Results 4601–4620 of 4675 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Angela Eagle

Written Answers — Home Department: British Nationality Applications (17 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: It is not possible to provide the specific information requested. The average waiting times for processing British nationality applications, for persons married to British citizens, is currently 11.5 months. In addition there is also a requirement for the applicant to have been resident in the United Kingdom for three years prior to the date of application and not be subject to any time limit...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Appeals (17 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: For the 12 months ending 31 March, data from the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) for those cases where data are available indicate that the average time taken from the receipt of an asylum appeal by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to: (a) the receipt of an appeal by the IAA is seven weeks; (b) the determination by an adjudicator is 21 weeks; (c) the final determination by...

Written Answers — Home Department: Animal Testing (17 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The number of animals involved in pharmaceutical quality control in the United Kingdom for each of the last three years for which figures are available, is given in Table 10A in each of the publications 'Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain' and 'Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Northern Ireland', copies of which are in the Library. It is...

Written Answers — Home Department: Leave to Remain (17 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The current application forms are valid for use only until 14 October 2001. Revised forms will be prescribed before then and should be available by the end of September. From the time they are issued until 14 October 2001, applications may be made on either the newly prescribed forms or the present versions. Only the new forms may be used for applications made on or after 15 October 2001....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (17 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I have been asked to reply. The United Kingdom ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. The reservation in respect of article 22 in no way inhibits the discharge of our obligations under the Convention. It is there to safeguard the right of the United Kingdom to determine its own immigration and nationality laws.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (16 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 4 July 2001 I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Miss Widdescombe) on 4 July 2001, Official Report, column 206W.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (16 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The Home Office currently provides grant-in-aid under section 81 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to three voluntary organisations: the immigration advisory service, the refugee legal centre, and the law centre (Northern Ireland). They provide free legal advice and representation to those with rights of appeal under the Act including asylum seekers. Additional funding for this purpose...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (16 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The current weekly unit cost of housing an asylum seeker at Oakington, based on an average occupancy of 229 in June, is estimated at £1,203. This can be broken down into the immigration and nationality directorate (IND) staff and related costs of £184 and supervisory, care and security staff and related costs of £745. (The balance is attributable to other running costs,...

Written Answers — Home Department: Passports (16 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: All passport applications are examined to establish the identity and eligibility on nationality grounds of the applicant. The guidance notes with application forms explain this and set out what evidence is required. Further checks are made if identity and nationality cannot be satisfactorily established from the evidence sent with the application. In addition, a random sample of examined...

Written Answers — Home Department: Imutran Limited (13 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I have today published a report on the routine review of compliance with the authorities issued to Imutran Ltd. prepared by the Chief Inspector of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate and placed copies in the Library. The Chief Inspector's findings confirm that the level of compliance was generally good. He has, however, also identified five instances of non-compliance. Three of...

Written Answers — Home Department: Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (12 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I understand that, as of 10 July 2001, the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) had received 150 registration applications from immigration advisers in business for profit. Of these, 94 were from sole practitioners, of which 55 are now registered, and 56 were from organisations comprising two or more practitioners, of which 43 are now registered. Forty-nine applications are...

Written Answers — Home Department: Commonwealth Visitors (11 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The available information is given in the table. Visitors are only admitted to the United Kingdom for a maximum period of six months. The table shows visitors and business visitors for the requested nationalities up to April 2001, the latest available month. Passengers admitted to the United Kingdom, by selected nationality and category, January 2000 to April 2001(3) -- Number of journeys(4)...

Written Answers — Home Department: Commonwealth Visitors (11 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The available information is given in the table and relates to people who enter the United Kingdom as visitors and subsequently apply for an extension of stay in another category. The information relates to decisions on applications for an extension of leave to remain. The latest available data are for the period January to September 2000. Grants and refusals of extensions of leave to...

Written Answers — Home Department: Charities (Audit) (11 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: There are no plans at present to uprate the threshold level triggering full annual audits for charity accounts although the matter is kept under review. Part VI of the Charities Act 1993 and the associated Regulations and Statements of Recommended Practice provide the accounting framework for charities. The accounting requirements are graduated and vary with the size of the charity. Charities...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Appeals (11 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 25 June 2001 Information on the outcome of asylum cases where appeals were lodged with the Home Office, but not sent to the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA), is not available. Some cases in this category are withdrawn or abandoned, and a proportion is reconsidered for a variety of reasons after the appeal has been lodged with Immigration and Nationality Directory (IND)....

Written Answers — Home Department: Oldham (10 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The United Kingdom's 15th periodic report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) was published in July 1999. The report details the legislative, judicial and administrative measures undertaken in the United Kingdom to address racism. The report provided an overview of the situation in the United Kingdom and did not therefore detail...

Written Answers — Home Department: Oldham (10 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Shortly after the disturbance my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary met representatives from Oldham metropolitan borough council and Greater Manchester police, as well as hon. Members representing Oldham, to discuss the situation in the town. As a result, an action plan for recovery, to be prepared in Oldham following a review which will encompass the contribution of all sectors of the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Oldham (10 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and I have sought the views of our race advisers and the Commission for Racial Equality on the issue of racial discrimination in Oldham and the extent to which it can be seen as a factor behind the recent disturbances there. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has also met representatives of Oldham council, local police, young people and local hon....

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (9 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The investigation by National Asylum Support Service into the Landmark and the Inn on the Park is complex. The investigation is continuing.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (9 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The most recent information relates to persons detained under Immigration Act powers as at 31 May 2001. At that date 1,144 persons were detained in Prison Service establishments. This includes 428 persons detained in the dedicated detention facilities run by the Prison Service at Haslar, Rochester and Lindholme. It is not possible to say how many of these had claimed asylum or identify their...


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