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Home Secretary to give a statement on migrant crossings

7 January 2019 (updated on 7 January 2019)

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Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, will give a statement in the House of Commons today on migrant crossings.

Over the Christmas period, Sajid Javid described the number of people attempting to cross the English Channel as a 'major incident'.

Speaking to The Guardian, Yvette Cooper, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, claimed "for families and children to end up in small boats in the Channel in the middle of winter is incredibly dangerous."

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

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