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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Asylum: Deportation 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 further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL10690), why they deport failed asylum seekers to Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which they have advised are too dangerous for "all travel" by British citizens. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL11327 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>As Lord Ahmad explained in his response of 25 October, the FCO’s advice is aimed at British nationals who may be planning to travel to particular countries. In the case of asylum seekers, the Home Office considers whether it would be a breach of our international obligations to require a national of, or a person entitled to reside in, one of those countries to return there.</p><p>We would only seek to return someone if the Home Office and the courts had considered the individual facts of a case and concluded that it would not be a breach of those obligations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:33:59.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:33:59.017Z
star this property answering member
4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100998
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more 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 Asylum: Finance 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 many retailers are part of the Azure Card programme; and what is the total amount spent with each retailer since the card's inception. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2454 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2455 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Z
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1091
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
100999
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more 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 Asylum: Finance 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 why an Azure Card user does not qualify for emergency food vouchers when a technical problem occurs with the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2455 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Z
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1091
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
101000
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more 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 Asylum: Finance 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 what efforts have been made to ensure that staff at retailers who accept the Azure Card are educated about the card’s rules and do not deny card users purchases which they are entitled to make. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2456 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2455 more like this
HL2458 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Z
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1091
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
101001
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more 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 Asylum: Finance 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 many people have been on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 for a period in excess of (1) six months, (2) one year and (3) five years. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2457 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Length of time people have been on Section 4 support</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Period on support</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of People</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>6 to 12 months</p></td><td><p>684</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year to 5 years</p></td><td><p>3013</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>5 years or more</p></td><td><p>698</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Z
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1091
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
101002
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-27more 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 Asylum: Finance 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 what is their assessment of the statement by Refugee Action that more than 90 per cent of those on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 regularly missed a meal. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2458 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2455 more like this
HL2456 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:10:20.0761227Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:20.0761227Z
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1091
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
101285
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Asylum: Finance 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 whether they consider those on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to be able to meet their basic needs from that support alone. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2490 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are provided with accommodation, utilities, household equipment and free healthcare. A weekly allowance to the value of £35.39 is also provided for each person in the household. The Government is satisfied that this package of support is sufficient to meet their essential needs.</p><p>It is not currently possible to purchase travel tickets with the Azure card for practical reasons. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services and tickets are provided for essential medical appointments.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2491 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:56:40.9690138Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:56:40.9690138Z
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1091
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
101286
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Asylum: Finance 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 why individuals on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are prohibited from accessing any kind of transportation with the Azure Card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2491 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are provided with accommodation, utilities, household equipment and free healthcare. A weekly allowance to the value of £35.39 is also provided for each person in the household. The Government is satisfied that this package of support is sufficient to meet their essential needs.</p><p>It is not currently possible to purchase travel tickets with the Azure card for practical reasons. Accommodation is provided within walking distance of shops and other services and tickets are provided for essential medical appointments.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2490 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:56:42.390878Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:56:42.390878Z
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1091
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
101680
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Asylum: Finance 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 whether they consider that Azure Card users are able to meet their essential living needs; and on what grounds they base their assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2502 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Failed asylum seekers supported under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are provided with accommodation; utilities, household equipment and healthcare are provided free. The Azure Card is provided to enable them to buy food and other items and is uploaded each week to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household. Extra assistance is also provided where necessary, for example by arranging travel to medical appointments and by providing maternity grants for pregnant women.</p><p>The Government keeps this package of assistance under review but is satisfied that it meets the essential living needs of recipients of section 4 support.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:51:54.8873949Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:51:54.8873949Z
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1091
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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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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 Deportation: Charter Flights 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 whether they plan to restart deportation charter flights; and if so, what they estimate the cost of any such flights to be. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL13463 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Returns charter flights remain an important means by which we return illegal migrants and Foreign National Offenders without a right to remain in the UK.</p><p>For operational reasons, it is not possible to disclose full details of the returns charter flight programme.</p><p>In the 2017/18 financial year we spent £11.3 million on returns charter flight operations.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:29:51.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:29:51.947Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter