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 Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 9:35 am, 11th March 2016

I agree with my hon. Friend and I thank him for that intervention. He is far more expert than I am in legal matters, given his extensive parliamentary experience, legal training, and great deal of common sense, but I am not sure whether he is correct. My understanding is that, in our bizarre human rights system, even member states of the European Union are not deemed to be safe countries to return to. I believe that Greece is classified as a country to which it is not safe to return individuals, either under the asylum regulations or the prison regulations. That is a country to which millions of our fellow citizens go on holiday every year—