§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in light of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2003 Global Refugee Trends, they will consult with other governments on the reasons for the disparities between recognition rates of refugees, both at first instance and on appeal, as exemplified in the statistics for Afghanistan, China, Colombia, Iran, Iraq (after the fall of Saddam Hussein) and Turkey. [HL1062]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
We have already indicated to the UNHCR that we will discuss the matter with other governments.