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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
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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 whether funding currently dedicated to asylum matters will be ring-fenced following the UK's departure from the EU. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL15567 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to apply a ring fence to asylum payments in this financial year.</p><p>Any new restrictions to departmental spending would be agreed with HM Treasury. Any further changes would form part of the Spending Review discussions taking place this year for financial year 2020-21 onwards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:29:48.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:29:48.033Z
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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 Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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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 remove filter
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 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 remove filter
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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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
833636
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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 remove filter
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 aid is available for destitute asylum seekers who are not allowed to work and are not entitled to benefits. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5252 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 2018-02-09more like thismore than 2018-02-09
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers and their dependents who would otherwise be destitute are provided with a weekly cash allowance and free accommodation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-09T12:39:20.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-09T12:39:20.347Z
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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 Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
833637
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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 remove filter
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 the replacement of the Azure card by the Aspen card for asylum seekers was publicised. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5253 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>In order to publicise the replacement of the Azure card we wrote to all service users informing them of the change, and what the implications were for them. We briefed service providers and the voluntary sector about the forthcoming change to ensure that advice and guidance was available in case of difficulty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:03:43.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:03:43.83Z
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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 Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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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 remove filter
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 whether they intend to publish a typical list of foodstuffs and other items that can be purchased for the £35.95 weekly Azure Card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5043 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to publish such a list.</p><p>The Azure card is no longer provided to failed asylum seekers supported under section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.</p><p>People receiving this support are instead issued with an “Aspen card”, which they can use to buy food and other essentials to the value of £35.39 per week. The Aspen card is a pre-paid debit card bearing the visa logo and can be used at any retail outlets that accept visa payments.</p><p>There are no restrictions on the types of food that can be purchased with the card.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:47:33.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:47:33.597Z
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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 Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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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 remove filter
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 by whom, and when, the sum of £36.95 for asylum seekers' cash support was determined; and whether they have any plans to increase it. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL1909 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 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers and their dependants who would otherwise be destitute are provided with a cash allowance and accommodation if they need it. The Home Office regularly reviews the level of the cash allowance to ensure that it is sufficient to cover their essential living needs.</p><p> </p><p>The current allowance of £36.95 per week for each person in a household has been in place since 6 April 2015 and was set following a review that took place earlier that year. There was a further review in 2016 and a report of the outcome was published in March 2017: <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><p> </p><p>The report sets out the methodology used in the annual review to assess the adequacy of the allowance, which has been accepted by the courts.</p><p> </p><p>A further review is currently ongoing. Whether there will be any changes in the level of the allowance depends on the outcome of that review.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:10:16.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:10:16.517Z
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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-2016 (1).pdf more like this
star this property title Report on review of cash allowances:asylum seekers more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
448006
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star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 remove filter
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 long asylum seekers have to wait before they receive financial support upon arrival in the UK. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL5500 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 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Upon claiming asylum if an applicant presents as destitute they are entitled to access support services whilst a formal application for financial support is considered.</p><p>Destitute asylum seekers are usually accommodated in an Initial Accommodation facility, which is typically delivered as hostel style, full board accommodation.</p><p>The length of time someone will stay in an Initial Accommodation centre will vary from person to person according to their particular circumstances.</p><p>However, the Home Office aims to process their application for financial support and move straightforward cases to longer term dispersal accommodation in participating dispersal towns and cities within 19 days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2016-02-02T16:18:07.17Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T16:18:07.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
425882
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star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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 remove filter
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 whether they will consider increasing the weekly Azure card allowance to include the costs of travel. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL3280 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 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to increase the allowance provided on the Azure card. Travel assistance is provided separately and information on how to apply for it is published on the GOV.UK website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-11-18T17:26:16.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-18T17:26:16.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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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 remove filter
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 payments were made to asylum seekers who were not entitled to state benefits in (1) 2000, (2) 2010, and (3) 2014. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL2298 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 2015-10-05more like thismore than 2015-10-05
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not recognise or use the term ‘state benefits’. We have therefore provided information on payments made under Section 4 and Section 95 of the Asylum Act 1999.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><strong>Under S95</strong></td><td><strong>Under S4</strong></td></tr><tr><td><strong>Calendar Year</strong></td><td><strong>£m</strong></td><td><strong>£m</strong></td></tr><tr><td><strong>2014</strong></td><td>66.4</td><td>11.3</td></tr><tr><td><strong>2010</strong></td><td>25.8</td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>Disaggregating the costs of subsistence payments made under S4 in 2010 would incur disproportionate costs.</p><p>Disaggregating the S4 or S95 costs in 2000 would incur disproportionate costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-05T16:22:28.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-05T16:22:28.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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 remove filter
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 whether they will give an assurance that no asylum seeker, whatever their status, will be denied the necessary support to avoid destitution. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
star this property uin HL1908 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to fulfilling the UK’s international obligations to meet minimum standards for asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute until their asylum claim has finally been determined. These minimum standards are met through the support provided under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, usually in the form of accommodation and a weekly cash allowance of £36.95 to cover essential living needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T15:38:13.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T15:38:13.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this