Results 181–200 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Robert Jenrick

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Married People ( 4 Aug 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Minimum Income Requirement (MIR) was implemented in July 2012, reflecting the income at which a British family at the time could no longer access income-related benefits. The primary purpose of the English language requirement in the family routes is to promote integration. The minimum requirements are thorough and enable people to communicate related to their immediate needs. The Home...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (26 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: In April 2021 a £1m spending review allocation was obtained to support the mental health and wellbeing of adult asylum seekers. In September 2022 we contracted an external organisation of clinical psychologists, experienced in co-developing evidence-based mental health and wellbeing strategies, to explore how Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) could be embedded into asylum processes from first...

Written Answers — Home Office: Overseas Students: Visas (26 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Students and sponsors should refer to paragraph 5.32 onwards of the sponsorship duties guidance. Where a formal award has not yet been issued, a student on a course at degree level or above at a sponsor which is a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance, can request formal written confirmation from their sponsor stating that they are highly likely to complete their course...

Written Answers — Home Office: Electronic Travel Authorisations: Impact Assessments (26 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office published the Economic Impact Assessment for the introduction of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme on 6 June 2023. The Impact Assessment can be accessed here: Electronic Travel Authorisation: impact assessment (accessible) - GOV.UK (

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Health Services (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Regulations will be laid in Autumn to amend the Immigration Health Surcharge (Heath Charge) Order and a full economic impact assessment will be prepared. The expectation of the Government is that migrants coming to the UK to work should be able to maintain and support themselves, reflecting the need to maintain the confidence of the general public that immigration brings benefits to our...

Written Answers — Home Office: Court Orders: Children (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office receives information relating to people entering and leaving the UK from air, rail and maritime carriers. This information is shared with the Police. The systems used to prevent children subject to court orders from travelling overseas are operated by Counter Terrorist Police on behalf of territorial policing. Port Alert Orders are signed and issued by a Judge at the Family...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Housing (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Our current asylum system is under extreme pressure and allocation of asylum accommodation is on a ‘no choice basis’. Any exceptional circumstances raised are taken into consideration when allocating accommodation. There are currently no plans to amend the Allocation of Asylum Accommodation policy guidance for asylum seekers who are in higher education.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Passenger Ships (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: There is an urgent need to reduce reliance on hotels to accommodate asylum seekers, to reduce cost to taxpayer, to better manage community impacts and to better support asylum seekers. In exploring potential alternative large sites, we continue to consider all available options to source appropriate and cost-effective temporary accommodation. We work closely with stakeholders, including...

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Community Development (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Integration is a devolved matter. We discussed funding arrangements with the Devolved Administrations on the recently launched Refugee Employability Programme (REP) in order to ensure refugees across the UK are supported. The REP is a new integration and employability support service to help refugees integrate into society and become self-sufficient. We continue to engage regularly with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration Controls: Gibraltar (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: To be eligible for entry via an e-gate at present, a traveller must hold a machine-readable biometric passport. Cards are not compatible. The Government has an ambitious vision for the future UK border, in which most people crossing the border will experience an e-gate style arrival, using automation as their only point of contact. We continue to look at options for expanding the use of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Children (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: An application for a British passport in the circumstances described would not be rejected due to the omission of a Court Order alone. His Majesty’s Passport Office supports customers who are vulnerable or at risk from harm based upon their individual circumstances and will explore all options to enable a passport application to be progressed. Data relating to the reasons that an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Boats (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has been completed and routinely monitored to ensure that the accommodation is safe, habitable, fit for purpose and meets all regulatory requirements, for single adult male asylum seekers. We will assess individual’s suitability to reside at each location and will only accommodate individuals who are considered suitable to reside there. Each person’s...

Written Answers — Home Office: Frontier Workers: Work Permits (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The frontier worker permit scheme implements our obligations under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements to protect the rights of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who were frontier working in the UK (that is employed or self-employed in the UK but residing elsewhere) before the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, for as long as they continue to be a frontier worker. Since 1 July 2021...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Sudan (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The information requested could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Sudan (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Where a person has leave in the UK but is unable to return home they should apply for Leave Outside the Rules using the FLR(HRO) form Application to extend stay in the UK: FLR(HRO) - GOV.UK ( Each case will be assessed on its merits. If they are unable to afford the fee then a fee waiver application can be made here: fee waiver application form

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hong Kong (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. All asylum claims are considered on a case-by-case basis in line with published policy including those raised by Hong Kong nationals. Individuals from Hong Kong may also be able to apply for the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) route which reflects the UK’s historic and moral commitment to those people of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Housing (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: Net migration is too high and this Government is determined to bring it down to sustainable levels to help protect public services and housing supply against unsustainable pressure. That is why on 23 May, the Government introduced a package of measures to help deliver its goal of reducing net migration. The package includes removing the right for international students to bring dependants...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants (25 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office does hold data on recorded detections at UK ports broken down by where they were found and in the UK broken down by detections at ports serviced by juxtaposed controls. However, it is recorded in a free text format so is not routinely published.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Portland Port (24 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: No individuals will be placed on the vessel unless it is safe to do so and all the legal and regulatory requirements are met. The vessel will be managed by our supplier, under contractual terms agreed with the Home Office. The same supplier has safely and successfully managed two vessels for Ukrainian refugees for the Scottish Government over the past year. The supplier and partners including...

Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationality: Children (24 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: The Home Office monitors the number of fee waiver applications for children registering for British citizenship. However, management information in this area is currently being collated, reviewed and assured, and we are therefore not in a position to share figures at this time. We are however considering the best mechanism for updating Parliament with this information when available and will...

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