Tory peer Baroness Berridge said that “many” in Britain had been “concerned” about Trump’s campaign rhetoric on immigration.
She urged the minister to ensure that “any change” in US immigration policy “will apply to British citizens regardless of their religion”.
Anelay replied: “My noble friend is right to raise these matters. During a rumbustious contest for the Presidency there were some interesting comments made on a variety of matters – I use House of Lords language.
“My noble friend raises an extremely important issue. That is of course that we note that US immigration policy is a matter for the US authorities.
“But the US Customs and Border Protection has made it clear that ‘the religion, faith or spiritual beliefs of an international traveller are not determining factors about his or her admissibility into the United States’.
“My Lords we should support that continuation of policy.”
In the Commons earlier, Theresa May said that Trump should “ensure the dignity of our citizens”, but Labour’s Diane Abbott claimed she hadn’t done enough to condemn the President Elect.
However, not all peers were critical of Trump.
Lord Dobbs, who created House of Cards both in the UK and US, said: What we have witnessed in America a great triumph of democracy.
“Could we not alongside all the other criticisms actually celebrate the fact that we live in a free Western world?”
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