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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2223 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100012
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2227 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Health Services more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what access young asylum seekers have to health provision, once they reach the age of 18. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2228 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
answer text <p>They have access to NHS services free of charge while their asylum claims are under consideration.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100071
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the effectiveness of the combination of the Azure payment card and support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 in enabling refused asylum seekers to meet their basic needs. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2277 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:54.1853177Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to abolish the Azure payment card and amend legislation to enable the provision of cash support for all refused asylum seekers until they are either given status in the United Kingdom or return to their country of origin. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2278 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.3415588Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100073
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have spent on administering the Azure card system since its inception. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2279 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2280 more like this
HL2281 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:55.7481075Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100074
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast annual cost for administering the Azure card payment scheme in the coming year. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2280 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2281 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.0405779Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the conclusion of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that "section 4 is not the solution for people who have been refused but cannot be returned" as stated in their report <i>Asylum</i> (7th Report of session 2013–14, HC 71). more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2281 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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. The card can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring that recipients are able to meet their essential living needs and are not left destitute.</p><p> </p><p>The Government therefore has no plans to abolish the card or change legislation to allow people supported under section 4 to receive cash instead.</p><p> </p><p>The total administrative costs of the card scheme since it was introduced in 2009 are approximately £1,515,000. Estimated administrative costs for the current financial year are £200,000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its response to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report about asylum procedures in December 2013 (cm 8769). A response to the Committee’s views on section 4 support was set out on page 18-19.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2277 more like this
HL2278 more like this
HL2279 more like this
HL2280 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
47397
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) food, and (2) non-food, outlets are part of the azure card scheme; and whether they have plans to expand that list. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL6629 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
answer text <p>The Azure Card is already 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. <br><br>There are ongoing discussions with other retail outlets who may be interested in joining the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3787
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
47398
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of asylum applications were granted (1) in the first instance, and (2) after some form of appeal, in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL6630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
answer text <p>The table below shows the total number of asylum applications received in each year since 2010, and the proportion of asylum applicants in the first instance that were (1)(i) granted asylum, (ii) granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave or Other Grants, and after some form of appeal were (2)(i) granted asylum, (ii) granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave or Other Grants, as at May 2013 when the statistics were compiled.<br><br>Figures for 2013 will be published at the end of August 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><strong>Proportion of asylum applicants granted (1) in the first instance and (2) after some form of appeal</strong></td></tr><tr><td><strong>Year of application</strong></td><td><strong>Total main applicants</strong></td><td><strong>(1)(i)<br>% granted asylum in the first instance</strong></td><td><strong>(1)(ii)<br>% granted HP/DL/Other Grants in the first instance</strong></td><td><strong>(2)(i)<br>% granted asylum after appeal</strong></td><td><strong>(2)(ii)<br>% granted HP/DL/Other Grants after appeal</strong></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2010</strong></td><td><strong>17,916</strong></td><td>16.5</td><td>7.0</td><td>11.9</td><td>1.8</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2011</strong></td><td><strong>19,865</strong></td><td>23.2</td><td>6.2</td><td>9.9</td><td>1.3</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><strong>2012</strong></td><td><strong>21,843</strong></td><td>23.3</td><td>3.5</td><td>6.8</td><td>0.8</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">Source: Table as_06 Outcome analysis of asylum applications, as at May 2013</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">HP Humanitarian Protection</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2">DL Discretionary Leave</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6">The analysis of the outcomes of asylum applications are the recorded outcomes of the group (or cohort) of applicants in any one year, as at a particular time. A proportion of applications made in each of the years provided will be awaiting the outcome of an initial decision or an appeal. Applications from earlier years will inherently have had longer for the case to be processed than those from more recent years. This dataset is updated, in full, annually.</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>There are a large variety of routes that an asylum application can take to a final asylum outcome. As a consequence, analysis of the outcomes of asylum applications in any one year requires interpretation for a small percentage of cases. This interpretation is undertaken consistently by established computer code. The proportions and underlying figures for final outcomes of the analysis of applications for the group (or cohort) of applicants in any one year, are therefore estimated.</p><p>The Home Office publishes statistics on the outcome of asylum applications in Table as_06 (Asylum data tables Volume 1) of Immigration Statistics. The latest release Immigration Statistics October to December 2013 is available from:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2013</a> and from the Library of the House.</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
3787
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter