§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to ensure that his proposals for reform of asylum and immigration rules do not contradict commitments made under the 1951 United Nations refugee convention; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
As my right hon. and learned Friend made clear in his statement to the House on 20 November, all our proposals for further measures are consistent with our international obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees.