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Immigration: Human Rights

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on (a) human rights abuses in countries from which people undertake enforced migration to the UK and (b) levels of inequality in such countries; and what discussions he has had on measures to reduce levels of enforced migration. (268794)

I refer the hon. Member to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) 2008 Human Rights Report which gives details on the FCO's engagement with states on human rights issues including with reference to migration.

The UK works with other states, bilaterally and through the EU, to reduce illegal migration, tackle the root causes of forced migration and manage legal migration into the UK.

The FCO 2008 Human Rights report is available for viewing online at:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/fco-in-action/conflict/