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Enid Ruhango

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:19 pm on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle Labour, Leeds West 6:19 pm, 16th July 2009

I understand that, and I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister. We should be grateful to Greg Mulholland for the way in which he raised the issue, and for the facts that he has put on the table. I represent the reception centre for the whole of west Yorkshire-it is in my neighbourhood-and Waterside court. I probably see 100 or more asylum seekers a month, and have done for years. I have to say that I agree with the hon. Gentleman that there has been a lack of care-indeed, a neglect of the duty of care-at Yarl's Wood. On Enid's case, may I offer her and the hon. Gentleman a word of support? She has tremendous support and there is strong, personal, in-depth solidarity with her in the local community. Will the Minister assure us that he will not let the case lie in a Department in-tray, and not let it be backlogged in a legal procedure, but will instead seriously get his Department to look at her case again, from tonight?

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