Enforced Removal (Families with Young Children)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:17 am on 10th January 2006.

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Photo of Brian Iddon Brian Iddon Labour, Bolton South East 11:17 am, 10th January 2006

I apologise for being late, Mrs. Humble; I went to the wrong room. I am pleased that my hon. Friend mentioned the Sukula family, who came to Britain in early 2002 with four children and now have six children. Does he agree that in such cases it is difficult to return the family, as two of the children have not even known the Congo and the others, who came to Britain in early 2002, were probably too young to remember much about it? I hope that my hon. Friend agrees that it is unfair to return such families. Does he support my view that the Minister ought to consider extending the amnesty for families with children beyond its closing date, particularly for families who have been in this country for almost four years?