Response from Migrationwatch to the report on asylum removals by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee...

May 08, 2003

We welcome the call for more accurate and meaningful statistics, this is something we have sought for some time.

We entirely agree that effective removals is the key to a credible system - but are very concerned that the Committee has not made any significant proposals to achieve this given that they themselves recognise the centrality of this issue.

This reinforces our view that a major change in the legal framework is required if this problem is to be effectively tackled. As the report says allowing the situation to remain as it is will lead inevitably to social unrest.

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