Asylum: Hearing Impairment

Home Office written question – answered on 13th March 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional support her Department provides for people who are deaf and hard of hearing during asylum processes.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Asylum claims made by those who are deaf or hard of hearing are processed in a way that ensures that claimants are not disadvantaged. Where available, officials will use hearing loops, signers or allow the submission of written evidence. Relevant support groups will also be engaged if appropriate.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.