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Asked on: 25 July 2019
Home Office
Madeleine McCann
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 June (HL16299) concerning Operation Grange, whether they will publish the details of the Metropolitan Police Service's request for further funding until the end of March 2020 and place a copy in the Library of the House; and when a decision on that request is likely to be made.
Answered on: 08 August 2019

Special grant decisions are published after the end of the financial year. All special grant decisions can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/police-funding-special-grant-applications
The Metropolitan Police Service’s application for Special Grant funding for Operation Grange in 2019/20 will therefore be published in 2020.

Special Grant Applications - 2017-18 (Excel SpreadSheet, 11.44 KB)
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Asked on: 25 July 2019
Home Office
Immigrants: Domestic Abuse
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have in place to protect non-EU nationals resident in the UK who are victims of domestic abuse, and in particular to ensure access to homelessness support, refuge and benefits.
Answered on: 08 August 2019

This Government is committed to tackling domestic abuse against all women, regardless of their background or nationality. On 16 July this Government introduced the Domestic Abuse Bill which aims to improve protection and support for all victims irrespective of their immigration status.

Non-British victims residing in the UK are able to apply for support from authorities, many of whom will have statutory obligations to support victims. For individuals in the UK who are married, or partners of, British or settled sponsors and who claim to be victims of abuse, there is the option of applying for immediate crisis support under the Destitute Domestic Violence Concession (DDVC).

In addition, funding has been made available to support a range of support networks. In March £1,090,000 was made available specifically to be used to provide safe accommodation, and other support functions.

We are not complacent about our responses to domestic abuse. We strive to see what more can be done and we have committed to reviewing the support available to migrant victims of domestic abuse. The review will be launched over the summer and we aim to report progress of the review during the passage of the Bill.

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Asked on: 25 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the guidance issued by the Home Office to local authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts on 2 April EU Settlement Scheme—Looked After Children and Care Leavers' is mandatory.
Answered on: 08 August 2019

The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by Department for Education in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens as-sessment should ensure that this important work will be done.

The Home Office engaged with the Department for Education, the Association of Directors Childrens Services and other Local Authority stakeholders across the UK in advance of publishing the guidance. The Home Office also conducted a private trial phase of testing where five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.

The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance.

The Home Office is committed to continuing to engage with local authorities as they undertake their responsibilities to ensure that all eligible looked after children and care leavers are supported to make an application to the EUSS. The Home Office will ensure that caseworkers liaise with and support applicants to get the status they require.

We consulted with the Department for Education in advance of publishing the guidance to ensure adequate consideration was given to other categories of looked after children, where the local authority does not hold full PR, under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. It has been confirmed that in those cases there is a duty on the local authority to raise awareness of the EU Set-tlement Scheme to those with PR for those eligible child(ren) and to provide practical support where needed, or signpost to relevant community support where deemed more appropriate to do so.

Grouped Questions: HL17517
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Asked on: 25 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken in advance of publishing the guidance to local authorities and Health and Social Care Trusts on 2 April EU Settlement Scheme—Looked After Children and Care Leavers; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that guidance on children accommodated under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and their ability to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
Answered on: 08 August 2019

The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by Department for Education in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens as-sessment should ensure that this important work will be done.

The Home Office engaged with the Department for Education, the Association of Directors Childrens Services and other Local Authority stakeholders across the UK in advance of publishing the guidance. The Home Office also conducted a private trial phase of testing where five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.

The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance.

The Home Office is committed to continuing to engage with local authorities as they undertake their responsibilities to ensure that all eligible looked after children and care leavers are supported to make an application to the EUSS. The Home Office will ensure that caseworkers liaise with and support applicants to get the status they require.

We consulted with the Department for Education in advance of publishing the guidance to ensure adequate consideration was given to other categories of looked after children, where the local authority does not hold full PR, under section 20 of the Children Act 1989. It has been confirmed that in those cases there is a duty on the local authority to raise awareness of the EU Set-tlement Scheme to those with PR for those eligible child(ren) and to provide practical support where needed, or signpost to relevant community support where deemed more appropriate to do so.

Grouped Questions: HL17516
Asked on: 24 July 2019
Home Office
Immigrants: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 July (HL Deb, cols 668–70), how many children have been affected by having no recourse to public funds in each of the 54 local authorities; and what estimate they have made of the total number of children so affected.
Answered on: 07 August 2019

There are no official figures for the number of cases subject to no recourse to public funds restrictions. Families including children may be subject to such restrictions as a consequence of their immigration status where they have been granted temporary leave to remain, or where they require leave but do not have it. The expectation is that the majority of people granted time-limited leave under the Immigration Rules, including those entering as visitors, workers, students and those on the path to settlement, will support themselves without placing pressures on taxpayers.

Families granted time-limited leave in the family and private life route can request the Home Office to lift conditions restricting access to public funds to avoid destitution. The Home Office provides support to asylum seekers and works closely with local authorities operating duties to support those with community care needs, including families with children.

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Asked by Lord Jopling
Asked on: 24 July 2019
Home Office
Chemical Weapons: Greater London
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that traces of Novichok nerve agents were discovered in the London accommodation used by the two Russian suspects in the attacks in Salisbury in March 2018.
Answered on: 07 August 2019

On 5th September 2018, the former Prime Minister updated the House of Commons on the investigation into the two suspects involved in the Salisbury attack. The Prime Minister confirmed that traces of Novichok were found at the City Stay Hotel in Bow Road, east London, where the suspects stayed. This statement was repeated in the House of Lords on the same day by the Leader of the House of Lords. This can be found in Hansard Vol 792, col.1799 http://bit.ly/2ycrsCk.

The Chief Medical Officer made it clear in her statement on the 5th September 2018 that the room was only allowed back into use after experts deemed it to be safe.

Statement - Sailsbury (Word Document, 35.14 KB)
Asked on: 24 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 July (HL17260, HL17263, and HL17264) about monitoring applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) from looked-after children and care leavers, what plans they have to publish the number of EUSS applications received from local authorities on behalf of children in their care.
Answered on: 07 August 2019

The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019, including applications received by nationality and in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, along with applications concluded by outcome. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019

The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.

EU Settlement Scheme Stats - June 2019 (PDF Document, 376.32 KB)
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are giving a guarantee to EU citizens who are resident in the UK that the proposals for settled status and pre-settled status will apply whether or not there is a negotiated deal for the UK leaving the EU; and whether they are guaranteeing that settled status will last for life once granted.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

On 6 December 2018 the Government confirmed that the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to operate whether the UK leaves the European Union with or without a negotiated deal. This ensures that the rights of EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before it leaves the EU will be protected in every outcome.

Those granted settled status under the scheme will retain that status for life, unless they allow their leave to lapse by being absent from the UK and the Islands (the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than five years, or that status is revoked or cancelled, for example as a result of serious criminality.

The Home Office estimates that the total number of EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020 is likely to be between 3.5 million and 4.1 million.

As set out in the revised Impact Assessment for the scheme, the estimate is based on a number of assumptions as to how the size of the resident EEA population will change over the period, and on an initial estimate that 3.4 million EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) were resident in the UK in the year October 2017 to September 2018. Therefore, the figure should be considered indicative as future migration flows can be affected by many factors and are difficult to predict. The revised Impact Assessment can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2019/74/pdfs/ukia_20190074_en.pdf

We are working extensively with a range of stakeholders to ensure that all those who are eligible to apply do so by the deadline of 30 June 2021 for those resident in the UK by the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020 (or, in a no deal scenario, by 31 December 2020 for those resident in the UK by exit). We have made clear that we will take a proportionate approach to anyone who misses the deadline and will make provision for those who have reasonable grounds for doing so to apply after the deadline. Those who apply before the deadline but whose application is not decided until after the deadline will have all their rights protected until their application is concluded.

Grouped Questions: HL17348 | HL17349
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the number of EU citizens who (1) are resident in the UK, (2) will have applied for settled status by the end of 2020, and (3) will still be living in the UK by the end of 2020 without having made an application for settled status.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

On 6 December 2018 the Government confirmed that the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to operate whether the UK leaves the European Union with or without a negotiated deal. This ensures that the rights of EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before it leaves the EU will be protected in every outcome.

Those granted settled status under the scheme will retain that status for life, unless they allow their leave to lapse by being absent from the UK and the Islands (the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than five years, or that status is revoked or cancelled, for example as a result of serious criminality.

The Home Office estimates that the total number of EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020 is likely to be between 3.5 million and 4.1 million.

As set out in the revised Impact Assessment for the scheme, the estimate is based on a number of assumptions as to how the size of the resident EEA population will change over the period, and on an initial estimate that 3.4 million EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) were resident in the UK in the year October 2017 to September 2018. Therefore, the figure should be considered indicative as future migration flows can be affected by many factors and are difficult to predict. The revised Impact Assessment can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2019/74/pdfs/ukia_20190074_en.pdf

We are working extensively with a range of stakeholders to ensure that all those who are eligible to apply do so by the deadline of 30 June 2021 for those resident in the UK by the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020 (or, in a no deal scenario, by 31 December 2020 for those resident in the UK by exit). We have made clear that we will take a proportionate approach to anyone who misses the deadline and will make provision for those who have reasonable grounds for doing so to apply after the deadline. Those who apply before the deadline but whose application is not decided until after the deadline will have all their rights protected until their application is concluded.

Grouped Questions: HL17347 | HL17349
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures they plan to have in place to apply to EU citizens who are resident in the UK at the end of 2020 who will have (1) applied for settled status but not been granted either that status or pre-settled-status, and (2) not made an application by that date.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

On 6 December 2018 the Government confirmed that the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to operate whether the UK leaves the European Union with or without a negotiated deal. This ensures that the rights of EEA and Swiss citizens resident in the UK before it leaves the EU will be protected in every outcome.

Those granted settled status under the scheme will retain that status for life, unless they allow their leave to lapse by being absent from the UK and the Islands (the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man) for a period of more than five years, or that status is revoked or cancelled, for example as a result of serious criminality.

The Home Office estimates that the total number of EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by the end of the planned implementation period on 31 December 2020 is likely to be between 3.5 million and 4.1 million.

As set out in the revised Impact Assessment for the scheme, the estimate is based on a number of assumptions as to how the size of the resident EEA population will change over the period, and on an initial estimate that 3.4 million EEA and Swiss citizens (excluding Irish citizens) were resident in the UK in the year October 2017 to September 2018. Therefore, the figure should be considered indicative as future migration flows can be affected by many factors and are difficult to predict. The revised Impact Assessment can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2019/74/pdfs/ukia_20190074_en.pdf

We are working extensively with a range of stakeholders to ensure that all those who are eligible to apply do so by the deadline of 30 June 2021 for those resident in the UK by the end of the implementation period on 31 December 2020 (or, in a no deal scenario, by 31 December 2020 for those resident in the UK by exit). We have made clear that we will take a proportionate approach to anyone who misses the deadline and will make provision for those who have reasonable grounds for doing so to apply after the deadline. Those who apply before the deadline but whose application is not decided until after the deadline will have all their rights protected until their application is concluded.

Grouped Questions: HL17347 | HL17348
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Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Home Office's strategy for ensuring that the families of EU national offenders and EU nationals in the probation system are able to apply for settled or pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

The Home Office is working closely with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, the Devolved Administrations and relevant voluntary and community sector groups to ensure that the EU Settlement Scheme is accessible to EU national offenders and their family members eligible to apply for status under it.

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Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU nationals are currently, or at the latest date for which information is available, held in immigration detention.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

Information on the number of people in the detention estate, by nationality detained on the last day of each quarter is available in table dt_13_q of the detention tables https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending March 2019’.

The latest data relate to the number in detention as at the end of March, data for the end of June is due to be published on 22 August 2019.

Detention Tables - March 2019 (Excel SpreadSheet, 5.86 MB)
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Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, or intend to take, to ensure that EU nationals granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme but who fail to apply for settled status and become illegal residents are not placed in immigration detention.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

We have been clear that encouraging and supporting compliance will be at the heart of our future immigration system. As with our commitment to take a proportionate approach to anyone who has reasonable grounds for missing the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, we will also take a proportionate approach to these individuals with pre-settled status and give them every opportunity to regularise their status.

As mentioned in the Statement of Intent for the EU Settlement Scheme, we intend to send a reminder to people to apply for settled status before their pre-settled status expires.

We will set out further details on our approach to situations like this as part of our broader plans for the future immigration system in due course.

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Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children thought to be eligible for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme have applied to that scheme; and how many such children have been granted (1) settled, and (2) pre-settled, status.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019, including applications received by nationality and in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, along with applications concluded by outcome. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019

The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.

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Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for applying a lower suitability threshold than for adults for children from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland living in the UK who are applying for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

Under the relevant provisions of the Immigration (European Economic Area Regulations) 2016, children under the age of 18 benefit from a higher level of protection and can only be deported on imperative grounds of public security.

The Home Office has not made an assessment of the case for applying lower suitability thresholds for children applying for settled status under the scheme. The EU law public policy and public security test will continue to apply to conduct committed before the end of the implementation period if the UK leaves the EU with a deal, or to pre-exit conduct if we leave without a deal.

This is consistent with the Withdrawal Agreement and the Free Movement Directive.

Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students to (1) enable the growth of international student numbers, (2) improve their experience of applying for visas, (3) reduce the administrative burden and be cost-effective, and (4) increase the reliability, transparency and accountability of the immigration system.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.

As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.

We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.

Grouped Questions: HL17409
Asked on: 23 July 2019
Home Office
Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the International Education Strategy: global potential, global growth, published in March, what plans they have to introduce a new system of visas for international students which would (1) increase the diversity of applicants, (2) be accessible to all applicants, and (3) be simpler for students and sponsors to understand and navigate.
Answered on: 05 August 2019

The Government welcomes international students and has an ambition to increase the total number of international students hosted in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030. University-sponsored Tier 4 visa applications rose by 10% in the year ending March 2019 and are at their highest level on record. 97% of those who applied for a Tier 4 visa in 2018 were granted.

As set out in the immigration white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ and supporting the International Education Strategy, we will increase the post-study leave period for postgraduate students to six months, and doctorate students to a year, and make it easier for graduates to switch into skilled work in the UK. We will also increase the post-study leave period for all undergraduates studying at institutions with degree awarding powers to six-months. These changes will benefit hundreds of thousands of students.

We keep the visa system under review to ensure it remains fit for purpose and that the UK’s visa system is world-class, with the aim of improving the customer journey both for students and their sponsoring institutions. This will include reviewing processes for conducting interviews to ensure that these are appropriately focused and to minimise any inconvenience for applicants and continuing to consider the increased use of differentiation, streamlining the application process by allowing students to benefit from reduced documentary requirements when applying for a visa.

Grouped Questions: HL17408
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Thames House: Pedestrian Areas
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 June (HL15952), on what basis pedestrian access has now been restored; whether there was a revised security assessment conducted; and if so, what new evidence came to light in any such assessment to inform the change to the pedestrian access.
Answered on: 31 July 2019

As has been the policy of successive governments, the government does not comment on matters relating to the intelligence agencies including the security of their buildings. The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament scrutinises the policies, expenditure, administration and operations of the intelligence agencies on behalf of Parliament.

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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Thames House: Pedestrian Areas
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 June (HL15952), what (1) qualifications are held, and (2) training was undertaken, by those involved in the decision to alter pedestrian access around the works.
Answered on: 31 July 2019

As has been the policy of successive governments, the government does not comment on matters relating to the intelligence agencies including the security of their buildings. The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament scrutinises the policies, expenditure, administration and operations of the intelligence agencies on behalf of Parliament.

Asked on: 22 July 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the guidance issued on 3 April to all local authorities and health and social care trusts in regard to the EU Settlement Scheme and looked-after children and care leavers; and whether it is mandatory for local authorities to follow that guidance.
Answered on: 30 July 2019

The guidance pack issued to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland and to Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland on 3 April is not statutory guidance. The pack puts together in one place, information readily available on gov.uk to provide a useful tool for front line local authority and HSCT staff tasked with supporting looked after children and care leavers. The Children Act 1989 provides the legal framework for local authorities to promote the a child’s welfare and best interests, setting out statutory duties in relation to looked after children in England, with respective authorities for the devolved administrations. Statutory guidance is provided by DfE in relation to this. This statutory duty to promote best interests, coupled with funding provided to local authorities under a new burdens assessment should en-sure that this important work will be done.

During a private trial phase of testing five local authorities were asked for detailed information on the children in their care eligible to apply to the EUSS, including what ID evidence they had access to and family situations in order to ascertain difficulties in obtaining identity documents.

The participating local authorities, along with the seven other community organisations participating in the trial phase provided detailed feedback on challenges they encountered during the test phase, which was considered before drafting the guidance. The new burdens assessment takes into account work required to identify the cohort of eligible children as well as work needed to undertake the EUSS application process itself.

Organisations awarded grant funding are required to submit monitoring reports to the Home Office and this content will be used to assess of the grant funding. Grant funded organisations will be reporting on the number of vulnerable people they have supported to make applications and this will assist in determining what future support is required after March 2020.

Grouped Questions: HL17345 | HL17346
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