Mon 3 Dec, 2018

Greens have demanded a full enquiry into who knew what and when about planned asylum evictions this summer. Cllr Kim Long

Green councillors in Glasgow have today demanded a full investigation into  reports that council officers knew about plans by the UK Government’s contractor Serco to evict asylum seekers earlier this year, despite earlier claims that leading councillors were ‘blind-sided’ by the plans.

Councillor Kim Long, the Greens’ equalities spokesperson, has called for an investigation to be carried out urgently by one of the Council’s scrutiny committees.

Cllr Long said:“The UK asylum process is rotten to the core - Glasgow City Council should not be cooperating with the Home Office’s hostile environment as these reports indicate.

“We’ve today demanded a full enquiry by a Council scrutiny committee into who knew what and when regarding planned evictions this summer, as well as transparency over what has happened since then at the closed asylum taskforce meetings. The administration must act quickly to rebuild trust that will be shaken by these troubling reports.”

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