Mayor of Calais questioned on immigration

28 October 2014

The Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on immigration from the Mayor of Calais and officials on Tuesday 28 October 2014.


Tuesday 28 October 2014, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais
  • Philippe Mignonet, Deputy Mayor of Calais
  • Emmanuel Aguis, First Deputy to the Mayor

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, the Committee Chairman, said:

“The Committee has visited Calais on a number of occasions to look at the immigration challenges the town has faced for some years. When I visited Calais on 15 September 2014, it was clear that the situation in Calais is becoming increasingly difficult, not only for the authorities in Calais, but also for the ferry companies. I hope that Ms Bouchart will be able to provide us with fresh information on how our two countries can work in partnership to deal with the issue of illegal migration in a constructive and positive way.”

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