Illegal Migration Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:45 pm on 7 March 2023.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:45, 7 March 2023

I think it is clear for everyone to see that our asylum system has been overwhelmed by unprecedented numbers of people arriving here and by the very high numbers being processed currently. We have made good progress, both with the EU and with our counterparts in France, and that is why I am very much looking forward to the Anglo-French summit this Friday, which our Prime Minister will be leading with the French President, to discuss this issue in more detail.