Lord Rosser Written Questions

8 Questions to Home Office tabled by Lord Rosser


Date Title Questioner
22 Nov 2017, 12:31 p.m. Immigrants: Data Protection Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the provisions of the Data Protection Bill on migrants who wish to exercise their right to know (1) what information is held about them, (2) who is processing that information, and (3) why that information is being held or processed.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

The provisions in the Data Protection Bill will ensure that while people’s rights relating to data are protected, day by day operations relating to immigration controls are not obstructed and individual rights are balanced against the wider interests of society.

17 Nov 2017, 11:29 a.m. Nationality: Northern Ireland Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the right of UK-born nationals in Northern Ireland to choose British, or Irish nationalities, or both, after March 2019.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

As detailed in the UK Government position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland, the UK proposes that both the UK and the EU should formally recognise that the citizenship rights set out in the Belfast (‘Good Friday’) Agreement will continue to be upheld. The UK proposes that the Withdrawal Agreement confirms that the current substantive position is not changed as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and that both parties recognise that it will remain unchanged.

30 Oct 2017, 4:04 p.m. Immigration: EU Nationals Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to enact restrictions on free movement for EU nationals prior to Brexit; and if so, how.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

There are no plans to enact restrictions on free movement for EU citizens prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The Government has repeatedly made clear that until we leave the EU, EU citizens will continue to enjoy the same rights and status, and remain subject to the same residence requirements under EU law, as is currently the case.

This is set out in our position paper published on 26th June 2017, available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-the-position-of-eu-citizens-in-the-uk-and-uk-nationals-in-the-eu

26 Oct 2017, 4:58 p.m. Immigration Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the probability of reducing non-UK net migration to the tens of thousands prior to Brexit.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

The Government remains committed to bringing net migration down to sustainable levels. It will take time to achieve this. We will manage reforms to the immigration system responsibly so that it continues to serve the national interest.

26 Oct 2017, 4:57 p.m. Visas: Married People Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms were received by the Home Office in each month since 2016.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

The Home Office is unable to provide the data requested.

26 Oct 2017, 4:57 p.m. Visas: Married People Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) arrests, and (2) deportations, have arisen from Public statement: relationship no longer subsisting forms that have been received by the Home Office since 2016.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

The Home Office is unable to provide the data requested.

26 Oct 2017, 4:51 p.m. Immigration: Fees and Charges Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of fees set by the Home Office for settlement checking services at local councils were (1) retained by local councils, and (2) retained by the Home Office, in each month since 2010.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

The Home Office does not set the fee for the settlement checking service or retain any part of it. These fees are set and kept locally by individual local authorities under their wellbeing provisions.

18 Sep 2017, 1:39 p.m. Hillsborough Families' Experiences Review Lord Rosser

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the report by Bishop James Jones into the Hillsborough families’ experiences was received; when it will be made publicly available; and whether it has addressed issues relating to legal representation for families of victims at coroners' inquests where the police are legally represented.

Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)

Bishop James Jones submitted a copy of his report into the experiences of the Hillsborough families to the Home Secretary on 20 June 2017. On 8 September 2017 he submitted a version that takes account of the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decisions announced on 28 June 2017. That report will be considered by the Government. The report and separately the Government’s response will be published in due course. In the meantime we are not in a position to comment on its contents.