Asylum: LGBT People

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many LGBT+ asylum seekers have been the victim of a reported hate crime in (a) asylum accommodation and (b) immigration removal centres in each year since 2015.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government takes the welfare and safety of those in asylum accommodation very seriously and no form of ill-treatment or discrimination is tolerated.

We do not tolerate any kind of criminal activity in our accommodation or immigration removal centres, and any allegation of crime is immediately reported to the police for investigation. Reported incidents which are considered crimes are recorded by the police.

Information on the number of reported hate crimes is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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