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Migrants: Children

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL1247, tabled on 8 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied migrant children appeared in appeal proceedings in 2014 against orders made.

Answered on

20 July 2015

There were 303 unaccompanied migrant children recorded as appellants in asylum cases in the Immigration and Asylum First Tier Tribunal in 2014. The database does not record whether the appellant actually attended a tribunal hearing, which may be held on case files but could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. HMCTS do not record whether witnesses are unaccompanied migrant children. Other courts and tribunals do not record whether a party or a witness in a case is an unaccompanied child migrant.