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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading EU Immigration more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the Islamic doctrine of hijrah for the United Kingdom and Europe in the context of increased migration from the Middle East and North Africa; and whether in the light of that assessment increased resources are being given to police and security agencies within the United Kingdom to manage any potential threat. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL2493 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 2015-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We work closely with our European partners to assess the threat we face from terrorism and to respond appropriately. This includes ensuring that appropriate screening processes are in place where necessary with regard to individuals entering and exiting our borders.</p><p>A Written Ministerial Statement in December 2013 confirmed that the police counter terrorism resource budget would be at least £564 million for 2014-15. A further Written Ministerial Statement in December 2014 confirmed at least the same amount would be available for 2015-16. In addition, HM Treasury has increased funding in 2015-16 for counter terrorism policing by a further £14.9 million to strengthen our capabilities in response to the increased threat from terrorism.</p><p>In the Summer Budget this year, the Chancellor announced that counter terrorism spending will be protected in real terms for the 2016/17 - 2020/21 Spending Review period. This demonstrates the Government’s commitment to providing the resources needed to tackle threats from terrorism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:25:29.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:25:29.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Kent 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 action they have taken, or propose to take, to support Kent County Council with the increased number of young people seeking asylum in Kent. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2558 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 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the outstanding work of Kent County Council in caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children, but believes a national response is required. We have offered additional funding to other Local Authorities willing to accept cases from Kent and are working closely with the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Children’s Services to finalise plans for a new scheme to disperse unaccompanied child asylum seekers to the care of other local authorities.</p><p>At the same time we continue to work with French authorities to monitor the pressures of illegal immigration at the UK border and work with port operators to bolster security. Significant investment has been made by the UK and French governments to provide additional security measures in Coquelles, including fencing, extra private security personnel, round-the-clock searching and additional French mobile policing units.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T12:33:47.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T12:33:47.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Voluntary Work 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 October (HL2365), what criteria they use to distinguish between volunteering and voluntary work. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2614 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The legal distinction between an employee and a volunteer is complex given the differences between the types of voluntary work and volunteering activities that individuals can be involved in. The principal difference is that volunteering must not amount to unpaid work or job substitution. In particular: there should be no payment, other than reasonable travel and meals expenditure actually incurred (not an allowance for the same); there should be no contractual obligations on the volunteer; the volunteer is helping a registered voluntary or charitable organisation (or organisation that raises funds for either); the volunteering is for a public sector organisation; and the volunteering is not a substitute for employment (i.e. fulfilling a role that a salaried worker would normally fulfil).</p><p>Although it is Home Office policy to support asylum seekers volunteering for charities or public sector organisations; we make it clear that it is the responsibility of any organisation considering recruiting volunteers to ensure that such activity does not constitute voluntary work or employment. Further guidance is available on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/handling-applications-for-permission-to-take-employment-instruction</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:50:36.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:50:36.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Nurses 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 will reconsider their proposal that nurses who are not United Kingdom citizens be deported if they are not earning £35,000 per annum after five years in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2615 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 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
star this property answer text <p>In 2012, the Government introduced new rules to break the link between coming to the UK to work and settling permanently. Under these rules, which take effect from 6 April 2016, non-EEA workers will need to earn at least £35,000 to remain permanently, in order to ensure that those who settle are those who make the greatest economic contribution to the United Kingdom. Those in PhD level occupations or whose roles are in shortage will be exempt from the £35,000 threshold. Workers who do not meet the settlement rules after six years will be expected to leave the UK when their visa expires.</p><p>On 15 October, the Home Secretary announced that nurses will be added to the Government’s Shortage Occupation List on a temporary basis, pending a full review by the independent Migration Advisory Committee. This will ease pressure on the NHS at a time when the Government is introducing tough new controls on costly agency spending. It will help the NHS improve continuity of care for patients, invest in the frontline and maintain safe staffing levels.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-30T14:54:22.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T14:54:22.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police: 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 what are the specific assessments made in the five-factor simplified model for assessing the need for police funding; and what evidence there is that that model is the best way to assess such funding needs. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL2629 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 2015-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The simplified model is based on an understanding of the drivers of crime and police demand and uses objective indicators based on demographic, socio-economic and environmental factors to determine force level allocations.</p><p>The simplified model is based on three broad elements that, while not themselves drivers of individual criminal activity, correlate highly and strongly with long term patterns of crime and overall police demand: • population levels; • the underlying characteristics of a local population; and • the environmental characteristics of police force areas</p><p>The Government has assessed the simplified model against five guiding principles – robustness, stability, transparency, incentives and future proofing – and has concluded that it meets those principles.</p><p>Public consultation on the model has now closed and we received over 1,700 responses. We are refining our proposed model in light of this feedback and are engaging further with Police and Crime Commissioners and forces as part of this process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T15:41:23.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T15:41:23.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum 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 any plans to locate asylum seekers in Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland; and if so, what discussions have taken place with the devolved administrations about the matter especially in relation to (1) the number of asylum seekers to be located, (2) the timetable for implementation, and (3) what monies will be provided from the Treasury to fund the locations. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL2647 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, introduced the policy of national dispersal and was designed to introduce an equitable distribution across the country such that no one area was overburdened by the obligation of supporting asylum seekers. In accordance with that Act a number of local authorities across the UK, including those within the devolved administrations, have volunteered to participate in accommodating asylum seekers. As part of the dispersal policy established in 2000, an advisory cluster limit was set by the Home Office at 1 asylum seeker for every 200 of the settled population.</p><p>We are aware that there has been an increase in the demand for accommodation from asylum seekers due to increased intake. We are currently working closely with accommodation providers and local authorities to widen existing dispersal areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T14:03:35.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T14:03:35.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Immigration Bail 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 how many applications for a bail address under section 4 of the Immigration Act 1999 have been (1) made, (2) granted, and (3) refused, in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL2667 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 2015-10-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the number of Section 4 Bail accommodation applications received in each of the last five years.</p><p>Refused Bail applications shows the number of individuals who have been informed by the Home Office that suitable accommodation cannot be found, not refused in principle to offer an address.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Application outcome</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of Bail Applications received</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3367</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3138</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3465</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3841</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3635</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of Bail addresses offered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2001</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1841</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2398</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2624</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2850</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of Refused Bail applications </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T17:49:36.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T17:49:36.677Z
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration in the report of the inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom published in March 2015 that the wording of the Government’s policy on the detention of individuals with mental illnesses should be changed to that which was in place before August 2010. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL2668 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>Stephen Shaw CBE, the former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales, has recently submitted his review into the welfare of vulnerable immigration detainees, including those with mental health difficulties and those who claim to have been victims of torture. He has recently submitted his report to Ministers at the Home Office and Department of Health. His findings are being carefully considered. The report will be published in due course by laying it before Parliament, alongside the Government’s response to the recommendations.</p><p>Doctors working in immigration removal centres have been reminded of the need to use the definition of torture set out in the case of R (EO &amp; Ors) v SSHD [2013] EWHC 1236 (Admin) when completing reports under Rule 35(3) of the Detention Centre Rules 2001.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2669 more like this
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less than 2015-11-02T12:16:08.853Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T12:16:08.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2652
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which medical professionals are using the definition of torture as defined in <i>R (EO &amp; Ors) v SSHD</i> [2013] EWHC 1236 (Admin) when completing Rule 35 reports in respect of persons in immigration detention. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL2669 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 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>Stephen Shaw CBE, the former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales, has recently submitted his review into the welfare of vulnerable immigration detainees, including those with mental health difficulties and those who claim to have been victims of torture. He has recently submitted his report to Ministers at the Home Office and Department of Health. His findings are being carefully considered. The report will be published in due course by laying it before Parliament, alongside the Government’s response to the recommendations.</p><p>Doctors working in immigration removal centres have been reminded of the need to use the definition of torture set out in the case of R (EO &amp; Ors) v SSHD [2013] EWHC 1236 (Admin) when completing reports under Rule 35(3) of the Detention Centre Rules 2001.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2668 more like this
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less than 2015-11-02T12:16:09.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T12:16:09.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2652
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star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme resettlement programme for Syrian refugees will affect the acceptance of and support for refugees from (1) Syria, and (2) other countries, whose applications are not within the programme. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL2670 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 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Asylum applications received from Syrian nationals who have not been brought to the UK as recognised refugees under the scheme will be processed in the normal manner. If they are found to have a genuine fear of persecution they will be granted asylum in the UK.</p><p>The UK will also deal with asylum applications from nationals of other countries in the normal way and the VPR scheme will not affect acceptance or support of those who are recognised as refugees here.</p><p>The VPR scheme, furthermore, does not impact on the Gateway or Mandate refugee schemes and the UK will continue to run these schemes together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T17:08:26.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T17:08:26.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this