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London councils fail asylum seekers

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:899
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The care of people seeking asylum in Britain is a lottery, with some councils providing a much fairer deal than others, according to a survey of local councils in London.

    The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture examined the provision of care for asylum seekers in each of London's 32 boroughs and the Corporation of London, which between them care for 15 000 asylum seekers. A year ago welfare benefits …

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