Written Question on Asylum: Medical Records

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Date Title Questioner
16 Oct 2017, 3:06 p.m. Asylum: Medical Records Sir Edward Davey

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has started contacting asylum seekers asking them to sign a consent form that would give her Department access to their personal medical records.

Answer (Brandon Lewis)

The process of obtaining medical information is not a mandatory part of the asylum process nor is it a new process. Before any decision is made on an asylum claim it is vital we are aware of any information that is relevant to the award of any form of leave.


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