Immigration: Windrush Generation

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanism he is putting in place for reviewing decisions on applications to the Windrush compensation scheme; and whether claimants will have a legal route of appeal against a decision.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Windrush Compensation Scheme rules are available on the government website at www.gov.uk/windrush-compensation.

Part 10 of the rules sets out the provisions in the event that a claimant wishes to seek a review of a decision under the scheme.

In the first instance an internal review is carried out by a senior reviewer who has not been involved in the original decision. If the claimant does not agree with the outcome of the internal review, they can request that their claim is reviewed by an independent person from outside the Home Office.

These provisions for review do not preclude access to existing routes of legal challenge or review available in respect of decisions made by a public authority.

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