Immigration: Windrush Generation

Home Office written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the definition of the Windrush generation they use will be expanded to include those who joined their parents, grandparents and siblings after 1973.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why the descendants of the Windrush generation have been detained, threatened with deportation and denied their right to work.

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

The Windrush scheme, which was launched on 30 May, makes specific provision for the children of Commonwealth citizens who were settled in the UK before 1 January 1973 where the child was born in the UK or arrived in the UK before the age of 18. This will ensure that those affected or who have encountered difficulties have the documents to confirm their status in the UK.

The Department is carrying out a review of all removals, deportations and detentions, dating back to 2002 when electronic record-keeping began, of Caribbean Commonwealth nationals now aged over 45, those old enough to have been settled here before 1973 and therefore protected by the 1971 Act and the Home Secretary has agreed to report on these findings in due course.

In relation to those who have may lost jobs - information that is not automatically reported back to the Home Office - we anticipate that we will gain a greater understanding when we launch our compensation scheme.

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