UK GOVT REMAIN UNDER PRESSURE TO ACT

Commenting on the announcement that Glasgow-based Legal Services Agency has obtained interim interdict orders preventing evictions for a number of asylum seekers served with notices by Serco, Glasgow MSP Sandra White said:

“While the news that the lock-change evictions will not go ahead immediately is welcome, the way the UK government has allowed this situation to unfold is outrageous.

“The bottom line is that although these lock-change evictions have been halted because of a legal challenge, it’s a disgrace that they were threatened in the first place.

“Fundamentally this boils down to a Tory policy that is unlawful, inefficient and callous, and has caused distress to hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers across Glasgow.

“The UK Government must immediately intervene to stop these cruel evictions, and come up with a solution that supports people to move on from asylum accommodation without leaving them destitute and homeless.”

ENDS

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