§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the outcome of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees meeting in Geneva on 22 June at which Sri Lankan repatriation programmes were discussed.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The meeting focused on the bilateral agreement signed in January between Switzerland and Sri Lanka on the repatriation of rejected asylum seekers. The main purpose was to enable nongovernmental organisations to discuss how they might best monitor the cases of those returning to Sri Lanka under the agreement.