Minister of State for Immigration

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United Kingdom
Minister of State for Immigration
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Incumbent
Caroline Nokes

since 8 January 2018
Home Office
UK Visas and Immigration
Style The Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Immigration Minister
(Informal)
Member of British Cabinet
Privy Council
Reports to The Home Secretary
Seat Westminster, London
Appointer The British Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder The Rt Hon. Timothy Raison
Formation 4 May 1979
Website gov.uk

The Minister of State for Immigration is a Minister of State in the Home Office of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is currently held by Caroline Nokes MP, since 8 January 2018.

Since June 2017, the role has attended cabinet.

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • Second at the Home Office
  • Additional member of Cabinet, supporting Home Secretary.
  • immigration and border policy (including non-EU migration to the UK; family reunion; border security; detention and removal policy; asylum policy; post-Brexit immigration policy for EU nationals)
  • assisting Secretary of State with all policy on exiting the European Union
  • international policy, including EU Justice and Home Affairs
  • border security
  • foreign national offenders (management in immigration detention and deportation to country of origin)
  • resettlement policy (including the operation of Home Office resettlement programmes: Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; Gateway; Mandate; and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme)
  • implementation of the Immigration Act 2016
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Border Force
  • HM Passport Office
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  • Home Office immigration transparency data
  • net migration statistics

Ministers of State for Immigration

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Notes
Tim Raison 6 May 1979 6 January 1983 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
David Waddington 6 January 1983 13 June 1987 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Tim Renton 13 June 1987 25 July 1989 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Peter Lloyd 25 July 1989 15 April 1992 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Charles Wardle 15 April 1992 20 July 1994 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Emily Blatch 20 July 1994 2 May 1997 Conservative Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for the Immigration and Nationality Department
Michael O'Brien Mike O'Brien, April 2009 cropped.jpg 5 May 1997 28 July 1999 Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration
Barbara Roche 28 July 1999 11 June 2001 Labour Minister of State for Asylum and Immigration
Lord Rooker Official portrait of Lord Rooker crop 2.jpg 11 June 2001 29 May 2002 Labour
Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes 3.jpg 29 May 2002 1 April 2004 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Community Cohesion (2002-2003)
Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism (2003-2004) [1]
Resigned over illegal immigration visa scandal[2]
Des Browne Official portrait of Lord Browne of Ladyton crop 2.jpg 1 April 2004 6 May 2005 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality[3]
Tony McNulty McNulty bus.jpg 16 May 2005 23 May 2006 Labour Minister of State for Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality[4]
Liam Byrne Official portrait of Liam Byrne crop 2.jpg 23 May 2006 3 October 2008 Labour Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality (2006-2007)
Minister of State for Borders and Immigration (2007-2008)[5]
Phil Woolas Phil Woolas MP.jpg 3 October 2008 11 May 2010 Labour Minister of State for Borders and Immigration
Damian Green Official portrait of Damian Green crop 2.jpg 13 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration[6][7]
Mark Harper Official portrait of Mr Mark Harper crop 2.jpg 4 September 2012 8 February 2014 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration
James Brokenshire Official portrait of James Brokenshire crop 2.jpg 8 February 2014 14 July 2016 Conservative Minister for Security and Immigration
Robert Goodwill Official portrait of Mr Robert Goodwill crop 2.jpg 16 July 2016 11 June 2017 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration
Brandon Lewis Official portrait of Brandon Lewis crop 2.jpg 11 June 2017 8 January 2018 Conservative Minister of State for Immigration & International [8]

Member of Cabinet

Caroline Nokes TNauiJg5.jpg 8 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative Minister of State for Immigration

Member of Cabinet

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ Hughes resigns over visa scam row
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  6. ^ Page 40"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  8. ^ "Government response to Catherine West's letter on international students". Catherine West MP. Retrieved 2017-12-24. 
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