COMMONS

English Channel crossings examined by MPs

22 January 2019

The Home Affairs Committee will hear from charities with front line experience in responding to the recent upward trend of attempted crossings across the English Channel.

Purpose of the Session

The session is likely to cover:

  • Nature and scale of people attempting to cross the English Channel and how this has varied over time;
  • Conditions of migrant camps in Calais and accessibility to basic services;
  • UK Government policy, including support to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and its application of the Dublin Regulations; and
  • UK Government operated resettlement schemes for vulnerable refugees

Witnesses

Tuesday 22 January in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10.30am

  • Maddy Allen, Field Manager, Help Refugees
  • Olivia Long, Project Coordinator, Help Refugees
  • Judith Dennis, Policy Manager, Refugee Council
  • Clare Moseley, Founder, Care4Calais 

Further information

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