Asylum: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

Home Office written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons asylum applicants who reside in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency who have outstanding asylum applications are not provided with a timeframe for completion of those applications.

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

The Home Office does not provide applicants with a timeframe for completion of asylum decisions irrespective of where they reside in the UK.

The Home Office is committed to ensuring that asylum claims are considered without unnecessary delay, to ensure that individuals who need protection are granted asylum as soon as possible and can start to integrate and rebuild their lives, including those granted at appeal.

Where a decision on an application for asylum cannot be taken within six months of the date it was recorded, as stated in the Immigration Rules paragraph 333A, the applicant can write to the to request a time frame.

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