Immigration: Windrush Generation

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2018.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Government is establishing a compensation scheme for members of the Windrush generation who have suffered loss as a result of difficulties in demonstrating their lawful immigration status.

The Home Office published a consultation paper on 19 July seeking views on the design and operation of the scheme. The consultation closed on 16 November.

We will announce details of the final scheme and how to apply as soon as possible.

Ahead of the scheme coming into operation, the Home Office has already put measures in place to help those who are affected. This includes a dedicated team for vulnerable people within the Windrush taskforce, providing assistance where an urgent need for support or advice has been identified.

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