Asylum Seekers: Resettlement and Relocation

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 28th September 2020.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Shadow Minister (Home Office)

I understand that on 15 September partner agencies were notified that the Home Office was lifting a ban on asylum evictions with immediate effect. I appreciate that the pause in the system cannot continue indefinitely. However, to evict people into destitution and homelessness as we enter a second wave of infections completely undermines public health efforts to keep everyone safe from the virus, especially in areas like mine that have local restrictions in place. Can the Minister share with us the plan to ensure that these risks do not become a reality?