Asylum: Glasgow:Written question - 249938

(Glasgow North East)

Named Day

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Asked on: 01 May 2019
Home Office
Asylum: Glasgow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Mears Group plans to rule out the use of lock-change evictions when it commences the contract for providing housing for asylum seekers in Glasgow in September 2019.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 08 May 2019

Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute are provided with free, furnished accommodation whilst their asylum claim is under consideration. Where they are granted leave to remain they are free to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Those who have been unsuccessful in their asylum claim and do not have leave to remain in the UK are no longer entitled to asylum accommodation and should take steps to leave the UK. UKVI will continue to work with Serco, Mears and Glasgow City Council to ensure that those with no right to be in the UK leave their accommodation in a safe and secure way and that they are provided with the necessary support and advice to make an informed decision about their future.

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