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MPs to debate petitions relating to immigration

14 October 2020

On Monday 19 October, MPs will debate a petition relating to immigration.  

The debate will be led by Petitions Committee member Tom Hunt MP. MPs from all parties can take part, and a Minister from the Home Office will respond on behalf of the Government.  

This debate has been scheduled in response to a petition calling on the Government to Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants, which has received over 123,000 signatures.  

The debate will last 90 minutes, and will take place in Westminster Hall – the House of Commons second Chamber.  

Find out more 

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing pack for this debate. The pack contains background information about the Government’s response to the e-petition and irregular migration and small boat crossings in general, and other recent relevant background material. 

What are petitions debates?  

Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.   

Stay up-to-date  

  • Follow the Committee on Twitter for real-time updates on its work  
  • Join in the discussion using hashtag #ImmigrationPetitionsDebate 

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