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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
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance 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, 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 remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this