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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
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Deportation 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 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
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
101680
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-29more 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
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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 consider that Azure Card users are able to meet their essential living needs; and on what grounds they base their assessment. more like this
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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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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
1055149
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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: Charter Flights 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 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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
1055151
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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 Immigration: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 many immigration decisions were overturned on appeal in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, and (3) 2017. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL13464 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>HM Courts and Tribunals Service publish appeal outcomes data on a quarterly basis. A link to the most recent available data is provided here;<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018 </a></p><p>The table in FIA¬_3 in the attached document contains the information requested; see summary below.</p><p>3. Immigration and Asylum <br>First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber (FTTIAC) <br> In July to September 2018, FTTIAC receipts increased by 16% (to 11,200) compared to the same period in 2017. <br> In the same period, disposals and caseload outstanding decreased by 10% (to 15,500) and 13% (to 31,500) respectively, with the latter continuing the decline seen since the peak in April to June 2016, due to the volume of receipts being consistently lower than that of disposals since this peak.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:02:04.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:02:04.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Tribunal_and_GRC_statistics_Q2_201819_revised2.pdf more like this
star this property title Tribunals and Gender Reg Cert July-Sept 2018 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
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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 Immigration: Windrush Generation 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 are the grounds for the eviction and deportation of Willow Sims following her loss of the right to work. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL13467 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>Ms Sims is not subject to deportation action and arrangements are in place to help confirm her immigration status in the UK.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:59:20.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:59:20.693Z
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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
105782
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 Mediterranean Sea 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 on what evidence they base their assessment that removal of support for rescue operations in the Mediterranean will deter or reduce the number of migrants attempting the crossing. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2595 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 decision to phase out the Mare Nostrum search and rescue arrangements in the Mediterranean was taken by Italy with support of all EU Member States, including the UK. <br><br>While the situation is complex, the doubling in numbers attempting the crossing this year has included a rise in numbers from countries with no major current conflict. There is also clear evidence of the exploitation of Mare Nostrum by people smugglers and traffickers who are sending migrants to sea without sufficient fuel or resources to make the crossing. We have seen the Italians draw closer and closer to the Libyan coast, with migrants in some cases using a satellite phone shortly after setting sail to call the Italian Navy to rescue them. We have also seen a recent trend of migrants now flying from Turkey to North Africa in order to make the sea crossing to Italy. Since Mare Nostrum began, UNHCR estimates that over 3,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2014, compared to 600 for the whole of 2013.<br><br>The EU’s previous experience of a surge in crossings, following enhanced Frontex operations in 2008, also suggests that a withdrawal of enhanced maritime operations may lead to a decrease in numbers attempting the crossing. On that basis, the Government believes that the JHA Council was right to conclude that we need to pursue a different approach.</p><p />
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2599 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:37:08.797Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:37:08.797Z
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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
105783
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 Mediterranean Sea 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 support, if any, they are offering to North African governments to help tackle the criminal gangs trafficking people across the Mediterranean into Europe. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2596 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>Her Majesty’s Government has an extensive programme of work underway with North African partners to address the criminal activities of people smugglers and human traffickers in that region. For example, we are working with partners in North and East Africa to address the maltreatment of Eritrean migrants in the Sinai, and in March of this year, the Home Secretary also signed an EU ‘Mobility Partnership’ with Tunisia, which is intended to bolster cooperation with that country, including joint efforts to tackle illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings. We have also made clear our intention to join a ‘core group’ of Member States and African partners leading the new ‘Khartoum Process’, due to be launched at a Ministerial Conference in Rome on 28 November, which will focus on new, concrete actions to combating people smuggling and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa. We also support the EU’s proposals for sustainable protection in North and East Africa under EU Regional Development and Protection Programmes (RDPPs). We intend to work with our EU partners to deliver them, as we have already done with the Syria EU Regional Protection and Development Programme alongside our provision of £700 Million in humanitarian aid.</p><p>In the Government’s view the only sustainable response to the scale of the situation in the Mediterranean is to ensure sufficient protection is available in the region and work with third country partners to combat the facilitators and traffickers. We do recognise there will be some refugees for whom regional protection does not offer a viable solution, which is why the UK continues to number among those offering the greatest number of resettlement places in the EU, and has developed our Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme to specifically address the needs of vulnerable migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2598 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:11:20.587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:11:20.587Z
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3691
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105784
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 Mediterranean Sea 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 actions they are taking to ensure that the withdrawal of search and rescue services for migrants in the Mediterranean is well publicised and well understood. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2597 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>We are working with EU partners and with international organisations, including UNHCR, on information campaigns in North and East Africa as part of broader efforts under the EU’s ‘Task Force Mediterranean’. This includes sharing our expertise in this area and assisting work with diaspora communities to dissuade migrants from risking dangerous Mediterranean and Saharan crossings and to counter the narrative of criminal facilitators. The Government has also continued to make clear to EU partners our view that the withdrawal of Mare Nostrum must be accompanied by an information campaign, aimed at ensuring migrants in North Africa are aware of the end of this operation. We have recently reminded the Italian authorities of our view on this matter.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:21:38.27Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:21:38.27Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
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105785
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unstar this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 EU Immigration: North Africa more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 steps they are taking to expand safe and legal channels for people fleeing North Africa to access sanctuary in Europe. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2598 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>Her Majesty’s Government has an extensive programme of work underway with North African partners to address the criminal activities of people smugglers and human traffickers in that region. For example, we are working with partners in North and East Africa to address the maltreatment of Eritrean migrants in the Sinai, and in March of this year, the Home Secretary also signed an EU ‘Mobility Partnership’ with Tunisia, which is intended to bolster cooperation with that country, including joint efforts to tackle illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings. We have also made clear our intention to join a ‘core group’ of Member States and African partners leading the new ‘Khartoum Process’, due to be launched at a Ministerial Conference in Rome on 28 November, which will focus on new, concrete actions to combating people smuggling and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa. We also support the EU’s proposals for sustainable protection in North and East Africa under EU Regional Development and Protection Programmes (RDPPs). We intend to work with our EU partners to deliver them, as we have already done with the Syria EU Regional Protection and Development Programme alongside our provision of £700 Million in humanitarian aid.</p><p>In the Government’s view the only sustainable response to the scale of the situation in the Mediterranean is to ensure sufficient protection is available in the region and work with third country partners to combat the facilitators and traffickers. We do recognise there will be some refugees for whom regional protection does not offer a viable solution, which is why the UK continues to number among those offering the greatest number of resettlement places in the EU, and has developed our Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme to specifically address the needs of vulnerable migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2596 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:11:22.597Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:11:22.597Z
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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
105786
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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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 Mediterranean Sea more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 on what evidence they have based their assessment that the increased numbers of migrants attempting a Mediterranean crossing is due to the Mare Nostrum operation rather than the worsening of conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2599 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 decision to phase out the Mare Nostrum search and rescue arrangements in the Mediterranean was taken by Italy with support of all EU Member States, including the UK. <br><br>While the situation is complex, the doubling in numbers attempting the crossing this year has included a rise in numbers from countries with no major current conflict. There is also clear evidence of the exploitation of Mare Nostrum by people smugglers and traffickers who are sending migrants to sea without sufficient fuel or resources to make the crossing. We have seen the Italians draw closer and closer to the Libyan coast, with migrants in some cases using a satellite phone shortly after setting sail to call the Italian Navy to rescue them. We have also seen a recent trend of migrants now flying from Turkey to North Africa in order to make the sea crossing to Italy. Since Mare Nostrum began, UNHCR estimates that over 3,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2014, compared to 600 for the whole of 2013.<br><br>The EU’s previous experience of a surge in crossings, following enhanced Frontex operations in 2008, also suggests that a withdrawal of enhanced maritime operations may lead to a decrease in numbers attempting the crossing. On that basis, the Government believes that the JHA Council was right to conclude that we need to pursue a different approach.</p><p />
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2595 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:37:08.953Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:37:08.953Z
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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