I wish to present a petition initiated by my constituent Mrs Elsie Guidici among her fellow constituents and others in Rutherglen and Hamilton West and the surrounding area, following the murder of her son in his home by a convicted criminal from outwith the United Kingdom. The related petition has received more than 800 signatures. It states:
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to enforce stringent checks on immigration.
Following is the full text of the petition:
[The Petition of residents of the UK,
Declares that the Petitioners believe that current immigration checks in the UK are not tough enough; further that the Petitioners believe that the checks should mean that if an individual has no job, no money and a criminal record, they should be denied entry to the UK; and further that a Petition in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West Constituency on this matter has received over 800 signatures.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to enforce stringent checks on immigration to stop criminals from entering the UK and breaking laws.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.]