Britain should boost its border security as French authorities move to demolish the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp, an MP has warned.
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke said the UK must be prepared for a surge in migrants making a last-ditch bid to reach the UK.
He was speaking as an estimated 6,500 people who have been living in the camp began a mass exodus, with refugees and migrants registering for accommodation centres elsewhere in France after being told to leave or risk arrest and deportation.
People will be more desperate than ever to see if they can break into Britain, it's important that border security is stepped up at this time...
Whatever happens, we need to be prepared for every eventuality and we need to take control.
That means we need to invest in the Dover controls, intelligence, security on the English channel, as well as better roads to Dover.
It is in the interests of Dover and Calais that Britain and France work together to end the Calais migrant magnet.
Meanwhile, Commons Home Affairs Committee chairwoman Yvette Cooper said there were still children in the camp with family in the UK who were now at risk of falling into the hands of people traffickers.
She told the BBC: "That's what's really worrying because once the clearances start we know that there is a significant risk that many of those children and young people just disappear."
Teenagers gathered at a makeshift church in the Calais 'jungle' just days after authorities declared the operation to clear the camp over.
Those still left after the demolishing of the 'Jungle' camp were seen wrapped in blankets as they prepared to sleep rough.
The UK's French ambassador, Sylvie Bermann said the destruction of the Calais 'Jungle' will encourage refugees to seek asylum in France.