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Refugees: Evictions

Question for Home Office

UIN 75441, tabled on 16 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of implications for her policies of the refugee council statement of 30 June 2020 on refugee eviction during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

29 July 2020

During the Covid 19 outbreak we suspended cessations to cases where the asylum claim had been determined. We are resuming cessations in a careful, phased way. The decision to temporarily extend support was undertaken in consultation with Public Health Agencies across the UK.

We are continuing to work closely with Local Authorities, Other Government Departments and Stakeholders, which includes members of the voluntary and community sector to plan an appropriate resumption to termination of statutory support, taking full account of equalities duties and potential impacts on those Service Users.

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