To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to oral Answer of 27 June 2019 on the EU Settlement Scheme, if he will place a copy in the Library of his correspondence with the Department for Education and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the matter of applying for settled status for children in care of local authorities.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Home Office and the Department for Education work collaboratively across departments to support children in care who need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Officials have been in contact with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and I have written to Ministers Nokes and Minister Zahawi whose departments work together to support children in care to apply for settled status.
Copies of both these letters and the responses from Minister Zahawi and Minister Nokes will be deposited in the House library.
The Home Office is running a series of MP Parliamentary Caseworker events to inform MPs about the EU Settlement Scheme; we would recommend that MPs who want more information about the scheme attend these sessions.