Earlier this week, South London Citizens, an alliance of trade union branches, faith communities, schools and student groups from six south London boroughs, launched its own ‘citizens enquiry’ into service provision at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate offices at Lunar House in Croydon.
The enquiry is to take oral and written evidence and will consider recommendations for changes and improvements in service provision. South London Citizens decided to hold the enquiry after hearing concerns from member organisations.
The Commissioners overseeing the enquiry include QCs and religious leaders. Public hearings will be held in Croydon Town Hall on 5 March 2005, where staff and users of Lunar House will be invited to testify. A second hearing will take place on 30 June at the Inns of Court when the Home Secretary and government will be invited to respond.