Diane Abbott – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Diane Abbott on 2014-04-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to allow the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to come to Britain.

James Brokenshire

The first group of Syrian refugees arrived in the UK on 25 March as part of the
Government’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) Scheme. The next group of
is expected to arrive this month, with further groups to follow on a regular
basis. We continue to work with UNHCR to establish a steady flow of cases.

Whilst there is no set quota we predict that the VPR scheme will support
several hundred people over the next three years.