Lords debates migrants arriving illegally
26 November 2021
The House of Lords debated the number of migrants arriving in the United Kingdom illegally by boat, on Thursday 25 November.
Baroness Hoey (Non-affiliated), former Home Office Minister, put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking included:
- Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Green), former Green Party leader
- Lord Dubs (Labour), former trustee of the Immigration Advisory Service
- Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (Crossbench), former Foreign & Commonwealth Office Permanent Secretary
- Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), former Deputy Assistant Commissioner to the Metropolitan Police Service.
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative), Home Office Minister, responded on behalf of the government.
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- Asylum, immigration and nationality
- Communities and families
- Crime, civil law, justice and rights
- Parliament, government and politics