Covid-19: Support for Asylum Seekers

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 13th July 2020.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

Is the Minister suggesting that he would not give these things to people who need them, no matter what their background or where they come from? He was good enough to meet Glasgow’s MPs, but the reality is that the forcing of more than 300 vulnerable asylum seekers into hotels by the contractor Mears has significantly damaged trust in the system. To rebuild that trust, there has to be an independent review and lessons learned, so what steps is he taking to ensure that that review happens?