Lord Hylton

Immigration Detention Centres

Lord Hylton

On Wednesday 4th November at about 7.30 pm I will be opening a short one-hour debate on this subject.  I want to draw particular attention to the detention for periods of various lengths of families with children, who have committed no offence while in this country.  These are often asylum applicants who have not been…

Letter to Foreign Office Ministers

Lord Hylton

To the Foreign Office: Thank you for replies to some nine questions for Written Answer. I would like to comment on some of them. Afghanistan (HL5349) You are quite correct about responsibility for prisoners and detainees lying with the US and Afghan authorities. Nevertheless, General Stone’s report and other evidence, suggest that prison conditions and…

Text of a Letter to the times – August 2009

Lord Hylton

Throughout the holidays the British media, perhaps for lack of other emotive news, have been focusing on British military casualties in Afghanistan in an almost morbid way.  In previous major wars such case by case accounts would not have been possible, or even allowed. It seems to me that editors and the public generally should…