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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 David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

My right hon. Friend raises an important point. Clearly it is a very important principle that all asylum decisions are taken on the merits of each particular case. That is true of applications from former interpreters as well as those from everybody else. It is also the case, however, that both the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office continue to review the overall situation in order to ensure that we are providing protection to people who have helped to protect us. My right hon. Friend will, I think, be pleased to know that there will be Defence questions next Monday 12 September, and he may wish to raise the issue with Defence Ministers then.