Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the UK) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 11th March 2016.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Conservative, Gainsborough 9:35 am, 11th March 2016

One of the difficulties is that, under article 8 of the Human Rights Act, we are not allowed to deport people to so-called unsafe countries. If 40% of these people come from Europe, by definition they do not reside in unsafe countries. Therefore, we need a Bill such as this so that they can all be sent back immediately to France, Italy, Germany or wherever.