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Asylum: LGBT People

Question for Home Office

UIN 50775, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact of raising the balance of probabilities to justify identity as a reason when assessing credibility of a claim for asylum in respect of LGBTQ+ people resident in the UK.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The New Plan for Immigration seeks to build a fair, but firm asylum system, ensuring we can better protect and support those in genuine need of asylum.

On 16 September, we published an Equality Impact Assessment for the policies being taken forward through the Nationality and Borders Bill. This includes an assessment on potential impacts on people who are LGBTQ+:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nationality-and-borders-bill-equality-impact-assessment

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