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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Home Office remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Expenditure 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 much of the £3.6 million development fund for claims under the Dublin Regulation and for family reunion has so far been spent; and whether such expenditure has increased and accelerated the approval of cases. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11255 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>Following the Sandhurst Treaty in January 2018, officials within the French and British Governments have been working collaboratively to understand how the Dublin Development Fund can be used most effectively. Under the terms of the Sandhurst Treaty, an Asylum Liaison Officer has been deployed in Paris to facilitate this cooperation.</p><p>We are confident that the agreed programme of work will improve access to the Dublin process and ensure comprehensive support and accurate information is provided to vulnerable migrants. We are in the process of transferring these funds and will continue to work with the French Government to implement this work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:31:44.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:31:44.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading Migrant Camps: Greek Islands 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 Baroness Williams of Trafford on 6 November (HL11028), what improved facilities have been provided in refugee camps on the Greek Aegean islands following the seconding of British experts; and to what extent any such improved facilities have reduced overcrowding. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11466 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Greek Government is responsible for running the camps in the hotspot islands, which includes making all necessary improvements to camp facilities and for taking steps to reduce overcrowding. I set out the responsibilities of the UK experts in my previous response (HL11028) as well as how the work they do interlinks with the Greek authorities.</p><p>The UK experts are seconded to the EU Commission and as a result we cannot give a running commentary on the work they carry out.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:19:17.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:19:17.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100940
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading Frontex 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 the scope of Frontex's new maritime patrol operation, Triton; when they expect it will become effective; what progress has been made with Eurosur; and whether this will be augmented with reconnaissance drones or satellite technology. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL2408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The situation in the Mediterranean is deeply distressing. So far this year a record 150,000 migrants have attempted the perilous crossing and more than 3,000 are estimated to have died, compared to 700 in the whole of 2013. Traffickers are placing more and more vulnerable people on unseaworthy boats on the dishonest basis that all will be rescued and taken to Italy. This is why all EU Member States support the difficult decision Italy has taken to phase out its' Mare Nostrum' operation.</p><p>Frontex Operation ‘Triton’commenced on 1 November 2014 and will last at least until the end of the year. We expect the objectives of the operation to sit within the remit of Frontex: external border security; operational cooperation; exchange of information, identification of risks and threats and training. Search and Rescue remains outside the competence of the EU or its Agencies, including Frontex. The air and maritime assets of the Member States deployed in the operation will respond to any emergency operation that arises, in accordance with the regulation establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders which was adopted in May 2014.</p><p>The operational area of Triton is likely to include the eastern and southern approaches to Southern Italy as well as the maritime approaches to the south of the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Frontex operations are very flexible and these patrolling areas may change in response to irregular migration flows across the Central Mediterranean area.</p><p>The technical and human resources to support Operation Triton will be made available by the Member States and are likely to include surveillance aircraft and maritime patrol vessels as well as shore-based screening and debriefing teams.</p><p>National Coordination Centres (NCCs) have been established in the Member States at the southern and eastern external borders of the Schengen area and others are opening in the course of 2014. The Eurosur electronic network that enables communication between the National Coordination Centres (NCCs) and between the NCCs and Frontex is already functioning and is being rolled out in all Schengen states during the course of 2014. The quality of national situational pictures and the European Situational Picture for the external borders is expected to improve as a result.</p><p>Eurosur also seeks to improve the surveillance capabilities of the Schengen Member States: Frontex have reported an encouraging identification of a migrant vessel as a result of a trial using satellite technology. Frontex has also encouraged Member States to look at the possibility of using ultra-lite aircraft and drone technology to enhance their border surveillance capability. There remain a number of technical, legal and budgetary constraints that need to be overcome before Member States might be able to make such technologies available to Frontex operations on a regular basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T17:06:31.989309Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:06:31.989309Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Home Office remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria 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 unaccompanied Syrian refugee children now in continental Europe are eligible for the vulnerable person resettlement scheme; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11570 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 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) offers a safe and le-gal route to the UK, prioritising the most vulnerable refugees from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This means those currently in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. The Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) resettles ‘at-risk’ refugee children and their families from the region.</p><p>Resettlement is one part of the UK’s response to the refugee crisis and is complemented by the UK’s significant humanitarian aid programme and dip-lomatic efforts to end the Syrian conflict. We believe this approach is the best way to ensure that the UK’s help has the greatest impact for the majority of refugees who remain in the region and their host countries, whilst recognising that for some vulnerable people the only solution is to bring them to countries like the UK.</p><p>In addition, the Government has committed to relocate 480 unaccompanied children from Europe to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. Over 220 have already been relocated to the UK and we are working closely with France, Greece and Italy to fill the remaining places as soon as possible</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:28:21.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:28:21.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading Asylum 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 Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 November (HL11255), whether they will report regularly to Parliament on (1) how "comprehensive support and accurate information" are being provided to vulnerable migrants now in continental Europe, (2) the progress of their vulnerable person re-settlement scheme, and (3) the application of the Dublin Regulation to the family reunification of unaccompanied children. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11650 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>We have allocated a £3.6 million Dublin development fund, as part of the Sandhurst Treaty signed between the UK and France in January 2018, to identify projects to support eligible claims through the asylum process and ensure those who are ineligible for transfer to the UK are informed of their options. We are in the process of transferring these funds and will continue to work with the French Government to implement this work. We will update Parliament as and when we have relevant information to share.</p><p>As of June 2018, a total of 12,851 people had been resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) since it began across 288 local authorities. The Home Office is committed to publishing data in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The statistics are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a>. We are confident that the VPRS is on track to deliver the commitment. More refugees are arriving every month and the figure for resettlement continues to rise.</p><p>On 30 November 2017, the Government published data on the numbers of children transferred to the UK from the Calais camp clearance. The data can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transfers-of-children-to-the-uk-from-the-calais-operation-november-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transfers-of-children-to-the-uk-from-the-calais-operation-november-2017</a></p><p>On 22 February 2018, the Home Office published data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables</a>. 2018 Dublin data will be published in February</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Transfers to the UK from Calais - Oct 2016 - July 2017.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Transfers of Children to the UK from Calais Ops more like this
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star this property file name Immigration Stats - Asylum Tables.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Immigration Stats - Asylum Oct-Dec 2017 more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T17:21:57.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T17:21:57.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading Asylum 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 consideration they have given to charging the costs of assessing asylum claims and resettling refugees in the UK against their commitment to spent 0.7 per cent of GDP on aid and development. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11718 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 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>Official Development Assistance (ODA), often referred to as overseas aid, is the internationally agreed criteria for funds provided to promote economic de-velopment and welfare.</p><p>The first twelve months of certain costs for refugees’ and asylum seekers are reported as ODA, helping us protect vulnerable people here in the UK who are escaping conflict and persecution.</p><p>The rules governing what expenditure is classified as ODA are set by the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and not by the UK government</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11719 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T16:52:21.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:52:21.413Z
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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 date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading Asylum: Education 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 consideration they have given to charging the costs of education and language training for child and adult asylum seekers and refugees in the UK against their commitment to spent 0.7 per cent of GDP on aid and development. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11719 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 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>Official Development Assistance (ODA), often referred to as overseas aid, is the internationally agreed criteria for funds provided to promote economic de-velopment and welfare.</p><p>The first twelve months of certain costs for refugees’ and asylum seekers are reported as ODA, helping us protect vulnerable people here in the UK who are escaping conflict and persecution.</p><p>The rules governing what expenditure is classified as ODA are set by the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and not by the UK government</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11718 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T16:52:21.473Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:52:21.473Z
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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 date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading EU Immigration: Children 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 report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and International Organization for Migration, Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe Overview of Trends 2017, published on 2 May, and in particular of the report's findings that (1) in 2017, 32,963 refugee and migrant children arrived in Europe, of whom over 60 per cent were unaccompanied or separated from their families, (2) in 2017, 5,000 out of 17,000 unaccompanied children arriving in Italy went missing, and (3) in Greece, 600 unaccompanied children have been identified as street-homeless and 2,800 are in unacceptable conditions while awaiting a secure placement. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11905 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of unaccompanied asylum seeking children extremely seriously and is fully committed to helping and supporting the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis.</p><p>The UK provided protection to almost 6,400 children in 2017 and nearly 33,000 since the start of 2010. Of the 15,170 people granted asylum, protection and resettlement in the year ending September 2018, 6,394 (42%) were children. The UK currently hosts the fourth highest number of UASC in the EU.</p><p>Children present in Greece and Italy are under the responsibility of the authorities of the country where they have arrived, and it would not be appropriate for us to comment on their actions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T17:14:13.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T17:14:13.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1017061
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Home Office remove filter
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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 hansard heading EU Immigration: Children 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 actions which the other 27 member states of the EU are taking, individually and collectively, to address the problems faced by child migrants arriving in Europe. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL11906 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes the welfare of unaccompanied asylum seeking children extremely seriously, and the UK has a proud history of providing protection for those in need, including some of the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis.</p><p>Whilst we are unable to comment on the specific actions taken by individual EU Member States, it is true to say that those States are bound by many of the same international obligations as the UK.</p><p>The June 2017 European Council conclusions on the protection in children in migration reaffirmed that the European Union is implementing a comprehensive approach to manage migration and that the protection of children is a mainstreamed element of this approach. It also underlined that the best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in all actions or decisions concerning children and in assessing the appropriateness of all durable solutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T16:20:35.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:20:35.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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101734
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Home Office remove filter
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unstar 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 discussions they have had or plan to have with the governments of Egypt and Tunisia regarding methods of preventing unseaworthy vessels carrying refugees and migrants leaving their shores. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL2543 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>On 10 October, the Justice and Home Affairs Council unanimously agreed Council Conclusions on better managing migratory flows into the EU. Those Conclusions place particular emphasis on work with the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan authorities to find ways to curtail the supply of vessels from Tunisia and Egypt.</p><p>The EU and Member States are already developing a ‘Mobility Partnership’ with Tunisia. The UK signed the political declaration of this Partnership in March 2014. This Partnership is intended to lead to concrete work with Tunisia the area of migration, including efforts to address the current situation in the Mediterranean.</p><p>The EU and Member States are also seeking an enhanced migration dialogue with Egypt, possibly leading to the development of a similar ‘Mobility Partnership’. To date, however, Egypt has expressed no interest in a Partnership of this kind.</p><p>We also hope to work with both Egypt and Tunisia under the new EU ‘Khartoum Process’, due to be launched at a Ministerial Conference in Rome on 28 November. This new initiative will focus on combating people smuggling and human trafficking in the Horn of Africa.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:12:19.143Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:12:19.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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