Robert Jenrick – 2021 Comments on Councils Helping Afghan Refugees

The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Communities, Housing and Local Government, on 13 September 2021.

I am incredibly impressed by the positive response we’ve received from councils so far, with a large number already pledging their support.

However, we urgently need more offers of accommodation to welcome Afghan families who have remained firm allies of the UK, working with our troops and our country so bravely in recent years.

With this extra funding in place, I’m asking all councils who have not yet come forward to contact us with a firm offer of support to help these families secure the best possible start to their new lives.