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Refugees: Europe

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5693, tabled on 28 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what Home Office officials are based in (1) France, (2) Greece, and (3) Italy; and what is the operational role of each official.

Answered on

14 March 2017

The Home Office has a number of staff working across Europe, both bilaterally and through EU mechanisms, including secondments to the European Asylum Support Office and Frontex.

Officials are working on a range of important issues, from tackling Organised Immigration Crime and Modern Slavery to securing effective transfers under the Dublin Regulation and Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, including in France, Italy and Greece. The Home Office takes this international cooperation very seriously and will continue to review the resources needed overseas to promote UK objectives.

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