrow margin (as in SM and Qadir v SSHD)”. In view of this, we do...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Afghanistan (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Government responded swiftly to the fast-moving and challenging events in Afghanistan, including supporting the largest and fastest evacuation in recent history. We helped over 15,000 people to safety from Afghanistan in August 2021 and we continue to do all we can to enable those who are eligible to relocate to the UK. There have been approximately 100 Afghan journalists who have been...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Minister for Safe and Legal Migration responded on 27th June 2022

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office: Secondment (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: Her Majesty’s Passport Office routinely uses flexible resource from HMRC to support with peaks in passport demand. In May 2022, 82 full-time equivalents from HMRC were supporting passport services. Staffing costs, including the use of flexible resources from other government departments, are met by passport fee income.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer provided to question 9052 on 9 June 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: We continue to work with our service provider to review their performance to ensure service standards are maintained, this includes increasing the number of staff operating the customer helpline. It is envisaged this will enable the service standard to be met in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Ukraine (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office has introduced specific visa routes for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine to come to or remain in the UK. Details can be found on Gov.uk by following this link: Immigration Rules - Immigration Rules Appendix Ukraine Scheme - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) We have issued over 130,000 visas to date.

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office: Disability Aids (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: Her Majesty’s Passport Office is committed to supporting its customers who have a disability, which includes accepting callers via the BT Text Relay service. The Interview Hub Technical Support mailbox is for queries relating to pre-booked passport interviews only. All other customer enquiries should be directed to the Passport Adviceline, on 0300 222 000. Queries from honourable...

Written Answers — Home Office: Homes for Ukraine Scheme (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: There has been no loss of data on Home Office systems for applications made between 18 and 25 March 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office is currently prioritising Ukraine Visa Schemes applications in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are communicating directly with customers to explain applications for study, work and family visas are taking longer to process at this time. Current average processing times: Standard visitor visas - 6 weeks Student visas - 4 weeks...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office responded to the correspondence on 21 June 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Seasonal Workers: Ukraine (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: Since 18 March 2022 both the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Homes For Ukraine have been available, for free, to all Ukrainian nationals and their families wishing to come to the UK for up to three years. Any Ukrainian national choosing to arrive in the UK by any other route (including as seasonal workers) after this date is therefore expected to comply with the conditions of the leave they...

Written Answers — Home Office: Home Office: Correspondence (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: There are multiple ways for Members to raise queries with the MP Account Management Team (MPAM) including submitting via the MP Urgent Enquiries inbox. Whilst the department collates detailed information regarding Member’s queries this cannot be broken down by the specific inbox used to raise a query. Performance against target has been impacted by a significant increase in the volume of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Members: Correspondence (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Home Office responded to the correspondence on 24 June 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Applications (27 Jun 2022)

Kevin Foster: The Secretary of State’s Home Department publishes data on naturalisation applications made and completed every quarter on the Gov.uk website. The most recent data set was published on 26 May 2022 and can be found here: https://gov.uk/goverment/publications/visas-and-citizenship- data-q1-2022


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