Many Members of Parliament are dealing with a lot of enquiries from constituents asking how relatives or friends in Afghanistan might be able to come to the UK.
On Thursday 8 October a Backbench Business Debate on No Recourse to Public Funds will take place in Westminster Hall.
House of Commons Libray Briefings:
- Coronavirus: Universal Credit during the crisis pp21-22, 4 September 2020
Committee reports and Parliamentary questions and debates :
- Home Affairs Committee, Third Report: Home Office preparedness for Covid-19 (coronavirus): immigration and visas, Third Report of Session 2019–21, HC 362, published 15 June 2020
- Home Affairs Committee, Letter from the Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts to the Chair and the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee on NRPF, dated 1 September 2020, published 3 September 2020
- Government Response to the Work and Pensions Committee’s report on DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, published 8 September 2020 – paras 8-11 cover the Committee’s recommendations regarding people with no recourse to public funds and the Government’s response to them.
Other useful material
- Emergency funding to prevent homelessness, Scottish Government press release, 3 August 2020 – mentions calls from Scottish Government Ministers on the UK Government to reconsider its position on people with no recourse to public funds.
- Citizens Advice reveals nearly 1.4m have no access to welfare safety net, Citizens Advice press release, 26 June 2020
- Part of no recourse to public funds policy declared unlawful: full judgment out, Free Movement, 27 May 2020
Almost 15% of NHS staff in England report a nationality other than British. This briefing has statistics on the nationality of NHS staff for doctors, nurses and other groups, figures on EU nationals, and changes since the Brexit vote.
A Westminster Hall debate on LGBTQ+ Afghan refugees has been scheduled for Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 4.30pm. The debate will be opened by Kate Osborne MP.