Asylum: Interviews

Home Office written question – answered on 25 September 2023.

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Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Scottish National Party, Lanark and Hamilton East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2023 to Question 195180 on asylum applications, what assessment her Department has made of the potential implications of (a) conducting shorter asylum interviews and (b) removing asylum interviews on the accuracy of decision making.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

Once a claimant has been interviewed, asylum decision-makers carefully consider their protection needs by assessing all the evidence provided, in light of published country information guidance.

We have taken immediate action to speed up asylum processing whilst maintaining the integrity of the system. This includes simplifying guidance and streamlining processes. We have also introduced shorter, focussed interviews, making the interview process more efficient.

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