Date lodged: 23 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether any minister or official (a) was consulted by UK Government ministers or officials and (b) has received any information from Police Scotland or the City of Edinburgh Council in respect of the Home Office's immigration compliance and enforcement patrols in Scotland relating to EU migrants rough sleeping, as reported in The Ferret on 15 June 2017.
Answered by: Alasdair Allan 17 July 2017
The Scottish Government was not consulted by the UK Government or officials, nor have we received information from City of Edinburgh Council in respect of immigration compliance and enforcement patrols of EU nationals rough sleeping in Scotland. Scottish Government officials have however engaged with the Home Office and Police Scotland to clarify the position.