Question to the Home Office:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps (a) Aberconwy and (b) the UK can take to provide additional support for refugees through (i) the National Transfer Scheme and (ii) other measures.
We are grateful to over 110 local authorities who have participated in the voluntary National Transfer Scheme. Through this scheme in excess of 1,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) have been transferred to other local authorities, relieving pressure on areas who look after large numbers of UASC.
We have recently undertaken an informal consultation with local authorities on proposals to improve the NTS and are carefully considering the responses to this.
We are also grateful to the over 340 local authorities who have volunteered to resettle in excess of 25,000 vulnerable refugees under our schemes since 2015. If other local authorities wish to support these schemes, we would encourage local government officials to speak with their Strategic Migration Partnership for more information and guidance.
Many individuals, charities and community interest groups have also provided practical support for over 440 refugees through the UK's community sponsorship scheme, including providing accommodation and teaching English.
If members of the public would like to offer their support, either through donating goods, services or their time locally, they should visit the Help Refugees page at https://helprefugees.campaign.gov.uk/ where information about the types of support local authorities require can be found. The website also contains practical advice on becoming a community sponsor and signposts to refugee charities and voluntary organisations.
1. Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe
31/10/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: October 2017 Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe By Compiler: Sarah Pepin Subject specialist:
2. Investment in the provision of English for speakers of other languages
01/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research
Found: recent Government commitment to publish a new national strategy for the English language, as Scottish
3. English language teaching for refugees
23/10/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: 23 October 2017 English language teaching for refugees David Foster Andrew Mackley Summary This House
4. Unaccompanied children in Greece and Italy
22/02/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: considered the Government™s support for the Syrian refugee crisis; commends the UK on its provision of aid
5. EU asylum, migration and integration fund activities
01/08/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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1. Children and Social Work Bill [Lords]
07/03/2017 - Commons Chamber
1: regulations, the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate - Speech Link
2: regulations, the Secretary of State must consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate - Speech Link
3: Act, so long as the Secretary of State consults such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate - Speech Link
2. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (Eighth sitting)
18/06/2020 - Public Bill Committees
1: a local authority, or entitled to care leaving support, shall, by virtue of this provision, be deemed - Speech Link
2: status after the deadline of EU Settlement Scheme (“the Scheme”) will be deemed to have had such status - Speech Link
3. Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
30/06/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: upon the health and social care sectors across the UK to be produced and laid before Parliament. It would - Speech Link
2: in care and children entitled to care leaving support: Entitlement to remain—‘(1) Any child who - Speech Link
4. Oral Answers to Questions
18/03/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: the levels of financial support available through (a) universal credit and (b) the legacy system.  - Speech Link
2: comparative assessment her Department has made of the levels of financial support available through (a) universal - Speech Link
3: comparative assessment her Department has made of the levels of financial support available through (a) universal - Speech Link
5. Oral Answers to Questions
15/07/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: more than the previous year. The Home Office, as the sponsoring Department, continues to oversee the DBS’s - Speech Link
2: Does the Home Secretary not understand —I think he does, along with the Justice Secretary—that it is - Speech Link
3: 2003 to include sports coaches, but will the Home Secretary update the House on progress towards strengthening - Speech Link