Immigrants: Lewisham

Home Office written question – answered on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people living in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency and (b) the London borough of Lewisham who have no recourse to public funds.

Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children living in (a) Lewisham Deptford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Lewisham who are looked after by parents with no recourse to public funds.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office does not hold the data requested and information on the UK’s resident population is a matter for the independent Office for National Statistics. The no recourse to public funds (NRPF) condition is applied to the leave of most migrants in the UK as a legitimate means of maintaining and protecting our economic resources.

In those cases where leave has been, or is being, granted for family or private life reasons the NRPF condition can be lifted on application to the Home Office if that is necessary to meet the welfare needs of children. In addition, immigration legislation specifically provides for children to remain eligible for support from a local authority under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, and an assessment of welfare needs will be part of providing that support.

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