Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure greater consistency in the accuracy of decision making for all nationalities of asylum applicants.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

All asylum claims lodged in the UK are carefully considered on their individual merits against a background of relevant case law and up to date country information. We ensure that claimants are given every opportunity to disclose information relevant to their claim before a decision is taken, even where that information may be sensitive or difficult to disclose.

We continue to work to improve the quality of decision-making to ensure that we properly consider all the evidence provided and get decisions right the first time. UK Visas and Immigration has an internal audit process, consisting of reviews by senior case workers and independent auditors, which assesses the quality of decisions and the application of Home Office policy.

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