Motion S5M-16255: Glasgow Leading the Way in Asylum Reform

11 Mar 2019

That the Parliament acknowledges that Glasgow could become the first UK city to pilot changes to the asylum process based on the recommendations of a multi-agency taskforce; understands that, if implemented, the reforms would allow asylum seekers in Glasgow to enter employment from six months after their asylum claim has been submitted, and to register and make further submissions in Glasgow, instead of having to travel to Croydon and Liverpool, respectively, at their own cost; considers that these changes would help those fleeing persecution, famine and war to feel more at ease during the stressful application process, and commends Glasgow City Council for, it considers, leading the way in asylum reform to the benefit of all in society.