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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Employment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal from the Lift the Ban coalition to permit asylum seekers to seek employment six months after arriving in the UK. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it and this Government is committed to delivering a fair and humane asylum system.</p><p>Our current policy is consistent with EU law and asylum seekers are permitted to work, in jobs on the Shortage Occupation List, if they have been waiting for a decision on their claim for 12 months or more and the delay is through no fault of their own. This approach aims to maintain the distinction between those who need protection and those who want to come to the UK to work, who can apply for a work visa under the Immigration Rules. It is essential that we avoid creating further incentives for migrants to come here illegally, risking their lives in the process, instead of claiming asylum in the first safe country they reach.</p><p>The Government is considering recent calls to change the current policy and reviewing the evidence available. Additionally, we are tackling delays in decision making and have plans in place to improve the speed at which outstanding claims are decided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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