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Immigration: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Home Office plans to consult on the no recourse to public funds rule. (247664)

[holding answer 15 January 2009]: There are currently no plans to launch a consultation on migrant women who are victims of domestic violence and have no recourse to public funds.

The development of a new scheme, where those supporting victims of domestic violence who have no recourse to public funds may be eligible to receive financial support towards their housing and living costs, is currently being negotiated in partnership with the UKBA, the No Recourse to Public Funds Network and stakeholders.