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|17 Nov 2017, 11:29 a.m.||Dublin Regulations||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for a replacement for the Dublin III Agreement on refugees when the UK leaves the EU.
Answer (Baroness Williams of Trafford)
The Dublin III Regulation concerns asylum seekers, not refugees. It is the mechanism by which the Member State responsible for considering an asylum claim is identified.
The Government has been clear that it is in both the UK and the EU’s best interests to continue to cooperate on asylum and illegal migration issues when we leave the EU. We are ready to discuss the exact nature of this cooperation with our European partners.
As a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, we will continue to honour our international obligations when we leave the EU.