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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff have been employed by the Home Office for each year since 2009.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of France regarding an agreement to stop asylum seekers undertaking unsafe Channel crossings.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will negotiate with the government of France for centres in that country where asylum seekers can apply for asylum to the UK, rather than crossing the Channel to apply.
Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2014
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