Immigration and Asylum Applications - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 19th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench 3:29 pm, 19th June 2019

Does the Minister accept that the quality of the first principal interview is the most important factor, rather than that of the later decision-making? Endless advice was given to successive Governments, so can the Minister assure me that interviewers will, whenever possible, be of the same gender as the applicant, and that there will be no assumption that all applicants are lying?