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Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine the reasons behind the growth in migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats. It will look at the role of criminal gangs in facilitating the growth of this form of illegal immigration and the response of UK and French authorities to combat illegal migration and support legal routes to asylum.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

 

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Past events

Wednesday 17 November 2021
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Oral evidence session 17 November 2021
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU - Oral evidence
10:00am
  • Tom Pursglove MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Home Office)
  • Dan Hobbs (Director, Asylum, Protection and Enforcement at Home Office)
  • Dan O'Mahoney (Clandestine Channel Threat Commander at Home Office)
Afghanistan: safe routes and resettlement - Oral evidence
11:00am
  • Victoria Atkins (Minister for Afghan Resettlement at Home Office)
  • Emma Haddad (Director General, Asylum and Protection at Home Office)
  • Catherine Frances (Director General, Local Government, Strategy and Analysis at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 2 December 2020
9:00am Private
9:30am Public
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU - Oral evidence 2 December 2020
9:30am
  • Dan Hobbs (Director, Windrush, Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship at Home Office)
  • Dan O'Mahoney (Clandestine Channel Threat Commander at Home Office)
  • Abi Tierney (Director General, UK Visas and Immigration at Home Office)
  • Chris Philp (Minister of Immigration Compliance and the Courts at Home Office)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 25 November 2020
9:15am Private
10:15am Public
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU - Oral evidence 25 November 2020
10:15am
  • Mary Molyneux (Chair at Brook House IRC Independent Monitoring Board)
  • Dame Anne Owers (National Chair at Independent monitoring boards)
  • Dr Hindpal Singh Bui (Inspection Team Leader at HM Inspectorate of Prisons)
11:15am
  • Sarah Burnett (Operations Director – Immigration & Secure Logistics at Serco)
  • Paul Morrison (Immigration Services Director at Mitie Care and Custody)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 18 November 2020
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU - Oral evidence 18 November 2020
10:00am
  • David Blundell QC (Barrister at Landmark Chambers)
  • Ainhoa Campas Velasco (PhD student at University of Southampton)
  • Michelle Knorr (Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers)
11:00am
  • Alp Mehmet MVO (Chairman at Migration Watch UK)
  • Dr Peter Walsh (Researcher at Migration Observatory)
  • Jill Rutter (Director of Strategy and Relationships at British Future)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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