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

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right to emphasise the importance of work. I often say, with no irony whatsoever, that I spent a very happy 12 months at the Department for Work and Pensions. I am conscious of the importance of work for people’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, not to mention the fact that children are better off when their parents are in work. My right hon. Friend is absolutely right to mention integration. I commend the work of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on its integration Green Paper, and the Home Office is working closely with it.