To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made in making an estimate of how many unaccompanied refugee children will be transferred from the EU to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.
21 December 2016
We will in due course specify the number of unaccompanied refugee children to be transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. Eritrean and Afghan children over the age of 15 do not qualify under the published criteria for the implementation of section 67 in France, because these reflect our focus on the very youngest children, those assessed as being at high risk of sexual exploitation and those likely to be granted refugee status in the UK. The latter criterion is based on nationalities with a first instance asylum grant rate of 75 per cent or higher in the year to June 2016.