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Written Answers — Home Department: Work Permits (5 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: No. The affidavit was provided for the purpose of considering applications for work permits and it is not the practice of Work Permits (United Kingdom) to disclose documents submitted in support of applications.

Written Answers — Home Department: Work Permits (5 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 3 July 2001 There was no information to suggest that the evidence provided in the sworn affidavit was incorrect and in the absence of such information the Department did not think it necessary to make any inquiries to validate this information.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Vouchers (5 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) on 25 June 2001, Official Report, column 50W. We are looking at the no-change rule as part of the review of the operation of the asylum voucher scheme. The Government have undertaken to place in the Library a list of those organisations which have contributed to the review and copies of their...

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration and Asylum (5 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Statistics on immigration and asylum are based on administrative sources and their quality is benefiting from the improvements and developments that have been made to the administrative systems over the past year. Further improvements in quality and scope are expected. The data produced monthly shortly after the end of the reference period are subject to quality improvement and revision prior...

Written Answers — Home Department: Certificate of Identity (4 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The Home Office certificate of identity (CID) is a travel document issued to foreign nationals who are resident in the United Kingdom and cannot obtain a passport from their national authorities. The majority of people issued with CIDs have applied unsuccessfully for asylum, but subsequently been granted exceptional leave to remain for a limited period. Between 1 May 1997 and 7 June 2001,...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Support (4 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) on 25 June 2001, Official Report, column 50W.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: This information is not recorded centrally and could be obtained only through examination of individual case records. As a matter of policy and practice, the national asylum support service (NASS) will move an asylum seeker it is supporting from their settled address only if the asylum seeker has requested it or there are exceptional circumstances which necessitate moving the asylum seeker....

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The aim of the group as originally constituted was to act as a consultative forum at the time the asylum support scheme to be administered by the national asylum support service (NASS) was being set up. The asylum support stakeholder group has not met since NASS went live on 3 April 2000. Currently, responsibility for formation of stakeholder groups rests with individual local authority...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Information on the number of initial decisions to refuse refugee status from 1995 to 2000 is given in the table. Data on the number of refusals resulting from incorrectly completed applications are unavailable. However, such cases fall into the category of non- compliance, covering, for example, failure to provide further evidence as required, failure to respond to invitations to interview...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The Government remain committed to their long-term strategy of reducing the use of prison accommodation to hold immigration detainees. However, even in the long term, for reasons of geography, security and control, there will continue to be a need to hold some detainees in prisons. The use of the dedicated detention facilities managed by the Prison Service at Haslar, Rochester and Lindholme...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Information regarding the average time taken to make an initial decision is not available for the whole of 2000. Nearly two thirds (63 per cent.) of new substantive family applications lodged in the period of 1 April 2000 to 31 December 2000 had an initial decision within two months. The average time taken for an initial decision to be made on asylum applications by applicants without...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (3 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The information is given in the table. This information for 1998 and 1999 is published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletins "Asylum Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library and on the Department's website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/ immigration1.html. Estimated proportion of applications which include dependants(13) Percentage 1998 13 1999 (14)20 2000...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Under the terms of the employment concession, adult asylum seekers can apply for permission to work if their application has been outstanding for longer than six months without a decision being made on it. There are no immediate plans to alter the way the concession operates.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: 80 per cent. of initial decisions made since July 2000 were to refuse asylum and exceptional leave to remain. There were over 8,900 asylum removals in the 12 months ending March 2001. It is not possible to identify how many of those removals related to initial decisions since July 2000, nor how many former asylum seekers leave the country without notifying the Immigration and Nationality...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: We are considering the evidence and will announce our conclusions in due course.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration and Asylum Act (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 does not specify a date by which Part III has to be implemented. While it was not proposed to implement Part III before October 2001, the actual implementation date is currently under review and a final decision has yet to be taken.

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration and Asylum Act (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V Exemption: Educational Institutions and Health Sector Bodies) Order (SI 2001 No. 1403) and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V Exemption: Eligible Voluntary Bodies and Relevant Employers) Order (SI 2001 No. 1393) have been made under section 84(4)(d) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Both Orders were laid before Parliament on 9 April...

Written Answers — Home Department: Mr. Cemal Han (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I am pleased to say that our inquiries into Mr. Han's citizenship application have been completed and a decision reached. He has been advised of the outcome.

Written Answers — Home Department: Visitor Visas (2 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: At the time of the implementation of section 1 of the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act, our diplomatic posts abroad were instructed to seek local publicity to advertise changes to the way entry clearance, which includes visit visas, was to be issued. Detailed guidance was also provided to all our diplomatic posts in the form of leaflets and posters which were to be displayed prominently in all...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (28 Jun 2001)

Angela Eagle: Mr. Eric Moussavou applied for asylum "in country" in May 2000 and will therefore be supported by his local authority under the Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulations 1999. Local authorities providing support to asylum seekers may choose to disperse the asylum seeker under the voluntary dispersal arrangements which came into effect on 6 December 1999. The delay in the consideration...


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