Support provided to people assessed as having No Recourse To Public Funds status

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

This is a Freedom of Information request.

I am looking for information on the support provided by the council to people (and their dependents) assessed as having No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF) under Section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

For each of the last three calendar years where information is available (Please provide figures for each year):

1. How many people with NRPF status have approached the council to request financial assistance?

2. How many people with NRPF status subsequently received financial assistance from the council following an approach? How many people were refused financial support?

3. How many people with NRPF status that subsequently received financial assistance from the council following an approach also had dependent children? How many people with NRPF status and dependent children were refused financial support?

4. What is the total amount spent by the local authority on supporting people with NRPF status? Please break this down into annual housing costs and subsistence costs.

5. How many children of people with NRPF status have been taken into care by the local authority?

6. If any information is shared by the local authority to the Department of Work and Pensions (or other UK Government entity) on people with NRPF status receiving support, please confirm what personal information is shared. If any regular reports are provided to these government agencies please supply a copy of the most recent report provided.

I would prefer not to receive the requested data in a pdf format file. Please provide the requested data in a CSV file or MS Excel file.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear Mr Tibbitt,

Re: help desk request (ticket ref 2018011727000062)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
below. 

1.  How many people with NRPF status have approached the council to
request financial assistance?  None

2.  How many people with NRPF status subsequently received financial
assistance from the council following an approach? How many people were
refused financial support?  N/A

3. How many people with NRPF status that subsequently received financial
assistance from the council following an approach also had dependent
children? How many people with NRPF status and dependent children were
refused financial support?  N/A

4. What is the total amount spent by the local authority on supporting
people with NRPF status? Please break this down into annual housing costs
and subsistence costs.  N/A

5. How many children of people with NRPF status have been taken into care
by the local authority?  None

6. If any information is shared by the local authority to the Department
of Work and Pensions (or other UK Government entity) on people with NRPF
status receiving support, please confirm what personal information is
shared. If any regular reports are provided to these government agencies
please supply a copy of the most recent report provided.  N/A  

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Rebecca Macleod - CE

FOI Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
Web: [3]http://www..cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 0845 600 70 90 (Extension 211222)

- Ally Tibbitt wrote:
Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

This is a Freedom of Information request.

I am looking for information on the support provided by the council to
people (and
their dependents) assessed as having No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF)
under
Section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

For each of the last three calendar years where information is available
(Please
provide figures for each year):

1.  How many people with NRPF status have approached the council to
request
financial assistance?

2.  How many people with NRPF status subsequently received financial
assistance
from the council following an approach? How many people were refused
financial
support?

3. How many people with NRPF status that subsequently received financial
assistance from the council following an approach also had dependent
children? How
many people with NRPF status and dependent children were refused financial
support?

4. What is the total amount spent by the local authority on supporting
people with
NRPF status? Please break this down into annual housing costs and
subsistence
costs.

5. How many children of people with NRPF status have been taken into care
by the
local authority?

6. If any information is shared by the local authority to the Department
of Work
and Pensions (or other UK Government entity) on people with NRPF status
receiving
support, please confirm what personal information is shared. If any
regular
reports are provided to these government agencies please supply a copy of
the most
recent report provided.  

I would prefer not to receive the requested data in a pdf format file.
Please
provide the requested data in a CSV file or MS Excel file.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

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