This report takes an in-depth look at the government’s policy of Direct Provision for asylum seekers and challenges its raison d’être. Published in July 2003, the book documents FLAC’s concerns about the legal basis for the introduction of Direct Provision and analyses the problems which have arisen from it.
Points covered in the book include the following:
- Social welfare entitlements of asylum seekers in Direct Provision
- Legal basis for the Supplementary Welfare Allowance scheme
- Administrative discretion and the social welfare code
- The legality of Direct Provision from an equality perspective
- Living in limbo – Direct Provision assessed
- Conclusions and recommendations