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New Clause 3 — Transfer of responsibility for relevant children

Part of Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children’s Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc) – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 1st December 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 4:00 pm, 1st December 2015

Does the Minister not accept that the definition of a family is drawn incredibly tightly and is very cruel, for example to those with siblings or children over the age of 18? He says that extending the criteria would not be efficient or effective, but it would actually be one of the most effective ways of granting refugee status to more people. Such people will not put great pressure on our services because they will largely be looked after by their families.