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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:22.770Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:22.770Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:19.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:19.337Z
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2223 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2223 more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100010
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.287Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:22.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:22.003Z
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Home Office remove filter
star this property question status Tabled 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: Appeals more like this
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star this property identifier HL2225 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.6052318Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Home Office asylum decisions were appealed against in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and what percentage of those appeals were successful. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2225 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The annual number of asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2005 and 2008 are shown in the table attached.</p><p>Data for asylum applications, asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2011 and 2013 is available in published data and can be found in the links listed in the bullets below:</p><p>• Data for asylum applications can be found in table ‘as 01’ of the ‘Asylum data tables immigration statistics April to June 2014 volume 1’ is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables</a>.</p><p>• Data for asylum appeals lodged and % of appeals allowed is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</a></p><p>The volumes listed in the table and links above are not necessarily the same cohort of cases. As a result we are unable to provide data on the percentage of asylum applications in the years requested that resulted in an appeal.</p><p><strong>Table showing asylum appeals lodged and percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2005<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Asylum Appeals lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals determined by the IAA/AIT</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32,611</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,057</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Asylum appeals allowed (of those determined)<strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>25%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Appeals were dealt with by the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) until April 2005, by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) from Apr 2005 to Feb 2010, and since then by the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.</p><p>[2] 2005 lodgement figures exclude appeals dismissed at the Preliminary Issue stage (out of time or invalid). HMCTS now include this category of appeal in Official Statistics data, from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2007.</p><p>[3] The 2005 asylum appeals lodged figure may not match figures previously in the public domain due to differing dates of extraction from the case management database. See link to archive <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http:/www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/</a></p><p>[4] &quot;determined&quot; means decided by a judge and excludes withdrawn appeals.</p><p> </p>
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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 answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.537Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:23.300Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:23.300Z
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Home Office remove filter
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Appeals more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.0548199Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.0548199Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Home Office asylum decisions were appealed against in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and what percentage of the total applications that represents. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2226 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The annual number of asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2005 and 2008 are shown in the table attached.</p><p>Data for asylum applications, asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2011 and 2013 is available in published data and can be found in the links listed in the bullets below:</p><p>• Data for asylum applications can be found in table ‘as 01’ of the ‘Asylum data tables immigration statistics April to June 2014 volume 1’ is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables</a>.</p><p>• Data for asylum appeals lodged and % of appeals allowed is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</a></p><p>The volumes listed in the table and links above are not necessarily the same cohort of cases. As a result we are unable to provide data on the percentage of asylum applications in the years requested that resulted in an appeal.</p><p><strong>Table showing asylum appeals lodged and percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2005<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Asylum Appeals lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals determined by the IAA/AIT</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32,611</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,057</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Asylum appeals allowed (of those determined)<strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>25%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Appeals were dealt with by the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) until April 2005, by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) from Apr 2005 to Feb 2010, and since then by the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.</p><p>[2] 2005 lodgement figures exclude appeals dismissed at the Preliminary Issue stage (out of time or invalid). HMCTS now include this category of appeal in Official Statistics data, from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2007.</p><p>[3] The 2005 asylum appeals lodged figure may not match figures previously in the public domain due to differing dates of extraction from the case management database. See link to archive <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http:/www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/</a></p><p>[4] &quot;determined&quot; means decided by a judge and excludes withdrawn appeals.</p><p> </p>
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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100012
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.770Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:23.770Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:24.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:24.577Z
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Home Office remove filter
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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: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2227 more like this
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25277
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
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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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2227 more like this
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unstar 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
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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3691
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100013
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T08:42:24.033Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T08:42:24.033Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:13:25.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:13:25.857Z
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Home Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Health Services more like this
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star this property identifier HL2228 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what access young asylum seekers have to health provision, once they reach the age of 18. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>They have access to NHS services free of charge while their asylum claims are under consideration.</p><p> </p> 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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3691
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100071
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.140Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.140Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:14:51.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:14:51.103Z
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Home Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2277 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
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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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2277 more like this
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unstar 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>
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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3691
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100072
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.390Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.390Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:14:52.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:14:52.693Z
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Home Office remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2278 more like this
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25277
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Z
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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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2278 more like this
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unstar 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>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100073
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property date tabled less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.627Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:15:12.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:15:12.697Z
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2279 more like this
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25277
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have spent on administering the Azure card system since its inception. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL2279 more like this
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unstar 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>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.860Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T20:53:43.860Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T19:15:14.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T19:15:14.067Z
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Home Office remove filter
star this property question status Tabled 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: Finance more like this
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star this property identifier HL2280 more like this
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25277
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast annual cost for administering the Azure card payment scheme in the coming year. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar 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>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property ddp created less than 2014-10-21T20:53:44.077Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T20:53:44.077Z
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the conclusion of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that "section 4 is not the solution for people who have been refused but cannot be returned" as stated in their report <i>Asylum</i> (7th Report of session 2013–14, HC 71). more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar 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>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this