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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: Appeals 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 Home Office asylum decisions were appealed against in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and what percentage of those appeals were successful. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2225 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The annual number of asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2005 and 2008 are shown in the table attached.</p><p>Data for asylum applications, asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2011 and 2013 is available in published data and can be found in the links listed in the bullets below:</p><p>• Data for asylum applications can be found in table ‘as 01’ of the ‘Asylum data tables immigration statistics April to June 2014 volume 1’ is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables</a>.</p><p>• Data for asylum appeals lodged and % of appeals allowed is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</a></p><p>The volumes listed in the table and links above are not necessarily the same cohort of cases. As a result we are unable to provide data on the percentage of asylum applications in the years requested that resulted in an appeal.</p><p><strong>Table showing asylum appeals lodged and percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2005<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Asylum Appeals lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals determined by the IAA/AIT</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32,611</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,057</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Asylum appeals allowed (of those determined)<strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>25%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Appeals were dealt with by the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) until April 2005, by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) from Apr 2005 to Feb 2010, and since then by the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.</p><p>[2] 2005 lodgement figures exclude appeals dismissed at the Preliminary Issue stage (out of time or invalid). HMCTS now include this category of appeal in Official Statistics data, from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2007.</p><p>[3] The 2005 asylum appeals lodged figure may not match figures previously in the public domain due to differing dates of extraction from the case management database. See link to archive <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http:/www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/</a></p><p>[4] &quot;determined&quot; means decided by a judge and excludes withdrawn appeals.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN HL2226 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.6052318Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.6052318Z
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
100011
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: Appeals 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 Home Office asylum decisions were appealed against in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013; and what percentage of the total applications that represents. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2226 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>The annual number of asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2005 and 2008 are shown in the table attached.</p><p>Data for asylum applications, asylum appeals lodged and the percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful for 2011 and 2013 is available in published data and can be found in the links listed in the bullets below:</p><p>• Data for asylum applications can be found in table ‘as 01’ of the ‘Asylum data tables immigration statistics April to June 2014 volume 1’ is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-april-to-june-2014-data-tables</a>.</p><p>• Data for asylum appeals lodged and % of appeals allowed is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics</a></p><p>The volumes listed in the table and links above are not necessarily the same cohort of cases. As a result we are unable to provide data on the percentage of asylum applications in the years requested that resulted in an appeal.</p><p><strong>Table showing asylum appeals lodged and percentage of asylum appeals determined that were successful.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2005<strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong><strong>[3]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Asylum Appeals lodged</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24,891</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>11,008</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals determined by the IAA/AIT</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>32,611</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>10,057</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% Asylum appeals allowed (of those determined)<strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>18%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>25%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Appeals were dealt with by the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) until April 2005, by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) from Apr 2005 to Feb 2010, and since then by the First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.</p><p>[2] 2005 lodgement figures exclude appeals dismissed at the Preliminary Issue stage (out of time or invalid). HMCTS now include this category of appeal in Official Statistics data, from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2007.</p><p>[3] The 2005 asylum appeals lodged figure may not match figures previously in the public domain due to differing dates of extraction from the case management database. See link to archive <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http:/www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110206074952/http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/</a></p><p>[4] &quot;determined&quot; means decided by a judge and excludes withdrawn appeals.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN HL2225 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.0548199Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:33:12.0548199Z
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
answer
answer
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
less than 2014-10-30T16:19:48.7821378Zmore 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
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
answer
answer
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
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:17:56.2935035Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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
1002486
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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: Deportation 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 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
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL11327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T11:33:59.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:33:59.017Z
answering member
4311
label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
100998
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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 retailers are part of the Azure Card programme; and what is the total amount spent with each retailer since the card's inception. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2454 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2455 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:18.432587Z
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
100999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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 why an Azure Card user does not qualify for emergency food vouchers when a technical problem occurs with the card. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2455 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2456 more like this
HL2458 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.8261374Z
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
101000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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 efforts have been made to ensure that staff at retailers who accept the Azure Card are educated about the card’s rules and do not deny card users purchases which they are entitled to make. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2456 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2455 more like this
HL2458 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:19.9511337Z
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
101001
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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 people have been on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 for a period in excess of (1) six months, (2) one year and (3) five years. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2457 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Length of time people have been on Section 4 support</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Period on support</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of People</strong></p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>6 to 12 months</p></td><td><p>684</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1 year to 5 years</p></td><td><p>3013</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>5 years or more</p></td><td><p>698</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:22:06.71Z
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
101002
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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 assessment of the statement by Refugee Action that more than 90 per cent of those on support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 regularly missed a meal. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL2458 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers accommodated under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom.</p><p>The card is updated each week with credit to the value of £35.39 for each person in the household to enable them to buy enough food and other essential items.</p><p>The table below lists the retailers that accept the Azure card and the total amounts spent at each of them since it was introduced. The table includes Peacocks, which no longer participates in the card scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Retailer Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Value (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tesco</p></td><td><p>20,660,480.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asda</p></td><td><p>11,373,929.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sainsbury's</p></td><td><p>5,935,535.81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Morrisons</p></td><td><p>2,528,626.86</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Boots</p></td><td><p>2,478,849.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peacock Group</p></td><td><p>333,709.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Co-operative Group Food</p></td><td><p>250,074.03</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Food City Halal Market</p></td><td><p>202,813.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mothercare</p></td><td><p>39,947.70</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland Foods</p></td><td><p>38,311.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Midlands Co-operative</p></td><td><p>22,172.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Salvation Army</p></td><td><p>3,544.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>British Red Cross</p></td><td><p>3,380.32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Masala Bazaar</p></td><td><p>330.55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holland and Barrett</p></td><td><p>326.68</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information and training materials are provided to the retailers about the terms and conditions attached to the card, which are reviewed and updated regularly.</p><p>We are aware of some isolated instances where people have been denied purchases, but in the great majority of cases this is because they had insufficient funds on the card to buy the particular items.</p><p>If there is a defect in the card that means it cannot be used, for example because it has been damaged, arrangements are made to issue vouchers.</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
grouped question UIN
HL2454 more like this
HL2455 more like this
HL2456 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-11T17:10:20.0761227Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T17:10:20.0761227Z
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