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Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (8 Jan 2020)

Baroness Hamwee: ...unnecessarily gloomy in thinking that having visas with different restrictions attached to each application will make the whole process a challenge for the Home Office? Individuals caught up in the Windrush scandal have understandable views about the efficiency of Home Office schemes. Apparently we now require legislation which will not, we are told, affect the operation of the existing...

Windrush Scheme - Statement (5 Feb 2019)

Baroness Hamwee: My Lords, in reporting on the Windrush generation, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, of which I am a member, said: “We note that the new Home Secretary”— as he then was— “has instructed officials to take a sympathetic and proactive approach. A more humane approach to dealing with people who come into contact with the immigration enforcement system is indeed needed”. We...

Immigration - Statement (25 Oct 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: ...requiring the release of the claim, which I think was the point touched on by the noble Lord, Lord Rosser. During the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into what happened in the case of the Windrush generation—I am a member of that committee—we were concerned to know what action was taken when errors were discovered, with regard to individuals. That is perhaps another way of...

Windrush - Statement (4 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: ...have been a shock—and a lesson—to a number of individuals to have learned that three deportees had died. On the review, can she confirm that the work will apply much more generally than to the Windrush generation? The objectives refer to “operational decisions”. I have heard, from someone who used to work at the Home Office, that the way in which it took decisions in the case of...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review - Statement (24 Jul 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: ...is not the end of the experience. There is always talk of numbers and percentages, which is helpful, but it is worth remembering that each person detained is an individual. The silver lining to the Windrush experience was that it rather confirmed that; that is certainly how they were seen by the public during the Windrush reports. A number that I find shocking is the standard number of...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: .... People see what is being done by the Government in their name and, as the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, said, they hear language with fresh ears. We are discovering what has happened to the Windrush generation, although we do not yet know how many have been deported or detained, or about the financial and emotional cost to them. I accept, of course, that the Home Office task force is...

Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - Motion to Take Note (7 Jun 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: ...I am a member—I see that my colleague the noble Baroness, Lady Prosser, is listening to this debate—questioned the Home Secretary and a senior civil servant about the detention of members of the Windrush generation. I had a question for him about challenging Home Office processes—internal challenge, that is—and the civil servant mentioned quality assurance. Inspection, it seems to...

Windrush Generation - Statement (24 Apr 2018)

Baroness Hamwee: ...rights. We are told that the Home Secretary is committed to resolving the situation with “urgency and purpose”. They are, indeed, needed, and more widely than on this issue. The position of the Windrush people—citizens who seem retrospectively to have become migrants—is a symptom, not a cause, of the problem. The cause, as we see it, is the culture within the Home Office, an...


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