Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 16th January 2002.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contingency plans are in place for accommodating future refugees from Zimbabwe.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Home office)

Although an influx of individuals seeking asylum from Zimbabwe is not expected, contingency arrangements exist for responding to such a situation should it occur. These arrangements are being updated as necessary by the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate in liaison with relevant organisations.

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