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Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Mon 17 Jan 2022
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) Friend is right about the wider issues on immigration, and that is why we have the new plan for immigration - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Bill and the new plan for immigration. - Speech Link
3: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) Bill and the new plan for immigration. - Speech Link
4: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) Bill and the new plan for immigration. - Speech Link
5: Jamie Wallis (CON - Bridgend) unmerited claims, and chose instead to side with those entering the UK illegally? - Speech Link
6: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) In March 2021 the new plan for immigration was published, and we had the Nationality and Borders Bill - Speech Link
7: Laurence Robertson (CON - Tewkesbury) What progress she is making on removing failed asylum seekers from the UK; and if she will make a statement - Speech Link
8: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Our new plan for immigration will overhaul our asylum system and speed up the removal of failed asylum - Speech Link
9: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) Friend that extending visas beyond six months comes with issues such as payment of the immigration health - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Thu 06 Jan 2022
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) supported to better understand the nature and trauma of those seeking asylum and resettlement in another - Speech Link
2: Steve Baker (CON - Wycombe) concerned that those people should—on top of any other scheme—continue to have those entitlements to visas - Speech Link
3: Abena Oppong-Asare (LAB - Erith and Thamesmead) First, there are Afghan citizens in the UK who had already submitted an asylum claim before the Taliban - Speech Link
4: Fiona Bruce (CON - Congleton) Brazil, got together; one supplied a plane and the other supplied the visas, and they were able to fly - Speech Link
5: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) Member for Wycombe (Mr Baker) made the good point that those who were previously entitled to visas are - Speech Link
6: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) context of Afghan evacuees, but also the wider resettlement programme as set out under the new plan for immigration - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) This is the Government’s new plan for immigration in action, through which we help those in greatest - Speech Link
2: Steve Baker (CON - Wycombe) Will we honour the visas, and how? - Speech Link
3: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) We have the safe and legal routes under the new plan for immigration, of which the ACRS and ARAP are - Speech Link
4: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) and help them to set up their new lives in the UK. - Speech Link
5: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) the immigration rules and will be eligible for relocation if the lead applicant is successful. - Speech Link
6: Julian Lewis (CON - New Forest East) visas, but it is taking a very long time. - Speech Link
7: Robert Jenrick (CON - Newark) Syrian scheme because local authorities currently have literally tens of thousands of people, mostly asylum - Speech Link
8: Hilary Benn (LAB - Leeds Central) given the fact that there is currently no means of issuing visas in Afghanistan to enable people to - Speech Link
9: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) The family reunion rules are set out in the immigration rules, and we are working with third countries - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Refugees: Mass Displacement - Thu 06 Jan 2022
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) Children make up almost 25% of those seeking asylum in the UK and almost half of all identified potential - Speech Link
2: Baroness Smith of Newnham (LDEM - Life peer) Those who seem to think that the UK has too many asylum seekers—people seeking refuge here—forget that - Speech Link
3: Baroness Greengross (CB - Life peer) up struggling to seek asylum in countries such as the UK. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (LAB - Life peer) asylum seekers in the county. - Speech Link
5: Lord Singh of Wimbledon (CB - Life peer) asylum seekers in the land of Egypt. - Speech Link
6: Lord Carey of Clifton (CB - Life peer) asylum in safe countries. - Speech Link
7: Lord Collins of Highbury (LAB - Life peer) asylum seekers is broken. - Speech Link
8: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (CON - Life peer) We have issued more than 39,000 visas under the refugee family reunion rules, around half of which were - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (CON - Life peer) First, providing sanctuary and refuge is not inconsistent with a fair asylum and immigration system; - Speech Link
2: Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (CON - Life peer) Providing sanctuary and refuge are not only not inconsistent with a fair asylum and immigration system - Speech Link
3: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) to claim asylum, changes the immigration offence of how someone enters the UK and specifies the mode - Speech Link
4: Baroness Ludford (LDEM - Life peer) visas, allowing claims to be lodged at a UK embassy or from, for instance, France, or family reunion - Speech Link
5: Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate (CON - Life peer) But I never conflated the issues of immigration and asylum; they are wholly distinct and require different - Speech Link
6: Lord Coaker (LAB - Life peer) Act is undermined by an immigration and asylum Bill. - Speech Link


Written Statements
Asylum Seekers: Right to Work Policy - Wed 08 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) work policy allows asylum seekers to apply for permission to work if a decision on their asylum claim - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Afzal Khan (LAB - Manchester, Gorton) asylum seekers feel unwelcome and unwanted in the UK. - Speech Link
2: Nigel Evans (CON - Ribble Valley) rules or otherwise) under section 50 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006; and(b) any - Speech Link
3: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) It is nothing short of outrageous that visas for foreigners who served in the UK armed forces cost £2,389 - Speech Link
4: Fleur Anderson (LAB - Putney) we do not allow them and their families visas to say that they are citizens of this country. - Speech Link
5: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Schedule 3 to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) - Speech Link
6: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) and realities of non-UK service personnel dealing with the immigration system are fully understood. - Speech Link
7: None of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 in their decisions. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Small Boats Incident in the Channel - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) The United Kingdom has a generous, humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees. - Speech Link
2: Lord Paddick (LDEM - Life peer) , and who often have relatives or other people they know in the UK, know that they cannot seek asylum - Speech Link
3: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) to the UK, I am sure that the Home Secretary has said that based on the intelligence and information - Speech Link
4: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Smugglers have a fairly international reach and are not necessarily based in the UK. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Migrants - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated - Life peer) of lawyers to make millions from the whole asylum and immigration system, mostly from legal aid, paid - Speech Link
2: Lord Paddick (LDEM - Life peer) seekers accounted for just 6%—just 6% of immigration to the UK was asylum seekers. - Speech Link
3: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) In 2020, there were six asylum applications for every 10,000 individuals in the UK; the EU 27 average - Speech Link
4: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) We have issued 39,000 family reunion visas since 2015. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Mon 22 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Esther McVey (CON - Tatton) Some hotels are becoming full-time immigration centres and those residing there are in limbo in our town - Speech Link
2: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) seeking asylum in the UK were protected under covid measures. - Speech Link
3: Philip Davies (CON - Shipley) still providing accommodation and money for people who have been refused asylum? - Speech Link
4: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) Friend has read the new plan for immigration and the Nationality and Borders Bill, it will be abundantly - Speech Link
5: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) asylum claim is processed and on their status in the UK if that claim is successful. - Speech Link
6: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) My apologies, Mr Speaker.As I was saying, the new plan for immigration and the Nationality and Borders - Speech Link
7: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) Government and the UK Army under the Afghan relocations and assistance policy, so work is ongoing to - Speech Link
8: Kirsty Blackman (SNP - Aberdeen North) Please could the Minister ensure that UK Visas and Immigration has answers to give Members and our constituents—and - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Thu 18 Nov 2021
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Mentions:
1: Nigel Huddleston (CON - Mid Worcestershire) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and UK Sport are in close contact with the key partners - Speech Link
2: Alex Davies-Jones (LAB - Pontypridd) I wholeheartedly welcome the news that musicians will no longer need visas to go on short-term tours - Speech Link
3: Julia Lopez (CON - Hornchurch and Upminster) Some 60% of UK homes and businesses can now access gigabit-capable speeds, and over 97% can access superfast - Speech Link
4: Martyn Day (SNP - Linlithgow and East Falkirk) to intercept small boats and return asylum seekers to France. - Speech Link
5: Alan Brown (SNP - Kilmarnock and Loudoun) to intercept small boats and return asylum seekers to France. - Speech Link
6: Suella Braverman (CON - Fareham) Our position is clear: people should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach, and they should - Speech Link
7: Suella Braverman (CON - Fareham) This Government are taking urgent and necessary measures to fix our broken asylum system, stop people - Speech Link
8: Suella Braverman (CON - Fareham) I have acted for the Government in court on several immigration and asylum cases—many, many of them—and - Speech Link
9: Suella Braverman (CON - Fareham) We also have a domestic regime of immigration and asylum, which we are able to modify and change now - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: None , Immigration and Asylum Act 2002).(7) Tribunal Procedure Rules must secure that the Upper Tribunal may - Speech Link
2: None and Asylum Act 1999 (interpretation of Part 5, which relates to immigration advisers and immigration - Speech Link
3: None Borders Act 2021 (and see, in particular, section 82A of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act - Speech Link
4: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) seekers through sections 100 and 101 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. - Speech Link
5: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) I absolutely detest the restrictive rules that the Home Office has put in place on family visas, which - Speech Link
6: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) for entry into and stay in the UK in immigration rules, which are laid before Parliament. - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) to asylum and immigration powers who have died since—(a) state the number of people subject to asylum - Speech Link
2: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) to seek asylum, and supports the wellbeing of young people in the UK asylum system from countries in - Speech Link
3: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) For example, both UK Visas and Immigration and Her Majesty’s Passport Office publish information and - Speech Link
4: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Our policy makes it clear that there is discretion to grant visas outside the immigration rules that - Speech Link
5: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) appeals under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. - Speech Link
6: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) and Asylum Act 1999(b) Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999(c) Schedule 10 of the Immigration - Speech Link
7: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) inefficient UK asylum system. - Speech Link
8: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) , Asylum and Nationality Act 200611 In section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Refugees: Status - Tue 02 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Dubs (LAB - Life peer) in particular regarding the principle that asylum seekers must apply for refugee status in the first - Speech Link
2: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) My Lords, the Nationality and Borders Bill, which is part of our new plan for immigration, seeks to build - Speech Link
3: Lord Lilley (CON - Life peer) The scale of the mass movement is indicated by the US’s offer of 50,000 visas every year to a handful - Speech Link
4: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) My Lords, given that geography alone means that the UK will rarely be the first safe country an asylum - Speech Link
5: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) They are among those who have been granted leave to come to this country The UK Government—the MoD, the - Speech Link
6: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Some 36,000 visas have been issued under the refugee family reunion rules. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Smith of Newnham (LDEM - Life peer) do to offer asylum to all those who reach our shores claiming asylum if they have a genuine case? - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Holly Lynch (LAB - Halifax) in the UK pre-NRM should not be limited to cases with existing immigration and asylum aspects. - Speech Link
2: Paul Blomfield (LAB - Sheffield Central) reunion visas to join loved ones in the UK. - Speech Link
3: None encourage similar draconian measures in their immigration and asylum systems. - Speech Link
4: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014. - Speech Link
5: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) Act 1971;(b) section 170(7) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;(c) section 163(4) of the Nationality - Speech Link
6: None , Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.” - Speech Link
7: Craig Whittaker (CON - Calder Valley) Almost all of the Bill is about nationality, immigration and asylum, which are reserved matters to the - Speech Link