Written questions and answers

Written questions allow Members of Parliament to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments.

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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
Asked on: 10 October 2017
Home Office
Visas: Skilled Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of priority applications for Tier 2 visas were not processed before the 60 day limit in each of the last three years.
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Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 17 October 2017

Statistics relating to the processing of entry clearance visas (out of country) and in-country casework, against service standards are published as part of the Home Office’s Migration Transparency data.

The latest editions of which are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-operations-transparency-data-august-2017 and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-august-2017

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Asked by Anna Soubry
(Broxtowe)
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 06 September 2017
Home Office
Seasonal Workers: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of non-UK seasonal workers from the EU that are required for the (a) agricultural, (b) construction and (c) hospitality industries after the UK has left the EU.
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Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 11 September 2017

The Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to assess the impact of leaving the EU on both seasonal and non-seasonal employment. The MAC will report in September 2018 but may produce interim reports before then.

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