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Rob Roberts

Independent - Delyn

Procedure Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 3rd Nov 2020


Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 2nd December 2021
08:45
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The Benefits System in Wales
2 Dec 2021, 8:45 a.m.
At 9.30am: Oral evidence
Jane Hutt MS - Minister for Social Justice at Welsh Government
Paul Neave - Head of Social Welfare Advice and DWP Policy at Welsh Government
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Gwennan Hardy - Senior Policy Officer at Citizens Advice Cymru
Alison Corriea - Welfare Adviser at Cartrefi Conwy Housing Association
Cordelia Deady - Welfare Rights Supervisor at Wrexham County Borough Council
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 8th December 2021
09:30
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 15th December 2021
14:00
Division Votes
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Health and Care Bill
voted Aye
One of 4 Independent Aye votes vs 0 Independent No votes
Tally: Ayes - 219 Noes - 280
Speeches
Monday 22nd November 2021
Health and Care Bill

I do not think anyone across the House would argue that the measures that have been put forward are a …

Written Answers
Tuesday 28th September 2021
NHS: Pay
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are employed by the NHS in …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Thursday 9th June 2016
Automatic Electoral Registration (School Students) Bill [HL] 2016-17
A Bill to make provision for the automatic electoral registration of school students who have reached the age of 16; …
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 12th July 2021
1. Employment and earnings
On 8 July 2021 I received £275 for a survey from Ipsos Mori of 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W …
EDM signed
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Protecting the Welsh language
That this House notes the importance of the Welsh language to the cultural identity of Wales and its residents; is …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Rob Roberts has voted in 329 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(10 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(9 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(25 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(21 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(15 debate contributions)
Home Office
(13 debate contributions)
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Delyn Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Delyn signature proportion
Rob Roberts has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Rob Roberts

13th January 2020
Rob Roberts signed this EDM on Wednesday 15th January 2020

Protecting the Welsh language

Tabled by: Virginia Crosbie (Conservative - Ynys Môn)
That this House notes the importance of the Welsh language to the cultural identity of Wales and its residents; is aware of the importance of the teaching of the Welsh language in schools; believes that Government bodies should play their part in advancing the language; and calls on the Government …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
9th January 2020
Rob Roberts signed this EDM on Wednesday 15th January 2020

Ban on trophy hunting imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House welcomes the Government's public consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies; notes the strong cross-party support for EDM 1829, Session 2017-19 and that 86 per cent of the British public support an end to trophy hunting; further notes that most UK trophy imports …
168 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 80
Scottish National Party: 44
Conservative: 16
Liberal Democrat: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 5
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Rob Roberts, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Rob Roberts has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Rob Roberts has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

6 Bills introduced by Rob Roberts


A Bill to make provision for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to receive legal advice and for extending the deadline for an unaccompanied asylum seeking child to appeal an asylum decision


Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Lords
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision for the automatic electoral registration of school students who have reached the age of 16; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 9th June 2016

A Bill to make provision for the registration of voters by registration officers; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Tuesday 10th June 2014

A Bill to amend the Immigration Act 1971.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Monday 10th June 2013

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to raise the level of debt below which pre-paid meter customers may change their energy supplier; and for connected purposes;


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 5th September 2012

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for a statutory right to an employment retention assessment to determine entitlement to a period of rehabilitation leave for newly disabled people and people whose existing impairments change; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 16th November 2010

Rob Roberts has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


29 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
13th Sep 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed in (a) the civil service and (b) local government with a salary in excess of £160,000 as at 13 September 2021.

The latest available data centrally, as at 31 March 2021, shows there were 130 Civil Servants earning a full-time equivalent salary in excess of £160,000. Responsibility for employees of local government sits with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Michael Ellis
Paymaster General
10th Mar 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to provide a BSL interpreter on screen along with the Minister and others in all televised Downing Street briefings and press conferences.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to PQ 115575 answered on 19 November 2020 and PQs 39766 and 41529 answered on 4 May 2020.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
21st Jul 2020
What steps his Department is taking to tackle climate change.

The UK has demonstrated that clean, green growth is absolutely possible.

Between 1990 and 2018 we grew our economy by 75 per cent, whilst cutting emissions by 43%.

In his Summer Statement, my Rt hon Friend, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer set out £3 billion pounds to improve the energy efficiency of homes and public buildings which will also support around 140,000 green jobs.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
21st Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a registration system similar to the General Medical Council's register of doctors for teachers in (a) state and (b) independent schools.

The Department has not and is not considering a return to a registration-based system for teachers in state maintained or independent schools. Whilst the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) does not maintain a register of teachers, it does maintain a list of qualified teachers and a list of those individuals prohibited from teaching work. Prospective employers in the state maintained and independent sector are able to verify instantly, via the TRA’s Teacher Services system, whether a teacher is qualified and/or is prohibited from teaching work as part of any recruitment process. Members of the public may check whether an individual is on the prohibited list via the TRA.

21st Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether catch-up educational services for primary school pupils will include financial education in the next academic year.

Financial education is taught as part of the national curriculum subjects of mathematics and citizenship. Due to the unprecedented challenges for schools caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government ensured that during the national lockdown restrictions, schools were given flexibility around the education they are providing to their pupils. The Department expected schools and teachers to use their professional judgement and knowledge of their pupils’ educational needs to plan appropriate content that enables education to continue.

Schools should resume teaching an ambitious and broad curriculum, in all subjects, from the start of the autumn term. This means that all pupils will be taught a wide range of subjects so they can maintain their choices for further study and employment. Our latest guidance on teaching to support children is set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools.

Our £1 billion COVID-19 “catch-up” package, including £650 million shared across schools over the 2020/21 academic year, will support schools to put the right catch-up support in place: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/billion-pound-covid-catch-up-plan-to-tackle-impact-of-lost-teaching-time.

The Education Endowment Foundation have published a COVID-19 support guide to support schools to direct this funding, which is accessible here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/national-tutoring-programme/covid-19-support-guide-for-schools/.

For the longer term, the Department will continue to work closely with The Money and Pension Service and HM Treasury to consider how to provide further support for the teaching of financial education in schools.

21st Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the teaching of financial capability to children and young people as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Financial education is taught as part of the national curriculum subjects of mathematics and citizenship. Due to the unprecedented challenges for schools caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government ensured that during the national lockdown restrictions, schools were given flexibility around the education they are providing to their pupils. The Department expected schools and teachers to use their professional judgement and knowledge of their pupils’ educational needs to plan appropriate content that enables education to continue.

Schools should resume teaching an ambitious and broad curriculum, in all subjects, from the start of the autumn term. This means that all pupils will be taught a wide range of subjects so they can maintain their choices for further study and employment. Our latest guidance on teaching to support children is set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools.

Our £1 billion COVID-19 “catch-up” package, including £650 million shared across schools over the 2020/21 academic year, will support schools to put the right catch-up support in place: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/billion-pound-covid-catch-up-plan-to-tackle-impact-of-lost-teaching-time.

The Education Endowment Foundation have published a COVID-19 support guide to support schools to direct this funding, which is accessible here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/national-tutoring-programme/covid-19-support-guide-for-schools/.

For the longer term, the Department will continue to work closely with The Money and Pension Service and HM Treasury to consider how to provide further support for the teaching of financial education in schools.

21st Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions on the provision of financial education for primary school aged children.

Financial education is taught as part of the national curriculum subjects of mathematics and citizenship. Due to the unprecedented challenges for schools caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government ensured that during the national lockdown restrictions, schools were given flexibility around the education they are providing to their pupils. The Department expected schools and teachers to use their professional judgement and knowledge of their pupils’ educational needs to plan appropriate content that enables education to continue.

Schools should resume teaching an ambitious and broad curriculum, in all subjects, from the start of the autumn term. This means that all pupils will be taught a wide range of subjects so they can maintain their choices for further study and employment. Our latest guidance on teaching to support children is set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools.

Our £1 billion COVID-19 “catch-up” package, including £650 million shared across schools over the 2020/21 academic year, will support schools to put the right catch-up support in place: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/billion-pound-covid-catch-up-plan-to-tackle-impact-of-lost-teaching-time.

The Education Endowment Foundation have published a COVID-19 support guide to support schools to direct this funding, which is accessible here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/national-tutoring-programme/covid-19-support-guide-for-schools/.

For the longer term, the Department will continue to work closely with The Money and Pension Service and HM Treasury to consider how to provide further support for the teaching of financial education in schools.

26th Nov 2020
What steps he is taking to support farmers.

The Agriculture Act will enable us to transform the way we support farmers. Our new policy will be centred around support aimed at incentivising sustainable farming practices. We will support farmers to produce high quality and nutritious food in a more sustainable way, improve transparency in the supply chain and help farmers to reduce their costs and improve their profitability. We will also help those who want to retire or leave the industry to do so with dignity and create new opportunities and support for new entrants coming into the industry.

In our 2019 manifesto we promised to maintain the current annual budget to farmers for the lifetime of this parliament. When we made this commitment in 2019, the total farm support provided to Welsh farmers that year was £337 million. For 2021/22, the UK government have therefore provided new exchequer funding on top of the remaining £95 million of EU funding to ensure that £337 million of support continues to go to Welsh farmers this year.

Victoria Prentis
Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
27th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to electrify the entirety of the North Wales train line.

There are currently no plans to electrify the North Wales Coast Line.

The Department has funded extensive development work, through a series of Strategic Outline Business Cases (SOBCs) announced at the Autumn 2017 Budget, to identify where further investment into the Welsh rail network could make a real difference to the people and economy of Wales. Based on the findings of the SOBCs, we are taking enhancement proposals, including journey time improvements along the North Wales Coast Main Line between Llandudno and Chester, through the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline (RNEP), subject to a better understanding and assurance of likely costs.

In addition, the Network Rail-led Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy is developing costed options about the use of electrification and new technologies. This work is a priority for the Department and for Network Rail. It will conclude this year to inform Government decisions about the scale and pace of further rail decarbonisation as part of our Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
26th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to electrify the Shrewsbury to Chester via Wrexham route.

Since 2010 we have delivered significant electrification to the rail network, delivering benefits for rail users and helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Network Rail-led Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy is currently examining whether electrification or new technologies are the better option where diesel trains currently run. This work, which will conclude this year, will inform decisions about electrification or use of new technologies on all parts of the network.

Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
26th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure better connectivity along the North Wales to Chester train line.

The Department has funded extensive development work, through a series of Strategic Outline Business Cases (SOBCs) announced at the Autumn 2017 Budget, to identify where further investment into the Welsh rail network could make a real difference to the people and economy of Wales. Based on the findings of the SOBCs, we are taking enhancement proposals, including journey time improvements along the North Wales Coast Main Line between Llandudno and Chester, through the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline (RNEP), subject to a better understanding and assurance of likely costs.

Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
26th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve the connectivity along the Chester to Crewe train line.

As part of its Continuous Modular Strategic Planning work on long term strategy for the rail network, Network Rail is currently developing a proposal to assess what is required to support future rail enhancements planned for the West and Wales area, focusing on the railway hubs of Crewe, Chester and Warrington.

Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
26th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for Crewe to be added to the High Speed Two line upon completion of existing plans.

Crewe is already a hub on the existing rail network and current plans will see passengers benefitting from an HS2 interchange, with shorter journey times to London and improved cross-country connectivity.

The Government response to the Crewe Hub consultation confirmed its support for the ‘Crewe Hub’ vision, with up to 5-7 HS2 trains per hour stopping. We continue to work with Network Rail, HS2 and local partners towards realising this vision.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
13th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many non-clinical vacancies exist in the NHS with salary expectations in excess of £160,000 per annum as at 13 September 2021. .

The Department does not hold the information requested.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
13th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are employed by the NHS in a non-clinical capacity with a salary in excess of £160,000 as at 13 September 2021.

NHS Digital produces information on staff earnings in the hospital and community health sector which covers staff working for hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups in England but does not cover the independent sector, social care or primary care. There were 383 staff with total earnings of at least £160,000 in National Health Service infrastructure support in the period April 2020 to March 2021, which is the latest data available.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of overseas applicants for clinical positions in relation to demand.

Information on the number of overseas applicants to clinical positions is not collected centrally.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
8th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the number of clinical vacancies across the NHS; and what steps he is taking to increase recruitment accordingly.

The latest data for June 2021 shows that there are over 38,900 nursing and midwifery vacancies almost 9,700 doctor vacancies. Some of these vacancies will be filled by bank and agency staff.

We are recruiting 50,000 more nurses in this Parliament and supporting record numbers of people to enter medical and nursing training programmes. Alongside this the NHS Retention Programme is continuously seeking to understand why staff leave, resulting in targeted interventions to support staff to stay in the National Health Service.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
11th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps with the Home Secretary to waive the fees for overseas NHS workers applying for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) British citizenship with a caveat that those fees would become payable should those workers subsequently leave the employment of the NHS.

We have made no specific assessment. However, we value and welcome the contribution of all overseas staff to the National Health Service and have introduced the Health and Care Visa, exempting overseas staff from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge and offering free and automatic visa extensions for those that were due to expire between 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
8th Sep 2020
What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the National Security Law on the people of Hong Kong.

The enactment and imposition by China of national security legislation for Hong Kong constitutes a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It violates the high degree of autonomy of executive and legislative powers and independent judicial authority, provided for in the Joint Declaration.

We are also deeply concerned by the arrest of Jimmy Lai, and other individuals, in Hong Kong. Freedom of the press is explicitly guaranteed in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Basic Law, and supposedly protected under Article 4 of the National Security Law. The arrests are further evidence that the National Security Law is being used to silence opposition. The Hong Kong authorities must uphold the rights and freedoms provided for in the Joint Declaration.

Following the enactment of the national security legislation, the Foreign Secretary announced on 20 July that the UK would take clear action in response, including offering a new immigration path for British Nationals (Overseas), suspending the UK’s extradition treaty with Hong Kong, and extending our arms embargo on mainland China to Hong Kong.

The Foreign Secretary set out concerns to State Councillor/Minister for Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, on 8 June and 28 July. FCO officials have raised recent arrests with the Hong Kong authorities over recent weeks, including with members of the Executive Council and the President of the Legislative Council.

We will continue to bring together our international partners to stand up for the people of Hong Kong, to call out the violation of their freedoms, and to hold China to their international obligations.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
14th Sep 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT was collected from domestic (a) electricity and (b) gas bills in each of the last five years.

HMRC does not hold information on VAT revenue from specific products or services because businesses are not required to provide figures at a product level on their VAT returns, as this would impose an excessive administrative burden.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
11th Mar 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the potential merits of establishing an exemption process for freelance workers who will be subject to forthcoming IR35 legislation.

The changes to the off-payroll working rules come into effect on 6 April 2021. The changes do not introduce a new tax liability. They ensure that the current rules, which have been in place since 2000, are applied correctly and complied with as originally intended.

The rules only apply to individuals who are working like employees under the current employment status tests, and do not apply to the self-employed. It is fair that two individuals working in a similar way pay broadly the same tax and NICs, even if one of them works through their own company.

Establishing exemptions for a certain group of taxpayers, regardless of whether they are working like employees under existing employment status law, would undermine the key principle of the rules that individuals working in a similar way should pay a similar amount of tax.

6th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been made for UK citizenship using one of the occupation codes from the Skilled Worker visa: eligible healthcare and education jobs list in 2021 to date.

The requirements to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a skilled worker can be found at

Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker - Immigration Rules - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Details on the numbers of applications can be found at

Migration statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

No data is recorded on the specific occupation to fully answer your questions.

The requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen are set out in The British Nationality Act 1981 in Schedule 1 British Nationality Act 1981 (legislation.gov.uk)

Although some of the requirements are around an applicant’s immigration status and length of residence, there is no requirement to have achieved such status via a particular immigration route and, so, no specific data is recorded which could answer your question.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
6th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications were made for UK citizenship using one of the occupation codes from the Skilled Worker visa: eligible healthcare and education jobs list in each of the last five years.

The requirements to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a skilled worker can be found at

Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker - Immigration Rules - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Details on the numbers of applications can be found at

Migration statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

No data is recorded on the specific occupation to fully answer your questions.

The requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen are set out in The British Nationality Act 1981 in Schedule 1 British Nationality Act 1981 (legislation.gov.uk)

Although some of the requirements are around an applicant’s immigration status and length of residence, there is no requirement to have achieved such status via a particular immigration route and, so, no specific data is recorded which could answer your question.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
6th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications have been made for indefinite leave to remain in the UK using one of the occupation codes from the Skilled Worker visa: eligible healthcare and education jobs list in 2021 to date.

The requirements to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a skilled worker can be found at

Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker - Immigration Rules - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Details on the numbers of applications can be found at

Migration statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

No data is recorded on the specific occupation to fully answer your questions.

The requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen are set out in The British Nationality Act 1981 in Schedule 1 British Nationality Act 1981 (legislation.gov.uk)

Although some of the requirements are around an applicant’s immigration status and length of residence, there is no requirement to have achieved such status via a particular immigration route and, so, no specific data is recorded which could answer your question.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
6th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications were made for indefinite leave to remain in the UK using one of the occupation codes from the Skilled Worker visa: eligible healthcare and education jobs list in each of the last five years.

The requirements to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a skilled worker can be found at

Immigration Rules Appendix Skilled Worker - Immigration Rules - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Details on the numbers of applications can be found at

Migration statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

No data is recorded on the specific occupation to fully answer your questions.

The requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen are set out in The British Nationality Act 1981 in Schedule 1 British Nationality Act 1981 (legislation.gov.uk)

Although some of the requirements are around an applicant’s immigration status and length of residence, there is no requirement to have achieved such status via a particular immigration route and, so, no specific data is recorded which could answer your question.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
21st Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals have applied for a passport in each of the last five years using an unenrolled deed poll as proof of name change.

Information relating to the evidence provided for a passport applicant’s change of name is not held in a reportable format. The information requested could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
21st Jul 2021
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on co-ordinating a UK wide response to the covid-19 outbreak.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and I continue to hold regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues as part of the Government response to covid-19. This includes regular meetings with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and, of course, the First and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Although each devolved administration controls its own public health policy, we have been coordinating our responses to Covid, seeking alignment in policy and approach where appropriate, to ensure we were able to tackle the pandemic.

This joined-up approach has been pivotal in delivering the successful vaccine rollout right across the UK which has seen over 995,493 of the adult population in Northern Ireland receive both doses of the vaccine. It will be important that we maintain this collective approach as we seek to recover from the pandemic.

Robin Walker
Minister of State (Education)
8th Sep 2021
What recent progress the Government has made on establishing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

From 2022, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will target the people and places most in need, and we will publish our prospectus in due course.

This will complement work already underway on the Levelling Up Fund, Community Renewal Fund and Community Ownership Fund where applications are currently being considered.

Alister Jack
Secretary of State for Scotland
3rd Feb 2021
What progress his Department has made on signing new Growth Deals in Wales.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we signed a Final Deal Agreement for the North Wales Growth Deal on 17 December 2020.

We also successfully agreed Heads of Terms for a Mid Wales Growth Deal on 22 December with a view to negotiating a Final Deal Agreement at pace.

When this is signed, it will mean that the whole of Wales will be covered by £790m of UK Government City and Growth Deal funding.

David T C Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales Office)