Visas: Graduates

Home Office written question – answered at on 27 November 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 28 September (HL10391), what is the “normal manner” for (1) reviewing the efficacy of visa routes, and (2) updating Parliament on them; and what is their timetable for reviewing the High Potential Individual visa entry route and updating Parliament on it.

Photo of Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Murray of Blidworth on 28 September (HL10391), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what criteria and data they plan to use in assessing the extent to which the High Potential Individual visa entry route has met its stated objective of supporting the UK’s growth as a leading international hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office are committed to evaluating visa routes to robustly identify which policies and aspects of our delivery are effective. Full details on the ways in which we evaluate visa routes can be found in the Home Office Evaluation Strategy. The findings from completed evaluations, including those evaluating the efficacy of visa routes, are routinely published on GOV.UK.

The process of commissioning an external evaluation of the High Potential Individual visa route is currently ongoing.

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