Evidence session with Chris Philp on Channel Crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
1 December 2020
On Wednesday 2 December, the Home Affairs Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts, Chris Philp MP, and Home Office officials, as part of its inquiry into Channel Crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU.
- Watch on Parliament TV: channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
- Inquiry: channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
- Home Affairs Committee
Purpose of the session
The session will examine the key themes highlighted over the course of the inquiry and scrutinise Government policy on Channel crossings.
This is likely to include:
- The Government’s assessment of the scale of the issue
- The impact of initiatives to combat people smuggling
- Work to improve co-ordination with French authorities
The Committee will also question the Minister on the Government’s international legal obligations and duties regarding refugees, including return and reunion.
Wednesday 2 December, 9.30am
- Chris Philp, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts)
- Dan Hobbs, Director of Windrush, Asylum, Immigration, Citizenship
- Dan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander
- Abi Tierney, Director General, UK Visas and Immigration
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