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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading British Nationality: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status and citizenship of children born while overseas to (1) British nationals, and (2) those with permanent residence or indefinite leave to remain in the UK, in particular where their mothers had left the UK for more than a short holiday or visit. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A child who is of the first generation born overseas to a British citizen will be a British citizen by descent. A child of a subsequent generation born over-seas will not automatically be a British citizen, but has a statutory entitlement to register as such where close ties to the UK are retained.</p><p><br>There are exceptions to this position where the parent is based overseas undertaking activities such as Crown Service.</p><p><br>A child born overseas to a person who holds either indefinite leave to remain or permanent residence will not acquire British citizenship. Where the child does not have the ability to return to the UK in their own right, then there are provisions under which a child can seek to accompany a settled or EEA parent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:40:49.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:40:49.18Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children, in addition to those admitted under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, (1) have arrived in the UK since the passage of that Act from (a) Europe, and (b) outside of Europe; and (2) how many were received by (i) hospitals, (ii) local authorities, (iii) their own families, and (iv) other carers. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL638 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-02-04more like thismore than 2020-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of asylum claims lodged by unaccompanied children in each quarter, and the number of children resettled in the UK (not broken down by unaccompanied / accompanied) is available in the Home Office’s published immigration statistics - <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/848254/asylum-applications-datasets-sep-2019.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/848254/asylum-applications-datasets-sep-2019.xlsx</a>.</p><p>These statistics include the nationality of asylum claimants but not the country from which they arrived, which would only be available at disproportionate cost. In addition, the exact location of where each child is first encountered is not recorded centrally. Irrespective of where unaccompanied children first present, a local authority will assess whether they need to be provided with support under the Children Act 1989.</p><p>The Home Office also publishes information on the number of asylum claimants transferred to the UK from EU Member States under the Dublin Regulation - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781310/asylum5-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781310/asylum5-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name asylum-applications-datasets-sep-2019 (1).xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Asylum-applications-datasets-sep-2019.xlsx. more like this
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star this property file name asylum5-dec-2018-tables (1).xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Asylum - Dec 2018 - Tables more like this
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less than 2020-02-04T17:36:43.02Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-04T17:36:43.02Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Decriminalisation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review their policy on illegal drugs, following the decriminalisation of such drugs in many jurisdictions including parts of North and South America. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17754 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to legalise illicit drugs. There is a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence to show that controlled drugs are harmful and can damage people's mental and physical health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Greek Islands more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the resettlement of vulnerable children and unaccompanied minors from the Greek Islands. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government provides a number of schemes that offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. In total, the UK provided protection to over 7,000 children in the year ending June 2019, and 39,500 since the start of 2010, and in every year since 2016, the UK resettled more refugees from outside Europe than any other EU member state. In the year ending June 2019 the UK received 3,496 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. In 2018, the UK received 15% of all asylum claims from unaccompanied children in the EU, representing the third highest intake country.</p><p>We remain absolutely committed to transferring the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We have been making further progress with participating States, including Greece, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to the commitment to transfer 480 children.</p><p>Until the UK leaves the EU, we remain fully committed to the timely and efficient operation of the Dublin III Regulation including the provisions determining responsibility for examining the claims of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Officials continue to work closely with Member States, including partners in Greece, to ensure the safe transfer of children under this Regulation.</p><p>Under Section 17 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act, we are committed to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU allowing for the family re-union of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, where it is in their best interests, once we leave the EU. We are ready to engage with the EU and with Member States on this matter and will endeavour to negotiate such an agreement as soon as possible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:49:38.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:49:38.083Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Appeals more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of asylum cases were reversed on appeal in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL261 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-23more like thismore than 2020-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on asylum appeals determined in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</p><p>Data on the number of asylum appeals lodged and determined (allowed or dismissed) are published in tables Asy_D06 and Asy_D07 of the ‘asylum appeals lodged and determined datasets’.</p><p>Information on how to use the dataset can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook. The latest data relates to the year ending September 2019. Additionally, the Home Office publishes a high-level overview of the data in the ‘summary tables’. The ‘contents’ sheet contains an overview of all available data on asylum and resettlement.</p><p>Information on future Home Office statistical release dates can be found in the ‘Research and statistics calendar’https://www.gov.uk/search/research-and-statistics?keywords=immigration&amp;content_store_document_type=upcoming_statistics&amp;organisations%5B%5D=home-office&amp;order=relevance</p><p>A summary of the data on appeals, taken from the summary tables, can be found in Annex A.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-23T17:36:02.517Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-23T17:36:02.517Z
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star this property file name Annex A- HL261.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Annex A - Summary Tables more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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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 how many people who are subject to immigration removal are currently held in prisons in England and Wales; and what are the (1) maximum, and (2) mean, periods for which they have been so held. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes quarterly statistics on the number of foreign nationals detained under immigration powers in prisons including the length of detention.</p><p>Providing the complete information requested would exceed the word limit for responses to written parliamentary questions and therefore please see the attached tables.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/803188/detention-mar-2019-tables.ods</a></p><p>The Ministry of Justice also publish quarterly statistics on the prison population which can be found by accessing the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Detention Tables - March 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Detention Tables - March 2019 more like this
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star this property file name Population - March 2019.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title MOJ Population March 2019 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:50:38.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:50:38.07Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HLWS1504), whether they expect local authorities will offer extra placements to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC); and whether offers from individual British families to adopt or to foster UASC will be taken up. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office recognises the highly valuable work that local authorities undertake in supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and that is why we significantly increased the funding paid as a contribution to their costs. It is hoped that this will enable more local authorities to feel able to offer placements for vulnerable UASC, and we will be working with them and partners to encourage this.</p><p>It is unlikely that adoption will be an appropriate option for unaccompanied children. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as well as other humanitarian charities, advise that no new adoption applications should be considered in the period after a disaster or fleeing from war. It is not uncommon for children in these circumstances to be temporarily separated from their parents or other family members who may be looking for them. Efforts to reunite children with relatives or extended family should therefore be given priority.</p><p>Foster parents are recruited by fostering services which include local authorities or independent fostering agencies. The decision to let someone foster a child, including UASC, is a very important one to get right. Anyone who wants to become a foster parent must undergo a full assessment and be approved by a fostering service before any child can be placed in their care. Regulations set out in detail the requirements of the approval process, including the information that must be collected in the assessment and the requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In 2013 Department for Education streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers, introducing a two-stage process to ensure efficiency and transparency.</p><p>Existing foster parents may also be able to provide suitable homes for unaccompanied children and over the past two years the Department for Education has funded over 2000 training places for existing foster parents and support workers who wish to care for UASC, with places being prioritised for local authorities participating in the National Transfer Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Undocumented Migrants: France more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they, together with the government of France, are taking to ensure that refugees and migrants, including unaccompanied children, living near Calais and Dunkirk receive practical help and protection. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK and France enjoy a special relationship based on shared values and priorities, including promoting the rule of law, protecting the rights of individuals and ensuring the security of our citizens.</p><p><br>As part of the Sandhurst Treaty, signed between the UK and France on 18 January 2018, both parties agreed to further enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including illegal migration and asylum. The commitments set out in the Sandhurst Treaty improve joint working with France and support the delivery of existing obligations under the Dublin Regulation and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.</p><p><br>In order to implement the terms of the Sandhurst Treaty, the UK made a commitment of £45.5 million. This funding package has been allocated to a variety of projects, including improvements to improving access to French domestic asylum procedures and ensuring that vulnerable migrants are provided with the support and care that they require.</p><p><br>Within this package, £3.6 million was specifically allocated to funding the development of the Dublin process to support transfers of eligible children to the UK, including training for those working with unaccompanied children, family tracing and targeted information campaigns. This full package of £3.6 million was paid to the French Government at the end of 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:35:54.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:35:54.163Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Greek Islands: Immigrants more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to Greece to speed up the movement of refugees and migrants from camps on the Aegean islands to the mainland. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a strong bilateral relationship with Greece and continues to offer support and exchange expertise on effective migration management to alleviate the pressures on the islands. As part of this, the Home Office continues to provide interpreters to support the essential work of the Greek Reception and Identification Service alongside taking steps to strengthen joint efforts to tackle organised immigration crime.</p><p>Border Force also continues to deploy a Cutter in the Aegean to support vital search and rescue operations; since May 2015 Border Force Cutters deployed to the Aegean have rescued over 16,600 migrants attempting the dangerous journey to reach the islands.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T17:42:41.057Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T17:42:41.057Z
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2018
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star this property date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the pledges by EU member states to re-settle 30,000 refugees in 2020, what steps they intend to take to encourage non-EU member states to make similar pledges. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is strongly committed to supporting refugees, including through humanitarian assistance abroad and refugee resettlement to the UK. Nearly 23,000 refugees have been resettled under our schemes since the expansion of our efforts in September 2015.</p><p>The UK actively works to support other states, including non-EU member states, to participate in refugee resettlement through multilateral fora and by directly sharing technical expertise.</p><p>For instance, the UK chaired last year’s Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement where UNHCR’s 3-year strategy to increase resettlement and complementary pathways was launched; a key tool in encouraging more countries to increase the quantity and quality of resettlement. The UK also supports both EU and Non-EU states in developing community sponsorship schemes, including through co-chairing the community sponsorship ‘States Network’ launched at the Global Refugee Forum in December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T17:40:59.95Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T17:40:59.95Z
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