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

Mentions:
1: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) We have already offered a home to more than 20 senior Afghan judges and prosecutors and their dependants - Speech Link
2: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) the Government and with the armed forces.ARAP principals have been evacuated—some 7,000, including dependants - Speech Link
3: Steve Baker (CON - Wycombe) They believe that those family members were eligible for visas before the evacuation, but those family - Speech Link
4: Victoria Atkins (CON - Louth and Horncastle) Spouses and partners, along with children under the age of 18, will qualify as ARAP dependants under - Speech Link
5: Julian Lewis (CON - New Forest East) Most of the limited number of people CARA has validated and funded are applying for ordinary student visas - Speech Link
6: Hilary Benn (LAB - Leeds Central) that the UK is able to offer, particularly given the fact that there is currently no means of issuing visas - Speech Link
7: Tom Tugendhat (CON - Tonbridge and Malling) Please can she address with the Foreign Office the support of those who are waiting for exit visas or - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Rosie Winterton (LAB - Doncaster Central) spouses and dependents, would have right of abode in the UK.New clause 5—British National (Overseas) visas - Speech Link
2: Rob Roberts (IND - Delyn) It took another year for her husband and daughter to join her because of the costs involved in dependants - Speech Link
3: Nigel Evans (CON - Ribble Valley) (c) any dependants of a person to whom paragraph (a) or (b) applies.’Under this new clause, the route - Speech Link
4: 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
5: Stephen Doughty (LAB - Cardiff South and Penarth) I have heard horrifying stories about how they have been treated in relation to visas and settlement, - Speech Link
6: Johnny Mercer (CON - Plymouth, Moor View) If someone who served in the military in this country applies for a visa, all their dependants use a - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Armed Forces Bill
Report stage - Tue 23 Nov 2021
Ministry of Defence

Mentions:
1: Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB - Life peer) 2006, the United Kingdom granted full British citizenship to all British Gurkha soldiers and their dependants - Speech Link
2: Baroness Smith of Newnham (LDEM - Life peer) this stage and in Committee that people who have come from Afghanistan under ARAP have come with their dependants - Speech Link
3: None settlement in the UK, meaning that many former British-Hong Kong service personnel, their spouses and dependants - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) settlement in the UK, meaning that many former British-Hong Kong service personnel, their spouses and dependants - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) For example, both UK Visas and Immigration and Her Majesty’s Passport Office publish information and - Speech Link
3: Paul Blomfield (LAB - Sheffield Central) He will be aware that more than 90% of visas are given to women and children. - 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: Holly Lynch (LAB - Halifax) State must make provision for persons seeking asylum, within the meaning of the rules, and their adult dependants - Speech Link
6: None (c) any dependants of a person to whom paragraph (a) or (b) applies.”—(Bambos Charalambous.) - Speech Link
7: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) One relates to family visas, and the other to a possible remote areas pilot scheme. - Speech Link
8: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) The MAC recommended a pilot for remote visas, but the Government did not accept this. - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Adult Dependent Relative Visas - Wed 03 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Stephen Timms (LAB - East Ham) want to urge the Minister to change the current hostile environment policy on adult dependent relative visas - Speech Link
2: Stephen Timms (LAB - East Ham) adult dependent relative entry clearance applications to the UK are among the most expensive type of visas - Speech Link
3: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch) figure does not take account of any social care costs met by local authorities.Under the rules, adult dependants - Speech Link
4: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch) impact remains proportionate to the policy aim.The latest figures show a 19% increase in skilled worker visas - Speech Link
5: Rachel Maclean (CON - Redditch) , I point to the evidence in front of us about the people who are choosing to take up those skilled visas - Speech Link


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

Mentions:
1: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) Government’s intentions are with this power, but it is understood that they propose 10 years of short-term visas - Speech Link
2: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) come here via unsafe routes are those who have family members here.With around 6,000 family reunion visas - Speech Link
3: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) the Minister could include in the Bill, is an extension of the family reunion visa beyond spouses and dependants - Speech Link
4: Neil Coyle (LAB - Bermondsey and Old Southwark) However, my question is around family reunion visas, which he mentioned. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Joint Committee - Wed 15 Sep 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Chris Bryant (LAB - Rhondda) nationals—are going to be helped out, some of them will still need consular support because they will need visas - Speech Link
2: Patrick Grady (SNP - Glasgow North) back to visit his wife and children because the Tory Government’s arbitrary earning thresholds for visas - Speech Link
3: Debbie Abrahams (LAB - Oldham East and Saddleworth) female judge who messaged me is the sole breadwinner for her family, with responsibility for over 10 dependants - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
2nd reading - Tue 14 Sep 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Sikka (LAB - Life peer) Bill would criminalise people of conscience and deprive them of jobs, mortgages, credit cards, travel visas - Speech Link
2: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) , there will be cases where the seriousness of the offending is such that, despite the existence of dependants - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL]
2nd reading - Fri 10 Sep 2021
No Department present

Mentions:
1: Baroness Hollins (CB - Life peer) applicant’s dependant when the applicant received their original grant of asylum but, noting that disabled dependants - Speech Link
2: Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (CON - Life peer) In addition, our policy makes clear there is discretion to grant visas outside the Immigration Rules, - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Afghanistan - Wed 18 Aug 2021
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Boris Johnson (CON - Uxbridge and South Ruislip) of France and Chancellor Merkel of Germany.We are also doing everything possible to accelerate the visas - Speech Link
2: Keir Starmer (LAB - Holborn and St Pancras) possible; and to work to provide stable security at the airport in Kabul so that flights can depart and visas - Speech Link
3: Caroline Lucas (GRN - Brighton, Pavilion) It must be amended to allow visas for the family of people who would have been eligible but who have - Speech Link
4: Seema Malhotra (LAB - Feltham and Heston) Those not eligible for UK visas via ARAP, because they are not directly employed, must be allowed to - Speech Link
5: Dominic Raab (CON - Esher and Walton) The first flight left Kabul on Sunday with around 150 UK nationals and their dependants on board, and - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Afghanistan - Wed 18 Aug 2021
Leader of the House

Mentions:
1: Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (CON - Life peer) We are also doing everything possible to accelerate the visas of the Chevening scholars, so that these - Speech Link
2: Lord King of Bridgwater (CON - Life peer) Jalalabad, which had the duty of welcoming back the returning army from Kabul: 5,000 troops and 10,000 dependants - Speech Link
3: Baroness Ludford (LDEM - Life peer) Why is the process for issuing visas protracted and bureaucratic? - Speech Link
4: Baroness Hooper (CON - Life peer) For them to be told that their visas and other documentation had not been completed, so that they could - Speech Link
5: Baroness Hussein-Ece (LDEM - Life peer) Can the Minister assure us that more will be done in the coming days to increase the issue of visas and - Speech Link
6: Baroness Verma (CON - Life peer) Who is going to give them the visas to leave? - Speech Link
7: Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (LAB - Life peer) students and staff in Afghanistan, including those who are due to start next term, will have their visas - Speech Link
8: Baroness Bakewell (LAB - Life peer) Emergency visas should be made easily available to those most at risk. Paperwork must be minimised. - Speech Link
9: Baroness Sherlock (LAB - Life peer) What will happen about visas for students due to join or return to higher education courses here? - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
EU Settlement Scheme - Wed 07 Jul 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) There is absolutely no question of people having to apply for visas to get across borders and so on. - Speech Link
2: Alison Thewliss (SNP - Glasgow Central) told him he did not absolutely need to apply, but that was contradicted by an email I received from UK Visas - Speech Link
3: Margaret Ferrier (IND - Rutherglen and Hamilton West) make an application to the scheme, and that a separate application needs to be made on behalf of their dependants - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Human Rights in Hong Kong - Wed 09 Jun 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Tom Randall (CON - Gedling) seriously, and I am pleased that the Home Office has announced that it has received 34,000 applications for visas - Speech Link
2: Andrew Rosindell (CON - Romford) We should make an exception for those born after 1997 who cannot come over as dependants. - Speech Link
3: Nigel Adams (CON - Selby and Ainsty) Government would introduce this bespoke immigration route for British nationals overseas and their dependants - Speech Link


Grand Committee
Immigration (Collection, Use and Retention of Biometric Information and Related Amendments) Regulations 2021 - Mon 07 Jun 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Paddick (LDEM - Life peer) Photographs can also be taken of the dependants of individuals in these limited circumstances. - Speech Link
2: Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (LAB - Life peer) which would support them when they do this.I have seen the letter to Marc Owen, who is director for visas - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Campaigners - Mon 19 Apr 2021
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops - Bishops) the Government of Hong Kong have asked some foreign Governments not to accept BNO for working holiday visas - Speech Link
2: Lord Green of Deddington (CB - Life peer) announced 27,000 applications in the first month but according to the small print this does not include dependants - Speech Link