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Refugees: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials are working with French authorities to ensure that unaccompanied child refugees in France have information about their legal rights and options.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

UK and French officials are working together to review the processes and procedures in place for the provision of information to children in northern France.

The primary responsibility for unaccompanied children in France lies with the French authorities. The UK cannot operate on the territory of another sovereign nation without a specific request to do so.

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