Debates between Lord Harries of Pentregarth and Lord Sharpe of Epsom during the 2019 Parliament

Ukrainian Refugees

Debate between Lord Harries of Pentregarth and Lord Sharpe of Epsom
Tuesday 15th March 2022

(2 years, 3 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Con)
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I have just answered a question along those lines, so I am sorry to disappoint the right reverend Prelate, but I cannot agree that at this point. However, the scheme has been in operation for only 24 hours, so let it develop and I am sure these questions will be dealt with.

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Lord Harries of Pentregarth Portrait Lord Harries of Pentregarth (CB)
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The Statement indicated two stages of the humanitarian visa scheme. The second one concerned the participation of community groups in this country. Is the Minister able to give us any indication of when the details of that scheme will be released?

Lord Sharpe of Epsom Portrait Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Con)
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I believe the details will be released this Friday, which I think is 18 March. This scheme was designed in consultation with a large number of NGOs and the like. Yesterday my right honourable friend pointed out some of the names. They include the Refugee Council, the Red Cross, the Sanctuary Foundation and others. I am quite sure that will be in the second phase of the announcement.