HL Deb 16 December 2002 vol 642 c67WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the statement by Lord Filkin on 2 December (HL Deb, col. 984) that the United Kingdom will admit Afghans from Sangatte who need to be reunited with their families in the United Kingdom or have other particular vulnerabilities, what will constitute particular vulnerabilities for this purpose; and what support will be provided for those who come within this category. [HL448]

Lord Filkin

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has identified Afghans in Sangatte whom they consider vulnerable either because of a need to be reunited with relatives or because of an international protection need. We have agreed to take those identifed by UNHCR as having links to the United Kingdom.