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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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: 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 whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates 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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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
61276
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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unstar 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 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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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unstar 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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Personal Records 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 expect to introduce universal exit checks at United Kingdom borders by the end of the current Parliament; and, if so, what the scheme will cost, how many additional members of staff will be required to perform the checks, and whether, operationally, United Kingdom infrastructure is suitably robust to meet the additional demand. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL1240 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is on track to meet the Coalition Agreement commitment to introduce exit checks by April 2015 on those who leave the UK by scheduled commercial air, sea and rail services. We are working with service and port operators to minimise the impact of exit checks on port processes and infrastructure. The level of cost will be largely dependent on the technology and methodology adopted and the extent to which advanced passenger data is collected and used by individual carriers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:53:41.0079267Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:53:41.0079267Z
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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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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Personal Records 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 assessment they have made of the impact universal exit checks at United Kingdom borders will have on (1) passenger and freight queuing times at ports and airports, and (2) United Kingdom trade and travel; and what additional resources they will provide to ensure that the introduction of such checks does not lead to (a) increased queuing, and (b) travel disruption for the travelling public. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL1241 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 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is working with industry to identify a solution to implement exit checks at sea and airports and at international stations to minimise any impact on queuing times. We are also working with service operators to agree how passenger data can be used to reduce the level of additional checks made at the point of departure</p><p> </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 2014-08-04T11:10:32.3842384Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:10:32.3842384Z
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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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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Personal Records more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the introduction of exit checks at United Kingdom borders will not affect (1) freedom of movement, and (2) the efficiency of international transport operators; and what options the Home Office is considering, as part of the introduction of such checks, to increase automation of passport checks at (a) ports, (b) airports, and (c) vehicle borders. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL1242 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 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is satisfied that exit checks will be entirely consistent with free movement rights. We are working with industry to integrate exit checks with the grain of existing carrier and port processes and with technology, to the extent that this is in place at sea ports, airports and international stations. Any operator proposal to introduce additional technology would need to support the effective delivery of exit checks and maintained the integrity and security of the border.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T12:42:58.2957052Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:42:58.2957052Z
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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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unstar 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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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3691
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
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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 Entry Clearances: Chernobyl 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 visa requirements, screening procedures and payments are necessary before an individual suffering from the after-effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is permitted to enter the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL1635 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 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Visa applications are considered under the relevant immigration rules and on the individual merits of the case. A standard visit visa costs £83.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T11:32:18.76294Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T11:32:18.76294Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter