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star this property date less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
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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 Asylum: Employment 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 their policy concerning refused asylum seekers, who cannot be returned to their country of origin, being granted entitlement to work for a fixed-term period. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL1457 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 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Failed asylum seekers whose appeal rights have been exhausted are not allowed to work because they do not need our protection, have no right to remain in the United Kingdom and are required to leave. Our policy must maintain the distinction between those who need our protection and those seeking to work here. Allowing refused asylum seekers to work, even where removal is difficult, would send the wrong message and undermine the removal process by creating an incentive to frustrate removal.</p><p /> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T15:50:36.2215208Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T15:50:36.2215208Z
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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
49903
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office 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 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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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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office 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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25277
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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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3787
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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government 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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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>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 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 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office 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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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>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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3691
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
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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, 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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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3787
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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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 Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre 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 assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the current number of female officers employed by Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL769 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and its service providers comply with all relevant employment legislation. The service provider for Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre (IRC), Serco, is required under their contract to employ sufficient female officers to enable appropriate searching and security arrangements for female detainees. <br><br>Yarl's Wood IRC has 52% male detainee custody officers (DCOs) and 48% female DCOs. A new recruitment drive is underway, with a review of how flexible and family friendly hours might be enhanced to attract more women recruits as well as devising recruitment campaigns that target female audiences. <br><br>Assessment Care in Detention and Teamwork (ACDT) is the system used for monitoring individuals considered to be at risk of self harm and is operated across the detention estate. <br><br>ACDT is a care planning system whereby staff from all areas work together to create a safe and caring environment and provide individual care to detainees.<br><br>All incidents of self harm are treated very seriously and every step is taken to prevent incidents of this nature. Staff at all centres are trained to <br>identify those at risk of self harm so that action can be taken to minimise the risk. Notices in various languages are displayed in IRCs setting out that, where there is a concern about a fellow detainee, this should be brought to the attention of a member of staff. Formal risk assessments on initial detention and systems for raising concerns at any subsequent point feed into established self harm procedures in every IRC, which are in turn underpinned by the Home Office Operating Standard on the Prevention of Self-Harm ACDT requires centre managers to appoint trained assessors and named case managers to provide individualised care to detainees based on their particular needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL770 more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T12:54:25.7169238Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T12:54:25.7169238Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
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65240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre 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 are taking steps to ensure that women in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre who are on suicide watch are only supervised by female officers; and if so, what steps are being taken. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL770 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and its service providers comply with all relevant employment legislation. The service provider for Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre (IRC), Serco, is required under their contract to employ sufficient female officers to enable appropriate searching and security arrangements for female detainees. <br><br>Yarl's Wood IRC has 52% male detainee custody officers (DCOs) and 48% female DCOs. A new recruitment drive is underway, with a review of how flexible and family friendly hours might be enhanced to attract more women recruits as well as devising recruitment campaigns that target female audiences. <br><br>Assessment Care in Detention and Teamwork (ACDT) is the system used for monitoring individuals considered to be at risk of self harm and is operated across the detention estate. <br><br>ACDT is a care planning system whereby staff from all areas work together to create a safe and caring environment and provide individual care to detainees.<br><br>All incidents of self harm are treated very seriously and every step is taken to prevent incidents of this nature. Staff at all centres are trained to <br>identify those at risk of self harm so that action can be taken to minimise the risk. Notices in various languages are displayed in IRCs setting out that, where there is a concern about a fellow detainee, this should be brought to the attention of a member of staff. Formal risk assessments on initial detention and systems for raising concerns at any subsequent point feed into established self harm procedures in every IRC, which are in turn underpinned by the Home Office Operating Standard on the Prevention of Self-Harm ACDT requires centre managers to appoint trained assessors and named case managers to provide individualised care to detainees based on their particular needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL769 more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T12:54:26.4630284Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T12:54:26.4630284Z
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3787
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
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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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3787
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 2014-06-10more 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 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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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
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