UK Border Agency

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 27th October 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 2:30 pm, 27th October 2008

Is the Minister aware that many families in this country have sought asylum from war-torn countries and have very strong cases for gaining permanent residence here? Their cases have been delayed by the UK Border Agency and they are forced to live without any benefits or support. In many cases, they are forced to beg. They are willing and able to work, but are denied that right and forced to live off the largesse of friends and family. Does the Minister not think it time to look seriously at the misery and hardship that many asylum-seeking families and their children face in our society while we parade to the world our regard for human rights?

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