Asylum Seekers: Right to Work

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Our current policy allows asylum seekers to work in jobs on the shortage occupation list, where their claim has been outstanding for 12 months or more through no fault of their own. However, there is ongoing work in this area, and I continue to have discussions with stakeholders and right hon. and hon. Members on this very important subject.