Asylum Seekers: Removal - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat 3:00 pm, 17th December 2018

I am delighted to wish the Minister a happy Christmas. I only ask her: when I will be able to do that to those who have indefinite detention in the UK under the present immigration law? That is my first question. My second question is: when are we going to end deportation to Congo, Afghanistan and Somalia of those who have come from there? Our people are not encouraged to go there at all; they are advised not to go there, and yet we keep on deporting people. We have deported 700 to Afghanistan, nearly 100 to Somalia and many more to Congo in the last couple of years. Is it not time the Minister stopped trying to defend our humanitarian policies, when all they are doing is sending people into war zones where many face the death penalty?