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Question for Home Office

UIN 136368, tabled on 18 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department took steps in (a) 2014, (b) 2015, (c) 2016 and (d) since 2016 to implement the recommendations of the October 2014 Legal Action Group report on Chasing Status (i) on the creation of a specialist casework unit to fast-track cases of those living in the UK on 1 January 1973, (ii) on restoring legal aid for such cases, (iii) on maintaining applicants’ ability to work, claim social security benefits and access essential services such as the NHS and (iv) revising Home Office standards of evidence for proving residency.

Answered on

3 July 2018

No specific action was taken as a result of this report. On 21 June, the Home Secretary announced Wendy Williams will have independent oversight of the Windrush lessons learned review. This review will seek to draw out how members of the Windrush generation came to be entangled in measure designed for illegal immigrations; why that was not spotted sooner; and whether the corrective measures are now in place.

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