The Home Affairs Select Committee from the UK Government is calling organizations for evidence on the channel crossings, migration, and asylum seeking routes through the EU.

Written evidence is invited on the issues set out below – but please note that submissions do not need to address all of these issues:

  • Reasons behind the increase in irregular or illegal channel crossings, including economic and political drivers
  • Actions taken by French and UK government personnel to reduce the risk to life for migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats
  • The legal position of migrants crossing the English Channel and the obligations of UK and French authorities and other parties to ensure their safety under UK and International (Maritime) Law
  • Actions taken by the French and UK governments to identify, apprehend and prosecute criminals involved in the traffic of migrants across the English Channel and determine the financial gains being made from human trafficking
  • Future arrangements for safe, legal routes for family reunion and claiming asylum in the UK, and the effectiveness of current Government initiatives to re-unite families
  • Conditions in migrant camps in France and other states such as Italy and Greece
  • The care provided for unaccompanied children arriving in the UK.

Click here for further information and to submit written evidence.

Submissions should be received by 12 noon on Monday 14 September.

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