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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Appeals more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Home Office asylum decisions were appealed against in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and what percentage of those appeals were successful. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2225 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The annual number of asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2005 and 2008 are shown in the table attached.</p><p>Data for asylum applications, asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2011 and 2013 is available in published data and can be found in the links listed in the bullets below:</p><p>• Data for asylum applications can be found in table ‘as 01’ of the ‘Asylum data tables immigration statistics April to June 2014 volume 1’ is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables</a>.</p><p>• Data for asylum appeals lodged and % of appeals allowed is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</a></p><p>The volumes listed in the table and links above are not necessarily the same cohort of cases. As a result we are unable to provide data on the percentage of asylum applications in the years requested that resulted in an appeal.</p><p><strong>Table showing asylum appeals lodged and percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2005<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Asylum Appeals lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals determined by the IAA/AIT</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32,611</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,057</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Asylum appeals allowed (of those determined)<strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>25%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Appeals were dealt with by the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) until April 2005, by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) from Apr 2005 to Feb 2010, and since then by the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.</p><p>[2] 2005 lodgement figures exclude appeals dismissed at the Preliminary Issue stage (out of time or invalid). HMCTS now include this category of appeal in Official Statistics data, from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2007.</p><p>[3] The 2005 asylum appeals lodged figure may not match figures previously in the public domain due to differing dates of extraction from the case management database. See link to archive <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http:/www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/</a></p><p>[4] &quot;determined&quot; means decided by a judge and excludes withdrawn appeals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2226 more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.6052318Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Arrest Warrants more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of the United Kingdom not opting back into the provisions of the European Arrest Warrant, which member states still have on their statute books the legislation necessary to revert to the Council of Europe Convention on Extradition 1957. more like this
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Lord Inglewood more like this
star this property uin HL2260 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>All EU member states have ratified the 1957 Council of Europe Convention on Extradition (ECE). Consequently, they will all have legislation that allows them to operate the ECE with other ECE signatories who do not use the Arrest Warrant. However, a number of EU member states have subsequently passed specific legislation to implement the Arrest Warrant and would need to pass new domestic legislation in order to allow them to operate the ECE with the UK. In some cases, this could be a lengthy process. For example, we believe that it would take the Netherlands at least a year to pass the necessary legislation and during this time they would not be able to issue extradition requests to the UK, or respond to UK extradition requests. Effectively, this would make both countries a safe haven for each others’ criminals.<br><br>Under the 1957 European Convention on Extradition, 22 Member States may also refuse to extradite its own nationals which means that some people may never face justice. In non-European Arrest Warrant cases, the following EU Member States have an absolute bar on extraditing their own nationals to the UK:<br><br>Austria<br>Belgium<br>Czech Republic<br>Finland <br>France<br>Germany<br>Greece<br>Latvia<br>Luxembourg<br>Slovakia<br>Slovenia<br>Spain<br>Sweden<br><br>A further nine have made declarations to the 1957 European Convention on Extradition to the effect that they will not extradite their own nationals:<br><br>Bulgaria<br>Croatia<br>Cyprus<br>Estonia<br>Hungary<br>Lithuania<br>Poland<br>Portugal<br>Romania</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:19:37.777Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:19:37.777Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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1980
star this property label Biography information for Lord Inglewood more like this
100596
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Female Genital Mutilation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to draw to the attention of England and Wales police forces National Health Service statistics about the number of new cases of female genital mutilation; and what recent discussions they have had with police and prosecution authorities about the prosecution rate for female genital mutilation. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2333 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Crime Prevention is chairing a cross government FGM roundtable meeting on 10 November, to which the National Policing Lead on Female Genital Mutilation, the Director of Public Prosecutions and other key stakeholders are invited. The meeting will take stock of progress in implementing the extensive package of announcements to tackle FGM made at the Girl Summit hosted by the PM on 22 July. This includes the recently published NHS statistics on cases of FGM and how they can be promoted, alongside new FGM prevalence data, part-funded by the Home Office and published by City University and Equality Now in July 2014.</p><p>The roundtable will also review current progress on police and Crown Prosecution Service activity to tackle FGM.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T13:28:38.1873612Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T13:28:38.1873612Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100940
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Frontex more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scope of Frontex's new maritime patrol operation, Triton; when they expect it will become effective; what progress has been made with Eurosur; and whether this will be augmented with reconnaissance drones or satellite technology. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The situation in the Mediterranean is deeply distressing. So far this year a record 150,000 migrants have attempted the perilous crossing and more than 3,000 are estimated to have died, compared to 700 in the whole of 2013. Traffickers are placing more and more vulnerable people on unseaworthy boats on the dishonest basis that all will be rescued and taken to Italy. This is why all EU Member States support the difficult decision Italy has taken to phase out its' Mare Nostrum' operation.</p><p>Frontex Operation ‘Triton’commenced on 1 November 2014 and will last at least until the end of the year. We expect the objectives of the operation to sit within the remit of Frontex: external border security; operational cooperation; exchange of information, identification of risks and threats and training. Search and Rescue remains outside the competence of the EU or its Agencies, including Frontex. The air and maritime assets of the Member States deployed in the operation will respond to any emergency operation that arises, in accordance with the regulation establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders which was adopted in May 2014.</p><p>The operational area of Triton is likely to include the eastern and southern approaches to Southern Italy as well as the maritime approaches to the south of the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Frontex operations are very flexible and these patrolling areas may change in response to irregular migration flows across the Central Mediterranean area.</p><p>The technical and human resources to support Operation Triton will be made available by the Member States and are likely to include surveillance aircraft and maritime patrol vessels as well as shore-based screening and debriefing teams.</p><p>National Coordination Centres (NCCs) have been established in the Member States at the southern and eastern external borders of the Schengen area and others are opening in the course of 2014. The Eurosur electronic network that enables communication between the National Coordination Centres (NCCs) and between the NCCs and Frontex is already functioning and is being rolled out in all Schengen states during the course of 2014. The quality of national situational pictures and the European Situational Picture for the external borders is expected to improve as a result.</p><p>Eurosur also seeks to improve the surveillance capabilities of the Schengen Member States: Frontex have reported an encouraging identification of a migrant vessel as a result of a trial using satellite technology. Frontex has also encouraged Member States to look at the possibility of using ultra-lite aircraft and drone technology to enhance their border surveillance capability. There remain a number of technical, legal and budgetary constraints that need to be overcome before Member States might be able to make such technologies available to Frontex operations on a regular basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:06:31.989309Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:06:31.989309Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many retailers are part of the Azure Card programme; and what is the total amount spent with each retailer since the card's inception. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2454 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2455 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why an Azure Card user does not qualify for emergency food vouchers when a technical problem occurs with the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2455 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
star this property tabling member
3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
101000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts have been made to ensure that staff at retailers who accept the Azure Card are educated about the card’s rules and do not deny card users purchases which they are entitled to make. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2456 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2455 more like this
HL2458 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
101001
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 for a period in excess of (1) six months, (2) one year and (3) five years. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Length of time people have been on Section 4 support</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Period on support</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of People</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>6 to 12 months</p></td><td><p>684</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year to 5 years</p></td><td><p>3013</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>5 years or more</p></td><td><p>698</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
101002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement by Refugee Action that more than 90 per cent of those on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 regularly missed a meal. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2458 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
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unstar this property hansard heading Arrest Warrants more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 4 August (HL1114) about the European Arrest Warrant, whether they consider that habeas corpus can be applied in other European jurisdictions following extradition; and, if so, how. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Article 12 of the relevant Framework Decision (&quot;Keeping the person in detention&quot;) states that &quot;When a person is arrested on the basis of a European Arrest Warrant, the executing judicial authority shall take a decision on whether the requested person should remain in detention&quot;. This obliges the relevant judicial authority to take a decision on whether or not the person should remain in detention, and that must be taken in accordance with the law of the executing State. Therefore, each and every EU Member State must consider carefully whether a person can be legally detained or not. That is in keeping with the intention underpinning the principle of habeas corpus.</p><p>The Government has also introduced reforms to the operation of the Arrest Warrant that limit the unjustified detention abroad of individuals surrendered by the United Kingdom. For example, section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003 provides a bar to extradition on the grounds of &quot;absence of prosecution decision&quot;. This means that, in cases where the person is wanted to stand trial, extradition can only go ahead where the issuing State has made a decision to charge the person and a decision to try the person, or that the person’s absence from that State is the only reason for the failure to take the decision(s). This provision ensures that, where a State is simply not ready to try a person, extradition is refused and the person is not surrendered only to spend a potentially lengthy period in pre-trial detention.</p><p>Following our reforms, Section 21B of the same Act allows, with both the requested person’s and the issuing State’s consent, for the person’s temporary transfer to the issuing State or for the person to speak with the authorities in that State whilst he or she remains in the UK (for example, by video link). This provision ensures those who are subject to an Arrest Warrant have an opportunity to communicate with the issuing State without being surrendered. In a number of cases this may result in the issuing State withdrawing the Arrest Warrant (e.g. if it decides the person is not the person they are looking for), ensuring the minimum time possible will be spent in detention.</p><p> </p>
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