Lord Chidgey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and of their impact on migration to western Europe.
My Lords, according to the UN refugee agency, in the first 10 months of 2014, the number of asylum seekers in Europe from Eritrea nearly tripled. In Ethiopia and Sudan, the number of Eritrean refugees also increased sharply. By November, some 37,000 Eritreans had sought refuge in Europe, compared with around 13,000 a year ago. Most asylum requests have been lodged in Sweden, Germany and...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 27 June 2005
Previously MP for Eastleigh until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election
Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1994 — unknown
Also represented Eastleigh
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