Immigration: Regulations — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:23 pm on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat 3:23 pm, 11th March 2015

My Lords, has the Minister read the all-party report on immigration detention, published in the last few days? If so, does he agree with that committee that the system that we have at the moment is totally unworthy? There have been protests in both Yarl’s Wood and Harmondsworth in the past couple of days. Will the Minister work to remove the injustice whereby those affected are detained indefinitely, with indefinite deprivation of liberty and of human rights? Is it not hypocrisy to celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta while we allow this sort of situation to continue?