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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Brexit: future UK-EU cooperation on asylum and international protection

EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee
Brexit: future UK-EU cooperation on asylum and international protection

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.00am (public)


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Committee discusses UK-EU collaboration on refugees and asylum with Minister

The House of Lords EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee hears from Chris Philp MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Home Office for Immigration Compliance on post-Brexit UK-EU refugee and asylum cooperation

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Brexit: future UK-EU cooperation on asylum and international protection
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Home Office
Deputy Director Asylum and Family Policy at Home Office
Deputy Director Fair Borders Project Team at Home Office

Topics likely to be covered include:

  • What is the Government’s understanding of whether EU negotiators have a mandate to discuss the draft agreement?
  • If the agreement cannot be discussed in the current negotiations, is the Government seeking to negotiate on this issue with the EU in the future?
  • What are the key aims and provisions of the draft agreement?
  • Why does the agreement not confer rights and obligations?
  • Does the Government plan to restrict family reunification rights after it leaves the Dublin Regulation?
  • How will the UK continue to support the needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children?
  • How is the Government seeking to work with EU partners to address the issue of migrants crossing the Channel?

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)