Speaking in Parliament on Monday 20 January Mike Gapes MP slammed the Conservative and Liberal Democrat government for refusing to participate in the United Nations High Commission for refugees programme to bring some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syrian refugee camps to the UK.
He criticised Home Office Minister Mark Harper for being "to the right of UKIP"
Mike Gapes (Ilford South) (Lab/Co-op): May I declare an interest? I visited the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan in November, where I saw facilities for the protection of children, because of some issues that arise in huge refugee camps. Will the Minister explain why he believes his Government should have a policy that is to the right of UKIP?