Violence Against Women and Girls Debate

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Department: Home Office

Violence Against Women and Girls

Lord Laming Excerpts
Monday 4th December 2023

(6 months, 2 weeks ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Con)
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My Lords, I do not think that was a question.

Lord Laming Portrait Lord Laming (CB)
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My Lords, the Minister will have seen the reports of unaccompanied migrant children being placed in hotels. Many of them have disappeared and the fear is that they are being sexually exploited. Why does the Children Act 1989 not apply to these children once they are in this country?

Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Con)
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My Lords, this is an entirely separate subject, as noble Lords know. I accept the premise of the question, but I am going to come back to the noble Lord. There is another Question on this tomorrow where we can go into much more detail.