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European Union JHA Opt-in Decision: Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2121-27

Volume 652: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2019

The Government have decided not to opt in, under the UK’s JHA opt-in protocol, to a proposal establishing an asylum, migration, and integration fund (AMIF) 2021-27.

The intended fund would not come into operation until the start of the next multiannual financial framework (2021), after the UK has exited the European Union and after the end of the proposed implementation period. As such, the UK would not be able to benefit from the fund as a member state.

Until the UK leaves the EU it remains a full member, and the Government will continue to consider the application of the UK’s opt-in to EU legislation on a case by case basis, with a view to maximising our country’s commitment to protecting and enhancing our ability to control immigration.