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Asylum Seekers

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to ensure that information on UK legislation on (a) sexual offences and (b) the age of consent is available to (i) refugees and (ii) asylum seekers in the UK. [113728]

Asylum seekers and refugees do not receive specific information from the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) regarding sexual offences or the age of consent. However, asylum seekers attending the IND induction centre at Dover receive briefing on their rights and responsibilities. This material has been developed in collaboration with the voluntary sector and police.