Asylum: Pregnancy

Home Office written question – answered on 14th November 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, whether the (a) Asylum Accommodation and Support Services contract (AASC) and (b) Advice, Issue Reporting and Eligibility (AIRE) contract include reference to the Home Office pregnancy and dispersal guidance.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The AASC Provider is obligated to comply with the Authority’s [Home Office] The AASC Provider is obligated to comply with the Authority’s rules, guidance, instructions and policies. The Statement of Requirements contains reference to Authority dispersal guidance and explicitly references requirements related to pregnant Service Users.

The aim of the AIRE Service is to provide impartial and independent information, advice, guidance and assistance to help Service Users to understand and navigate the Asylum Support System effectively. The AIRE Provider is obligated to comply with the Authority’s policies and guidelines.

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