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Refugee resettlement

EDM (Early Day Motion) 606: tabled on 15 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that there are an estimated 26 million refugees and 3.5 million asylum seekers around the world today; celebrates the successful resettlement of 20,000 refugees in the UK since 2014 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS); notes that the Government committed to resettle a further 3,000 refugees under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) by 2020, but that as of 31st March 2020 only 1,826 people had been resettled under the VCRS, including just 1,055 children; regrets that the Government has not yet set out details of the new global resettlement programme it has announced to replace the VPRS, VCRS and the Gateway Protection Programme; further regrets that the Government has not made a new commitment to relocate unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe following the closure of the scheme under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; believes that the UK must continue to provide safe, legal routes to sanctuary for refugees; and calls on the Government to urgently set out a new long-term commitment to continue resettling vulnerable refugees in the UK and to commit to resettling a further 10,000 refugee children from elsewhere in Europe 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.