Britain has so far paid more than £100million to fund the French response to the migrant crisis.France demands £30million to help stem flow of migrants across the Channel as Priti Patel appoints ex-Royal Marine to negotiate with them - after 151 people made the crossing in the last 24 hours
France is expected to demand £30million to help stem the flow of migrants across the Channel after 151 made the journey in the last 24 hours - as a former Royal Marine is tasked with heading negotiations.
Britain's home secretary Priti Patel has teamed up with the defence secretary Ben Wallace to form a plan for tackling the migrant crisis in the UK.
A source told The Telegraph French officials have asked the UK to pay £30million towards more beach patrols.
Some 532 people have reached Dover after setting out in small boats and dinghies since Thursday - when a record-breaking 235 arrived in 17 vessels in one day.
As a former Royal Marines Commando who served in Iraq and Kosovo, it is hoped Dan O'Mahoney can stop organised gangs smuggling people across the channel from Calais.
Ms Patel said on Saturday night: 'The number of illegal small boat crossings is appalling.
'We are working to make this route unviable and we are arresting the criminals facilitating these crossings and making sure they are brought to justice.'
A wheelchair user, a pregnant woman, unaccompanied children and a newborn baby were among the latest to arrive this week.
In 2015, the UK paid £10 million towards security reviews and reducing the number of migrants waiting to cross.
Another £17 million was paid in 2016, £36 million in 2017, £45 million in 2018, £3.25 million in 2019 and £2.25 million this year up until March.