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star this property date less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how long it takes for an asylum seeker to receive a decision on their application for section 4 support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; if successful in their application, how soon they should receive that support; and what is the average time taken (1) to decide an application for section 4 support, and (2) for payment to be made. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL9551 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has a range of measures for processing asylum support applications depending on the nature of the application being made. Access to accommodation and subsistence payments is provided once suitable accommodation is sourced and eligibility confirmed. Currently information on processing times is not recorded in a format suitable for publication and there are no plans to publish such statistics at this time.</p><p>The Home Office is continuing to work with the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum to consider what further information could be made publicly available once the new IT system for asylum support casework has been fully implemented later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T12:47:29.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T12:47:29.16Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
887329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
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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 remove filter
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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 assessment they have made of the extent to which the increase in February of the standard allowance for asylum seekers from £36.95 a week to £37.75 a week is sufficient to meet living costs. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL7126 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The assessment is set out in a report published in March 2018, the report outlines the standard allowances for asylum seekers and for convienance the report is attached and can also be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-review-of-cash-allowance-paid-to-asylum-seekers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-review-of-cash-allowance-paid-to-asylum-seekers</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T12:42:45.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T12:42:45.997Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Report_on_review_of_cash_allowance_paid_to_asylum_seekers_-_2017_-_final.._-v1.pdf more like this
star this property title Report on Review of cash allowance-asylum 2017 more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
346829
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 remove filter
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 whether Azure card users can apply for travel assistance (1) for medical appointments, (2) for legal appointments, and (3) to reach the closest outlet that will accept the Azure card; and, if so, how such information is provided to users. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL67 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers are provided with support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they are destitute and can show that there is a temporary legal or practical obstacle that prevents them from leaving the United Kingdom voluntarily. The precise reasons why they are temporarily unable to leave vary from case to case, but examples include where they are too sick to travel and because they have been granted permission to apply for a judicial review of a decision relating to their asylum claim.</p><p>All retail outlets that accept the Azure card receive information about the rules relating to card purchases. The Home Office is aware that there are some instances where card purchases are refused, but in the great majority of cases this is simply because the person had insufficient credit on the card to purchase the items they were seeking to obtain. Reports of where the card purchase has been refused for other reasons are investigated and the matter taken up with the particular retail outlet.</p><p>Card users can apply for travel tickets to attend essential medical appointments. The cost of travel to essential appointments with legal advisers is covered through legal aid. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services.</p><p>Information and guidance about how to apply for travel assistance is published on the GOV.UK website and it is also provided by the voluntary sector organisations that assist Azure card users, including Migrant Help, which is funded by the Home Office to provide an advice service.</p><p>Any retail outlet that provides food and other essential living items and accepts visa transactions can apply to join the Azure card scheme and talks periodically take place with new outlets that have expressed an interest in joining the scheme.</p><p>However, the card is currently accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, the Co-operative, Iceland, Boots, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. The Home Office is therefore satisfied that the card is an effective way of ensuing that the persons are able to purchase food and other necessary items to cover their essential living needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL63 more like this
HL65 more like this
HL66 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T15:28:01.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:28:01.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
346828
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 remove filter
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 steps they are taking to encourage more outlets, including local shops, to sign up to the Azure card scheme. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL66 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers are provided with support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they are destitute and can show that there is a temporary legal or practical obstacle that prevents them from leaving the United Kingdom voluntarily. The precise reasons why they are temporarily unable to leave vary from case to case, but examples include where they are too sick to travel and because they have been granted permission to apply for a judicial review of a decision relating to their asylum claim.</p><p>All retail outlets that accept the Azure card receive information about the rules relating to card purchases. The Home Office is aware that there are some instances where card purchases are refused, but in the great majority of cases this is simply because the person had insufficient credit on the card to purchase the items they were seeking to obtain. Reports of where the card purchase has been refused for other reasons are investigated and the matter taken up with the particular retail outlet.</p><p>Card users can apply for travel tickets to attend essential medical appointments. The cost of travel to essential appointments with legal advisers is covered through legal aid. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services.</p><p>Information and guidance about how to apply for travel assistance is published on the GOV.UK website and it is also provided by the voluntary sector organisations that assist Azure card users, including Migrant Help, which is funded by the Home Office to provide an advice service.</p><p>Any retail outlet that provides food and other essential living items and accepts visa transactions can apply to join the Azure card scheme and talks periodically take place with new outlets that have expressed an interest in joining the scheme.</p><p>However, the card is currently accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, the Co-operative, Iceland, Boots, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. The Home Office is therefore satisfied that the card is an effective way of ensuing that the persons are able to purchase food and other necessary items to cover their essential living needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL63 more like this
HL65 more like this
HL67 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T15:28:01.04Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:28:01.04Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
346827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 remove filter
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 steps they have taken to ensure that shops and outlets that are part of the Azure card scheme do not refuse to serve customers using the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL65 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers are provided with support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they are destitute and can show that there is a temporary legal or practical obstacle that prevents them from leaving the United Kingdom voluntarily. The precise reasons why they are temporarily unable to leave vary from case to case, but examples include where they are too sick to travel and because they have been granted permission to apply for a judicial review of a decision relating to their asylum claim.</p><p>All retail outlets that accept the Azure card receive information about the rules relating to card purchases. The Home Office is aware that there are some instances where card purchases are refused, but in the great majority of cases this is simply because the person had insufficient credit on the card to purchase the items they were seeking to obtain. Reports of where the card purchase has been refused for other reasons are investigated and the matter taken up with the particular retail outlet.</p><p>Card users can apply for travel tickets to attend essential medical appointments. The cost of travel to essential appointments with legal advisers is covered through legal aid. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services.</p><p>Information and guidance about how to apply for travel assistance is published on the GOV.UK website and it is also provided by the voluntary sector organisations that assist Azure card users, including Migrant Help, which is funded by the Home Office to provide an advice service.</p><p>Any retail outlet that provides food and other essential living items and accepts visa transactions can apply to join the Azure card scheme and talks periodically take place with new outlets that have expressed an interest in joining the scheme.</p><p>However, the card is currently accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, the Co-operative, Iceland, Boots, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. The Home Office is therefore satisfied that the card is an effective way of ensuing that the persons are able to purchase food and other necessary items to cover their essential living needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL63 more like this
HL66 more like this
HL67 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T15:28:00.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:28:00.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
346826
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 remove filter
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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 received support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 for more than (1) one year, (2) 5 years, and (3) 10 years. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL64 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>As of 28 May the number of people who have been in receipt of asylum support can be found in the table below:</p><p>Years in receipt of Support - Number of people</p><p>Between 1and 5 years - 3,330</p><p>Between 5 and 10 years - 295</p><p>More than 10 Years - 0</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T15:02:01.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:02:01.127Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
346825
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 March 2015 (HL5545), why those listed as receiving support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 cannot be returned to their countries of origin. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL63 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers are provided with support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they are destitute and can show that there is a temporary legal or practical obstacle that prevents them from leaving the United Kingdom voluntarily. The precise reasons why they are temporarily unable to leave vary from case to case, but examples include where they are too sick to travel and because they have been granted permission to apply for a judicial review of a decision relating to their asylum claim.</p><p>All retail outlets that accept the Azure card receive information about the rules relating to card purchases. The Home Office is aware that there are some instances where card purchases are refused, but in the great majority of cases this is simply because the person had insufficient credit on the card to purchase the items they were seeking to obtain. Reports of where the card purchase has been refused for other reasons are investigated and the matter taken up with the particular retail outlet.</p><p>Card users can apply for travel tickets to attend essential medical appointments. The cost of travel to essential appointments with legal advisers is covered through legal aid. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services.</p><p>Information and guidance about how to apply for travel assistance is published on the GOV.UK website and it is also provided by the voluntary sector organisations that assist Azure card users, including Migrant Help, which is funded by the Home Office to provide an advice service.</p><p>Any retail outlet that provides food and other essential living items and accepts visa transactions can apply to join the Azure card scheme and talks periodically take place with new outlets that have expressed an interest in joining the scheme.</p><p>However, the card is currently accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, the Co-operative, Iceland, Boots, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. The Home Office is therefore satisfied that the card is an effective way of ensuing that the persons are able to purchase food and other necessary items to cover their essential living needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL65 more like this
HL66 more like this
HL67 more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T15:28:00.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T15:28:00.797Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the cost was of assessing applications under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5766 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 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>We are unable to disaggregate the cost of assessing Section 4 applications from the cost of asylum casework generally without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T15:03:09.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T15:03:09.137Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
227444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 remove filter
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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 are in receipt of support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they have applied for a judicial review of their asylum application and have been given permission to proceed. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5765 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>At the end of December 2014, Home Office records indicate there were 212 people who were successful in their application for support under Section 4 because they had applied for a judicial review of their asylum application and were given permission to proceed. Please note that individuals may since have transitioned onto the receipt of section 4 support for a different reason, however this information is not centrally recorded.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T17:04:58.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:04:58.033Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
227443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 receive support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 specifically because it is the Secretary of State’s opinion that no viable route of return is currently available. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5764 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 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>There is currently no country which the Secretary of State has designated as having no viable route of return available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T16:37:25.723Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T16:37:25.723Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this