Direct Provision: Welcome the proposals being debated through the stages of the International Protection Bill 2015

Posted on December 10, 2015

Direct Provision: Welcome the proposals being debated through the stages of the International Protection Bill 2015

Like many of my colleagues in both Houses I have called for a number of debates and spoken passionately on a number of occasions on Direct Provision and the desperate need for reform. I welcomed this week's debate and while it isn't wholly conclusive I do see this Bill as a significant improvement. Let us be honest about it. We know that we have limited time left in the lifetime of the Government. Let us try to get the Bill through, improve it as it goes through, engage constructively on it with the Government to seek to bring about the other recommendations of the working group as they relate to direct provision and work towards the future overarching immigration law reform we so badly need. This is the first step which is welcome and long overdue.

The link below will link you to the many contributions I have made and raised on Direct Provision. 

http://www.ivanabacik.com/legislation/2014/09/17/direct-provision-system/ 

http://www.ivanabacik.com/legislation/2014/09/17/direct-provision-system/

 

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