Inadmissible Asylum Seekers - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 4:18 pm ar 9 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Lord Hussain Lord Hussain Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol 4:18, 9 Mai 2024

My Lords, Britain has a history of giving asylum to many political leaders, human rights workers and students, in some times, from various countries. Two that come to mind are Pakistan and Bangladesh, from which political leaders have sought political asylum during military rule in those countries or, sometimes even if the military has not ruled directly, when the political space for politicians has been squeezed and many of them had to flee. Britain has been home to many of them during their asylum.

My question is very brief: what will happen to any political leaders or human rights activists from such countries who come to the UK? Will their applications be sorted here, or will they also need to be sent to Rwanda?