EU Nationals: Citizenship Applications Debate

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Department: Home Office

EU Nationals: Citizenship Applications
Sir Edward Davey Excerpts
Monday 16th April 2018

(1 year, 10 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Amber Rudd Hansard
16 Apr 2018, midnight

I know that my hon. Friend has taken a particular interest in that. We spoke about it when I saw him in his constituency, and of course I will engage with him carefully on his private Member’s Bill.

Sir Edward Davey Portrait Sir Edward Davey (Kingston and Surbiton) (LD) - Hansard
16 Apr 2018, midnight

The Home Secretary will be aware of the Law Society’s new evidence that the Government are losing 50% of immigration appeals. Given that the workload of this flawed immigration system is about to have the biggest increase in its history, with EU citizens applying for citizenship and then settled status after Brexit, what is she doing to sort out the complete mess of the immigration system?

Amber Rudd Hansard
16 Apr 2018, midnight

I think that in the core of that question there was an inquiry about the settled status of EU citizens, which I know is the right hon. Gentleman’s particular concern. As I said in response to a previous question, we are making sure that the new system will be completely online and straightforward to use, and the default position will be to accept.