Results 101–120 of 2000 for speaker:Stephen Kinnock OR speaker:Stephen Kinnock

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on getting those passports. I have to say that he was one of the lucky ones. The reality is that it was absolutely clear that at some point the travel restrictions would be lifted and there would be a surge in passport applications, and there was plenty of time for Ministers to meet Passport Office officials and make a plan for when that happened. That...

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I thank my hon. Friend. What an utterly absurd position to be in that somebody who lives and works in London has to go to Belfast to get their passport processed. What kind of crazy, upside-down world are we living in when that is happening? It is not just about holidays, as I was saying. People have missed vital work interviews and assignments abroad, weddings and funerals. They have not...

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. The cost of this issue is not just in broken-hearted families who were not able to go on long-planned holidays, or to go to weddings and funerals; there is a direct cost to the British economy and to productivity, and the huge cost of people having to pay through the nose for fast-track applications. The cost, when it is finally calculated, will be...

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: Is it not extraordinary that the Government’s response to the crisis we are seeing is to cut the civil service by 90,000 jobs? In what world is that going to work, when we clearly need more resources, and people focused on customer-facing services? We need to build morale, not destroy it, and we need to show people that they should have good jobs on which they can raise a family. Instead,...

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. He is referring to the two main companies, I think, which are TNT and Teleperformance. In both cases, the level of performance is abject. The question is: to what extent are they being held to account by the Government to ensure that they are delivering? I believe that TNT is on the record saying that its performance is meeting the service level...

HM Passport Office Backlog (14 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his intervention. It is nice to know that his friend the Minister is helping him out, but the reality is that our inboxes are groaning with issues, failure and the chaos and shambles we are seeing. Because of failure to plan from the outset, we have a bottleneck and a crisis. We hope eventually that the system will catch up, but the pain, heartbreak, missed...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (13 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the weekly Home Office targets for the number of (a) asylum claims to be processed, (b) Principal Stage decisions to be made and (c) asylum application conclusions.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many decision makers in her Department are working on processing the backlog of asylum applications.

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Passport Office: Teleperformance (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed at the contractor Teleperformance to service the Passport Office contract in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Applications (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many discussions Ministers in her Department had in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022 with the senior management of Teleperformance on plans for responding to the expected increase in passport renewal applications that would result from the re-opening of the travel industry and easing of covid-related lockdown restrictions.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Hotels (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the £20 per asylum seeker per day budget given by the Government to contractors for providing food for asylum seekers in hotels is spent on the purchase of food; and what guidelines are issued to contractors to ensure they provide nutritious food to asylum seekers in hotels.

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Applications (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings her Ministers had with the senior management of the Passport Office in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022 to discuss plans for responding to the expected increase in passport renewal applications that result from the re-opening of the travel industry and easing of covid-related lockdown restrictions.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (8 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the financial agreement between the UK and French governments to tackle small boats crossings in the English channel, what the total cost to the public purse was of the UK's payments to France; what the terms of that agreement stipulated the financial support would be allocated to; and what assessment her Department has...

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Applications (6 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications were processed to the point of either rejection or leave-to-remain granted in the 12 months leading up to 31 March (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Passports: Applications (6 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many discussions Ministers in her Department had with the senior management of TNT in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022 on plans for responding to the increase in passport renewal applications that was likely to result from the re-opening of the travel industry once covid-19 lockdowns ended.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (6 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decisions have been made each week since 1 April 2022.

Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum (6 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, based on full-time equivalency, how many asylum decision makers are currently employed in her Department to process asylum cases.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas (6 Jun 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the report of her Department's review into tier 1 (investor) visas.

Foreign Lobbying — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does she agree that it seems that there is a loophole, because the National Crime Agency and the Electoral Commission both say that they will not look into the real source of financial donations to political parties? They say that it is permissible if a donation has come from a British citizen or somebody who is on the electoral roll, and then...

Foreign Lobbying — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] (25 May 2022)

Stephen Kinnock: I absolutely welcome, as my hon. Friend does, the Government’s decision to stop the golden visas scheme. Does he not think it would be incredibly helpful for the Government to publish their review into the scheme, which Parliament has been waiting for for more than a year?


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