Certificate of Sponsorship: Foreign Health and Care Workers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:58 pm ar 13 Tachwedd 2023.

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Photo of Lord Oates Lord Oates Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol 2:58, 13 Tachwedd 2023

I thank the Minister for his Answer. Is he aware that those requirements are frequently not complied with? Is he aware that the Kenyan and Zimbabwean diasporas report certificates of sponsorship regularly being sold in those countries for many thousands of pounds to care workers who, when they arrive, are not provided with sufficient hours of work to enable them to live, leaving many indebted and destitute? Will the Government end this scandal by requiring a minimum number of hours of work to be provided, and enforcing compliance through an audit of HMRC records held for every employer for whom a certificate of sponsorship is issued?