Asylum: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of changes to support for asylum seekers on local authority services.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The Immigration Bill reforms support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants. It restricts the availability of support, consistent with our international and human rights obligations, and removes incentives to remain in the UK illegally. The measures have been subject to public consultation and will be subject to a new burdens assessment.

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