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REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT SCHEMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2485: tabled on 13 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that there are an estimated 25 million refugees and three million asylum seekers around the world today; further notes that the Government committed to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and 3,000 more under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) and that, as of 31 March 2019, 15,977 people had been resettled under the VPRS, including 7,966 children, and 1,410 under the VCRS, including 823 children; observes that the Government also committed to relocate 480 unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and that less than half that number have been relocated so far; believes that the UK must continue to provide safe, legal routes to sanctuary for refugees; and calls on the Government to urgently fulfil the rest of its commitment under Section 67, to guarantee the future of the VPRS after 2020 and to commit to resettling a further 10,000 refugee children in the UK over the next 10 years.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2019
Ealing, Southall
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2019
North East Fife
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2019
Edinburgh West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2019
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2019
Bath
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2019
East Dunbartonshire
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 June 2019
Dundee West
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 19 June 2019
North Down
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2019
Coventry South
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2019
Stroud
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 2019
Ceredigion
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2019
High Peak
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2019
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2019
Kingston and Surbiton
Umunna, Chuka
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2019
Streatham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 24 June 2019
Luton North
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2019
Orkney and Shetland
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2019
Keighley
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Ellman, Dame Louise
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2019
Liverpool, Riverside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2019
Lewisham East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 July 2019
Brighton, Pavilion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.