WQ92833 (e) Tabled on 13/05/2024

Has the Welsh Government reappropriated funding from people who have no legal right to be supported with public money, and if so, how does this align with Wales being a nation of sanctuary?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice | Answered on 17/05/2024

The Welsh Government produces guidance for organisations in Wales to encourage support for people who are subject to No Recourse to Public Funds conditions, where this is permitted under UK Government rules. Public Funds has a very specific meaning, relating to a list of funds and services which affected individuals are not permitted to access. We ensure we comply with UK Government rules to ensure immigration applications are not invalidated.