On 3 April, I asked the Home Secretary to look into the case of my constituent Mr Espedy Alvester Thomas. Mr Thomas came to the UK in the early 1950s and is a British Citizen but has been unable to get a British passport in recent years despite previously having one.
Last year I helped Mr Thomas gather the evidence needed to make a passport application through the Windrush scheme, but a decision has still not been made.
I have followed up my question with a letter to the Home Secretary.
I also asked the Home Secretary to assure me that every action is taken to make sure similar delays do not happen with the Government’s new Windrush compensation scheme. I will continue to do all I can to support my constituents and will provide them with assistance if they need to apply for compensation under this scheme.