Visas

Home Office written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa extensions for people in the UK were issued in each of the last five years; and how many of those extensions were subject to the No Recourse to Public Funds condition in each of those years.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for lifting the No Recourse to Public Funds condition have been (a) submitted and (b) granted in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for change of conditions of leave to allow recourse to public funds are currently pending a decision.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average processing time was for applications for change of conditions of leave to allow recourse to public funds since the application form was digitised in April 2020.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The information you have requested is not currently published by the department.

The department has written to the UKSA with regard to this matter. Please see the link below: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence/response-from-daniel-shaw-to-ed-humpherson-parliamentary-question-response/.

We are continuing to investigate whether the administrative data held by the department can provide any meaningful data in future and will write to you to provide an update in due course.

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