Destitution, Asylum and Insecure Immigration Status in Scotland


About the Inquiry

Page last updated: 12 December 2017

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee [EHRiC] is seeking views on the issue of destitution amongst asylum seekers, or those with insecure immigration status in Scotland.

The EHRiC has published an initial call for evidence (25 January), updated on 24 February, seeking the views of those seeking asylum, and other relevant stakeholders.

The remit of the inquiry has been broadened to those with insecure immigration status, following representations made to the Committee. Please see the call for evidence on the questions the Committee is seeking a response to and how to make a submission to the Committee- 



Wednesday 25 January  - Launch of call for evidence

February/March - Committee fact finding visits

Wednesday 8 March - Close of call for evidence

Late March - Publication of written submissions

March/April - Oral evidence taking

22 May 2017 - Publication of Committee's findings and recommendations

30 May 2017 - Scottish Parliament debate on findings and recommendations



Supplementary Submissions:





Follow-up on Committee Recommendations

The following correspondence sets out the follow up actions the Committee has undertaken on its recommendations-




The Scottish Parliament debated the findings and recommendations of the Committee's inquiry on Tuesday 30 May 2017: Official Report Transcript

You can play back the video log of the parliamentary debate here

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