Children: Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the refugee family reunion visas granted on the basis of exceptional compelling compassionate circumstances outside the immigration rules were under 18, for each of the last five years.

Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Chair, International Trade Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugee family reunion visas were granted to children, by country of origin, for each year for which records are available.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

The data is not recorded centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Published statistics on visa applications in the Family category can be found online at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638590/entry-visas1-apr-jun-2017-tables.ods

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