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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and (2) refugees of all ages, with close family members in the UK have so far been identified by UK immigration liaison officers sent to France, Italy and Greece; and how many have reached the UK as a result. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9973 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The role of the UK liaison officers is to facilitate good working co-operation between EU Member States, including Italy, France and Greece, on asylum and immigration matters with the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in identifying children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, as it is a matter for our partner states to refer children who meet the criteria and where it is in their best interests to transfer to the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in the identification of applicants with qualifying family members either as this is also a matter for the competent national authorities of Dublin states.</p><p>On 30 November, the Government published data on the numbers of children transferred to the UK from the Calais camp clearance under both the Dublin III Regulation and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. The data can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transfers-of-children-to-the-uk-from-the-calais-operation-november-2017</p><p>On 22 February 2018, the Home Office published data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables. 2018 Dublin data will be published in February 2019.</p><p>We remain fully committed to delivering our commitment to transfer the specified number of 480 children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and are working very closely with participating States, to deliver the scheme in line with their national laws. Over 220 children are already in the UK and transfers are ongoing. We will not provide a running commentary on numbers and will publish the details once all children are in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name as_22-q - Asylum Vol 5.xlsx more like this
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star this property file name Table - Transfers of Children to UK from the Calais Op Nov 2017.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Table - Transfers of Children to the UK-Calais op[ more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 Brexit: British Overseas Territories more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking within the UK and to prosecute those responsible. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL988 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which gives law enforcement agencies the tools to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking and a maximum life sentence for perpetrators. The Government is working closely with law enforcement to ensure that these provisions in the Act are used to full effect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T13:31:36.017Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T13:31:36.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
753295
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government which family tracing services they are using to assist UK residents to find their missing relatives and dependants. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Requests for assistance with family tracing from UK residents are directed to the British Red Cross which provides a family tracing service to restore family links between family members separated as a result of war and conflict, natural or man-made disasters, or migration. All asylum seekers are also notified of this service when they claim asylum. In addition, when it is deemed to be in a child’s best interests, the UK government endeavours to trace the families of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T14:14:54.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T14:14:54.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
753294
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will use the services of the Red Cross and of other voluntary sector staff and volunteers to identify adults and children now in Europoe who may be qualified to come to the UK. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work with Greece, France and Italy and works collaboratively with NGOs and International organisations, including British Red Cross, UNHCR and Unicef to ensure the safe and efficient identification and transfer of eligible children as well as to ensure the efficient operation of the Dublin Regulation.</p><p>We have secondees in Greece and Italy who are working with those Member States and relevant partners to provide advice and support on the process for transferring eligible children under section 67 in the future. In addition, we continue to work with EU partners and NGOs to ensure the efficient operation of the Dublin Regulation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T14:46:36.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T14:46:36.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
753293
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many failed asylum applicants in the UK are stateless; how many lack the necessary documents to leave the UK; and what action they are taking to enable those who can safely leave to do so. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>I am sorry but the data required to answer the question is not recorded in a way that can be reported on accurately. However, the Home Office publishes figures on the outcome of asylum claims made during each calendar year in the table 01q of the Immigration Statistics release. A copy of the latest release, Immigration Statistics January to March 2017, is available from;</p><ul><li><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>.</li><li><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017/list-of-tables#asylum</a></li></ul><p>The UK is a signatory to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. In April 2013, the UK introduced Immigration Rules to allow stateless persons to be formally recognised as stateless and granted leave to remain where they do not otherwise qualify under any other provisions and cannot be removed to the country of their former habitual residence because they are not admissible for purposes of residence there. Those who have committed serious crimes or are considered to be a danger to the security or the public order of the UK are not eligible for stateless leave. Those who qualify under the Immigration Rules are normally granted 30 months limited leave to remain and can apply for further leave when that expires. They are eligible to apply for settlement after completing 5 years limited leave.</p><p> </p><p>Stateless persons and their dependent children, who believe that they have a fear of return to their home country, can also make an application for asylum under the 1951 Refugee Convention. Those who qualify under the Immigration Rules are normally granted limited leave to remain for a 5 year period, with the option to apply for settlement when that leave expires.</p><p>A stateless person may also make an application to register as a British citizen, if they are not recognised as a citizen of any country, providing they meet the qualifying criteria.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T13:08:32.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T13:08:32.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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753292
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant discretionary leave to remain to persons who should move from the UK but are unable to do so through no fault of their own. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL980 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Those who have no right to remain in the UK are expected to leave voluntarily and should take all reasonable steps to do so. If they do not leave voluntarily we will seek to enforce their removal. There is provision to grant discretionary leave to remain where someone has been unable to leave through no fault of their own and there is no prospect of enforced removal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T14:16:15.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T14:16:15.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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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: Interviews more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to audio-record all substantive asylum interviews. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9428 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All asylum interviews are carried out by an impartial interviewing officer. All interpreters engaged by the Home Office must demonstrate they have the required skills and qualifications. They are also bound by a “Code of Conduct” to ensure minimum standards for interpreting and behaviour.</p><p>Home Office policy and guidance ensures that in the event of interpreters or interviews falling short of those standards, it would not adversely affect an individual’s asylum claim. Interviewing Officers are encouraged to provide feedback on the performance of interpreters, using specifically designed monitoring forms. Interviews may also be monitored for training and security purposes.</p><p>Increased use of technologies, such as interviewing by video conferencing facilities, are being trialled to increase efficiency and transform the asylum process. Currently the majority of interviews are conducted face to face.</p><p>We have recently introduced digital interviewing capability across the asylum casework operational as part of the wider Home Office digital transformation programme, which aims for the department to become ‘digital by default’. We are aiming to digitally record all asylum interviews and provide claimants and their legal representative with a digital recording of their interview in addition to a written transcript. Claimants who do not want their interview to be audio recorded and provide reasonable explanation for this will be exempt from the recording requirement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T12:50:01.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T12:50:01.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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938811
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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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: Interviews more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards they plan to put in place to ensure that any poor interpreting and poor interview practices do not adversely affect individual asylum claims. more like this
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star this property uin HL9427 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All asylum interviews are carried out by an impartial interviewing officer.</p><p>All interpreters engaged by the Home Office must demonstrate they have the required skills and qualifications. They are also bound by a “Code of Conduct” to ensure minimum standards for interpreting and behaviour. Home Office policy and guidance ensures that in the event of interpreters or interviews falling short of those standards, it would not adversely affect an individual’s asylum claim.</p><p>Interviewing Officers are encouraged to provide feedback on the performance of interpreters, using specifically designed monitoring forms. Interviews may also be monitored for training and security purposes. Increased use of technologies, such as interviewing by video conferencing facilities, are being trialled to increase efficiency and transform the asylum process. Currently the majority of interviews are conducted face to face.</p><p>We have recently introduced digital interviewing capability across the asylum casework operational as part of the wider Home Office digital transformation programme, which aims for the department to become ‘digital by default’. We are aiming to digitally record all asylum interviews and provide claimants and their legal representative with a digital recording of their interview in addition to a written transcript. Claimants who do not want their interview to be audio recorded and provide reasonable explanation for this will be exempt from the recording requirement.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T12:49:25.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T12:49:25.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Business: Regulation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Hungary has ratified the UN Convention on Refugees; and whether they will make representations to the government of Hungary about not expelling any applicants for asylum before their cases have been examined and decided. more like this
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star this property uin HL925 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 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>According to the UNHCR’s online list of participating States Hungary acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol on 14 March 1989.</p><p>The EU Procedures Directive sets out when a Member State may declare an asylum claim inadmissible, including when it is permissible to return an asylum applicant to a safe third country. Hungary is also bound by the EU Returns Directive, which includes safeguards for individuals facing removal from participating States.</p><p>Member States' implementation and compliance with EU legislation is a matter for the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. The Government has no plans to make representations to the Government of Hungary on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T13:03:35.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T13:03:35.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the willingness of families, churches and rotary groups to sponsor and care for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children when they announced in April 2017 that they UK would take 480 children from Europe. more like this
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star this property uin HL9220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-13more like thismore than 2018-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Under the Children Act 1989, and relevant legislation in the devolved nations, local authorities have a responsibility to look after children in need in their jurisdiction. In accordance with section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, we consulted with local authorities on their capacity to care for unaccompanied children before announcing the specified number of 480. This is in addition to the over 4,500 unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC), already in local authority care in the UK. In light of this statutory duty, we have no plans to extend caring responsibilities for unaccompanied asylum seeking children in this way.</p><p>A scheme to allow community groups to directly sponsor a resettled refugee family was launched by the then Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace on 19 July 2016. The Full Community Sponsorship scheme enables community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses, to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK. A ‘Help Refugees in the UK’ webpage has also been developed on GOV.UK to make it easier for the public to support refugees in the UK and allow local authorities to focus support on the goods and services that refugees need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-07-13T12:26:41.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-13T12:26:41.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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