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Written Answers — Home Office: UK Border Force: Staff (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer given to the Hon. Member for Westmorland and Lonsdale on the 7th February 2017, UIN 60627 for staffing from 2012 to 2015. The latest published staffing figures for Border Force can be found in the Home Office Annual Report for 2016 - 17. Refer to link below: FY2016/17 – Page 66

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: A report setting out the findings of the first private beta test phase of the EU Settlement Scheme was published on 31 October 2018. The report can be found here: eme-private-beta-1 A report of our findings from the second private beta test phase will be published shortly and made available on

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: It is expected that the majority of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme will be able to prove their UK residence using the automated cross-Government checks with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions. Those wishing to provide bank statements as evidence of UK residence may be able to do so free of charge by using their bank’s self-service online...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office is the data controller for all data processed within the EU Settlement Scheme, this includes where organisations are contracted to act on behalf of the Home Office as the Home Office. No other organisations have access to the personal information of applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme. The Home Office may however share information with other organisations, but only where...

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The geography of UKVCAS service points is not fixed but rather designed to evolve with demand through the contract term. Sopra Steria undertook extensive market research to identify it’s initial service locations; their research included the impact on customer travel time, cost and accessibility. Sopra Steria can also cater for customers who wish to have more flexi-ble on-demand, mobile...

Written Answers — Home Office: Biometrics: Applications (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: UKVI’s service standards for decisions are the same for applications made through both Sopra Steria and previous application arrangements.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Applications (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Sopra Steria have handled 18,040 applications to date.

Written Answers — Home Office: Windrush Generation: Costs (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: At the HASC evidence session on Tuesday 15 May, the Home Secretary committed to providing the HASC with regular updates on the work of the department in relation to Windrush. The most recent update was published on 17 December 2018 and Annex A provides a Financial Overview of the Windrush Initiative up to and including Period 7 of the Financial Year 2018/19. Data would only be accurate at the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Syria (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Work continues with local authorities and international partners to deliver the Government’s commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020 and we are on track to do this. In July 2017 we took the decision to extend the scope of the scheme to include refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria but do not have Syrian nationality. The...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Undocumented Migrants (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Over 500 migrants, the majority of whom are Iranian nationals, attempted to travel to the UK on small vessels in 2018. The vast majority of those attempts were made in the last three months of the year. All asylum claims made in the UK are processed, managed and decided in line with Home Office policy, guidance and relevant case law and legislation. This supports an efficient and effective...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Applications (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: HM Passport Office (HMPO) has an ambitious transformation plan to increase digital applications, helping to reduce operational expenditure by removing paper and customer errors from the process. In June 2016, HMPO launched its first fully digital online application service for adults renewing their passport. This launch was supported by no cost communications activity, including PR and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Law (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: We have a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, for as long as it is needed, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention. However, refugee status is not necessarily permanent and it may be appropriate to revoke such status where it is clear someone no longer needs protection; where evidence emerges that status was obtained by deception;...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: Information regarding the average duration of the asylum procedure is not recorded and held in a reportable format. However, the information relating to the percentage of initial asylum decisions made within the published service standard can be found on table Asy_10 of the Asylum Transparency data: cy-data-november-2018

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Middle East (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: All asylum claims lodged in the UK are carefully considered on their individual merits against a background of relevant case law and up to date country information. We ensure that claimants are given every opportunity to disclose information relevant to their claim before a decision is taken. Information regarding Asylum data is published as part of the Government’s Transparency agenda the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Deportation: Saudi Arabia (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Home Office does not return refugees. If they have been found to require protection they are granted leave to remain in the UK on this basis. It is only when a person does not qualify for protection that they are required to leave the UK. This would only happen after full consideration of the person’s claim and the exhaustion of any appeal rights. The consideration of each claim is done...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Afghanistan (15 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: The Government has committed to ensure that those Afghan interpreters relocating here can do so with their families, and we are currently considering what more we can do to make it easier for family members still in Afghanistan to join relatives already in the UK. We anticipate being able to bring forward any relevant changes to the Immigration Rules by the Spring.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: EU Countries (14 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: For EU citizens of the current EU Member States, travelling to the UK as visitors (as tourists, on business trips, or to see friends and family), we do not intend to impose a visit visa regime. The EU have announced that the UK will be on the non-visa required list, even in the event of a no deal.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Children (14 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: There is currently no provision in the Immigration Rules for Unaccompanied children who were granted asylum in the UK to sponsor family members to make applications for family reunion outside of the immigration rules. Allowing children to sponsor family members could create further incentives for more children to be encouraged, or even forced, to leave their family and risk hazardous journeys...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: EU Nationals (14 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: In accordance with the public sector equality duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Government has had due regard to the impacts of the EU Settlement Scheme on those who share a protected characteristic.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Commonwealth (14 Jan 2019)

Caroline Nokes: A list of countries and territories whose citizens and nationals need a visa prior to travel to the UK as visitors can be found in Appendix 2 to Appendix V of the Immigration Rules - les-appendix-v-visitor-rules.

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