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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar 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 Answers by Baroness Randerson on 26 March (WA 124) and 3 April (WA 226), whether they had considered conferring on the review chaired by Lady Justice Hallett the power of compulsion over (1) current officials, and (2) others; if not, why not; if so, why they decided not to confer the power of compulsion; and what sanctions will be applied to current officials who refuse to attend. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL6644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister's statement of 27 February made clear that the inquiry will have full access to files held by the Government, and government officials who are requested to appear will be expected to do so. The Government does not therefore believe the inquiry requires the power of compulsion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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648
star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
47413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar 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 Answers by Baroness Randerson on 26 March (WA 124) and 3 April (WA 226), what is their estimate of the cost of the review chaired by Lady Justice Hallett. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL6645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The current estimate for the cost of the inquiry chaired by Lady Justice Hallett is £490,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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648
star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
47414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 Answers by Baroness Randerson on 26 March (WA 124) and 3 April (WA 226), what assessment they have made of the benefits to the judicial process of the judge-led review into the "on the run" letters. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL6646 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p>No assessment has been made of the benefits to the judicial process. Lady Justice Hallett has been asked to produce a full public account of the operation and extent of the administrative scheme for OTRs, to determine whether any letters sent through the scheme contained errors, and to make recommendations as necessary on this or related matters that are drawn to the attention of the inquiry. What actions are then required will depend on Lady Justice Hallett's recommendations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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648
star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
47770
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to widen the terms of reference of the independent review of the operation and extent of the administrative scheme for dealing with so-called "on the runs" to cover the question of what understandings or guarantees of immunity from prosecution may have been given to facilitate the talks leading to a ceasefire by IRA/Sinn Fein and to the Belfast Agreement. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL6718 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister set out the terms of reference for Lady Justice Hallett's review on 27 February. How those terms of reference are delivered is a question for Lady Justice Hallett, who has full access to government officials and documentation in order to fulfil her remit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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952
star this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
47862
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Randerson on 8 April (HL Deb, cols 1237–9), in the event that the police fail to provide the review led by Lady Justice Hallett with adequate information in respect of whether they are currently seeking evidence on "on the runs", what steps they will take to ensure that Parliament is provided with such information. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL6804 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I understand the PSNI are working closely with Lady Justice Hallett's team to provide access to the information they require in order to fulfil their remit. It will be a matter for Lady Justice Hallett to consider and, if she so wishes comment on, the levels of cooperation received from all relevant parties, and to make recommendations. Her Majesty's Government will respond appropriately to any recommendations which Lady Justice Hallett makes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
47863
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many so-called peace walls currently exist in Belfast; what is their total size (meaning their height multiplied by their breadth); and what were the equivalent figures in 2000 and 2010, or their best estimates of those figures. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL6805 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-24more like thismore than 2014-04-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This is a devolved matter and the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Minister of Justice. The Noble Lord may, however, wish to note the Community Relations Council publication at: <a href="http://www.community-relations.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Peace-Monitoring-Report-2014.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.community-relations.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Peace-Monitoring-Report-2014.pdf</a>. This refers to the number of peace walls as part of its report.</p><p>The Northern Ireland Office does not keep statistics on peace walls which became the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Executive following the devolution of policing and justice matters in 2010. The Noble Lord may wish to contact the Department of Justice to obtain the information he seeks.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-24T12:00:00.00Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
100008
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
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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
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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 remove filter
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100071
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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 remove filter
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100072
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore 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 remove filter
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this