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All 5 results for dawn butler speaker:Bill Butler

Scottish Parliament written answers — Asylum Seekers: Asylum Seekers (16 Nov 2005)

Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the issue of a moratorium on "dawn raids" until a protocol covering all removals of the children of asylum seeker families in Scotland is established has been raised with Her Majesty’s Government at either official or ministerial level.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Asylum Seekers: Asylum Seekers (27 Mar 2007)

Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it has made to calls by the Educational Institute of Scotland to end the use of dawn raids in the forced extradition of unsuccessful asylum seekers.

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time: Cabinet (Meetings) (28 Sep 2006)

Bill Butler: The First Minister is aware that a dawn raid was carried out yesterday on the Benai family from Algeria. Oussama Benai, who is 11 years old, attends St Brendan's primary school in my constituency, whose head teacher, Mr Donal Currie, is reported as saying: "The removal of asylum-seeker children in this way is not only traumatic for them but is also extremely distressing for the rest of the...

Scottish Parliament: Asylum Seekers (Children) (22 Sep 2005)

Bill Butler: ...take some small pride in them. However, none of us can be proud of the way in which the Vucaj family—and before them the Murselaj family—were forcibly evicted from their home in Scotstoun in a dawn raid on 13 September by a 16-strong immigration snatch squad. None of us can be proud of an episode in which an 18-year-old boy is handcuffed by one of those officers and the youngest child...

Scottish Parliament: Knightswood Youth Theatre (28 Jan 2009)

Bill Butler: ..., refugees and indigenous Scots from across the west of Glasgow. Its work touches on a range of issues, including racism, addiction, bullying, loss, friendship, love and, perhaps most sensitive, dawn raids—a practice that I and others have spoken out against on a number of occasions inside and outside the Parliament. Even in the context of the sharp decline in dawn raids in Glasgow, I...


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