Migrant Crossings: Naval Assets - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench 3:06 pm, 6th February 2019

My Lords, will the Minister reconsider the Written Answer she gave me last week about some of the Iranians who have fled their own country because of persecution, or even because they were facing execution for reasons such as religious belief or coming from particularly at-risk minorities? She said that it would be impossible to carry out a manual count of those who have come across the channel and look at the reasons why they have come, to identify whether they are economic migrants or genuine refugees fleeing persecution.