Immigration Detention - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Green of Deddington Lord Green of Deddington Crossbench 3:15 pm, 3rd April 2019

My Lords, does the Minister accept that there has to be some balance in this debate? If there is a specific time limit, especially a short one, it is all too easy for someone to spin out the proceedings—perhaps, in some circumstances, by making a false claim—until he or she has to be released and can then disappear. There has to be some balance and there has to be an ability to detain people until their cases are sorted.