Visa Processing Algorithms

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:10 pm on 19th June 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 5:10 pm, 19th June 2019

I thank the hon. Lady for giving way and wholeheartedly endorse everything she is saying. We have worked closely together. I chair the all-party parliamentary group on Malawi and assist her on the APPG for Africa. As she says, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. She is right that we should not blame the individual decision makers in the Home Office. It is the policy, the lack of resourcing and, as I think she is getting to, the increasingly broad-brush approach to the use of automation. This is damaging the whole of the UK and everything the Government say about wanting to make Britain a great country to come to; that simply will not be the case if people cannot get through the door.