Clandestine Migrants (Harwich)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 8th June 2015.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East 3:35 pm, 8th June 2015

The Minister has one of the toughest jobs in Government. I congratulate him on being the first Immigration Minister to be reappointed after a general election.

I fully support what Charles Montgomery and his team have done at the border. They do an excellent job, as does Wagtail UK, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This is fundamentally an EU problem, in terms of not only tackling the human traffickers, but protecting the border. Will the Minister ensure that Frontex is made to do the job that it is supposed to do, which is to protect the external border of the EU so that people such as those caught in the containers are not allowed to be treated in that way?