Asylum Seekers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:59 pm on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hayward Lord Hayward Conservative 2:59 pm, 10th June 2019

My Lords, does my noble friend agree that a high proportion of the problems that arise from such asylum applications stem from the appalling human rights records of a number of members of the Commonwealth? Surely one solution to the problem—but only one—is for pressure to be brought to bear on those countries that fail to recognise any form of human rights. We must make progress not in the long run but in the short term.