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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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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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 what is the total amount of unspent credit which has been removed from Azure card users as a result of the card's £5 carry-over limit. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Approximately £850,000 of credit has not been used since the card was introduced in December 2009 for this reason.</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 2014-11-18T15:21:09.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:21:09.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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
star 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 which (1) food, and (2) non-food, outlets are part of the azure card scheme; and whether they have plans to expand that list. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6629 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 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Azure Card is already accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, the Co-operative, Boots, Peacocks, Early Learning Centre, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. <br><br>There are ongoing discussions with other retail outlets who may be interested in joining the scheme.</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 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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
star 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 proportion of asylum applications were granted (1) in the first instance, and (2) after some form of appeal, in each year since 2010. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6630 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 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the total number of asylum applications received in each year since 2010, and the proportion of asylum applicants in the first instance that were (1)(i) granted asylum, (ii) granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave or Other Grants, and after some form of appeal were (2)(i) granted asylum, (ii) granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave or Other Grants, as at May 2013 when the statistics were compiled.<br><br>Figures for 2013 will be published at the end of August 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><strong>Proportion of asylum applicants granted (1) in the first instance and (2) after some form of appeal</strong></td></tr><tr><td><strong>Year of application</strong></td><td><strong>Total main applicants</strong></td><td><strong>(1)(i)<br>% granted asylum in the first instance</strong></td><td><strong>(1)(ii)<br>% granted HP/DL/Other Grants in the first instance</strong></td><td><strong>(2)(i)<br>% granted asylum after appeal</strong></td><td><strong>(2)(ii)<br>% granted HP/DL/Other Grants after appeal</strong></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2010</strong></td><td><strong>17,916</strong></td><td>16.5</td><td>7.0</td><td>11.9</td><td>1.8</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2011</strong></td><td><strong>19,865</strong></td><td>23.2</td><td>6.2</td><td>9.9</td><td>1.3</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2012</strong></td><td><strong>21,843</strong></td><td>23.3</td><td>3.5</td><td>6.8</td><td>0.8</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">Source: Table as_06 Outcome analysis of asylum applications, as at May 2013</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">HP Humanitarian Protection</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">DL Discretionary Leave</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">The analysis of the outcomes of asylum applications are the recorded outcomes of the group (or cohort) of applicants in any one year, as at a particular time. A proportion of applications made in each of the years provided will be awaiting the outcome of an initial decision or an appeal. Applications from earlier years will inherently have had longer for the case to be processed than those from more recent years. This dataset is updated, in full, annually.</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>There are a large variety of routes that an asylum application can take to a final asylum outcome. As a consequence, analysis of the outcomes of asylum applications in any one year requires interpretation for a small percentage of cases. This interpretation is undertaken consistently by established computer code. The proportions and underlying figures for final outcomes of the analysis of applications for the group (or cohort) of applicants in any one year, are therefore estimated.</p><p>The Home Office publishes statistics on the outcome of asylum applications in Table as_06 (Asylum data tables Volume 1) of Immigration Statistics. The latest release Immigration Statistics October to December 2013 is available from:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2013</a> and from the Library of the House.</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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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
star 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, further to the judgment issued on 9 April by Mr Justice Popplewell in Refugee Action v Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether they have any plans to establish an inquiry into the way asylum support rates are calculated. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government plans to review asylum support rates. That review will take account of the judgment and other information. The review will be completed by 9 August 2014.</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 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
star 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 analysis they have made of the report Cedars: two years on by Barnardo's; and what plans they have to implement the recommendations made in that report. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6877 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office welcomes Barnardo's report which highlights the significant improvements that have been made to the family returns process, the reduction in the numbers of children held with their families for immigration purposes and the fact that the accommodation at Cedars is used as a last resort. <br><br>The Home Office is carefully considering the report and its recommendations. The recommendation for risk assessment for the use of personal protection clothing is already part of operational visit planning and changes to the contract with the escort supplier, Tascor, are underway to enable the creation of specialist escort teams for family moves.</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 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Compass Contracts 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 why they changed their contracting model for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in danger of destitution. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The COMPASS (Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Support Services) project procured in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The commercial principles behind the COMPASS procurement included:<br><br>• A desire to manage demand for asylum accommodation services under a regional procurement model to create efficiency and quality from economies of scale<br>• Appointing financially secure suppliers able to respond with potentially significant fluctuations (increases and decreases) in demand<br>• Identifying suppliers with a proven track record and who would take the care of asylum seekers seriously<br>• Updating the contract performance regime to align with Government procurement and Home Office strategic objectives and in recognition of National Audit Office reports into the previous accommodation contracts</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 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office plans to re-examine its savings forecasts in the light of the additional costs incurred in the transition between contractors overseeing the Government's accommodation provision for destitute asylum seekers. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6880 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>COMPASS savings are directly linked to the number of people in asylum accommodation that changes continually. COMPASS savings are therefore monitored and reappraised against Home Office forecasts continually. The latest benefits review, carried out after the end of the 2013-14 financial year, indicates that savings for that year exceeded those profiled in the original business case and that the project remains on target to deliver £140m of financial benefits during its lifetime. Savings are being made despite the supported population increasing in line with <br>higher asylum intake.</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 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
star 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 how they decide which retailers can be accessed using the Azure prepayment card given to asylum seekers. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL6997 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Azure card is provided to failed asylum seekers supported under the provisions of section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. <br><br>Any retail outlet that provides food and other essential living items and accepts visa transactions can apply to join the Azure card scheme.<br><br>The card is currently accepted by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, the Co-operative, Boots, Peacocks, Early Learning Centre, Mothercare, The British Red Cross, The Salvation Army and a few small independent retailers. There are ongoing discussions with other outlets that may be interested in joining the scheme.</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 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Detention Centres 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 consideration they gave to (1) the death of detainee Christine Case, and (2) allegations of sexual assault, at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in permitting Serco to retender to run that facility; and whether they will disclose the tender documents submitted by all applicants who entered bids to run (1) Harmondsworth, and (2) Colnbrook, Immigration Removal Centres. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I apologise it has not been possible to answer this question within the usual ten day deadline. I will write to the Noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, before the summer recess and will place a copy of that letter in the House library.</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 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Deportation: Somalia 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 continue enforced removals to Mogadishu, Somalia, pending the publication of an official decision on the country guidance case and an official statement by the Home Secretary; and, if so, why. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL236 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no existing court judgments that have found that all removals to Somalia are unsafe or should be suspended. An existing country guidance judgment promulgated in November 2011 recognised that many but not all Somalis returning to the country after a significant time abroad would be at risk on return. However, the determination also recognised that the country situation was improving and each case needed to be considered on its individual merits. <br><br>We are awaiting a country guidance determination on the country situation in Somalia. However, the High Court has previously ruled that automatic stays on removal simply because a country guidance case is pending are not necessary. A stay of removal is at the discretion of the courts in each particular case and on its own facts. <br><br>We will continue to assess each case on its individual merits against the latest country information and existing, relevant caselaw. <br><br>We will only enforce the return of Somali nationals who we, and the courts, are satisfied are not at risk on return and who do not elect to leave voluntarily.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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