Date lodged: 22 June 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether any dawn raids on the homes of asylum seekers have been carried out since May 2015.
Answered by: Angela Constance 6 July 2016
The Scottish Government does not hold this information.
The Scottish Government is fundamentally opposed to dawn raids and believes asylum seekers must be treated humanely and sensitively at every stage of the asylum process. This is particularly important in cases where claims are not successful, where people are returned to their countries of origin and where children are involved.