Thu 20 Jun, 2019

Glasgow’s Green MSP Patrick Harvie has said the Scottish Government must ensure emergency accommodation is available for people facing eviction at the hands of the UK Government’s asylum contractor Serco.

In an exchange at First Ministers Questions on plans to mark Refugee Festival Scotland, Harvie said the Government must deliver its previous commitment to emergency housing for asylum seekers facing destitution.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“Hundreds of asylum seekers in Glasgow, while we celebrate the Scottish Refugee Festival, will be facing the threat of mass evictions and destitution. What they need now, in the coming weeks, is not just a restatement of the existing Government commitment to provide, with the City Council, emergency accommodation, they need that accommodation to be available and they need it now.”

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