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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of weekly asylum support rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
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Lisa Nandy more like this
star this property uin 154697 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 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The most recent assessment of the adequacy of the asylum support rates is set out in a report published in March 2018, which can 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><p>The methodology used in the assessment takes account of the views of stakeholders and has been approved by the courts as lawful. There are no plans to change the methodology, but a further review of the rates will take place later this year and stakeholders will be consulted in the normal way.</p><p>No assessment has taken place about the impact of the time people spend on asylum support on the integration of new refugees. At the point those receiving support are granted refugee status they are able to take employment or apply for mainstream benefits.</p><p>The Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper sets out our commitment to working with civil society and other partners to increase the integration support for refugees in the United Kingdom. The consultation on the Green Paper closed on 5 June and we are considering the responses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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154698 more like this
154699 more like this
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less than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4082
star this property label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
926698
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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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25259
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, what assessment he has made of the effect of prolonged periods of time on asylum support on the integration outcomes of new refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
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Lisa Nandy more like this
star this property uin 154698 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 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The most recent assessment of the adequacy of the asylum support rates is set out in a report published in March 2018, which can 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><p>The methodology used in the assessment takes account of the views of stakeholders and has been approved by the courts as lawful. There are no plans to change the methodology, but a further review of the rates will take place later this year and stakeholders will be consulted in the normal way.</p><p>No assessment has taken place about the impact of the time people spend on asylum support on the integration of new refugees. At the point those receiving support are granted refugee status they are able to take employment or apply for mainstream benefits.</p><p>The Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper sets out our commitment to working with civil society and other partners to increase the integration support for refugees in the United Kingdom. The consultation on the Green Paper closed on 5 June and we are considering the responses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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154697 more like this
154699 more like this
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less than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.73Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4082
star this property label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
926699
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, what plans he has to improve the methodology for calculating asylum support rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
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Lisa Nandy more like this
star this property uin 154699 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 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The most recent assessment of the adequacy of the asylum support rates is set out in a report published in March 2018, which can 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><p>The methodology used in the assessment takes account of the views of stakeholders and has been approved by the courts as lawful. There are no plans to change the methodology, but a further review of the rates will take place later this year and stakeholders will be consulted in the normal way.</p><p>No assessment has taken place about the impact of the time people spend on asylum support on the integration of new refugees. At the point those receiving support are granted refugee status they are able to take employment or apply for mainstream benefits.</p><p>The Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper sets out our commitment to working with civil society and other partners to increase the integration support for refugees in the United Kingdom. The consultation on the Green Paper closed on 5 June and we are considering the responses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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154697 more like this
154698 more like this
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less than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-21T13:54:37.777Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4082
star this property label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
844018
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star this property date less than 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, what assessment she has made of the merits of increasing the monthly cash allowance in line with inflation for people claiming asylum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 128377 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 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The cash allowance provided to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute to enable them to meet their essential living needs is reviewed each year, using a methodology that was established in 2015 and which the courts have agreed is a rational approach. The annual review takes account of inflation since the previous review.</p><p> </p><p>Following the most recent review, the allowance was raised from £36.95 per week to £37.75 per week, with the change implemented from the week beginning 5 February 2018.</p><p> </p><p>A report setting out the full detail of the review and how inflation was considered can be found at:</p><p><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 constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T15:22:21.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T15:22:21.627Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 1 more like this
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25259
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, if she will make it her policy to commission an independent review of support rates paid to asylum applicants under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 before making changes to that level of support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 6175 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 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers who are destitute are provided with accommodation and a cash allowance to cover their essential living needs. The level of the allowance is kept under regular review. If they are recognised as refugees they are able to claim mainstream benefits in the normal way.</p><p>The Government currently has no plans to establish an independent review of these arrangements.</p> more like this
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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less than 2015-07-15T15:27:56.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T15:27:56.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 1 more like this
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25259
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, what estimate he has made of the number of people that have had an application for asylum rejected who have no recourse to public funds in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 196311 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Asylum Seekers whose claims and, if appropriate, appeals have been refused are no longer eligible for asylum support and are expected to return home. We offer assistance to those who choose to do so by actively promoting the Home Office Voluntary Return Service. The Home Office continues to provide accommodation and support to those who are temporarily unable to leave the UK because of a practical or legal obstacle through the Section 4 provisions, and to families with children under the age of 18.</p><p>Information about asylum decisions, broken down by Country of Origin, is available in the published statistics here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/how-many-people-do-we-grant-asylum-or-protection-to#asylum-applications-and-initial-decisions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/how-many-people-do-we-grant-asylum-or-protection-to#asylum-applications-and-initial-decisions</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:21:43.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:21:43.28Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
164413
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 Asylum: Finance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 received financial support in each local authority in England and Wales in (a) 2010 and (b) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 215713 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 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Support may be provided under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute until their asylum claim is determined. Section 95 support can be provided as both accommodation and <br>subsistence, or accommodation or subsistence only.<br><br>The following tables show the number of asylum seekers in receipt of Section 95 support in each local authority in England and Wales as at the end of December 2010 and end of September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of section 95 support, broken down by Local Authority, are published on a quarterly basis by the Home Office in Table as_16_q of the Immigration Statistics release .The latest publication <br>is available on the Gov.UK website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a>.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-12-10T15:01:34.833Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T15:01:34.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property file name PQ 215713 Table v4.xlsx more like this
star this property title Asylum seekers in support of section 95 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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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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545
star this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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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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25259
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 have received financial support in each local authority area in England and Wales in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 1619 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 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Support may be provided under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute until their asylum claim is determined. Section 95 support can be provided as both accommodation and subsistence, or accommodation or subsistence only.</p><p>The following table shows the number of asylum seekers in receipt of Section 95 support in each local authority in England and Wales as at the end of March 2015. The data include dependants in receipt of support but excludes unaccompanied asylum seeking children supported by Local Authorities.</p><p>The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of section 95 support, broken down by Local Authority, are published on a quarterly basis by the Home Office in Table as_16_q of the Immigration Statistics release .The latest publication (Immigration statistics, January to March 2015 ) is available on the Gov.UK website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a>.</p>
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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less than 2015-06-15T10:57:01.167Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T10:57:01.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property file name PQ 1619 Table (1).xlsx more like this
star this property title Section 95 Table more like this
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545
star this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason his Department decided to move the provision of financial support to asylum seekers from post offices to Aspen cards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 260049 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The functionality of the Aspen card was thoroughly tested prior to its rollout in May 2017 and there were a number of factors which influenced the decision to move to a payment card from Post Offices.</p><p>Primarily, the sub-contractual arrangements were coming to an end, and the Asylum Registration Card (ARC) used for identification and payment purposes was being upgraded. Other factors included improved convenience and accessibility for service users, and a reduction in processing costs associated with reduced cash handling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:08:25.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:08:25.917Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1129775
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 1 more like this
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25259
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 much financial support was paid to asylum seekers through post offices in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 260050 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Post May 2017 all funding for financial support was paid to asylum seekers via ASPEN cards and prior to that Home Office records do not indicate whether financial support was paid via a Post Office, a card or in cash/vouchers to asylum seekers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:08:59.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:08:59.89Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this