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1055843
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department allocated to local authorities for their participation in the asylum dispersal scheme in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217604 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>There are no current plans to directly fund local authorities that are dispersal areas. The Providers of accommodation will continue to contribute to Local Authority funds through the payment of council tax, which in FY17/18 contributed over £10m. In addition, the Ministry for Housing, Local Government and Communities has provided funding of £1.75m to Local Authorities in England, through the Controlling Migration Fund, for the provision of Local Authority Asylum Support Liaison Officers.</p><p>The Home Office are engaging closely with Local Authority Chief Executives on a continuous basis to assess the costs associated with being a dispersal area. As recently outlined in correspondence between Ministers and Local Authorities, it has been agreed that this joint review will be co-designed and co-produced by Local Authorities and the Home Office.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:10:46.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:10:46.843Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055845
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of asylum accommodation in each COMPASS region is in the (a) social housing, (b) registered social landlord and (c) private sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217605 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Home Office does not publish this data. The Home Office does publish quarterly figures on the number of asylum seekers housed in dispersed ac-commodation, including under Section 95, by local authority in the Immigra-tion Statistics release, in table as_16q and 17q in volume 4 of the Asylum da-ta tables. These are available at:</p><p><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018-data-tables</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:07:13.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:07:13.607Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055846
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Landlords and Letting Agents more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many landlords or letting agents receiving public monies under the COMPASS asylum accommodation contracts have received a (a) civil penalty notice and (b) banning order under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 since April 2017; and how many landlords or letting agents have been prosecuted under the Housing Act 2004 since September 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217606 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The government does not pay private landlords for accommodating asylum seekers as there is no direct contractual relationship between the Home Office and private landlords. Accommodation is provided through third party accommodation providers under the COMPASS contracts.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:08:15.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:08:15.64Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055893
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to commission an independent review of the experience of asylum seekers in asylum accommodation. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217607 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Home Affairs Committee, in its recent report, recommended that the Home Office commission an independent review of the experience of asylum seekers in asylum accommodation.</p><p>The Government is considering its response to the report and will respond in full shortly.</p><p>The Home Office is however committed to improving the effective capture and analysis of Customer Insight to drive improvements within asylum ac-commodation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:59:26.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:59:26.767Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055894
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the existing 1:200 dispersal ratio in the COMPASS asylum accommodation arrangements will be applied at local authority ward level. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217608 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The 1:200 limit generally applies to the whole of a dispersal area and has not historically been applied to individual wards. Instead the Home Office works on an individual basis with Local Authorities to address concerns around population clusters in specific wards.</p><p>In addition the COMPASS Providers must consult Local Authorities on all new properties procured for use on the COMPASS Contracts.</p><p>Where there is clear evidence that properties are not suitable for use in the asylum dispersal scheme, or evidence that a cluster in a specific ward is no longer sustainable then the Home Office would take action to address this, including where necessary halting procurement or dispersal.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T14:57:59.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:57:59.237Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055895
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to consult with local authorities before making use of the powers under section 100 and section 101 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 that require a (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord to assist or designate part of their housing for the purposes of asylum accommodation. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217609 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Home Office has no plans to use the powers described under section 100 and section 101 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 that require a (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord to assist or designate part of their housing for the purposes of asylum accommodation.</p><p>The Home Office is working closely with a wide range of local authorities to increase the number of areas across the UK that agree to accommodate and support people seeking protection. We take a coordinated approach to the delivery of the various resettlement and asylum schemes and engage through the Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships to consider the impact on communities and local services so that adjustments can be made where appropriate. Participation in asylum dispersal is subject to discussion and agreement with individual local authorities and there is no target level of participation - every local authority is encouraged to contribute.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:16:22.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:16:22.447Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055896
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Housing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities that agreed to participate in asylum dispersal subsequently withdrew that agreement before any asylum seeker was accommodated since January 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217610 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>The Home Office is working closely with a wide range of local authorities to increase the number of areas across the UK that agree to accommodate and support people seeking protection. We take a coordinated approach to the delivery of the various resettlement and asylum schemes and engage through the Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships to consider the impact on communities and local services so that adjustments can be made where appropriate. Participation in asylum dispersal is subject to discussion and agreement with individual local authorities and there is no target level of participation - every local authority is encouraged to contribute and no local authorities have withdrawn from participating since January 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T15:04:06.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T15:04:06.883Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055898
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department undertook a Data protection impact assessment (a) or (b) after the introduction of the Aspen card in asylum support arrangements. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>The introduction of Aspen (2016) pre-dates the requirement for a data pro-tection impact assessment (DPIA), which was introduced as part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Appropriate legal advice was nevertheless obtained prior to the scheme being launched. In line with good practice, a review of current practice is being conducted to ensure that it is compliant with the GDPR, which will include the completion of a DPIA.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T12:01:58.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T12:01:58.877Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055899
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has held discussions with the Information Commissioner on the effect of the introduction of the Aspen on (a) data protection and (b) an individuals privacy. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>The introduction of the Aspen Card and its effect on data protection and privacy has not been discussed with the Information Commissioner.</p><p>As part of the project, consideration was given to the privacy aspects of the scheme. The terms and conditions relating to Aspen usage received appropriate legal scrutiny prior to being published and make it clear that personal data will be used only for the prevention of fraud and to preserve the integrity of the scheme which includes ensuring the welfare of card users</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T16:44:01.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:44:01.39Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this
1055900
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have had their asylum support (a) suspended and (b) discontinued as a result of information obtained by the monitoring of the usage of an Aspen card. more like this
tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
tabling member printed
Stuart C. McDonald remove filter
uin 217613 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answer text <p>Where evidence comes to light that would suggest a supported asylum ap-plicant has access to alternative accommodation and support, we would invite the applicant to give an account of their activity.</p><p>Evidence can come from a number of sources, including Aspen usage data. Suspension and any subsequent discontinuation of support due to a breach of conditions carries a right of appeal. Data is not held in a publishable format.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-21T16:45:37.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:45:37.927Z
answering member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
tabling member
4393
label Biography information for Stuart C McDonald more like this