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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
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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
47872
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
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, 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 remove filter
uin HL6814 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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
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
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
49900
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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
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 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
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL6877 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
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
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
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
49901
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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 Compass Contracts 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 they changed their contracting model for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in danger of destitution. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL6878 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
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
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
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
49903
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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
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 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 remove filter
uin HL6880 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
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
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
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
50279
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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 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 remove filter
uin HL6997 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
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
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
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
61276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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 Deportation: Somalia 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 continue enforced removals to Mogadishu, Somalia, pending the publication of an official decision on the country guidance case and an official statement by the Home Secretary; and, if so, why. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL236 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
answer text <p> </p><p>There are no existing court judgments that have found that all removals to Somalia are unsafe or should be suspended. An existing country guidance judgment promulgated in November 2011 recognised that many but not all Somalis returning to the country after a significant time abroad would be at risk on return. However, the determination also recognised that the country situation was improving and each case needed to be considered on its individual merits. <br><br>We are awaiting a country guidance determination on the country situation in Somalia. However, the High Court has previously ruled that automatic stays on removal simply because a country guidance case is pending are not necessary. A stay of removal is at the discretion of the courts in each particular case and on its own facts. <br><br>We will continue to assess each case on its individual merits against the latest country information and existing, relevant caselaw. <br><br>We will only enforce the return of Somali nationals who we, and the courts, are satisfied are not at risk on return and who do not elect to leave voluntarily.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:57:35.8613212Z
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
61275
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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 Detention Centres 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 consideration they gave to (1) the death of detainee Christine Case, and (2) allegations of sexual assault, at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in permitting Serco to retender to run that facility; and whether they will disclose the tender documents submitted by all applicants who entered bids to run (1) Harmondsworth, and (2) Colnbrook, Immigration Removal Centres. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL235 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I apologise it has not been possible to answer this question within the usual ten day deadline. I will write to the Noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, before the summer recess and will place a copy of that letter in the House library.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:29:58.6120413Z
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
65239
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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 Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre 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 assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the current number of female officers employed by Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno remove filter
uin HL769 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Home Office and its service providers comply with all relevant employment legislation. The service provider for Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre (IRC), Serco, is required under their contract to employ sufficient female officers to enable appropriate searching and security arrangements for female detainees. <br><br>Yarl's Wood IRC has 52% male detainee custody officers (DCOs) and 48% female DCOs. A new recruitment drive is underway, with a review of how flexible and family friendly hours might be enhanced to attract more women recruits as well as devising recruitment campaigns that target female audiences. <br><br>Assessment Care in Detention and Teamwork (ACDT) is the system used for monitoring individuals considered to be at risk of self harm and is operated across the detention estate. <br><br>ACDT is a care planning system whereby staff from all areas work together to create a safe and caring environment and provide individual care to detainees.<br><br>All incidents of self harm are treated very seriously and every step is taken to prevent incidents of this nature. Staff at all centres are trained to <br>identify those at risk of self harm so that action can be taken to minimise the risk. Notices in various languages are displayed in IRCs setting out that, where there is a concern about a fellow detainee, this should be brought to the attention of a member of staff. Formal risk assessments on initial detention and systems for raising concerns at any subsequent point feed into established self harm procedures in every IRC, which are in turn underpinned by the Home Office Operating Standard on the Prevention of Self-Harm ACDT requires centre managers to appoint trained assessors and named case managers to provide individualised care to detainees based on their particular needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
grouped question UIN HL770 more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T12:54:25.7169238Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T12:54:25.7169238Z
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