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Refugees: English Channel

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2580, tabled on 9 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of deaths which could be caused by their policy of turning back boats of refugees in the Channel; and what assessment they have made of the implications of this policy for the UK’s international reputation.

Answered on

23 September 2021

These crossings are dangerous, illegal and unnecessary. Lives have been lost through them and we will do everything to deter such crossings and so ultimately reduce the risk to life.

Answered by

Home Office