- More detention of asylum seekers whose claims have failed.
- Electronic tagging of those the government says are at risk of
- More removals of asylum seekers whose claims have failed.
- For the number of asylum seekers removed after their claims
have failed to exceed the number of new claims that fail by the end
- 24-hour surveillance at ports.
- Withdrawal from the 1951 Geneva Convention.
- Take a fixed number of refugees from the United Nations Refugee
- Process asylum applications from outside Britain.
- Parliament to establish a fixed quota of the number of asylum
seekers whom the UK will accept.
- Establishment of British border control police whose sole job
it is to secure Britain’s borders.
- Transfer responsibility for assessing asylum claims from the
Home Office to a dedicated agency.
- Work within the European Union to develop common standards to
ensure that all EU countries take their fair share of
- Allow asylum seekers to work.
Coalition of children’s charities including The
Children’s Society, NSPCC and NCH
- Put an end to detaining asylum seeker children.
- Remove the current reservation to the UN Convention on the
Rights of the Child in relation to asylum seeker children. The
government has entered into a wide-ranging reservation to this on
the treatment of this group.
- Ensure that all homeless families, including refugees, will not
be housed in temporary accommodation other than in a short-term
- Ensure that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are appointed
an independent guardian to support them.
- Repeal measures that can make asylum seeker parents whose
claims have failed destitute and result in their children being
taken into care.
The Refugee Council
- Urges all parties to tackle misconceptions about asylum seekers
and highlight the contribution to the economy and public services
made by refugees to Britain.