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Asylum: Gibraltar

Question for Home Office

UIN 174743, tabled on 24 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on using Gibraltar to host a UK asylum processing centre.

Answered on

16 April 2021

We must consider every possible option to prevent people from putting their lives at risk to make perilous journeys – deterring abuse of the asylum system and criminality associated with it. As part of that work, we have looked at what a whole host of other countries do in order to inform a plan for the UK.

Specific discussions in respect of identifying a particular place for asylum processing would always be done in close partnership with that country jurisdiction.

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