Asylum

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to protect (a) asylum seekers and refugees in the UK and (b) their families in their country of origin from reprisals by the Government of that country.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not responsible for protecting asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. This work is led by the Home Office. The UK does not have a duty of care to protect the families of those asylum seekers and refugees, where they live abroad. We engage regularly with a broad range of countries on human rights issues.

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