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Asylum Seekers (Reading)

6.11 pm

Jane Griffiths (Reading, East) (Lab): This petition has 717 signatures, collected from people attending churches in Reading and Woodley. It was prompted by concern about the legal advice received by young unaccompanied asylum seekers from former Yugoslavia. The legal advice given to a number of those asylum seekers by one solicitor working in Reading has resulted in their cases not being presented as they could and should have been.

I was fortunate enough to be able to raise the issue with the Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Leslie), in an Adjournment debate last month.

The petition states

To lie upon the Table.



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