British charities warn of harm to asylum childrenBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.77 (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:77
- Alison Bolton
Welfare charities in Britain have warned that children will suffer if the government's proposed amendments to the Asylum and Immigration Bill go ahead. The amendments, which would reduce social security benefits, including the loss of child benefit for some people from abroad, are due to be debated this week. The families of asylum seekers and sponsored immigrants will be particularly affected.
“Families will be left with no means to pay for rent, clothes, …