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Asylum: EU Countries

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5241, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government which EU member states they are seeking to negotiate return and readmission agreements with for asylum and protection applicants.

Answered on

24 January 2022

We are seeking to negotiate return and readmission agreements with a range of international partners. We are not giving a running commentary on negotiations that the Government may or may not be having with individual countries.

Where we do not have broad returns agreements, we will seek returns on a case-by-case basis; an established process that we will continue to follow.

We are determined to send a clear signal that it is unacceptable for individuals to travel through multiple safe countries to claim asylum in the UK. Those who fear persecution should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach – this is the fastest route to safety.

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