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MPs examine destitution amongst migrant and asylum-seeking children

4 July 2012

This is a one-off oral evidence session on destitution amongst migrant and asylum-seeking children.

The first panel of witnesses gives the Committee the opportunity to explore the issues raised with those responsible for providing local authority and voluntary sector services to such children. This will be followed by evidence from the Children's Minister and the Immigration Minister on relevant Government policies


Wednesday 4 July, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.45am

  • Enver Solomon, Policy Director and Andrew Jolly, Senior Practitioner, West Midlands Destitution Project, The Children's Society
  • Cllr Jenny Whittle, Cabinet Member for Specialist Children's Services, Kent County Council
  • Philip Ishola, Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS)

At 10.40am

  • Sarah Teather MP, Minister for Children and Families, Department for Education

At 11.30am

  • Damian Green, Minister for Immigration, Home Office

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