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Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Mon 17 Jan 2022
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) totally unnecessary, as France and other EU member states are safe countries with long-established asylum - Speech Link
2: Andrew Selous (CON - South West Bedfordshire) about this issue, not least by the many people who fully respect this country’s proud tradition of asylum - Speech Link
3: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) This Government are determined not just to reform what is a broken asylum system—we are lifting up every - Speech Link
4: Diane Abbott (LAB - Hackney North and Stoke Newington) Is there any truth in the reports that the Government want to have asylum seekers processed offshore - Speech Link
5: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) The Home Secretary sending in the Royal Navy against small boats full of refugees and asylum seekers - Speech Link
6: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) Our new plan for immigration will overhaul our asylum system and speed up the removal of failed asylum - Speech Link
7: Peter Bone (CON - Wellingborough) The quicker we can return bogus asylum seekers, the quicker we can get help to the genuine victims of - Speech Link
8: Afzal Khan (LAB - Manchester, Gorton) What recent estimate she has made of the number of asylum applications pending initial decision. - Speech Link
9: Kevin Foster (CON - Torbay) We accept that the asylum system is broken, often taking too long to reach decisions. - Speech Link
10: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) to bring effective casework into decision making, speeding up processing and introducing fast-track appeals - Speech Link


Westminster Hall
Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme - Thu 06 Jan 2022
Ministry of Justice

Mentions:
1: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) communities must be encouraged and supported to better understand the nature and trauma of those seeking asylum - Speech Link
2: Abena Oppong-Asare (LAB - Erith and Thamesmead) First, there are Afghan citizens in the UK who had already submitted an asylum claim before the Taliban - Speech Link
3: Fiona Bruce (CON - Congleton) The assessment could be done by the Home Office in house, as it is currently for some asylum applications - Speech Link
4: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) It is also calling for an effective appeals process. - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
2nd reading - Wed 05 Jan 2022
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Lord Paddick (LDEM - Life peer) In 2021, 57,000 cases were awaiting an initial decision—nothing to do with appeals. - Speech Link
2: Lord Bishop of Durham (Bishops - Bishops) We have an asylum system which is set up to establish the veracity of an asylum claim. - Speech Link
3: Lord Blunkett (LAB - Life peer) A two-tier asylum system will fail. - Speech Link
4: Baroness Fox of Buckley (Non-affiliated - Life peer) Home Secretary to remove someone’s citizenship in secret, without notification, effectively making appeals - Speech Link
5: Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (GRN - Life peer) It is knee-jerk legislation which appeals to the basest instincts of the Tory vote. - Speech Link
6: Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede (LAB - Life peer) This provides for expedited immigration appeals, whereby any appeal made by the asylum seeker will go - Speech Link
7: Baroness Kennedy of Shaws (LAB - Life peer) Around half of immigration appeals against Home Office decisions are successful in the First-tier Tribunal - Speech Link
8: Lord Coaker (LAB - Life peer) seekers and refugees, altering the current system for asylum claims and appeals and introducing measures - Speech Link


Written Statements
Home Office Delivery 2021 - Thu 16 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) been surrendered, seized, revoked or refused, only then to be returned following further checks or appeals - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Christmas Adjournment - Thu 16 Dec 2021
No Department present

Mentions:
1: Bob Blackman (CON - Harrow East) The appeals of the terrorists who tried to bomb the 2018 NCRI will come up shortly in Brussels, and I - Speech Link
2: Chris Stephens (SNP - Glasgow South West) I place on record again that it is legal for people to seek sanction or asylum; it is not illegal and - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
3rd reading - Wed 08 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: None Letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to Tom Pursglove MP relating to Part 2 (Asylum - Speech Link
2: David Linden (SNP - Glasgow East) We so often hear from Conservative Members about their views on immigration and asylum. - Speech Link
3: Eleanor Laing (CON - Epping Forest) and Immigration Appeals Act 1993,(c) section 13(5) of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996,(d) section - Speech Link
4: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) than asylum shopping in the way we see right now. - Speech Link
5: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) We will tackle the practice of meritless last-minute claims and appeals that clog up the courts, which - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Nationality and Borders Bill
Report stage - Tue 07 Dec 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Hilary Benn (LAB - Leeds Central) decision to the First-tier Tribunal.”However, as I understand it, rule 8 of the Special Immigration Appeals - Speech Link
2: Alexander Stafford (CON - Rother Valley) There is an appeals process and, as we have established, a tribunal. - Speech Link
3: William Cash (CON - Stone) Claimants are granted repetitive appeals that bring the immigration system under intense pressure at - Speech Link
4: None Act 2002 can cover not only expedited appeals under the new section 82A of that Act (as inserted by - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Business of the House - Thu 02 Dec 2021
Leader of the House

Mentions:
1: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) Friend makes appeals that are always heard, and can sometimes be assured of falling on fertile ground - Speech Link
2: Jacob Rees-Mogg (CON - North East Somerset) It is really important that people who come to this country to claim asylum do so by legal and safe routes - Speech Link


Lords Chamber
Small Boats Incident in the Channel - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) The United Kingdom has a generous, humane approach to asylum seekers and refugees. - Speech Link
2: Baroness Hamwee (LDEM - Life peer) People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. - Speech Link
3: Lord Rosser (LAB - Life peer) People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach. - Speech Link
4: Lord Paddick (LDEM - Life peer) Is it not the case that, rather than pointing the finger at the French, who take more asylum seekers - Speech Link
5: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) That is precisely the point—people are not claiming asylum in the first safe country. - Speech Link
6: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) We have mechanisms for bringing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children here. - Speech Link
7: Baroness Williams of Trafford (CON - Life peer) Claiming asylum in the first safe country is a long-established international policy. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
English Channel Small Boats Incident - Thu 25 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) It will bring in a range of measures, including a one-stop appeals process; the ability to process claims - Speech Link
2: Jeremy Corbyn (IND - Islington North) Those asylum seekers are desperate people trying to survive in this world. - Speech Link
3: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) they could claim asylum. - Speech Link
4: Patrick Grady (SNP - Glasgow North) I hope that the Home Secretary can confirm that there is no such thing as an illegal asylum seeker. - Speech Link
5: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) the country who are not genuine asylum seekers—who are masquerading as asylum seekers. - Speech Link
6: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) We also seek to change our laws so that individuals are not constantly using the appeals process and - Speech Link
7: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) We are open and honest about the fact that for 20 years our asylum system has remained in aspic. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Channel Crossings in Small Boats - Mon 22 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) The Bill introduces a range of measures, including but not limited to: a one-stop appeals process; the - Speech Link
2: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) It will introduce a one-stop appeals process, which clearly he and his party are against; it will ensure - Speech Link
3: Liz Saville Roberts (PC - Dwyfor Meirionnydd) Sadly, asylum remains a reserved matter. - Speech Link
4: Diane Abbott (LAB - Hackney North and Stoke Newington) When will she stop using desperate asylum seekers as pawns in this Government’s culture wars? - Speech Link
5: Priti Patel (CON - Witham) That is why we will introduce, as part of one of the measures, a one-stop appeals process because, as - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Oral Answers to Questions - Wed 17 Nov 2021
Wales Office

Mentions:
1: Boris Johnson (CON - Uxbridge and South Ruislip) We do need a cross-party approach on an appeals process. - Speech Link
2: Boris Johnson (CON - Uxbridge and South Ruislip) independent report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life to take things forward and to address the appeals - Speech Link
3: Caroline Ansell (CON - Eastbourne) If migrants and asylum seekers knew that they would be directly returned to France or taken to a third - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Judicial Review and Courts Bill (Fifth sitting) - Tue 09 Nov 2021
No Department present

Mentions:
1: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) I know he was not deliberately conflating serious sexual offenders with asylum seekers, but I really - Speech Link
2: Anne McLaughlin (SNP - Glasgow North East) find safe and legal routes—they will not have an opportunity to apply for asylum, because they face - Speech Link
3: James Cartlidge (CON - South Suffolk) We think that judicial review is, in effect, an exceptional privilege used in immigration and asylum - Speech Link
4: Janet Daby (LAB - Lewisham East) It involved a person who was seeking political asylum at the time. - Speech Link
5: Andy Slaughter (LAB - Hammersmith) These are the second-tier appeals conditions that were set as a threshold by the Supreme Court in Cart - Speech Link
6: None It is funny how important the appeals process becomes when it is about us. - Speech Link
7: James Cartlidge (CON - South Suffolk) There was a single-tier immigration and asylum tribunal. - Speech Link


Commons Chamber
Committee on Standards: Decision of the House - Mon 08 Nov 2021
Cabinet Office

Mentions:
1: Wendy Chamberlain (LDEM - North East Fife) currently going through Parliament, the Government are attempting to take the rights of appeal away from asylum - Speech Link
2: Steve Barclay (CON - North East Cambridgeshire) It includes an appeals process and an ability to adjudicate complex cases by virtue of its independent - Speech Link
3: Chris Bryant (LAB - Rhondda) Member for South Leicestershire knows, I personally favour clarifying what we do about appeals. - Speech Link
4: Andy Carter (CON - Warrington South) that it did.Having spent many years sitting in court as a magistrate, and in Crown courts listening to appeals - Speech Link
5: Andy Carter (CON - Warrington South) expertise, and I welcome their involvement and input.I do believe that there is a need to look at the appeals - Speech Link
6: Jess Phillips (LAB - Birmingham, Yardley) On appeals, the hon. - Speech Link
7: David Jones (CON - Clwyd West) and cross-examination, and that was not allowed.Furthermore, there is no provision for an independent appeals - Speech Link
8: Wendy Chamberlain (LDEM - North East Fife) A number of issues have been raised, such as the work of the Committee, the commissioner and appeals, - Speech Link


Public Bill Committees
Nationality and Borders Bill (Fifteenth sitting) - Thu 04 Nov 2021
Home Office

Mentions:
1: None Finally, Hansard would appreciate speaking notes.New Clause 6Expedited appeals: joining of related appeals - Speech Link
2: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) It complements clause 21 by ensuring that individuals cannot utilise the appeals system as a tool to - Speech Link
3: Bambos Charalambous (LAB - Enfield, Southgate) seekers through sections 100 and 101 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. - Speech Link
4: Stuart C McDonald (SNP - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East) I have said a lot about asylum accommodation in previous years and months. - Speech Link
5: Tom Pursglove (CON - Corby) is also important to note that not all asylum seekers are accommodated by the Home Office. - Speech Link