Refugees: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 16th November 2017.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received any representations from Coventry City Council on the provision of more places for unaccompanied child refugees under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

We are grateful to Coventry City Council for their work in looking after unaccompanied asylum seeking children, including their active participation in the National Transfer Scheme (NTS).

Any offers of further placements for unaccompanied asylum seeking children will be utilised to fulfil all of our existing commitments, including under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and our broader work through the NTS of ensuring a more equal allocation of the approximately 4,500 unaccompanied children already in care in the UK.

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