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Reading Terrorist Attack

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:46 pm, 22nd June 2020

First, I will not get into any speculation or commentary, but I could not be any clearer about the Government’s position on foreign national offenders. Our policy is as stated: we will do everything in our power to remove those who abuse our hospitality and commit crimes in the UK. That has been the Government’s focus. I am also clear that tougher action is needed to speed up removals, to deter foreign criminals from entering the UK. It is not always easy, because there are barriers to overcome. That is something we will look at through other legislative means.