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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
answering body
House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept id 18 more like this
answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
hansard heading Parliamentary Tours more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will consult all Members on the decision of the Administration Committee to alter the way in-House guided tours are delivered before that decision is implemented. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 131407 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
answer text <p>The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies.</p><p>The current contract with Blue Badge Guides to deliver commercial guided tours in Parliament ends in October 2018. Even if no changes were made to the way guided tours are delivered under procurement law the contract would need to be retendered through open competition, with no guarantees that the current provider would be successful.</p><p>The decision was made following thorough scrutiny of three options, including keeping the current system as it is. The business case in favour of the chosen option was approved because it will simplify the management of our tours operation as a whole, maintain consistent quality across all types of tours offered, create 28 new full-time and part-time jobs, end Parliament’s use of casual workers with no guaranteed hours, and also save a modest amount of taxpayers’ money.</p><p>The decision has been taken, and all efforts are now focussed on the important task of delivery of the agreed changes in 2018. Member engagement in the implementation of the new model is welcomed and Members can do so by contacting Amy Pitts, Director of Visitor and Retail Services, or John Thursfield, Guided Tours Review Project Manager.</p>
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Z
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
previous answer version
46740
answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
answering member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
175220
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
answering body
Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept id 9 more like this
answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Commissioners have spent on the Employment Tribunal action by the Reverend Mark Sharpe against the Bishop of Worcester and the Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 221769 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
answer text <p><strong><em>Owing to ongoing legal proceedings, the Church Commissioners are unable to comment on this case at present.</em></strong></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Banbury more like this
answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-27T10:42:56.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T10:42:56.45Z
answering member
93
label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522173
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 38939 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T12:39:21.647Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T12:39:21.647Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
522198
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 38749 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
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
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-27T09:54:56.34Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T09:54:56.34Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, whether the Government plans to publish the outcome of its assessment of the equality impacts of the Compass contracts. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 62691 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
grouped question UIN
62661 more like this
62690 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, what plans the Government has to include the number of asylum seekers in temporary accommodation in its future quarterly statistical releases. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 62690 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
grouped question UIN
62661 more like this
62691 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003586
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 189650 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
598292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Compass Contracts more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has carried out a (a) policy equality statement, (b) equality impact assessment or (c) any equality monitoring on its contracts with Compass to provide accommodation to asylum seekers since those contracts were signed in 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 47816 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
answer text <p>The Home Office is currently considering any equality impacts as part of the wider considerations as to whether to extend the asylum support and accommodation contracts for the period from 2017-19.</p><p>The Home Office takes its equality duty seriously and engages regularly with Non-Governmental Organisations and its contractors to ensure that support and accommodation for asylum seekers meets the needs of individual service users.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Z
answering member
1562
label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1077153
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Overseas Students: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether students arriving at Scottish universities under the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme would have to apply for a Tier 4 visa mid-way through their studies in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 225480 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
answer text <p><br>The Government has regular contact with representatives of the higher education sector, and the Scottish Government, and will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders during the course of our 12 month engagement with stakeholders on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system.</p><p>Securing a deal with the European Union remains the Government’s top priority. However, it is prudent to plan for every scenario</p><p>The Government has been consistently clear that once the UK has left the EU, free movement will end. In a no-deal scenario a temporary, transitional arrangement will be implemented until the future skills-based immigration system comes into force.</p><p>In this scenario, once free movement has ended, EEA citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now during the transition period, for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. If EEA citizens want to stay in the UK for more than three months, they will need to apply in the UK within this time for European Temporary Leave to Remain, which may be granted for a further 36 months.</p><p>This arrangement should cater for the needs of the majority of international students. However, we do recognise that there are a number of students for whose studies are longer than three years, including some studying at Scottish universities.</p><p>In the event of no deal, EEA citizens wishing to come to the UK to study for more than three years could obtain European Temporary Leave to Remain and, at the conclusion of the period of leave, apply for a student visa under the future immigration system.</p><p>Alternatively, the student could apply at the outset for a Tier 4 visa under the existing system which would enable them to secure leave covering the entire duration of their studies. We have been very clear that there will continue to be no limit on the number of international students who can come to study in the UK.</p>
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
grouped question UIN
225477 more like this
225478 more like this
225479 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.63Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
458926
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Scotland more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to exercise her powers under section 101(3) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 only with the agreement of Ministers of the Scottish Government, as set out under section 101(7) of that Act. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 30428 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-15more like thismore than 2016-03-15
answer text <p>Asylum seekers are housed across the UK under voluntary agreements between national government and local authorities that have been in place since 2000.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>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. We continue to work closely with a wide range of local authorities, including those in Scotland, to increase the number of areas that voluntarily accommodate and support people seeking asylum and protection – every local authority is encouraged to contribute.</p><p>There are powers in the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to designate areas of the country as “reception zones” if it is believed that a local authority covering the particular area has suitable housing that can used to accommodate destitute asylum seekers. The Home Office has not used these powers, but would consult fully with local authorities and Ministers of the Scottish Government if they were minded to use them.</p>
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-15T14:27:58.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-15T14:27:58.933Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this