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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 37587, whether she is taking steps to reduce the time taken to process applications for the remaining children in refugee camps in Calais. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 42586 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 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Where an asylum claim is lodged in France by a minor with close family connections to the UK, both governments are committed to ensuring that process are in place to expedite reunification. Under the UK-France Joint Declaration of 20 August 2015, the UK and France have committed to ensuring that the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation are used efficiently and effectively. To assist the handling of such cases, the two Governments have established a permanent official contact group, agreed single points of contact within respective Dublin Units and the UK has seconded an asylum expert to the French administration to improve all stages of the process of identifying, protecting and transferring relevant cases to the UK. We continue to work with the French Government to improve processes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-07-18T09:15:36.953Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-18T09:15:36.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, by which date she expects to have resettled 3,000 at risk child asylum-seekers and their families from the Middle East and North Africa to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 43772 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 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to resettling to the UK up to 3,000 individuals under a scheme designed to protect vulnerable children in the Middle East and North Africa over the lifetime of this Parliament. There will be a review of the scheme at the two year mark.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T11:45:55.367Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T11:45:55.367Z
unstar this property answering member
1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
693333
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 consultation her Department has had with local authorities on the number of unaccompanied refugee children to be resettled as required by the Immigration Act 2016; how many local authorities have (a) responded and (b) not responded to those consultations; and of those that have responded how many have said they (i) can place a child or children and (ii) cannot place any children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 65067 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 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with the Immigration Act 2016 the Government conducted a comprehensive consultation with local authorities across the UK in order to assess capacity for the care of unaccompanied children. On 13 May 2016, the then Immigration Minister wrote to all local authorities to provide an update on the launch of the National Transfer Scheme (NTS) and to encourage local authorities to participate in all schemes designed for children. On 7 June 2016, the then Immigration Minister, the Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families and the then Minister with responsibility for Syrian Refugees attended a national launch event in London which was attended by local authorities from across the UK. This was followed by regional events in England and in Scotland and Wales.</p><p>On 8 September last year, the Immigration Minister wrote to all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland asking them to confirm how many places they could offer to accommodate unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Home Office officials also maintained an ongoing dialogue with individual local authorities and regional Strategic Migration Partnerships throughout.</p><p>This is a voluntary scheme whereby local authorities sign up to accept unaccompanied asylum seeking children on a voluntary basis.</p><p>We asked local authorities to consider carefully whether they have the infrastructure and support networks needed to ensure the appropriate care of these unaccompanied children before participating in the NTS.</p><p><br> Our consultation with local authorities indicated that there was capacity for an additional 400 UASC. This is in addition to the unaccompanied children already in local authority care. We estimate that at least 50 of the family reunion cases will require a local authority placement in circumstances where the reunion does not work out.We estimate that at least 50 of the family reunion cases transferred from France as part of the Calais clearance will require a local authority placement in cases where the family reunion does not work out.We estimate that at least 50 of the family reunion cases transferred from France as part of the Calais clearance will require a local authority placement in cases where the family reunion does not work out.</p><p>Every region in England is participating in the NTS and we are working very closely with local authorities in Scotland and Wales who have also responded positively.</p><p> </p><p>It is for individual local authorities to decide the number of children they are able to accommodate but we continue to work with those not currently participating in the NTS to support them to do so at the earliest opportunity.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-02-28T14:18:25.303Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-28T14:18:25.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
711504
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2017 to Question 65067, on asylum: children, how many places offered by local authorities for unaccompanied child asylum-seekers remained unfilled in each local authority as at 7 March 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 68174 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>We are very grateful for the way in which local authorities have stepped up to provide places for unaccompanied asylum seeking children under the National Transfer Scheme and we will continue to work closely with local authorities to increase participation. All offers of placements for unaccompanied asylum seeking children will be used to fulfil our existing commitments including ensuring a fairer distribution of children between local authorities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T16:50:32.08Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T16:50:32.08Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
519733
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps she has taken in conjunction with the French government to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees have access to high quality legal assistance in order to submit claims for family reunion under the Dublin III Regulation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 37587 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 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Under the UK-France Joint Declaration of 20 August 2015, the UK and France have committed to ensuring that the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation are used efficiently and effectively. To assist the handling of such cases, the two Governments have established a permanent official contact group, agreed single points of contact within respective Dublin Units and the UK seconded an asylum expert to the French administration to improve all stages of the process of identifying, protecting and transferring relevant cases to the UK. The Home Office will review the existing arrangements as part of the work to implement relevant provisions of the Immigration Act 2016. Between the start of January 2016 and 30th April 2016 our records indicate that the UK has accepted over 30 requests from France under the Dublin Regulations to take charge of asylum seeking children on family grounds of which more than 20 have already been transferred to the UK.</p><p>To assist with the identification of potential victims of trafficking and exploitation (including unaccompanied children) in Calais, the UK has funded a project run by a French non-governmental organisation which aims to identify and direct these vulnerable people to the appropriate support services in France.</p><p>The UK and France are running regular joint communication campaigns in northern France which informs individuals (including unaccompanied children) of their rights to claim asylum in France and gives them information on family reunification. The frequency of these campaigns has been increased in line with the Joint Declaration signed in August 2015.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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37627 more like this
37628 more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T12:01:40.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T12:01:40.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
519735
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 steps her Department is taking to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees have access to information in a form and language appropriate to their age and language on their rights to apply for asylum or family reunion which includes information on the criteria used in and estimated timescales for determining applications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 37591 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>Unaccompanied asylum seeking children who have arrived in the UK are referred to local authority children’s services as soon as possible.</p><p>As well as social work support, they have access to publicly-funded legal advice in relation to their asylum claim, to advice and guidance on the asylum process from the Refugee Council Children’s Panel, and to an interpreter if English is not their first language.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T16:07:28.21Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T16:07:28.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
519737
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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, how many of her officials are working in Calais and Northern France to identify, screen and process those unaccompanied child refugees who are potentially eligible under the Dublin III Regulation for family reunion in the UK; and how many applications under that regulation have been processed in each of the last 15 weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 37627 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 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Under the UK-France Joint Declaration of 20 August 2015, the UK and France have committed to ensuring that the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation are used efficiently and effectively. To assist the handling of such cases, the two Governments have established a permanent official contact group, agreed single points of contact within respective Dublin Units and the UK seconded an asylum expert to the French administration to improve all stages of the process of identifying, protecting and transferring relevant cases to the UK. The Home Office will review the existing arrangements as part of the work to implement relevant provisions of the Immigration Act 2016. Between the start of January 2016 and 30th April 2016 our records indicate that the UK has accepted over 30 requests from France under the Dublin Regulations to take charge of asylum seeking children on family grounds of which more than 20 have already been transferred to the UK.</p><p>To assist with the identification of potential victims of trafficking and exploitation (including unaccompanied children) in Calais, the UK has funded a project run by a French non-governmental organisation which aims to identify and direct these vulnerable people to the appropriate support services in France.</p><p>The UK and France are running regular joint communication campaigns in northern France which informs individuals (including unaccompanied children) of their rights to claim asylum in France and gives them information on family reunification. The frequency of these campaigns has been increased in line with the Joint Declaration signed in August 2015.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
37587 more like this
37628 more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T12:01:41.057Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T12:01:41.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
519739
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will increase the number of her officials working in Calais to process applications from unaccompanied child refugees for family reunion in the UK; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the applications from 157 children in Calais estimated as eligible for family reunion can be processed in time for them to start school in the UK in September 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 37628 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 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
star this property answer text <p>Under the UK-France Joint Declaration of 20 August 2015, the UK and France have committed to ensuring that the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation are used efficiently and effectively. To assist the handling of such cases, the two Governments have established a permanent official contact group, agreed single points of contact within respective Dublin Units and the UK seconded an asylum expert to the French administration to improve all stages of the process of identifying, protecting and transferring relevant cases to the UK. The Home Office will review the existing arrangements as part of the work to implement relevant provisions of the Immigration Act 2016. Between the start of January 2016 and 30th April 2016 our records indicate that the UK has accepted over 30 requests from France under the Dublin Regulations to take charge of asylum seeking children on family grounds of which more than 20 have already been transferred to the UK.</p><p>To assist with the identification of potential victims of trafficking and exploitation (including unaccompanied children) in Calais, the UK has funded a project run by a French non-governmental organisation which aims to identify and direct these vulnerable people to the appropriate support services in France.</p><p>The UK and France are running regular joint communication campaigns in northern France which informs individuals (including unaccompanied children) of their rights to claim asylum in France and gives them information on family reunification. The frequency of these campaigns has been increased in line with the Joint Declaration signed in August 2015.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
37587 more like this
37627 more like this
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less than 2016-06-08T12:01:41.117Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-08T12:01:41.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 remove filter
star 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: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 plans he has to review the restriction on the ability of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to sponsor the visas of adult relatives for the purposes of family reunion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West remove filter
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 193502 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>There is currently no provision in the Immigration Rules for children with refugee status in the UK to sponsor family members to join them. Allowing children to sponsor parents risks creating further incentives for more children to be encouraged, or even forced, to leave their family and risk hazardous journeys to the UK to sponsor relatives. This plays into the hands of criminal gangs who exploit vulnerable people and goes against our safeguarding responsibilities.</p><p>The Government believes the best interests of children is reflected in staying with their families, claiming asylum in the first safe country they reach – that is the fastest route to safety – and relying on safe and legal routes under the Immigration Rules or through resettlement schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T17:46:44.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T17:46:44.477Z
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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 Thangam Debbonaire more like this