Asylum Seekers and Permission to Work

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:22 pm on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Conservative, Scarborough and Whitby 4:22 pm, 18th November 2020

I can confirm that I have been to the refugee camps in Jordan and seen how those most in need are selected. Indeed, we delegate that job to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, so it is not us choosing them but a well-respected international body choosing those who can come and who do not need to resort to paying the people smugglers—that is, if they have the money to pay them. Those most in need do not have the money to pay the people smugglers.