Government considering alternative ways of restricting rights
4th August 2010: Just over a week after a Supreme Court ruling paved way for failed asylum seekers to apply for permission to work, the Government has been blamed for apparently “considering alternative ways of restricting the rights guaranteed by the Reception Directive”.
Duncan Lewis solicitors have asserted: `Regrettably, the Government already seems to be considering alternative ways of restricting the rights guaranteed by the Reception Directive’.
Elaborating, the solicitors have asserted: `The day after judgment in ZO (case), Damian Green, the current Immigration Minister, announced plans to bar individuals such as ZO from applying for some 28.5 million jobs in industries where there are no official staff shortages.
`Such a step would likely be open to further legal challenge and it is to be hoped that the Supreme Court will continue to stand up to government.