New Plan for Immigration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:57 pm on 24th March 2021.

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Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent North 12:57 pm, 24th March 2021

May I start by saying that I, along with the people of Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, warmly welcome this new plan to fix our broken system? Currently, the UK is one of the only countries in Europe not to use scientific age assessment to determine a person’s age when they enter the country. I am sure many hon. Friends and Members from across this House will have heard the stories of fully grown adults coming to the UK but claiming asylum as children. Does my right hon. Friend therefore agree that this statement will solve a very serious safeguarding risk for our young people?