UN Syrian Refugees Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 20th January 2014.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration 3:33 pm, 20th January 2014

First, Ministers speak at this Dispatch Box for the Government and set out the Government’s policy. We do not have different policies in different Departments. The hon. Gentleman ought to go away and have a look at that, because we have a collectively agreed policy and I am setting out the Government’s response to the question asked by Yvette Cooper. The reason why I do not want to agree to the proposition the hon. Gentleman puts is that the Government do not think it is the right solution. We think that the solution we have set out, which is to provide the UK’s largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, will be more effective in helping in the region, and I think that is the right thing to do.