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Speeches
Lord Rosser speeches from: Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Substitution of Cut-off Date Relating to Rights of Way) (England) Regulations 2023
Lord Rosser contributed 1 speech (1,524 words)
Monday 27th November 2023 - Lords Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Written Answers
Asylum: Rwanda
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 27th September 2023

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many Rwandans have (1) applied for asylum, and (2) been granted asylum, in each year since 2010.

Answered by Lord Murray of Blidworth

The Home Office publishes data on asylum applications and initial decisions, by nationality and year, in the Immigration System Statistics quarterly release on gov.uk. These statistics are published in tables Asy_D01 and Asy_D02 of the asylum & resettlement detailed datasets which can be downloaded via the table attached.

The latest data relates to the end of June 2023.

Migrant Workers: Visas
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 26th September 2023

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what caps are in place for work-related visas, and how they are enforced.

Answered by Lord Murray of Blidworth

The UK’s Points Based system Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker routes are not capped, with the exception of the Seasonal Worker route which is specifically designed to support the UK horticulture sector. A sector in which growers typically require higher volumes of labour, for relatively short-term periods of time, in line with seasonal production peaks.

The Seasonal Worker route currently has 45,000 visas available. A further 10,000 places will be released if there is sufficient evidence of need, and contingent with improvements in worker welfare. A separate quota of 2,000 places is also available to support the poultry sector in the run up to Christmas. These allocations are divided amongst the licenced Scheme Operators, in line with published policy, and are managed via the Home Office’s Sponsor Management System.

Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 8th January 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Benyon on 27 November where he stated that they have "nearly completed the 2,700-mile King Charles III England Coast Path", by what date was the path completed, or will be completed.

Answered by Lord Benyon

Work on the King Charles III England Coast Path is progressing with over 2600 miles approved and 1040 miles now open to the public. At 2,700 miles, when complete it will be the longest waymarked and maintained coastal walking route in the world.

We committed in the Environmental Improvement Plan, published in January 2023, for the path to be fully walkable by the end of 2024. We continue to work at pace towards this commitment.

Horizon IT System and Windrush Compensation Scheme
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Monday 5th February 2024

Question to the Department for Business and Trade:

To ask His Majesty's Government what is (1) the average compensation payment under the Windrush Compensation schemes for those wrongly deported, and (2) the compensation payment now being proposed for those sub-postmasters wrongly imprisoned as a result of Post Office action.

Answered by Lord Offord of Garvel

Data on how much compensation has been paid by the Windrush Compensation Scheme is published as part of the regular transparency data release. The latest data release can be found here, covering the period up to end of November 2023: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-compensation-scheme-data-november-2023. Data on average payments made to individuals suffering specific losses is not reported on regularly.

Individuals who were wrongly imprisoned due to errors caused by the Horizon system will become eligible for a £600,000 up-front payment, or alternatively they can choose to have their claim fully assessed via the individual claim assessment process.

HM Passport Office: Cybersecurity
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 20th February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many data breaches have been reported by HM Passport Office's security team since 2020.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

Between 1 January 2020 and 6 February 2024, His Majesty’s Passport Office reported 15,218 data breaches across passport and certificate services, which includes those resulting from a partner delivery error.

This figure is approximately 0.05% of the applications and orders handled by HM Passport Office and the General Register Office within the same period.

Immigration: Enforcement
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 20th February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many community events have Immigration Enforcement's National Community Engagement Team annually (1) held, and (2) hosted; and what were the annual costs of these events.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The National Community Engagement Team have held and hosted two community events, both in this financial year. The annual costs for these are £20,707, which includes £3,451 VAT.

Independent Examiner of Complaints: Annual Reports
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 20th February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Home Office's Independent Examiner of Complaints service, and whether the Office of the Independent Examiner of Complaints will publish annual reports.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The Independent Examiner of Complaints (IEC) is operating within its terms of reference. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office and the IEC states that the IEC will publish an annual report.

Teleperformance: Complaints
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 21st February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many complaints they have received about Teleperformance overseas helplines, and what compensation has been awarded to customers, in each month since 2022.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The number of complaints made to the UKVI international helpline, managed by Teleperformance, are found in the table below.

We do not hold the data relating to how much compensation has been issued in relation to contact made to the UKVI Contact Centre, as this is held by Teleperformance.

Teleperformance collect call and email charges on behalf of UKVI. Where any refunds are to be issued in relation to complaints made against the services, it is appropriate for Teleperformance to manage these refund transactions.

Undocumented Migrants
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 21st February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the current number of individuals who are in the United Kingdom illegally.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

By its very nature, it is not possible to know the exact size of the illegal population, or the number of people who arrive illegally, and so we do not seek to make any official estimates of the illegal population. In June 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a note on ‘measuring illegal migration’.

The Home Office does publish statistics on irregular arrivals to the UK as part of the ‘Irregular migration to the UK’ quarterly statistics release on gov.uk. However, this does not indicate the number of irregular migrants currently in the UK.

Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 21st February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government when all Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration reports submitted to the Home Office will be published.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The department takes every inspection report seriously and considers the findings and recommendations carefully. This can sometimes mean the publication process is longer than expected. We will publish the reports in due course.

Borders: Digital Technology
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 20th February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government when the Digital Services at the Border programme will be completed, and what estimate they have made of its total cost.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

DSAB will complete in spring this year. The cost of bringing all the world leading, security features that it delivers will have been £177m since the programme reset in 2020.

British Nationality: Assessments
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 20th February 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government how many unannounced inspections of Life in the UK test centres have taken place each month since November 2022; whether any test centres have been closed since November 2022; and, if so, for what reason.

Answered by Lord Sharpe of Epsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The information requested is not held in a reportable format.

Health Services: Migrants
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Tuesday 13th February 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government how much has been raised from the Immigration Health Surcharge has been received by (1) the NHS, and (2) by non-NHS bodies, in each year since 2015.

Answered by Lord Markham

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) income data is published annually in the Home Office Annual Report and Accounts. The income generated by the Home Office is distributed to the devolved health administrations for the purposes of health spending, under the Barnett Formula.

Please note that the IHS figure is made up of both Retained Income and Consolidated Funds. The IHS amounts for the financial years from 2015 to 2022 inclusive are as follows:

- £169,112,000 in 2015/16;

- £210,250,000 in 2016/17;

- £240,483,000 in 2017/18;

- £297,927,000 in 2018/19;

- £597,677,000 in 2019/20;

- £480,822,000 in 2020/21;

- £1,423,284,000 in 2021/22; and

- £1,706,112,000 in 2022/23.

Agriculture: Vacancies
Asked by: Lord Rosser (Labour - Life peer)
Wednesday 14th February 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of labour shortages in the farming sector; what measures they are taking to manage such shortages; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of such measures.

Answered by Lord Douglas-Miller

Defra is working closely with our food and farming sectors and across Government, to understand labour demand and supply, and help our world-leading growers, farmers and food producers access the labour they need, including both permanent and seasonal workforce requirements.

To reduce the risk of seasonal labour shortages in horticulture and the poultry sector, the Government announced last May that there would be 45,000 Seasonal Worker visas for the horticulture sector in 2024, with a further 2000 for seasonal poultry workers, ensuring these sectors can plan their workforce needs for the year ahead with confidence. This provides sufficient visas for growers to access all the workers they need, and if more visas are necessary within the year an additional 10,000 could be released. Reports on the Seasonal Worker visa route are available at GOV.UK.

To help support the issue of labour shortages and inform future decisions on labour across the sector, the Government commissioned John Shropshire to carry out an Independent Review into Labour Shortages in the Food Supply Chain throughout 2022 and 2023. John Shropshire’s Review considered how automation, domestic labour and migrant labour could contribute to tackling labour shortages in our sectors, including farming. This report was published on 30 June 2023 and the Government response – which will also be informed by the Review of Automation in Horticulture – is expected to be published in early 2024.

The Government response will consider all ten of the recommendations made in John Shropshire’s Review, covering the four themes of Recruitment & Retention, Skills, Data and Automation.

At the same time as the response, the Government will set out how it will support the sector to access the labour it needs alongside actions to reduce the sector’s reliance on migrant labour including via our work on automation and promoting domestic labour procurement and training.




Lord Rosser mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill
137 speeches (23,203 words)
Report stage
Friday 24th May 2024 - Lords Chamber

Mentions:
1: Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con - Life peer) At this time, I also remember Lord Rosser, with whom I worked for many years. - Link to Speech
2: Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab - Life peer) I sit in my office in awe at how excellent they are—and how much better than I was.I pay tribute to Lord - Link to Speech

Transport System: Failings
39 speeches (19,541 words)
Thursday 25th April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Transport
Mentions:
1: Lord Liddle (Lab - Life peer) Those present also remind me of those absent, and one of those is, of course, Lord Rosser, who was a - Link to Speech

Rail Manufacturing: Job Losses
15 speeches (1,299 words)
Wednesday 17th April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Department for Transport
Mentions:
1: Lord Liddle (Lab - Life peer) My Lords, I would first like to pay tribute to my noble friend Lord Rosser, who, sadly, passed away last - Link to Speech
2: Baroness Randerson (LD - Life peer) My Lords, I would also like to pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, who I regarded as a friend - Link to Speech

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation
15 speeches (2,289 words)
Wednesday 17th April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con - Life peer) I have just heard the tragic news of the passing of Lord Rosser. - Link to Speech

Death of a Former Member and a Member
2 speeches (74 words)
Monday 15th April 2024 - Lords Chamber

Mentions:
1: Lord McFall of Alcluith (Lord Speaker - Life peer) I also regret to inform the House of the death of the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, on 10 April 2024. - Link to Speech

Iran and Israel
35 speeches (8,141 words)
Monday 15th April 2024 - Lords Chamber
Leader of the House
Mentions:
1: Lord Newby (LD - Life peer) I join the condolences that have been expressed to the family and friends of Lord Hoyle and Lord Rosser - Link to Speech
2: Lord True (Con - Life peer) opposite and, by the way, I must add my own and our side’s sympathy for the loss of the noble Lord, Lord - Link to Speech

Windrush
33 speeches (17,421 words)
Thursday 29th February 2024 - Lords Chamber
Home Office
Mentions:
1: Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (Lab - Life peer) debate that will resonate, and I hope it will resonate to make the Government act faster.My noble friend Lord - Link to Speech

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Substitution of Cut-off Date Relating to Rights of Way) (England) Regulations 2023
20 speeches (8,087 words)
Monday 27th November 2023 - Lords Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: Lord Thurlow (XB - Excepted Hereditary) My Lords, I will take the same tack as the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, and add my voice to his, following - Link to Speech
2: None That answers a key point that I think the noble Lord, Lord Rosser, made. - Link to Speech
3: Lord Benyon (Con - Life peer) The noble Lord, Lord Rosser, asked how many local authorities are affected. - Link to Speech
4: Baroness Hayman of Ullock (Lab - Life peer) I particularly welcome my noble friend Lord Rosser, and listened to him speak with such passion and authority - Link to Speech