Temporary Protection: EU Directive

House of Lords written question – answered on 17th July 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Harris of Richmond Baroness Harris of Richmond Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In view of the expiry of the deadline for implementation of European Union Directive 2001/55 on Temporary Protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons in December 2002, what steps have been taken to implement this directive in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Minister of State, Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management)

Discussions are continuing within government on the legislative changes necessary to implement the Temporary Protection Directive. We are hoping to come to decisions on this soon and have kept the Commission updated on the position.

The United Kingdom would be able to provide the protections guaranteed in the directive were it to be triggered before the legislative changes referred to are made.

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