The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 24 November 2021.
This is a sobering day for the UK Government, France and the wider international community. Lives have been lost in the most terrible of circumstances.
This tragedy reminds of the risks to life in the perilous English Channel crossing. Our thoughts are with those lost and their loved ones left behind.
This is the most poignant of wake-up calls to the UK Government which must act to take the matter seriously and prevent people continuing to risk their lives in these dangerous waters.