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Immigrants: Caribbean

Home Office written question – answered on 1st May 2018.

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Photo of Lord Boateng Lord Boateng Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Earl of Courtown on 16 April (HL Deb, col 1012), what proposals they have (1) to return the fees already paid by members of the Windrush generation, and (2) to compensate those who were denied benefits, employment or services to which they would otherwise have been entitled and for any losses amassed as a result of decisions taken previously by Home Office officials, in their determinations of the applications by members of the Windrush generation to clarify their status as British subjects lawfully resident in the UK.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The former Home Secretary announced to Parliament on 23/04/2018 that she would set up a new scheme to deliver compensation to individuals affected. This will be run by an independent person. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks by the new Home Secretary.

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