Members: Correspondence

Home Department written question – answered on 17th June 2014.

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Photo of Gerald Kaufman Gerald Kaufman Labour, Manchester, Gorton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the meaning is of the phrase ‘responder hub’ as used in a communication from her Department to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman); and if she will instruct her staff to use clearer and more comprehensible English in their communications with hon. Members and the public.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK Visas and Immigration teams which lead on responding to correspondence from Members of Parliament are geographically grouped into eight offices at the following sites; Croydon, Westminster, Cardiff, Solihull, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow. Each office is described as a ‘responder hub' because it may deal with correspondence from outside the immediate geographical area.

Officials are reviewing how teams are described externally in response to feedback from customers.

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