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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

No reports or government responses published

Oral evidence transcripts

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30 September 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor (Representative to the UK at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)), and Vincent Cochetel (Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR))
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
16 September 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Beth Gardiner-Smith (Chief Executive Officer at Safe Passage UK), and Maddy Allen (Advocacy Manager at Help Refugees)
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
9 September 2020
Inquiry Channel crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU
Witnesses Jenny Coles (President at Association of Directors of Children’s Services), and Roger Gough (Vice-Chairman, Local Government Association Task Force on Asylum, Refugees and Migration and Leader at Kent County Council)
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses National Crime Agency
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Refugee Resilience Collective
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Safe Passage International
Committees Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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