Migrants - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:00 pm on 25th November 2021.

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Photo of Lord Harries of Pentregarth Lord Harries of Pentregarth Crossbench 5:00 pm, 25th November 2021

Perhaps I might be allowed to ask just one question concerning people claiming the need to come to this country who have money. Does the Minister agree that it is possible to understand how a person might have money to pay for the journey but have a genuinely well-founded fear of persecution? Iran is the obvious example, where there is a thriving middle class. One can earn a good living there if one keeps one’s head down. However, if one is the wrong sexuality, religion or outspoken, one of course wants to leave and would have to money to do so.