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Asylum Seeker Support Arrangements

Volume 597: debated on Wednesday 17 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish further details about the operation of the asylum seeker support arrangements for which provision is made in Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Bill. [HL1119]

On 17 February, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary will place in the Library a draft process manual which describes the way the Home Office proposes to discharge its responsibilities for supporting asylum seekers, and what they may expect. The draft manual will be revised and may be expanded as more detailed elements of the scheme are designed and settled. Once the policy is in its final form, it will be sub-edited into clearer English.