Home Office written question – answered on 18th October 2021.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

What assessment she has made of trends in the level of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse and assaults faced by LGBTQ+ asylum seekers in processing centres (a) in the UK and (b) offshore.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The Nationality and Borders Bill seeks to build a fair, but firm asylum and illegal migration system. We published an Equality Impact Assessment for the policies being taken forward through the Bill, and the potential impacts on people who are LGBTQ+ are considered throughout.

The welfare and dignity of all claimants forms a central platform of our decision-making processes and robust safeguarding measures will continue to ensure that all cohorts of asylum seeker are protected from bullying, harassment or discrimination.

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