Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd October 2020.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the (a) Attorney General and (b) Lord Chancellor on the use of the phrase activist lawyers since 1 September 2020.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she had with the Prime Minister on representations she received from legal professional bodies on the use of (a) the phrase activist lawyers and (b) other language targeting lawyers representing migrants by her Department prior to the Prime Minister's party conference speech on 5 October 2020.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Home Office Ministers have regular meetings as part of the process of policy development and delivery. As was the case with previous administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.

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