Asylum: Children:Written question - 132984

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
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Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many of the 148 arrivals into the UK from Greece under the Dublin Regulation in Q4 of 2017 were children.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims.

The Home Office published comprehensive data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states as part of the most recent quarterly Immigration Statistics release on 22/02/2018. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables

The published statistics are broken down by each article of the Regulation and it is Article 8 which outlines the criteria for the Member State responsible for examining the asylum claims for unaccompanied minors.

It is important to note that the full data set includes children transferred as dependent family members under other articles of the Regulation, however a breakdown of these families by age is not published.

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