Backbench Business — Immigration Detention

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 10th September 2015.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central 2:16 pm, 10th September 2015

On behalf of the hon. Members for Bedford (Richard Fuller) and for Enfield, Southgate (Mr Burrowes) and my own behalf I thank all the Members who have contributed to the debate. I am delighted to say that there were too many speakers for me to mention individually. All the speeches were characterised by powerful stories and strong arguments. Stuart C. McDonald is right: we have stumbled into this situation under the auspices of successive Governments, and we all have a responsibility to resolve the position and sort it out.

We have heard from 25 speakers representing four parties on both sides of the House, and there has not been a dissenting voice on our central recommendation.