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Asylum Seekers

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th November 2005.

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Photo of Bill Butler Bill Butler Labour

Question S2W-20238

To ask the Scottish Executive whether the issue of a moratorium on "dawn raids" until a protocol covering all removals of the children of asylum seeker families in Scotland is established has been raised with Her Majesty’s Government at either official or ministerial level.

Photo of Bill Butler Bill Butler Labour

Question S2W-20239

To ask the Scottish Executive whether recognition of Scotland’s distinctive child protection mechanisms has formed part of the negotiation process in respect of the development of a protocol covering all removals of the children of asylum seeker families in Scotland.

Photo of Bill Butler Bill Butler Labour

Question S2W-20240

To ask the Scottish Executive whether the length of time families have been resident in Scotland, and the need for that to be taken into account as part of the Home Office decision-making process, has been raised in negotiations on the development of a protocol covering all removals of the children of asylum seeker families in Scotland.

Photo of Bill Butler Bill Butler Labour

Question S2W-20241

To ask the Scottish Executive whether discussions on the terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as they apply to the children of asylum seeker families has formed part of negotiations with the Home Office on the development of a protocol covering all removals of the children of asylum seeker families in Scotland.

Photo of Robert Brown Robert Brown Liberal Democrat

Discussions with the Home Office on the detail of an agreement covering the removal of children are on-going and it would be wrong to comment on the content at this stage. Once agreement is reached, ministers will report back to the Parliament.

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