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My Lords, the monitoring committee consists of four people, two of whom are apparently in the pay of the Rwandan Government. Can the Minister reassure us that he thinks it will be completely unbiased?
The noble Lord referred to Human Rights Watch. I assume that he has read its report on 2022, which stated of Rwanda: “Arbitrary detention and ill-treatment in unofficial detention facilities were common”. That may not fit with financial services thriving, but it does not point to a safe country.
My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Parminter, for securing this important debate. I welcome the Minister to his position and hope that he finds this a congenial setting in which to make his maiden speech. I start on a positive note. My daughter, like Rose, suffered from anorexia for a long time. She was in a secure unit for nearly a year, and I shall be for ever indebted to Professor...
Entered the House of Lords on 10 January 2011
Party was Conservative until 11 Nov 2019; Non-affiliated until 4 Jan 2021