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 Anderson of Swansea Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour 2:37 pm, 8th October 2007

My Lords, my noble friend is right that the presumption must be that translators and others in roles of that kind should be given refuge, but will he confirm that there will be no abrogation of the normal principle that every case must be viewed on its individual merits? There must be some individuals who have some, but limited, contact with the British forces and who would not, by virtue of that, be entitled to come to the UK.