About the Inquiry
The Equalities and Human Rights Committee [EHRiC] is seeking views on the issue of destitution amongst asylum seekers, or those with insecure immigration status in Scotland.
The EHRiC has published an initial call for evidence (25 January), updated on 24 February, seeking the views of those seeking asylum, and other relevant stakeholders.
The remit of the inquiry has been broadened to those with insecure immigration status, following representations made to the Committee. Please see the call for evidence on the questions the Committee is seeking a response to and how to make a submission to the Committee-
The closing date for submissions is 6pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017
Wednesday 25 January - Launch of call for evidence
February/March - Committee fact finding visits
Wednesday 8 March - Close of call for evidence
Mid-late March - Oral evidence taking (to be confirmed)
April - Publication of Committee's findings and recommendations