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Education Committee

The Education Committee has held an inquiry into the destitution of asylum-seeking and migrant children.

The committee conducted a one-off evidence session, with evidence from local authorities, the voluntary sector and government ministers.

Enver Solomon, policy director, and Andrew Jolly, from the West Midlands Destitution Project for The Children's Society were the first witnesses, appearing alongside Councillor Jenny Whittle, cabinet member for specialist children's services at Kent County Council, and Philip Ishola, Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS).

Sarah Teather, minister for children and families, and Immigration Minister Damian Green then gave evidence to the committee.

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