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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his policy is on excluding foreign university students from net immigration targets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Net migration statistics are produced by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS). In line with the internationally agreed UN definition, these statistics define a migrant as someone changing their normal place of residence for more than a year. This includes students in net migration in the same way as other migrants. Other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand also include students in their net migration figures. <br><br>Net migration measures the difference between the number of peoplecoming the UK and the number leaving, so if students return home after<br>their studies, their impact on long-term net migration will be minimal. The ONS has recently improved its methodology so that it is possible to<br>better identify students in the emigration flows to give a more accurate measure of the contribution of students to overall net migration.In the last year, 124,000 non-EU students came to Britain to stay for more than 12 months, and the ONS estimates that only 50,000 left the country. <br><br>All migrants who are in the UK for 12 months or more have an impact on our communities, infrastructure and public services. Changing the way we measure migration would not make any difference to our student migration policy. There is no cap on the number of students who can come to the UK, and the county remains open to the brightest and the best.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:46:23.9636243Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Deportation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of foreign nationals convicted of a crime in the UK were deported to their country of origin in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 17388 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the number of Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) who have been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to a period of imprisonment and subsequently referred to Immigration Enforcement for consideration of removal action.</p><p>Whilst we aim to deport foreign national offenders at the earliest opportunity not all of those referred to the Home Office will meet the deportation threshold, some may later be confirmed as British or exempt from Immigration Control and some will be successful at appeal. Removal may also be delayed as some offenders will repeatedly refuse to comply with the deportation and documentation process, deliberately seek to flout the system to disrupt our efforts to deport them or attempt to lodge multiple appeals. Factors such as these can lead to deportation being delayed.</p><p>In May 2013, a new system was introduced for recording and monitoring all FNO referrals, even where an offender did not meet the deportation threshold. Prior to this, referrals of those who did not meet deportation criteria were not routed through a central system so this data was not centrally recorded. The introduction of this system therefore shows an increase in the referral numbers from 2012/13 onwards.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of referrals to Immigration Enforcement</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of removals</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>6,452</p></td><td><p>5,367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7,326</p></td><td><p>4,539</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>6,874</p></td><td><p>4,720</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>10,786</p></td><td><p>5,118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>10,461</p></td><td><p>5,277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16 (to Sept 2015)</p></td><td><p>5,262</p></td><td><p>2,855</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The National Offender Management Service operate on a nationality self declaration basis, which means that not all those referred for action will be in scope for removal. Some offenders may later be confirmed as British nationals or exempt from immigration control.</p><p>The removals shown are not a representative proportion of those referred in the same period. Those referred will not always be removable in the same year due to sentence length. The removals data will include those who have been referred prior to the period shown in the table.</p><p>Please note that figures prior to the 2011/12 financial year precede the implementation of a later reporting application and as such were not subject to the same level of data assurance for data recorded after 2011/12.</p><br />
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 2015-12-16T17:40:17.67Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T17:40:17.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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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 assessment she has made of the contribution of the (a) Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa route and (b) Tier 1 (Investor) visa route on economic growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 193286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) advises the Government on economic issues relating to migration.<br><br>On 1 July 2013 the MAC published a &quot;Report on the economic and labour market impacts of tier 1 entrepreneur and investor migrants to the UK&quot; which it had commissioned from the Migration Observatory. The report made a number of findings, although it concluded that it was too early to make a full assessment of the economic contribution of the two routes without further research. The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/economic-and-labour-market-impacts-tier-1-entrepreneur-and-investor-migrants</a><br><br>More recently, on 25 February 2014 the MAC published its own report, &quot;Tier 1 (Investor) route: investment thresholds and economic benefits&quot; in response to a Government commission. The MAC concluded that the direct investment required by the route is of little or no benefit, but there is some benefit from indirect spending by investors and their families in the UK (although this is difficult to quantify). The report is available on the gov.uk website at:<br><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-investment-limits-and-economic-benefits-of-the-tier-1-investor-route-feb-2014</a><br><br>The Government keeps all routes under review and is currently considering its response to the MAC's report on the Tier 1 (Investor) route.</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 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-30T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on extending the list of investment products that individuals can use to qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 197733 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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 representations she has received on removing the requirement to top up investments held by individuals on Tier 1 (Investor) visas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Home Office has had meetings with a number of immigration law firms who <br>represent Tier 1 (Investor) clients in which these issues have been raised. <br>The firms consider that removing the requirement to top up investments, and <br>extending the list of qualifying investments, would attract more investors to <br>the UK and encourage investments which would lead to greater returns.<br><br>The Government is currently considering its response to the report on the Tier <br>1 (Investor) route published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on 25 <br>February 2014, which made recommendations on these issues. We will announce <br>our decisions in due course.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 197735 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) target and (b) actual average waiting time for asylum seekers to receive an appointment for an initial screening interview is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 215259 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 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has an internal target of 10 days from the initial point of contact to the point the applicant attends the unit. This was introduced at the start of the current financial year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-11-25T16:16:18.303Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T16:16:18.303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2014 to Question 215259, for what reason that Answer did not refer to the actual average waiting time for asylum seekers to receive an appointment for an initial screening interview; and if she will provide that information. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 217808 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has an internal target of 10 days from the initial point of contact to the point the customer attends the unit. This was introduced at the start of the current financial year and we have remained within that target for <br>the year to date.<br><br>The current average time an asylum seeker waits before attending an appointment is 10 days. This data has been derived from internal management information and should therefore be treated as provisional and subject to change. This <br>information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols. This figure relates to appointments made between 1st June 2013 and 31st May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-12-15T12:23:26.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T12:23:26.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria are used for determining to which areas asylum seekers are dispersed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226000 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The last Labour Government passed the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to <br>alleviate the pressure on local authorities in London and the South East of <br>England where most asylum seekers made their asylum claims. <br><br>The effect of the 1999 Act was to pass the support responsibility to the Home <br>Office. Regional dispersal policy established by the then Home Secretary in <br>2000 provides that, as a general rule, asylum seekers should be accommodated in <br>areas where there is a greater supply of suitable and cheaper accommodation.<br><br>Asylum seekers who need accommodation are housed across the UK <br>according to an agreed ratio, based on various regional factors. The Home <br>Office has voluntary agreements with 95 local authorities throughout the United <br>Kingdom in accepting the dispersal of asylum seekers. As part of the regional <br>dispersal policy established in 2000 an advisory cluster limit was set by the <br>Home Office at 1 asylum seeker for every 200 of the settled population.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-06T14:07:48.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T14:07:48.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
224757
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been dispersed to each region in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226001 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>The dispersal policy for asylum seekers was set out by the last Labour Government in the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.<br><br>Quarterly published data is only available up to December 2014 which is accessible via the link below: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2014-data-tables</a></p><p> </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 2015-03-10T15:04:19.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T15:04:19.95Z
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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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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
224758
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Stockton on Tees more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the Government is paying private landlords to house asylum seekers in Stockton-on-Tees local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226002 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not pay private landlords for accommodating asylum seekers <br>as there is no direct contractual relationship between the Home Office and <br>private landlords. Accommodation is provided through third party accommodation <br>providers under the COMPASS contracts. Accommodation in the Stockton-on-Tees <br>area is provided via a contract with G4S and the associated costs are regarded <br>as being commercially sensitive and are not available for disclosure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-06T14:07:30.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T14:07:30.137Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this