To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue fresh guidance on the Dublin III Agreement concerning asylum applicants, in particular about family reunions.
Review the written questions submitted by Lord Hylton.
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether adults in receipt of five-year humanitarian protection in the United Kingdom will be allowed to work; and what provision will be made for their education or training.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments have been made since the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund was established; and what is the planned destination of expenditure from that fund during the rest of this financial year.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the treatment of Syrian refugees living outside refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Tunisia.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce a warning system to provide benefit claimants with an opportunity to explain any non-compliance before sanctions are imposed.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to Jobcentre Plus branches about treating claimants as innocent and deserving unless clearly shown not to be so; and whether they have any plans to amend any such guidance.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances, if any, they impose benefit sanctions on persons lacking literacy, numeracy and computer skills, or those with language, communication or mental health problems; and if sanctions are imposed on suc...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration, if any, they have given to imposing community service, instead of benefit sanctions, on benefits claimants who wilfully fail to comply with the rules.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have responded to the report Time to Rethink Benefit Sanctions published in March by five British churches; if so, what is their assessment of that report; and if not, whether they intend to respond, and when.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children there were in families subject to benefit sanctions during the most recent period for which figures are available; and whether that number is rising, falling, or static.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the United Arab Emirates, and what replies they have received, concerning the imprisonment without charge of Mr David Haigh.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Bahrain about their responsibilities under international covenants that they have ratified, following the re-arrest of Ebrahim Sharif.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider providing a therapeutic exemption from the National Minimum Wage for registered charities, or social enterprises, that establish sheltered employment for those with disabilities.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to increase the number of training posts for speech and language therapists available in 2016–17.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish an interviewing point in or near Calais and to invite refugees to claim protection in Britain if they have a close family connection with this country or an urgent medical condition that can b...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the open letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions published in the Tablet on 4 July.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to limit the time that an individual may be held in immigration detention; and whether they plan to take steps to ensure that people who have suffered rape, sexual assault or torture are never detained.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for changing the emphasis in aid for Syrian refugees from relief towards empowerment and sustainable human and economic development.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to inform Syrian refugees with relatives in the United Kingdom about the possibility of applying for admission to the United Kingdom for family reunion.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether immigration detention is an area where they could make savings.