Iraq: Political Asylum

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 8th October 2007.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative 2:37 pm, 8th October 2007

My Lords, I have two questions. The first arises from what the Minister just said: was a Jew in Germany in 1938 or 1939 a refugee? Secondly, do the Government still adhere to the view that a friendly alien likely to be persecuted in his own country by virtue of his political activities, such as being friendly to the British, would qualify for political asylum here?