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Asylum Seekers: Democratic Republicof Congo — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 17th May 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Browning Baroness Browning Minister of State (Home Office) 2:46 pm, 17th May 2011

My Lords, we take very seriously the question of children. It is a matter that, coming new to this brief, I particularly wish to focus on. We will do all we can because we realise that the wider family, and children in particular, are particularly affected, and it is very important that while we carry out the procedures that are necessary to assess asylum seekers' status, we take a humanitarian approach to the younger children.