Parliamentary work

We are a leading source of information for parliamentarians and other elected officials about the UK asylum system and the issues affecting refugees in the UK, across the range of policy areas and government departments.

We aim to ensure that the political debate is informed and relevant to the needs of refugees and people seeking asylum, and regularly support parliamentary debates and select committee inquires to advocate for the needs of our clients, the wider refugee community and those in the asylum system.

Refugee Council provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, which is chaired by Thangam Debbonaire MP and which provides a cross-party space for parliamentarians to learn about, discuss, and take action on the issues.

For more information, you can contact our Parliamentary Manager at

You can find our parliamentary briefings here.