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Immigration: Asylum Support Office

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to establish the new European Asylum Support Office approved by the European Council last autumn. [HL1196]

The setting up of the European Asylum Support Office will fall initially to the European Commission, but the Government will co-operate closely with the Commission to ensure that the office is able to start work in its host country of Malta as soon as possible.