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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what co-operation exists between customs, immigration and border authorities in Kent and the Pas de Calais, including local authorities, central government agencies, universities and voluntary organisations; and what plans they have to enhance such co-operation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>UK authorities continue to work in close cooperation with the French authorities within the framework of the Joint Ministerial declarations of September 2014 and August 2015, and the Amiens summit declaration of March 2016 to secure the joint border, tackle irregular migration and address wider humanitarian issues in Northern France.</p><p><br>The UK has worked closely with the French Ministry of Interior, the regional Prefecture, the Ville de Calais, and port authorities to bolster physical security and upgrade screening technology at the juxtaposed ports in Calais, Dunkirk and at the Channel Tunnel. We have also increased joint intelligence work to tackle the trafficking and smuggling networks behind cross-Channel illegal migration, including enhanced police investigation cooperation at local and national level.</p><p><br>On 24 October 2016, the British government announced a £36 million package of support to further enhance the security of the juxtaposed controls and reduce irregular migrant pressures in the Calais area and we are currently working to establish a Joint Operation Command and Coordination Centre (JOCCC) in Northern France to better support joint law enforcement initiatives, whilst looking at what more can be done jointly to tackle migration pressures upstream in source and transit countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T11:57:24.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T11:57:24.99Z
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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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730991
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 27 July 2016 (HL1382), whether, in cases of grooming gangs, they will identify the perpetrators as they are classified in law by reference to their specific ethnic and religious identity, and not as “Asians”. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold information on the ethnicity or religion of suspects. The police record the self-defined ethnicity of suspects using the 16+1 Self Defined Ethnicity Codes as defined by the Office for National Statistics. The ethnicity of suspects who define themselves as Asian or British Asian are broken down under the Codes into the following more detailed ethnic groups: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Any Other Ethnic Background.</p><p>Child sexual exploitation is not exclusive to any single culture, community, race or religion. It happens in all areas of the country and can take many forms.</p><p>The Government has made significant progress in tackling child sexual exploitation and the ‘Tackling Child Exploitation: Progress Report’ published in February 2017 sets out the progress that has been made and what further action we will be taking.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T15:40:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T15:40:45.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
731014
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Suspicious Activity Reports are outstanding on the Elmer Database. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>There are 2.11 million suspicious activity reports (SARs) on the Elmer database. These SARs remain on the system either as result of ongoing activity from a law enforcement agency, or because the SAR is within the six year period for which data can be held on Elmer, in line with the ECHR and Data Protection legislation. In 2015/16 the UKFIU received over 400,000 SARs. Each SAR may include detail of the activities of a number of persons, and it is therefore not possible to determine how many nominal subjects are within the database.</p><p> </p><p>Following the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry into Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism in July 2009, and the Information Commissioner’s review of the ELMER database in 2010, the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has implemented the Retention and Deletion policy for Suspicious Activity Reports. This sets the following criteria for the removal of SARs:</p><p> </p><p>o If definitive feedback is received from law enforcement end users that states a SAR is not connected with criminality, that SAR is deleted.</p><p>o Otherwise, the retention period for SARs is six years from the date of submission. After that time they are automatically deleted from the SARs database (ELMER) and other derivative systems, on a rolling daily deletion programme.</p><p>o When a SAR is deleted, an audit record showing the SAR Unique Reference Number (URN), date of creation and date of deletion is retained for all SARs. This record contains no personal data, but is used to confirm, if necessary, that a SAR has been submitted.</p><p>o There are occasions when, after six years, a SAR still forms part of an on-going case, investigation or appeal and is entirely the responsibility of the end user to ensure that copies of the required SARs are transferred to the investigating agency’s ‘case record’. The data control responsibility for those records is then transferred from the NCA to that agency.</p><p> </p><p>The UKFIU has access to the entire Elmer database, which includes ‘sensitive’ SARs such as those submitted on terrorism, integrity and some politically exposed persons.</p><p> </p><p>SARs are only directly available to agencies with officers with powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act, or under the Terrorism Act (for terrorist finance), and only with officers who have an accreditation enabling them to see SARs. All such access is governed by user agreements at both an agency and individual level. For other organisations to qualify for access to the non-sensitive version of ELMER, they must accept the terms of ‘The Organisation Agreement for Direct Access to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)’ which sets the objectives, responsibilities and conditions within which both the NCA and the end user must comply.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL29 more like this
HL30 more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.273Z
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731016
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 what policies apply to the removal of entries on the Elmer database. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>There are 2.11 million suspicious activity reports (SARs) on the Elmer database. These SARs remain on the system either as result of ongoing activity from a law enforcement agency, or because the SAR is within the six year period for which data can be held on Elmer, in line with the ECHR and Data Protection legislation. In 2015/16 the UKFIU received over 400,000 SARs. Each SAR may include detail of the activities of a number of persons, and it is therefore not possible to determine how many nominal subjects are within the database.</p><p> </p><p>Following the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry into Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism in July 2009, and the Information Commissioner’s review of the ELMER database in 2010, the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has implemented the Retention and Deletion policy for Suspicious Activity Reports. This sets the following criteria for the removal of SARs:</p><p> </p><p>o If definitive feedback is received from law enforcement end users that states a SAR is not connected with criminality, that SAR is deleted.</p><p>o Otherwise, the retention period for SARs is six years from the date of submission. After that time they are automatically deleted from the SARs database (ELMER) and other derivative systems, on a rolling daily deletion programme.</p><p>o When a SAR is deleted, an audit record showing the SAR Unique Reference Number (URN), date of creation and date of deletion is retained for all SARs. This record contains no personal data, but is used to confirm, if necessary, that a SAR has been submitted.</p><p>o There are occasions when, after six years, a SAR still forms part of an on-going case, investigation or appeal and is entirely the responsibility of the end user to ensure that copies of the required SARs are transferred to the investigating agency’s ‘case record’. The data control responsibility for those records is then transferred from the NCA to that agency.</p><p> </p><p>The UKFIU has access to the entire Elmer database, which includes ‘sensitive’ SARs such as those submitted on terrorism, integrity and some politically exposed persons.</p><p> </p><p>SARs are only directly available to agencies with officers with powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act, or under the Terrorism Act (for terrorist finance), and only with officers who have an accreditation enabling them to see SARs. All such access is governed by user agreements at both an agency and individual level. For other organisations to qualify for access to the non-sensitive version of ELMER, they must accept the terms of ‘The Organisation Agreement for Direct Access to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)’ which sets the objectives, responsibilities and conditions within which both the NCA and the end user must comply.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL28 more like this
HL30 more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.35Z
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731017
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 what agreements exist for the sharing of information held on the Elmer Database with other national and local government bodies. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>There are 2.11 million suspicious activity reports (SARs) on the Elmer database. These SARs remain on the system either as result of ongoing activity from a law enforcement agency, or because the SAR is within the six year period for which data can be held on Elmer, in line with the ECHR and Data Protection legislation. In 2015/16 the UKFIU received over 400,000 SARs. Each SAR may include detail of the activities of a number of persons, and it is therefore not possible to determine how many nominal subjects are within the database.</p><p> </p><p>Following the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry into Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism in July 2009, and the Information Commissioner’s review of the ELMER database in 2010, the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has implemented the Retention and Deletion policy for Suspicious Activity Reports. This sets the following criteria for the removal of SARs:</p><p> </p><p>o If definitive feedback is received from law enforcement end users that states a SAR is not connected with criminality, that SAR is deleted.</p><p>o Otherwise, the retention period for SARs is six years from the date of submission. After that time they are automatically deleted from the SARs database (ELMER) and other derivative systems, on a rolling daily deletion programme.</p><p>o When a SAR is deleted, an audit record showing the SAR Unique Reference Number (URN), date of creation and date of deletion is retained for all SARs. This record contains no personal data, but is used to confirm, if necessary, that a SAR has been submitted.</p><p>o There are occasions when, after six years, a SAR still forms part of an on-going case, investigation or appeal and is entirely the responsibility of the end user to ensure that copies of the required SARs are transferred to the investigating agency’s ‘case record’. The data control responsibility for those records is then transferred from the NCA to that agency.</p><p> </p><p>The UKFIU has access to the entire Elmer database, which includes ‘sensitive’ SARs such as those submitted on terrorism, integrity and some politically exposed persons.</p><p> </p><p>SARs are only directly available to agencies with officers with powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act, or under the Terrorism Act (for terrorist finance), and only with officers who have an accreditation enabling them to see SARs. All such access is governed by user agreements at both an agency and individual level. For other organisations to qualify for access to the non-sensitive version of ELMER, they must accept the terms of ‘The Organisation Agreement for Direct Access to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)’ which sets the objectives, responsibilities and conditions within which both the NCA and the end user must comply.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL28 more like this
HL29 more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.43Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:53:31.43Z
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731028
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the procedure for freelance public service interpreters and translators to apply for clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>An individual who is seeking to work with children or vulnerable adults may be eligible for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, eligibility for which is set out in Part V of the Police Act 1997. Eligibility takes into account the activities and circumstances under which the person is performing the role, and not necessarily the profession.</p><p>Interpreters and translators in certain public service positions may accordingly already be eligible for enhanced checks, for example those working within prisons or those working in certain roles with children or vulnerable adults. It is for an employer to satisfy themselves that the relevant position is eligible under the current legal provisions. Detailed guidance on eligibility is provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T15:39:36.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T15:39:36.363Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative treatment by police of (1) Muslims, and (2) non-Muslims, particularly in areas with large Muslim populations. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has made no such assessment. The police officer oath of attestation emphasises the responsibility of every officer to uphold fundamental human rights and treat all citizens – whatever their religion - with fairness and respect, while Police and Crime Commissioners have a responsibility to serve all citizens in their community with integrity and diligence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-27T11:09:04.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T11:09:04.18Z
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731073
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote freedom of religion and belief as part of (1) their Counter-Extremism Strategy, and (2) the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>This Government works to protect and promote pluralistic values – including freedom of religion and belief - through its Counter-Extremism Strategy. Faith communities are crucial to tackling hatred and intolerance. Through our ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme we are supporting partners across the country to challenge extremism – including faith groups.</p><p>Protecting freedom of religion and belief is also central to the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism and cuts across two of the four pillars of the UN Global CT Strategy: addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, and ensuring respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism.</p><p>The new Commission for Countering Extremism will also support our faith communities in stamping out extremism and promoting our fundamental values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T15:27:31.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T15:27:31.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers were admitted into the UK in each month from June 2015 to March 2017. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes the number of asylum applications received at ports each quarter by nationality in table as_01_q of the <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release. The latest figures are attached and are available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615150/asylum1-jan-mar-2017-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615150/asylum1-jan-mar-2017-tables</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Table as_01_q: Asylum applications from main applicants received at ports, Q1 2015 to Q1 2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Total applications</p></td><td><p>Applications received at ports</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015 Q1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,027</strong></p></td><td><p>579</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015 Q2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,279</strong></p></td><td><p>507</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015 Q3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,231</strong></p></td><td><p>792</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015 Q4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,196</strong></p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016 Q1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8,228</strong></p></td><td><p>924</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016 Q2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,810</strong></p></td><td><p>781</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016 Q3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,146</strong></p></td><td><p>1,021</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016 Q4</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,419</strong></p></td><td><p>1,160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017 Q1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6,516</strong></p></td><td><p>884</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Table Notes:</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Table as_01_q, <em>Immigration Statistics</em> Janurary to March 2017, Home Office</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>(1) These data are provisional and subject to update.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-30T12:06:20.533Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-30T12:06:20.533Z
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star this property title Table as 01-q : Immigration Stats Jan-March 2017 more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what level of benefits and other support is given to (1) single, and (2) married, asylum seekers each month after arriving in the UK. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Asylum seekers and their dependants who would otherwise be destitute are supported by the Home Office under the powers set out in section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.</p><p>The support usually consists of free furnished accommodation (with utility bills and council tax paid) and a weekly cash allowance to cover their other essential living needs. The current level of the allowance is £36.95 per week for each supported person in a household. Asylum seekers and their dependants who are accommodated by friends or relatives can apply to receive the cash allowance if they need help to cover their essential living needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T11:31:46.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T11:31:46.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this