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, how many people have contacted the (a) helpline number and (b) email address provided for people requiring assistance when completing responses to the consultation on the Windrush compensation scheme.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office helpline received 236 enquiries about the consultation on the Windrush compensation scheme during the consultation period, between 19 July and 16 November 2018. These included requests for further information or paper copies of consultation documents, questions about the consultation or about the compensation scheme. There were no specific requests for assistance in completing a consultation response.

Now the scheme is open for claims, the Home Office intends to publish in due course information on the number of claims submitted, the number of claims decided, and the overall amount paid out by the scheme.

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