Following the Home Secretary’s statement on the Government’s plan to stop the boats and tackle the vile trade in people smuggled across the channel, Shailesh Vara highlights the fact that the people who will be affected by the new proposals are arriving in this country from a safe country, France, and are mostly young men in their 20s and 30s who come here as economic migrants and not asylum seekers.
Following the Health Secretary’s statement on the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the crimes of Lucy Letby, Shailesh Vara seeks assurances that the parents will receive all the support they need during the inquiry process.
Following the Government statement on the breach of security and data protection at the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Shailesh Vara calls on the Government to ensure that the safety of PSNI officers is put first and foremost, and not be influenced by the cost.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Shailesh Vara says that if the Opposition support illegal economic migration, they should say so and not claim that young men in their 20s and 30s, arriving here from safe countries, are actually asylum seekers.
Shailesh Vara congratulates the Prime Minister on the Windsor framework agreement on post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland and highlights the critical role of the ‘Stormont brake’ and asks if, for some reason Stormont was not sitting, there is a default mechanism if the Stormont brake cannot be exercised.
Shailesh Vara, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, backs a Bill to extend the period for the formation of an Executive in Northern Ireland by one year and expresses his personal commitment to the people of Northern Ireland.