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Home Office in the media: 21 November 2017

Home Office in the media

Today’s Home Office related coverage features a story on the security and funding of the Calais border.

Calais border

According to the The Times, French officials have claimed the UK Government has committed additional funding to improve security in Calais. The story follows the Home Secretary's meeting with the French interior minister last week.

The Home Office's statement in response to the story can be found below.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

“We work closely with the French authorities at all levels to reduce migrant pressures and target criminal gangs involved in people trafficking, both in northern France and further afield in source and transit countries.

“The Home Secretary’s meeting with the French Interior Minister last week is part of the ongoing dialogue to continue the work set out in the UK-France Declaration of 2015."

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