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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

 

Reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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7 October 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses A, Mohammad, N, Sam Rahimi, Antonia Cohen (Volunteer Adviser at Refugee Council), Seb Klier (Parliamentary Manager at Refugee Council), and Anne Stoltenberg (Project Development Worker at Migrant Voice)
Committees Home Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
2 December 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Chris Philp MP (Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts at Home Office), Dan O'Mahoney (Clandestine Channel Threat Commander at Home Office), Abi Tierney (Director General, UK Visas and Immigration at Home Office), and Dan Hobbs (Director, Windrush, Asylum, Immigration and Citizenship at Home Office)
Committees Home Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
25 November 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses 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), Paul Morrison, and Sarah Burnett
Committees Home Affairs Committee
OralEvidence
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Government of Australia
Committees Home Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Dr Peter Walsh (Researcher at Migration Observatory)
Committees Home Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence
Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses International Organisation for Migration
Committees Home Affairs Committee
WrittenEvidence