Response - GLA: Public Services Committee Scrutiny of Asylum Seekers and Refugees

By: Deborah Garvie  Published: November 2002


Shelter submitted written evidence in November 2002 for an investigation into asylum seekers and refugees in Greater London.

Summary

Drawing on evidence from Shelter's work with households experiencing housing problems because of their asylum or immigration status.

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to submit written evidence to the Greater London Authority Public Services Committee investigative review of asylum seekers and refugees in London. 

Our submission concentrates on the housing issues facing asylum seekers and refugees in London.  Our evidence seeks to address the objectives of the review, which are as follows:

  • To consider the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in London
  • To investigate how London can benefit from the contribution of asylum seekers and refugees, and to look at what additional steps, if any, should be taken by the GLA and other bodies to support the engagement of asylum seekers and refugees in London's economy and culture.
  • To consider the access of asylum seekers and refugees in London to public services, and to examine how this might be improved
  • To scrutinise the role and work of the GLA and other relevant bodies in relation to asylum seekers in London

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