Results 4601–4620 of 4747 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Angela Eagle

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The most recent information, relating to the number of persons detained under Immigration Act powers for each prison in England and Wales is given in the table. It is only possible to say how many of these had claimed asylum by examining individual case files at disproportionate cost. We have made it clear that the use of local prisons providing temporary spaces will end as soon as...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The dispersal arrangements are kept under review.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 19 July 2001 The Government remain committed to its 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 may continue to be a need to hold small numbers of detainees in exceptional circumstances in prisons. The temporary use of 500 additional places...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 19 July 2001 The most recent information, relating to the number of persons detained under Immigration Act powers in each prison, is given in the table. Further information on what proportion of these persons have claimed asylum and how long they have been detained is not held centrally, and could be obtained only by examining individual case files at disproportionate cost. We...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The information is: (a) Those granted refugee status become eligible for mainstream benefits, including Housing Benefit, and separate records of the accommodation costs and addresses of former asylum seekers are not held. (b) The accommodation costs of destitute asylum seekers may be met in one of three ways: (i) Directly by the National Asylum Support Service. (ii) By local authorities under...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The information is: (a) Individuals granted refugee status are free to choose where they settle and the Home Office does not keep details of the addresses of refugees. (b) Numbers of asylum seekers allocated support by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) are only available at the regional level. NASS commenced operations on 3 April 2000 and as at the end of May 2001, 220 1 asylum...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Peterborough city council has claimed grant of £789,740 from the Home Office to cover the costs of supporting asylum-seeking adults and families under the interim arrangements in 2000–2001. Of this, £579,224 has been paid and a balance of £210, 516 is due to be paid shortly. In addition the East of England Consortium, a consortium of local authorities in the region including Peterborough...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Vouchers were introduced on 3 April 2000 when the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) became responsible for providing support to destitute asylum seekers. The total face value of vouchers issued in the financial year ending 31 March 2001 was £26.1 million. Total staffing and related administrative costs of the NASS for the same period, including the costs of processing application...

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Southwark, North and Bermondsey (Mr. Hughes) on 19 July 2001, Official Report, column 339W.

Written Answers — Home Department: Asylum Seekers (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: There are no plans to introduce a quota for the number of asylum seekers accepted into the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — Home Department: Family Visitor Visa (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Statistics from the Immigration Appellate Authority show that the number of family visitor appeals is rising. So far this year, the Authority's intake breaks down as follows: January February March April May June 117 134 281 210 372 513 We attribute the rising figures to the fact that it was likely to take some months for appellants to develop confidence in the scheme, and...

Written Answers — Home Department: Correspondence (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 19 July 2001 I wrote to the hon. Member on 6 June 2001.

Written Answers — Home Department: Correspondence (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: holding answer 19 July 2001 I understand that my noble Friend Lord Rooker wrote to the hon. Member about this matter on 19 July 2001.

Written Answers — Home Department: Correspondence (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I wrote to the right hon. Member on 20 July.

Written Answers — Home Department: Animal Experiments (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: We announced in 1997 our intention that licences under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 will never be issued for programmes of work involving the use of great apes (chimpanzees, pygmy chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans) and that exceptional justification is required for the use of wild-caught primates. In addition, the 1986 Act requires that non-human primates cannot be used...

Written Answers — Home Department: Commonwealth Visitors (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Information on the total number of visitors refused leave to enter the United Kingdom is not available because refusals are recorded according to the reason for refusal and not according to the entry category (ie visitor, student, work permit holder). In addition, it is only possible to determine the number of visitors admitted. Information on the period of leave granted is not available. I...

Written Answers — Home Department: Channel Tunnel (Illegal Immigration) (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: Home Office Ministers and officials have regular discussions with both Eurotunnel and the French authorities about illegal immigration through the Channel Tunnel. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary discussed the subject with the French Minister of the Interior, M. Daniel Vaillant, on 11 July; and I discussed it with the Interior Ministers of France, Belgium and the Netherlands at a...

Written Answers — Home Department: Channel Tunnel (Illegal Immigration) (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The number of clandestine entrants detected at Kent ports in 1999, 2000 and the first half of 2001 is set out in the list. Figures are taken from local records and are provisional. It is not possible to establish precisely how many arrived through the Channel Tunnel system. Some are detected inland and cannot be attributed to a particular entry point. In the first six months of 2001, 3,012...

Written Answers — Home Department: Immigration Officials (20 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 25 June 2001, Official Report, column 52W.

Written Answers — Home Department: European Refugee Fund (19 Jul 2001)

Angela Eagle: The International Organisation for Migration, with Refugee Action as an implementing partner, successfully bid for funding of three separate projects under this measure. All three projects are co-funded by the Home Office. They are: Voluntary Assisted Return Programme 2000: The project is open to any persons, subject to the European refugee fund criteria, who wish to return to their country...


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