Home Office written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to accommodate immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom from Bulgaria and Romania who have no financial resources and nowhere to sleep.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

EU nationals who are not fulfilling the residency requirements set out in the Free Movement Directive, for example those who are begging or sleeping rough, and who have no right of residence in the UK should leave. Following changes this Government made from 1 January 2014, those who do not depart voluntarily can be administratively removed and barred from returning to the UK for 12 months unless they can show that they have a valid reason to return.

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