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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: 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 whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2227 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100071
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 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 whether they have assessed the effectiveness of the combination of the Azure payment card and support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in enabling refused asylum seekers to meet their basic needs. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100072
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 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 plans they have to abolish the Azure payment card and amend legislation to enable the provision of cash support for all refused asylum seekers until they are either given status in the United Kingdom or return to their country of origin. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2278 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100073
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 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 how much they have spent on administering the Azure card system since its inception. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2279 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100074
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 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 is their forecast annual cost for administering the Azure card payment scheme in the coming year. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2280 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100075
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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 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 is their response to the conclusion of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that "section 4 is not the solution for people who have been refused but cannot be returned" as stated in their report <i>Asylum</i> (7th Report of session 2013–14, HC 71). more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2281 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
62520
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 6 May (WA 322), what form the review of asylum support rates will take; and which stakeholders will be consulted. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The review is an internal Home Office one, to ensure that the payments provided to destitute asylum seekers are sufficient to cover their essential living needs consistent with the judgement of 9 April. The Home Office has met with represenatives of &quot;Still Human Still Here&quot;, a coalition of organisations with an established interest in the issue. The review will take full account of both their views and the details of the judgment of 9 April.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T15:48:13.5240674Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T15:48:13.5240674Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 is the current rate of support provided to asylum seekers; and how many of those who receive such support they estimate to live below the poverty line. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2077 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government ensures that asylum seekers are not left destitute by providing accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their essential living needs.</p><p>The table below sets out the current weekly allowances provided to asylum seekers and various categories of dependants that may also be supported.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>LEVELS OF CASH SUPPORT FROM 18 APRIL 2011</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td>SINGLE PERSON</td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 18 or over (excluding lone parent)</p></td><td><p>36.62</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aged 25 years or over (excluding lone parent), where the decision to provide cash support was made before 5 October 2009 and the person reached age 25 prior to that date.</p></td><td><p>42.62</p></td></tr><tr><td>QUALIFYING COUPLES</td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Both 18 years or over</p></td><td><p>72.52</p></td></tr><tr><td>LONE PARENT AGE 18 OR OVER</td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age 18 or over</p></td><td><p>43.94</p></td></tr><tr><td>PERSONAL ALLOWANCE FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN</td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Person aged under 16</p></td><td><p>52.96</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Person aged 16 but under 18 (except where the person is a member of a Qualifying Couple)</p></td><td><p>39.80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Government has reviewed the allowances and concluded that the allowances are sufficient to cover the essential needs of asylum seekers and their families.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T15:47:49.7271209Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T15:47:49.7271209Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
65030
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star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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: Finance remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in receipt of Section 95 support are (a) singe adults aged between 18 and 24, (b) single adults aged over 25, (c) couples, (d) single lone parents, (e) aged 16 or 17, (f) children under 16 and (g) children under five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 203354 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office data on Section 95 claimants is aligned to the specific payment <br>categories. The categories referred to in the question were changed in October <br>2009.<br><br>The Home Office data on Section 95 claimants is aligned to the specific payment <br>categories. The categories referred to in the question were changed in October <br>2009<br><br>[INSERT TABLE HERE]</p><p>NB 5,638 is the number of persons categorised as couples not the number of <br>couples (2,819)</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T13:52:12.827more like thismore than 2014-07-08T13:52:12.827
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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star this property file name Table for PQ203354.xls more like this
star this property title PQ203354 Table more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this