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ARRIVAL OF REFUGEES IN SOUTH LAKELAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 102: tabled on 29 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House warmly welcomes the refugee families that will be arriving in South Lakeland from Syria over the coming weeks; congratulates South Lakeland District Council for its work in preparation for the arrival of those refugees to ensure that all the necessary services are in place, including the creation of a local support group that will include a range of community representatives; thanks local representatives from Amnesty International, Global Justice Now and the South Lakes More in Common group for setting up the Refugees Welcome Here stall in Kendal on 23 June 2017; recognises the fantastic effort made by these campaigners in giving members of the public up-to-date information about the imminent arrival of Syrian families to South Cumbria; and further recognises the compassion among local residents for the plight of people fleeing for their lives, as well as their pro-activism and eagerness to do something positive to help.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.