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Asylum Seekers Written Answer, 24/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 24 February 2014 in response to Lord Hylton's question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arrived in the United Kingdom in each of the last three years; and what proportion were subsequently joined by their parents or next of kin.

Human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and young people in the UK, 12/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The government has published its response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ report which made a series of recommendations about the best interests, rights, protection and support of unaccompanied migrant children and young people.

Asylum Written Answer, 06/02/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 6 February 2014 in response to Sarah Teather's (LD) question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many former unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who were in the UK under discretionary leave had (i) applications heard, (ii) applications accepted and (iii) applications refused to extend their leave in each of the last five years for which records are available.

Asylum Seekers Written Answer, 09/01/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 9 January 2014 to Lord Roberts of Llandudno's question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many former unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who were in the United Kingdom under discretionary leave remained in the country after reaching the age of 18 (1) on an extension of discretionary leave, (2) by gaining citizenship, and (3) through non-removal, with end of line or appeal rights exhausted status.

Immigration Written Answer, 06/01/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 6 January 2013 in response to Sarah Teather's (LD) question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library records of all the consultations received during the impact assessment for the Immigration Bill in relation to her statutory safeguarding children duties as set out in Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 from (a) the Office of the Children's Champion and (b) other bodies.

Asylum Seekers Written Answer, 18/12/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 18 December 2013 in response to Lord Roberts of Llandudno's question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arrived in the United Kingdom in 2012, and thus far in 2013.

Asylum Seekers Written Answer, 11/12/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 11 December 2013 in response to Lord Laird's question asking Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 18 November (WA 129), on what grounds they remain satisfied that the Republic of Ireland is a safe country for the removal of asylum seekers’ children from the United Kingdom in accordance with its position in the list of safe countries at Part Two of Schedule Three to the Immigration and Asylum (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004, given the judgment of the Northern Ireland High Court in the matter of the application by ALJ and A, B and C.

Immigration Written Answer, 18/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 18 November 2013 in response to Baroness Lister of Burtersett's question asking Her Majesty’s Government whether information about children's welfare is routinely obtained from parents before decisions are made to detain them or continue their detention; which “others” information is routinely obtained from, and whether this includes children's services and those caring for the children outside detention; and whether the Home Office seeks information about the child's welfare, wishes and feelings directly from the affected child.

Growing up in a hostile environment; the rights of undocumented migrant children in the UK, 12/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This report by the Coram Children’s Legal Centre says that the children of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants are having their lives made a misery by the government in an effort to put others off coming to the UK.

The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report ‘An inspection into the handling of asylum applications mad
The Home Office has published its response to the Independent Chief Inspector’s report ‘An inspection into the handling of asylum applications made by unaccompanied children’.