New Clause 49 - Disclosure of international agreements for prevention of unlawful border crossings

Part of Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:00 pm ar 4 Tachwedd 2021.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Llafur, Sheffield Central 4:00, 4 Tachwedd 2021

If the Minister is concerned to see that we do nothing to aid the evil work of people smugglers, what consideration has he given to the impact assessment by his own Department, which said:

“There is a risk that increased security and deterrence could encourage these cohorts to attempt riskier means of entering the UK.”?

According to his own Department, these proposals are counterproductive.