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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what co-operation exists between customs, immigration and border authorities in Kent and the Pas de Calais, including local authorities, central government agencies, universities and voluntary organisations; and what plans they have to enhance such co-operation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>UK authorities continue to work in close cooperation with the French authorities within the framework of the Joint Ministerial declarations of September 2014 and August 2015, and the Amiens summit declaration of March 2016 to secure the joint border, tackle irregular migration and address wider humanitarian issues in Northern France.</p><p><br>The UK has worked closely with the French Ministry of Interior, the regional Prefecture, the Ville de Calais, and port authorities to bolster physical security and upgrade screening technology at the juxtaposed ports in Calais, Dunkirk and at the Channel Tunnel. We have also increased joint intelligence work to tackle the trafficking and smuggling networks behind cross-Channel illegal migration, including enhanced police investigation cooperation at local and national level.</p><p><br>On 24 October 2016, the British government announced a £36 million package of support to further enhance the security of the juxtaposed controls and reduce irregular migrant pressures in the Calais area and we are currently working to establish a Joint Operation Command and Coordination Centre (JOCCC) in Northern France to better support joint law enforcement initiatives, whilst looking at what more can be done jointly to tackle migration pressures upstream in source and transit countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this