Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to lay regulations under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 relating to changes in asylum support and the role of local authorities; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Implementation of the changes made by the Immigration Act 2016 to asylum support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and to local authority support for migrants without immigration status will involve engagement with local authorities, the devolved administrations and other partners on the preparation of the required regulations. We have not yet made a decision on the timing of this work.

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