Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 10th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Renton Lord Renton Conservative 4:00 pm, 10th October 2002

My Lords, I hope that the Government will accept this amendment. The accommodation centres will be of great public importance. They will cost a great deal of public money. That is one factor to be borne in mind. Another factor is that they will have an effect on asylum seekers and enable the Government to decide whether they are genuine. They will provide a chance for the merits of asylum seekers to be considered one way or the other. If there is no report to Parliament by the Secretary of State, the whole system will have failed to fulfil its public importance.