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star this property date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Compass Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 the level of hotel use to house asylum seekers is in each local authority area. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 32195 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 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Under the COMPASS contracts, providers are allowed to use contingency accommodation to cope with unanticipated increase in demand, but we have made clear to providers that this is only ever acceptable in exceptional situations and asylum seekers must be moved to appropriate longer term accommodation as soon as possible. Providers will inform local authorities about short term contingency accommodation prior to its use.</p><p>Our records indicate that there are currently 22 hotels in use across 10 local authorities. This is provisional management information that is subject to daily change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics</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 2016-04-11T16:13:27.06Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T16:13:27.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
star this property tabling member
4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
485715
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Applications more like this
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 mechanisms her Department has in place to determine the geographic distribution of asylum seekers awaiting decisions on asylum applications. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 32286 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 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 introduced the policy of national dispersal, designed to share the impact of asylum seekers across the whole of the UK. Asylum seekers are housed across the UK under voluntary agreements between national government and local authorities that have been in place since 2000.</p><p>We work to a maximum agreed dispersal ratio of 1:200 asylum seekers per head of total population. We are proactively engaging with all areas that to date have not participated in asylum dispersal with a view to negotiating voluntary agreements to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T13:56:36.72Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T13:56:36.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
485720
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Housing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 steps she is taking to reduce the number of asylum seekers placed in hotels while awaiting decisions on asylum applications. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 32287 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 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>We have continued to make clear to our providers that the use of hotels is only acceptable as a short-term contingency arrangement and we are supporting all measures being pursued by providers to increase procurement to provide sufficient accommodation as a matter of urgency.</p><p>With the support of local authorities we, and our housing providers, are engaging with areas that to date have not participated in asylum dispersal with a view to negotiating voluntary agreements to do so. We are also working through a range of other options for accommodating asylum seekers safely and securely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T13:46:18.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T13:46:18.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
518279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Eritrea more like this
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 assessment she has made of the effect of the findings of the Government's Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015, published on 21 April 2016, on her Department's country guidance on people from Eritrea seeking asylum in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 36796 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>We are currently updating our September 2015 country information and guidance on handling asylum claims made by Eritrean nationals.</p><p>The revised guidance will be based on an assessment of a range of sources including the Foreign Office’s Human Rights and Democracy Report 2015 as well as recent publications by Amnesty International and the findings of a Home Office fact finding mission to Eritrea undertaken in February 2016.</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 2016-05-12T09:46:21.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T09:46:21.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
518280
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Detainees: Eritrea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how many people from Eritrea are currently held in immigration detention centres in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 36797 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>As at 31 December 2015, there were 20 Eritrean nationals in detention in the UK. The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK within Immigration Statistics. Information on those in detention by nationality is available in the latest release, Immigration Statistics: October to December 2015, table dt_13_q from GOV.UK on the statistics web pages at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</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 2016-05-12T10:38:16.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:38:16.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
518281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Deportation: Eritrea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how many adults from Eritrea who previously applied for asylum as unaccompanied children were served with removal directions in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 36798 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Our records indicate that fewer than a total of 5 adults from Eritrea who previously applied for asylum as unaccompanied children were served with removal directions from 2013 to 2015.</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 2016-05-12T10:24:28.067Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:24:28.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
518282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Eritrea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 (a) translation services and (b) other specialist provisions the Government provides to unaccompanied asylum seeking children from Eritrea. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 36799 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>All unaccompanied asylum seeking children, including those from Eritrea, are provided with an interpreter where necessary, access to legal advice, and are referred to the Refugee Council children’s panel.</p><p>Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are placed in the care of local authority children’s services and have access to the same support as all other looked after children.</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 2016-05-12T10:53:43.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:53:43.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
520882
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Eritrea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 Answer of 12 May 2016 to Question 36796, when she expects to publish the updated country information and guidance on handling asylum claims made by Eritrean nationals. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 37911 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
star this property answer text <p>We intend to publish revised country information and guidance on handling claims made by Eritrean nationals in the near future.</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 2016-06-06T16:25:39.907Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T16:25:39.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4316
star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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: Eritrea more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 new guidance issued by the Upper Tribunal on Eritrea on 10 October 2016, what steps she will take to update her Department's travel guidance on that country. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 49835 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 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>We will this week publish a country policy and information note on Eritrea updated in light of the Upper Tribunal’s determination in the Eritrea country guidance of MST and Others, which was handed down to respective parties on 7 October and published on 10 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T16:46:24.797Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T16:46:24.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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 Refugees: Syria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 resources the Government will make available to local authorities to assist the housing of refugees from Syria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian C. Lucas more like this
star this property uin 10874 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 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK has established networks to accommodate and support resettled people. An increase in numbers will require an expansion of current networks. We are working with a wide range of partners including local authorities to ensure people are integrated sensitively into local communities. We are working closely with the Local Government Association on how the funding for this will operate.</p><p>The first 12 months of each refugee’s resettlement costs will be met from the UK’s growing overseas aid budget. After year one we will also provide additional funding to assist with costs incurred in future years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2015-11-03T16:53:36.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T16:53:36.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this