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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2227 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100071
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the effectiveness of the combination of the Azure payment card and support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in enabling refused asylum seekers to meet their basic needs. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2277 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100072
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to abolish the Azure payment card and amend legislation to enable the provision of cash support for all refused asylum seekers until they are either given status in the United Kingdom or return to their country of origin. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2278 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL2277 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
43595
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to release any papers under the 30-year rule relating to the murder of Hilda Murrell on 21 March 1984 in Shropshire. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
star this property uin HL6088 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Any files held by the Government on the case will be considered for release <br />within the requirements and timescales set out in the Public Records Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
43620
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the countries of origin of the refugees accepted by the United Kingdom through the United Nations Gateway Protection Programme in (1) 2012, and (2) 2013. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL6113 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The countries of origin of refugees resettled through the Gateway Protection <br />Programme are as follows:<br /><br />2012 – Bhutan, Democratic Republic of Congo. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, <br />Sudan.<br /><br />2013 – Bhutan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia, <br />Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
44161
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what visa arrangements are made to allow academics from non-European Union countries who are invited to lecture or take part in research on a short-term basis to enter the United Kingdom; and whether those arrangements apply to their immediate family members. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL6117 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Academics can use the academic visitor route to carry out unpaid research for <br />up to 12 months provided they are on sabbatical leave from their overseas <br />academic institution. Academics can also speak at conferences provided it is a <br />not for profit venture. <br /><br />Academics can use the permitted paid engagement visitor route to give paid <br />lectures for up to 1 month. They must be invited by a UK Higher Education <br />Institution or a UK research or arts based organisation. <br /><br />Family members can apply as general visitors, or child visitors in the case <br />of children under 18 years, to accompany the main visitor to the UK. They <br />would be allowed to stay in the UK for up to 6 months, or 12 months where they are <br />accompanying an academic visitor.<br /><br />Academics who are employed to carry out paid research in the UK can do so under <br />the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange route for up to 24 months. They must <br />be sponsored by a UK Higher Education Institution. Their dependents can stay <br />with them and have the right to work.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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4151
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
44163
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received by United Kingdom entry clearance posts for adult dependant settlement visas from 31 July 2012, to the latest convenient date; and how many such visas were granted over the same period. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL6119 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information requested on entry clearance applications for adult dependent <br />relative settlement visas is not available and could only be obtained at <br />disproportionate cost by the examination of a significant number of individual <br />case records. <br /><br />The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on entry clearance visa <br />applications and resolutions (issued, refused, withdrawn and lapsed) by <br />category in table be_01_q (Before Entry tables volume 2) within the <br />‘Immigration Statistics' release. A copy of the latest release, ‘Immigration <br />Statistics September – December 2013' is available from the Library of the <br />House and from: <br />https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-stati<br />stics-quarterly-release.<br /><br />Within the table be_01_q , data relating to adult dependent relatives of a <br />British Citizen in the UK or a settled person in the UK are included in the <br />category ‘Family: Other (for immediate settlement)' but cannot be identified <br />separately.<br /><br />The Home Office is reviewing the collection of data relating to adult dependent <br />relative settlement visas. Data are being developed and, subject to resolving <br />any data quality/recording issues, it is planned to begin publishing data <br />specifically relating to adult dependent relative settlement visas later this <br />year.<br /><br />A manual review of the available management information to identify adult <br />dependent relative applications granted in the period from 1 November 2012 to <br />30 September 2013 indicates that 34 settlement visas were issued in that period <br />to an adult dependent relative under Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules. This <br />information is provisional and subject to change. Corresponding information on <br />applications is not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
44165
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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the findings of the review of the National Referral Mechanism; and how civil society groups are being involved in that review. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL6121 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>An announcement on the review of the National Referral Mechanism will be made <br />shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
44166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what the timeline will be for giving consideration to the forthcoming report of the Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill; and what further consultation will take place before the bill is introduced into Parliament. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL6122 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 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect the Modern Slavery Bill to be introduced to Parliament early in the <br />fourth session, subject to other Parliamentary business. </p><p>We will of course give the Joint Committee's report full and careful <br />consideration when it is published, and will continue to consult with <br />stakeholders as we consider the Committee's recommendations prior to <br />introduction of the Bill.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-26T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this