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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Verne Prison 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 make legal aid-funded immigration representation available to migrants detained in HMP The Verne. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL233 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Currently, advice on immigration matters within the scope of Legal Aid can be given to detainees in HMP The Verne by any provider that holds an Immigration &amp; Asylum contract with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA).</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year the LAA conducted an expression of interest exercise among existing contract holders providing immigration surgeries at other Immigration Removal Centres, with four providers confirmed as interested in operating surgeries in HMP The Verne. Communications will be issued shortly regarding when these services are likely to commence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T13:23:06.7067289Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T13:23:06.7067289Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
61274
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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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Verne Prison 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 it is their intention for on-site legal surgeries be held in HMP The Verne. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Earlier this year the Legal Aid Agency conducted an expression of interest exercise among existing contract holders providing immigration surgeries at other Immigration Removal Centres, with four providers confirmed as interested in operating surgeries in HMP The Verne. Communications will be issued shortly regarding when these services are likely to commence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T13:25:33.4394277Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T13:25:33.4394277Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
47783
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Faulks on 7 April (WA 249), whether they have set a fixed date in September 2014 by which HM Prison The Verne will be re-designated to an immigration removal centre; if not, why not; and what action they will take if the re-designation has not been completed by the agreed date. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL6731 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>HMP The Verne started taking immigration detainees as scheduled from 24 March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Our current plans remain that by the end of September 2014, at the latest, HMP The Verne will be re-designated to an immigration removal centre</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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3691
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50280
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 staff were employed at Jobcentre Plus in each year from 2005 to 2013. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL6998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The total number of staff employed by Jobcentre Plus in March of each year from 2005 to 2011 is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Jobcentre Plus Staffing (Full Time Equivalents)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/2005</p></td><td><p>73,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/2006</p></td><td><p>71,222</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/2007</p></td><td><p>67,946</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/2008</p></td><td><p>66,416</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/2009</p></td><td><p>69,479</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/2010</p></td><td><p>82,647</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/2011</p></td><td><p>72,939</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Jobcentre Plus was re-structured and absorbed into a revised Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Operations structure in October 2011. Since that point, it has no longer existed as a separate organisation.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3691
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49903
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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
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 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
unstar this property uin HL6880 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>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
star 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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50279
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Home Office more like this
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
unstar this property uin HL6997 more like this
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star 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
star 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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49901
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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
unstar this property uin HL6878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The COMPASS (Commercial and Operational Managers Procuring Asylum Support Services) project procured in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The commercial principles behind the COMPASS procurement included:<br><br>• A desire to manage demand for asylum accommodation services under a regional procurement model to create efficiency and quality from economies of scale<br>• Appointing financially secure suppliers able to respond with potentially significant fluctuations (increases and decreases) in demand<br>• Identifying suppliers with a proven track record and who would take the care of asylum seekers seriously<br>• Updating the contract performance regime to align with Government procurement and Home Office strategic objectives and in recognition of National Audit Office reports into the previous accommodation contracts</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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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
unstar this property uin HL6814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government plans to review asylum support rates. That review will take account of the judgment and other information. The review will be completed by 9 August 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2014-05-06more 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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25277
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
unstar 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
star 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 migrants detained in HM Prison The Verne from 24 March will have access to (1) Rule 35 procedures to determine whether their health would be damaged by detention, for example, due to a history of torture, (2) mobile telephones and the internet, (3) the ability to receive telephone calls from solicitors, family and friends, and (4) on-site legal advice surgeries; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
unstar this property uin HL6241 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Prison The Verne started taking immigration detainees as scheduled from 24 March 2014. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) will retain The Verne as a prison in the short term. Its designation as a prison will be reviewed later this year, with the intention of completing the re-designation to an immigration removal centre by the end of September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>While The Verne retains its designation as a prison it will be governed by Prison Rules rather than Detention Centre Rules. As The Verne is not governed by Detention Centre Rules, Rule 35 of those rules is not applicable.</p><p> </p><p>Detainees held at The Verne will be treated in the same way as other detainees held within the prison estate. As such they will not have access to mobile telephones or the internet, nor will they be able to receive telephone calls. They will, however, be able to make telephone calls and will have access to both social and legal visits.</p><p> </p><p>There is a dedicated Home Office Immigration Enforcement Team on site who will see detainees routinely on induction and upon request. In addition, independent immigration advice will be provided by Migrant Help.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3691
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