Conservative Peer , 21 Oct 2014 –
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations he has received from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the immigration status of members of the Windrush generation in the last 12 months.
Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of members of the Windrush generation who are (a) sleeping rough and (b) staying in temporary accommodation while waiting for a decision on their legal right to remain in the UK.
Hugo Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution on 18 July 2018, Official Report, col 408, if he will ensure that the Windrush report commissioned by Sir Alex Allan is published promptly without redactions or deletions and made available to hon. Members.
Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those affected by the Home Office's wrongful detention of Windrush immigrants who have received compensation have been required to sign non-disclosure agreements; and if so, why.
Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards developing a compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal; and when any compensation is expected to be paid to those affected.
Hugo Swire: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to publish the report by Sir Alex Allan on the Windrush report and the advice given to the Rt Hon Member for Hastings and Rye.
David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many staff will be working in the newly established Windrush Generation task force; from which parts of (a) her Department and (b) other Government Departments they have been seconded; and what the timetable is for the task force to complete its work.
Marsha de Cordova: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will introduce legislative proposals to ensure the right of the Windrush generation to remain in the UK.
David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether family members of people affected by the Government's hostile environment immigration policy will be included in the Windrush compensation scheme.
David Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount of compensation members of the Windrush generation are planned to be given for legal fees; and whether that compensation will be at a fixed rate.
Janet Daby: ...Black, Asian and minority ethnic people did challenge those who sought to oppress them, there were others who learned how to cope with discrimination rather than to complain; they learned to suffer rather than to speak out. The Windrush scandal is the latest and most shocking cruelty inflicted upon us. I am proud, as a daughter of the Windrush generation and as a Labour MP, that one of...
Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...can be removed from this country when all else fails. Detention is not a decision that is taken lightly. When we make the decision to detain someone, their welfare is an absolute priority. The Windrush revelations have shown that our immigration system as a whole is not perfect and that some elements need much closer attention, and there are lessons we must learn. That is why I welcome the...
Sajid Javid: ...the system. For example, independent panels will challenge whether someone still needs to be detained, and there are gatekeepers when someone arrives at the detention centre. We have learned from the Windrush cases that those systems have not always worked, so there will be more lessons to learn, and I look forward to working with her on those issues.
Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the length of time the Windrush taskforce will require to determine whether affected individuals should receive compensation.
Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were affected by the Windrush scandal; and how many of those were wrongfully (1) detained, and (2) deported.
Danielle Rowley: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend, and I wonder what the Windrush generation feel about their British identity. I know that this debate is on the Union, but I feel that it was important to mention those points because many people who come into my office are in need of food bank referrals or of assistance with correcting mistakes in their universal credit payments. They will be seeking a...
Barry Sheerman: ...and to put it right. The numbers she mentioned mean a lot of people in every constituency. Will she ensure that she does something fast to compensate them, and to help Members of Parliament, who with Windrush and this issue have an even greater workload in helping their constituents?
Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering alternative measures to support those who are in immediate financial trouble as a result of the Windrush scandal.
Sajid Javid: I am today publishing a consultation paper on the design of a compensation scheme that will help to right the wrongs suffered by those of the Windrush generation who have faced difficulties and suffered losses as a result of measures that are in place to tackle illegal immigration [Cm 9654]. I have been very clear both that the Government deeply regrets what has happened to some of the...
Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...capturing those who are entitled to access work, benefits and services in the UK. We recognise the need to put in place evaluation to do this, and will consider options in due course. In light of Windrush, we are also reviewing our safeguards. The Home Office has also announced a Windrush lessons learned review. The review will seek to understand how the Windrush generation became...