Michael Gove says he raised concerns over x-rays for young asylum seekers

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The education secretary, Michael Gove, and three of his ministers have raised concerns with the Home Office and UK Border Agency over a controversial trial using dental x-rays to establish the age of young asylum seekers.

The agency launched the three-month project last month, prompting outrage from the UK’s four children’s commissioners and immigration lawyers for allegedly breaching children’s human rights and possibly being illegal. The UK’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, also demanded reassurance over ethical permission.

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