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Refugees: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN 262362, tabled on 10 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of statements reportedly made by the French authorities that the nine unaccompanied children who are being processed under the Dubs scheme will be the last children to be processed before the allocation for the Dubs scheme is reached.

Answered on

13 June 2019

We continue to work closely with participating States – France, Greece and Italy - to fulfil our commitments under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016.

The UK asked France to refer a further 100 unaccompanied children to the UK for transfer under section 67. Since then we have been making further progress with participating States to refer and transfer more eligible children to move closer to fulfilling the commitment to transfer 480 children.

We will publish further data on the transfers once we have fulfilled our commitments.

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