Committee Stage of the Bill begins on Monday 18 January and will continue on 20 Jan, 1 Feb and 03 Feb. A number of amendments have already been tabled by the Labour front bench on issues of particular concern to Still Human Still Here.
These include, but are not limited to:
· Permission to work for asylum seekers (now in part I of the Bill, following Clause 12)
· Opposing the removal of support from refused asylum seeking families (clause 37 should not stand part of the Bill)
· A right of appeal against a Home Office decision to refuse or discontinue support (amending Schedule 8)
· Increasing the move on period for those granted protection to 40 days