Asylum Seekers

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the Asylum Support Partnership and others in contact with asylum applicants concerning the operation of the azure payment card, prior to reviewing the system.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Jones Baroness Neville-Jones Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

There are currently no plans to undertake a review of the Section 4 payment system. However, members of the Asylum Support Partnership and other voluntary sector organisations regularly attend working level meetings with UK Border Agency officials at which Section 4 payment cards and other issues are discussed.

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