EU Settlement Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

As of 30 March, the EU settlement scheme is fully open. Efforts to promote the EU settled status scheme are too little, too late. No matter how well the Government advertise, there will be people who fail to apply before the deadline. Even if that is just a small percentage, hundreds of thousands of people will be stripped of their rights and subjected to the hostile environment. Will the Government accept proposals for a declaratory scheme—the only way to avoid a repeat of Windrush for EU citizens?