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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to (a) the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund and (b) other sources of funding available to his Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to develop and implement new guidance on the conduct of asylum interviews, and how the effectiveness of that guidance is being monitored and evaluated; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189650 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it and this Government is committed to delivering a fair and humane asylum system.</p><p>We recognise that asylum interviews are a vital part of the asylum process, ensuring that decision makers have available all relevant evidence so that they can make an informed decision. To that end, we have published detailed Home Office policy guidance setting out how caseworkers are expected to conduct asylum interviews, which was developed in collaboration with external partners, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). We are currently reviewing this policy and intend to publish a revised version by the end of the year.</p><p>We systematically assess the quality of asylum decisions against a detailed audit framework drawn up in consultation with external partners, including the UNHCR, which includes checks on compliance with existing asylum policies and relevant case law.</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 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
444286
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unstar this property date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Statement of 11 January 2016 on the Smith Commission Agreement, HCWS458, what the (a) dates, (b) minutes and (c) outcomes was of any discussions or meeting held since 28 November 2014 on issues relating to asylum seekers with (i) Home Office Ministers and (ii) Ministers or Officials of the Scottish Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 22198 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 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p>In the period since the Smith Commission, the UK and Scottish Governments have had regular meetings to discuss issues relating to asylum seekers. These have included discussions on the non-legislative proposals from the Commission, and a demonstration for Scottish Government officials of the asylum process at the Home Office in Glasgow. This cross-government work with the Scottish Government on asylum issues is on-going.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T16:11:08.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T16:11:08.04Z
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1512
star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
447431
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unstar this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Scotland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2016 to Question 22198, on asylum, what the (a) dates, (b) minutes and (c) outcomes were of the discussions referred to in that answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 24000 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The West Coast main line was closed between Glasgow and Carlisle on 31 December 2015. Since then, Ministers in the Scotland Office and the Department for Transport have sought to assure themselves that all appropriate steps are being taken to repair Lamington Viaduct and to mitigate the impact of the closure of the line for rail users.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">I refer the honourable Gentleman to my answer of 20 January 2016 and to my Written Ministerial Statement of 11 January 2016, which sets out the progress on this issue.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T15:33:20.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:33:20.877Z
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less than 2016-02-10T09:52:09.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T09:52:09.613Z
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1512
star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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1512
star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522164
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 measures are in place to ensure that the appropriate health services, mental health services and sexual health services are available to asylum seekers dispersed to (a) current dispersal areas, (b) new dispersal areas and (c) Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38920 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office maintains an active partnership with local governments across the UK, including those in Scotland, and funds Strategic Migration Partnerships to plan for the most appropriate dispersal of asylum seekers. The partnerships consider the impact on communities and local services so that adjustments to dispersal patterns can be made where appropriate.</p><p>Free access to NHS healthcare is provided to asylum seekers. Asylum Health Teams are commissioned by NHS England and Scotland to provide healthcare and screening. Strategic Migration Partnerships work with Care Commissioning Groups to plan for the health care needs of asylum seekers in their regions.</p><p>All children are entitled to free primary and secondary education. To enable access to education, internal checks are in place to triage applications involving children of school age for priority dispersal into permanent accommodation. Strategic Migration Partnerships discuss education provision as part of their local authority engagement. Asylum seekers are able to access legal advice via the Legal Aid system and are provided details of local solicitors as part of their induction into their dispersal region.</p><p>Local authorities are consulted before asylum seekers are placed in their area, so that the potential impact on communities and local services is fully considered. During discussions on widening dispersal in Scotland we are and will continue to ensure that Local Authority leads and partners on health and education, as well as the Scottish Government and the Scottish Law Society, are involved to address any concerns and to ensure the close and successful partnership working in Glasgow is replicated elsewhere.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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38917 more like this
38919 more like this
38940 more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T13:23:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T13:23:39.297Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522166
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions took place between December 2015 and May 2016 between Ministers and (b) officials of her Department with the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Law Society of Scotland on plans to widen asylum dispersal in Scotland; and whether any further such discussions are planned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38918 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 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently exploring the widening of dispersal agreements across all Scottish Local Authorities on a voluntary basis.</p><p>Once new dispersal agreements have been agreed and the location and likely demand for legal services is known, we will seek to meet with the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Scottish Law Society on the proposals. Similar discussions will also be held with Migrant Help and other Non-Government Organisations to discuss provision of service and support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-06-09T11:56:00.953Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T11:56:00.953Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522168
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 measures are in place to ensure that local communities are involved and considered in discussions on the dispersal of asylum seekers to (a) current dispersal areas, (b) new dispersal areas and (c) Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38940 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office maintains an active partnership with local governments across the UK, including those in Scotland, and funds Strategic Migration Partnerships to plan for the most appropriate dispersal of asylum seekers. The partnerships consider the impact on communities and local services so that adjustments to dispersal patterns can be made where appropriate.</p><p>Free access to NHS healthcare is provided to asylum seekers. Asylum Health Teams are commissioned by NHS England and Scotland to provide healthcare and screening. Strategic Migration Partnerships work with Care Commissioning Groups to plan for the health care needs of asylum seekers in their regions.</p><p>All children are entitled to free primary and secondary education. To enable access to education, internal checks are in place to triage applications involving children of school age for priority dispersal into permanent accommodation. Strategic Migration Partnerships discuss education provision as part of their local authority engagement. Asylum seekers are able to access legal advice via the Legal Aid system and are provided details of local solicitors as part of their induction into their dispersal region.</p><p>Local authorities are consulted before asylum seekers are placed in their area, so that the potential impact on communities and local services is fully considered. During discussions on widening dispersal in Scotland we are and will continue to ensure that Local Authority leads and partners on health and education, as well as the Scottish Government and the Scottish Law Society, are involved to address any concerns and to ensure the close and successful partnership working in Glasgow is replicated elsewhere.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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38917 more like this
38919 more like this
38920 more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T13:23:38.997Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T13:23:38.997Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522172
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 measures are in place to ensure that the appropriate educational provision is in place for asylum seekers dispersed to (a) current dispersal areas, (b) new dispersal areas and (c) Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38919 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office maintains an active partnership with local governments across the UK, including those in Scotland, and funds Strategic Migration Partnerships to plan for the most appropriate dispersal of asylum seekers. The partnerships consider the impact on communities and local services so that adjustments to dispersal patterns can be made where appropriate.</p><p>Free access to NHS healthcare is provided to asylum seekers. Asylum Health Teams are commissioned by NHS England and Scotland to provide healthcare and screening. Strategic Migration Partnerships work with Care Commissioning Groups to plan for the health care needs of asylum seekers in their regions.</p><p>All children are entitled to free primary and secondary education. To enable access to education, internal checks are in place to triage applications involving children of school age for priority dispersal into permanent accommodation. Strategic Migration Partnerships discuss education provision as part of their local authority engagement. Asylum seekers are able to access legal advice via the Legal Aid system and are provided details of local solicitors as part of their induction into their dispersal region.</p><p>Local authorities are consulted before asylum seekers are placed in their area, so that the potential impact on communities and local services is fully considered. During discussions on widening dispersal in Scotland we are and will continue to ensure that Local Authority leads and partners on health and education, as well as the Scottish Government and the Scottish Law Society, are involved to address any concerns and to ensure the close and successful partnership working in Glasgow is replicated elsewhere.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
38917 more like this
38920 more like this
38940 more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T13:23:39.233Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T13:23:39.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522173
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 3 May 2016, Official Report, column 45WH, on asylum seeker dispersal, if she will provide the names of the (a) 103 local authorities that are currently asylum dispersal areas, (b) 20 local authorities signed up to be asylum dispersal areas and (c) 28 local authorities that her Department is in discussions with to become asylum dispersal areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38939 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Recently published Home Office data confirms that, as at the end of March 2016 there were 107 local authorities accommodating dispersed asylum seekers. This data can be accessed via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2016/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2016/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p><p>Not all dispersal areas are currently housing asylum seekers; future published data will detail new dispersal areas as asylum seekers are dispersed to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T12:39:21.647Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T12:39:21.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522198
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unstar this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 3 May 2016, Official Report, column 45WH, on asylum seeker dispersal policy, if she will publish the template letter she plans to send to leaders of local authorities on widening dispersal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38749 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 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to work closely with a wide range of local authorities across the UK to increase the number of areas that accommodate and support people seeking asylum and protection.</p><p>I am reassured that the number of local authorities participating in the dispersal scheme continues to increase. I intend therefore only to write to specific local authority leaders if progress is unsatisfactory.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T09:54:56.34Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T09:54:56.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522646
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-03more like thismore than 2016-06-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, if she will develop a coordinated refugee dispersal policy with (a) all nations of the UK, (b) other government departments and (c) local government incorporating the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme, the dispersal and transfer of unaccompanied children and the Compass Contracts for accommodation of asylum seekers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 38960 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 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government has been co-ordinating the dispersal of asylum and resettlement schemes for many years and we will continue to ensure that all refugees are provided with appropriate care, regardless of their route to the UK.</p><p>Our existing policies are aimed at ensuring an equitable distribution of asylum seekers and refugees across the country so that no individual local authority bears a disproportionate share of the burden. However, we recognise that the development of existing schemes will require an expansion of current networks and the impact on local communities and infrastructure will need to be managed carefully to ensure that no local authority is required to take more than they can support.</p><p>That is why the Home Office is working closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Education to ensure consultation with local authorities is consistent and co-ordinated across all resettlement and relocation programmes. The Home Office will continue to maintain an active partnership with local governments across the whole of the UK, and funds Strategic Migration Partnerships to plan for the most appropriate dispersal of asylum seekers. The partnerships consider the impact s of these different schemes so that adjustments to dispersal patterns can be made to ensure that people continue to be integrated sensitively into local communities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2016-06-09T15:00:34.207Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T15:00:34.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this