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Commons Chamber
Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Thu 06 Jan 2022
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: Yvette Cooper (LAB - Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford) only did not get out but still have not even had replies from the British Government to their ARAP applications - Speech Link
2: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) To give an idea of the scale of it, we have received more than 99,000 applications to the scheme since - Speech Link
3: Tom Tugendhat (CON - Tonbridge and Malling) Will those applications be rolled into this scheme, or will they require resubmission? - Speech Link
4: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) clear from the start—it was clear in the 13 September statement—that this is not a process open for applications - Speech Link
5: Ruth Cadbury (LAB - Brentford and Isleworth) the delays and injustice meted out by the Home Office to my constituents seeking leave to remain or naturalisation - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
2nd reading - Wed 05 Jan 2022
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) Neither has the number of asylum applications suddenly reached an all-time peak. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Ludford (LDEM - Life peer) Skills are lost and health harmed; they are left open to exploitation, with integration and naturalisation - Speech Link
3: Earl of Leicester (CON - Excepted Hereditary) Indeed, many applications for asylum in the UK come from people who have had their applications in other - Speech Link
4: Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LDEM - Life peer) Between 2008 and 2019, 9% of golden visa applications were refused. - Speech Link
5: Lord Hylton (CB - Excepted Hereditary) In 2020, Germany received four times as many asylum applications as we did. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
Report stage - Tue 07 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Rosie Winterton (LAB - Doncaster Central) amendments referred to in subsection (1) must include—(a) provision to ensure that the fees charged for applications - Speech Link
2: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) the Home Office made profits of £500 million by charging £500 million more than it cost to process applications - Speech Link
3: Rob Roberts (IND - Delyn) With fees for indefinite leave to remain at almost £2,400 and citizenship applications at another £1,330 - Speech Link
4: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) That would be something we would have to do to close the route for applications by Hong Kong nationals - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Fifteenth sitting) - Thu 04 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: None This new clause enables the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to consider applications to set aside - Speech Link
2: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) applications and citizenship at birth, and have lost family reunion rights under the separation agreements - Speech Link
3: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Gentleman raises.The new clause would amend the naturalisation requirements for EEA nationals who did - Speech Link
4: None Both applications would be free of charge. - Speech Link
5: None Both applications would be free of charge. - Speech Link
6: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) citizenship fees, health surcharges and legal expenses for spouses and children with pending or rejected applications - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Fourteenth sitting) - Tue 02 Nov 2021
HM Treasury

Mentions:
1: Paul Blomfield (LAB - Sheffield Central) recent normal year unaffected by the pandemic, which was 2019, there were 4,005 unaccompanied children applications - Speech Link
2: None Reflecting on the safeguards in the Bill and the pre-existing processes to ensure safe and ethical applications - Speech Link
3: None flexibility on the type of penalties to impose, nothing explicitly prevents the imposition of penalties on applications - Speech Link
4: Craig Whittaker (CON - Calder Valley) for any immigration appeals and those judicial review challenges against exclusion, deportation or naturalisation - Speech Link
5: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) The new clause will enable SIAC to consider applications and set aside immigration decisions where the - Speech Link
6: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) In the context of applications for judicial review in the High Court, it is recognised that the Court - Speech Link
7: Craig Whittaker (CON - Calder Valley) commencement provisions regarding marker clauses 58 to 61—about age assessments, processing of visa applications - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Eighth sitting) - Thu 21 Oct 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) political divide know, most refugees are hosted in developing countries and the UK receives fewer asylum applications - Speech Link
2: None Taking the requirements of the refugee convention to facilitate all refugees’ integration and naturalisation - Speech Link
3: Paul Blomfield (LAB - Sheffield Central) nationality of those arriving irregularly are overwhelming those for whom the majority of their asylum applications - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Seventh sitting) - Thu 21 Oct 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) Damian Green), who said in August:“There are times and places where we should be strict with asylum applications - Speech Link
2: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) suggesting that a safe route is available, when the Government guidance currently says not to make applications - Speech Link
3: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) refugees’ integration into society, in contravention of the requirement to facilitate integration and naturalisation - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Sixth sitting) - Tue 19 Oct 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Other adults seeking to become BOTCs, such as by naturalisation, must demonstrate a personal connection - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) basis—for example, naturalisation is a discretionary provision. - Speech Link
3: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) There is an absolutely fundamental distinction between naturalisation and registration. - Speech Link
4: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) That is me told.Clause 7 applies to three routes to British nationality: naturalisation as a British - Speech Link
5: None Despite their long connection with the UK, this requirement creates a barrier to naturalisation. - Speech Link
6: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) citizen under section 6, naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen under section 18, - Speech Link
7: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) That increased in 2017-18 to 1,815 applications. - Speech Link
8: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) Prior to this, applications were so few as to be negligible. - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Fifth sitting) - Tue 19 Oct 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) It is about the cost of applications, and about other parts of the procedures that have been put in place - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Application fees for immigration and nationality applications have been charged for a number of years - Speech Link
3: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) Is the intention not to charge a fee for the applications to which amendments 8 to 11 refer? - Speech Link
4: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) Perhaps he will be able to tell us how many applications for a fee waiver were denied by the Home Office - Speech Link
5: None It is not illegitimate to say that we will charge more than it costs us to process such applications, - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Immigration and Nationality Application Fees - Thu 25 Mar 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Meg Hillier (LAB - Hackney South and Shoreditch) It moved to applying for three years at a time, so two applications were needed to get to the five years - Speech Link
2: Tahir Ali (LAB - Birmingham, Hall Green) The fees make applications unaffordable for many people, essentially deterring them from making applications - Speech Link
3: Ian Byrne (LAB - Liverpool, West Derby) The 10-year route to leave to remain costs £12,771 per person and requires five separate applications - Speech Link
4: Helen Hayes (LAB - Dulwich and West Norwood) I have spoken to many constituents who cannot afford to make applications for their children. - Speech Link
5: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) Indefinite leave applications do not attract a fee waiver at all, leaving many stranded on precarious - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard) - Tue 06 Oct 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (CON - Life peer) The change of conditions team in UK Visas and Immigration is working through applications as quickly - Speech Link
2: Baroness Whitaker (LAB - Life peer) This is not the European Commission’s view, and it is not right or just that applications are turned - Speech Link
3: Baroness Ludford (LDEM - Life peer) As we know, it sets the deadline for applications to the settlement scheme as 30 June next year, but - Speech Link
4: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Thirdly, the new clause seeks to remove the lawful residence requirement from British citizenship applications - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard - continued) - Mon 05 Oct 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: None purposes of this section and the circumstances of persons to whom it applies;(b) in relation to such applications - Speech Link
2: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) Including all those routes, there were only 30 successful applications in 2018 and 54 in 2019. - Speech Link
3: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) citizenship in Committee and why it is a completely separate matter from issues such as immigration and naturalisation - Speech Link
4: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) I understand that about two-thirds of the certificates of sponsorship for new visa applications for tier - Speech Link
5: Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (CON - Life peer) to paper applications as well for many of the reasons that my noble friend Lord Randall gave. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Deech (CB - Life peer) That involved finding proof of my father’s naturalisation as a British citizen in the late 1940s. - Speech Link
7: None We have been issuing naturalisation certificates since long before we were able to digitise immigration - Speech Link
8: Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (CB - Life peer) Although as a proportion more are coming that way, overall numbers of asylum applications are sharply - Speech Link
9: None As for better guidance for those who must decide on asylum applications, it is remarkable that over 40% - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard) - Wed 16 Sep 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: None subsection (1) who is identified and granted indefinite leave to remain status after the deadline for applications - Speech Link
2: Lord Dubs (LAB - Life peer) Even before we come to the question of rates of applications for status received, there is the issue - Speech Link
3: Baroness Lister of Burtersett (LAB - Life peer) It is not sufficient to say that they will allow late applications, welcome as that is, because that - Speech Link
4: None Their responsibilities in other cases to signpost the scheme and support applications have also been - Speech Link
5: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) As I said the other day, the EU settlement scheme will not close and reasonable grounds for late applications - Speech Link
6: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) This is different from naturalisation as a British citizen, which is only at the discretion of the Home - Speech Link
7: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) This might be through naturalisation or registration, depending on the individual’s circumstances and - Speech Link
8: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) If this SI is to restrict applications, the matter is really very urgent.The Minister, Kevin Foster, - Speech Link
9: Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (CON - Life peer) I can confirm that the Government are not changing the requirements for applications to the EU settlement - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard) - Mon 14 Sep 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Hylton (CB - Excepted Hereditary) In connection with bail, is there now a backlog in applications for bail from immigration detainees? - Speech Link
2: None Amendments 40 and 41 deal with criteria and applications for bail. - Speech Link
3: None The3million is urging EU citizens to get on with their applications but it believes—and I agree—that - Speech Link
4: Baroness Altmann (CON - Life peer) I hope that there will be explicit provision in the Bill for late applications. - Speech Link
5: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) When can we expect full guidance on late applications? - Speech Link
6: None Amendment 46 concerns the naturalisation process for EEA citizens who hold settled status under the EU - Speech Link
7: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Most visa applications are made online. - Speech Link
8: Baroness Ludford (LDEM - Life peer) above the administrative cost of processing those applications. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
2nd reading (Hansard) - Wed 22 Jul 2020
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) We have now seen over 3.7 million applications, with over 3.4 million of them concluded. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) EU, their loss of free movement between member states is a real and immediate worry.Huge numbers of applications - Speech Link
3: Lord Bishop of Southwark (Bishops - Bishops) the average cost to the Home Office to process such an application is a mere £243.We should welcome applications - Speech Link
4: Baroness Falkner of Margravine (CB - Life peer) At the end of May, there had been some 3.6 million applications. - Speech Link
5: Lord Greaves (LDEM - Deceased - 23 March 2021) Thirdly, the Minister will know that 10% of the most recent applications were refused; there was a minor - Speech Link
6: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) My Lords, on 15 July, the Minister told me that the Home Office is unable to state how many applications - Speech Link
7: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Up to 31 March 2020, there have been almost half a million applications from under-18s. - Speech Link