Refugees: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been accepted into (a) York Central constituency, (b) York Local Authority area, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber region and (d) the UK since the passing of the Immigration Act 2016.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

I am grateful to local authorities across Yorkshire for their participation in the National Transfer Scheme and them looking after unaccompanied children both brought to the UK under s.67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and that arrived in the UK as spontaneous asylum seekers. Since October 2016, approximately 200 of the children that were brought over from France as part of the Calais camp clearance were transferred as a result of them meeting the criteria for section 67 of the Immigration Act. A regional, local authority and constituency breakdown is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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