June 15, 2020

Refugee Week 2020

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Obviously this year, due to COVID-19, events have gone …

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November 5, 2018

Asylum Seekers Working

I strongly support the campaign to relax this unnecessary and unhelpful restriction on asylum seekers working in the United Kingdom. Labour’s position is that all people seeking asylum who have waited six months for a resolution on their asylum application should be able to work, unrestrained by the Home Office shortage occupation list. I provide extensive support, with my constituency office team, to people seeking asylum on a daily basis and I hold a …

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February 10, 2016

Demand for Answers on Temporary Accommodation for Asylum Seekers

Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate this morning, I raised the issues surrounding Lynx House temporary accommodation facility in Cardiff. The facility has been under scrutiny recently, initially due to the practice of forcing asylum seekers to wear wristbands to access meals. Following this investigation in The Guardian a raft of other issues have come to light, including a lack of …

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