Children’s Rights - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 30th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education) 2:44 pm, 30th April 2019

My Lords, the Minister will know that the Committee has called on the UK to urgently review the asylum policy as the UK is the only country in the EU not to permit unaccompanied refugee children to sponsor their immediate family. Given that the Government are searching for legislation to pad out the parliamentary term, will the Minister speak to his colleagues in the other place to see whether they can make time to give the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill—which has already been passed in this House—its long-awaited Second Reading?