The children’s plight has triggered a diplomatic row between Paris and London, with tensions intensifying after President Hollande pressed Britain to accept its share of responsibility for the minors.
The president says French authorities evacuated 5,000 people from the camp, but there are 1,500 unaccompanied minors left.
Moreover, once the dismantling of the jungle is complete, the government will have to assume a clearer political line on immigration, otherwise the situation will not be sustainable.