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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 8th September 2016.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Defence Committee 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

May I strongly endorse what Liz McInnes and my right hon. Friend Sir Desmond Swayne said about the extraordinary decision of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to create a post with a salary greater than that of the Prime Minister to accommodate someone whose position as chief executive had become untenable?

May I ask for a ministerial statement on the plight of Afghan and other former interpreters for British armed forces in hostile environments who have applied for but not yet been given asylum in this country? That is not only a debt of honour, but necessary for the future functioning of British troops in hostile environments where we are greatly dependent on indigenous interpreters.