The Bishop of Durham received the following written answer on 9th January 2022:
The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask His Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 24 October (HL2407), what estimate they have made of the number of people with British children who have applied for a change to their asylum status from a status with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) over the last five years.
Lord Murray of Blidworth (Con): The requested information is not held as the NRPF policy for Group 2 refugees is not currently operational. From 28 June 2022, individuals with refugee permission to stay (Group 1 refugees) or temporary permission to stay (Group 2 refugees) currently have full access to the labour market as well as recourse to public funds. However, the conditions attached to permission to stay on a protection route may change at a later point.
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