Written answers

Monday, 5 March 2001

  • House of Lords

    • Entry Clearance Application Arrangements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What legal means exist for persons suffering persecution to travel to the United Kingdom for the purposes of claiming asylum, from (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c)...

    • Asylum Seekers in Emergency Accommodation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many asylum seekers currently living in initial emergency accommodation have been there for (a) more than one month, and (b) more than three months; and how...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases of rejected asylum seekers are being held by the Home Office, or the Immigration and Nationality Department, before being released to the...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many asylum claims have been rejected on the grounds of non-compliance during the last three months, both in total and as a percentage of all rejections during...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With regard to asylum applications from (a) Sri Lanka, (b) Afghanistan, (c) Somalia, (d) Iraq, and (e) other countries, what has been the success rate 1 initially,...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 14 February (WA 36-37), what was the cost to public funds of obliging 6,427 asylum applicants to travel...

      Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For the last year for which statistics are available: (a) what percentage of applicants for asylum have had their applications refused; (b) what was the length of...

      Criminal Records Bureau Registered Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether funding will be available nationally to organisations acting as registered bodies under requirements of the Criminal Records Bureau.

      Immigration Advisory Service: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to reach a decision about funding of the Immigration Advisory Service for the financial year commencing April 2001; and What growth they expect in...

      Illegal Sexual Services: Arrests

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people involved in the illegal provision of sexual services were arrested in England and Wales in 2000; and how many of these had limited leave to remain...

      Immigration Act Detainees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish a table showing the number of people being detained soley under the Immigration Act powers, by stage of application and immigration...

      Miss Zainas Hussain Nazir Hammad

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Miss Zainas Hussain Nazir Hammad, whose claims of slavery were reported in the Sunday Telegraph of 17th September 2000, has requested political asylum; if...

      Abnormal Loads: Communication with Escort

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 7 November 2000 (H.L. Deb., col 1360-64), how many loads were escorted by the Metropolitan Police during the...

      Abnormal Loads: Communication with Escort

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 7 November 2000 (H.L. Deb., col. 1360-64), what evidence supports his assertion that mobile phones are...

      Immigration and Asylum Act 1999: Implementation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to implement Part III of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

      Prison Overcrowding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they agree with the Lord Chief Justice, in his lecture given 31 January, that prison overcrowding in England and Wales debilitates the whole system; and,...

      Title IV of EC Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what occasions the United Kingdom has notified its intention, in accordance with Article 3 of the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland,...

      Proceeds of Crime: Draft Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish the draft Proceeds of Crime Bill.

      UK/China Human Rights Dialogue

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What matters were discussed, and what individual cases were raised, with the Chinese authorities at the United Kingdom-China Human Rights Dialogue in Beijing,...

      Sudan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to allegations that 700,000 Chinese soldiers have been deployed in southern Sudan.

      Sudan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any evidence that Sudanese oil revenues are being spent on arms procurement.

      Sudan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any evidence that Osama bin-Laden either owns or has previously owned drug farms in Sudan.

      Depleted Uranium: Records of Use

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements they are making to ensure that while depleted uranium remains in service in NATO the time and exact locations of its use are invariably recorded.

      BFPO Addresses: Creditworthiness Checks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether credit rating agencies or companies must recognise BFPO addresses when ascertaining the creditworthiness of members of HM Armed Forces; and, if not, why not.

      European Rapid Reaction Force: Command and Planning Structures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on agreement between NATO and the European Union on the chain of command and planning structures for the European Rapid Reaction forces...

      Slaughterhouse Inspection Charges

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to allow the Food Standards Agency to use EC directives to justify extra charges from the Meat Hygiene Service on small and medium abattoirs...

      Air Pollution: Research Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What funding they have given to research on air pollution over the last four years; and what the basis was for their recent decision no longer to provide funding...

      Sheep Dip Exposure Pilot Study

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 20 December (WA 56), whether written consent had been obtained from the subjects of the pilot study,...

      Lord Chancellor's Fundraising Dinner

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Lord Chancellor or the Attorney-General made any appeal to lawyers at a function at the Atlantic Bar and Grill on 7 February to contribute funds to the...

      Postal Tariff Differentials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the differential pricing introduced by the Post Office for the first class inland rate (27 pence) compared to the cost of 36 pence to send a letter or...

      Employee Information and Consultation: Proposed Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What their assessment is of the role to be played by trade unions in securing the support of employees for improved productivity and essential restructuring; and...

      Parthenon Sculptures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their policy regarding the long-standing request of the Greek Government for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures to Athens.

      British Museum Portico

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in the conduct of the fraud inquiry into the stone used in the portico of the British Museum's Great Court; and when they expect the...

      Possession Warrants on Residential Properties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many warrants of possession were issued on residential properties in (a) Great Britain and (b) each county court in Britain, for each year since 1990 to date.

      BSE Costs to CAP

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated cost of the BSE crisis to the Common Agricultural Policy.

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