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Resettlement of Vulnerable Syrian Refugees

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 10th December 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West 12:39 pm, 10th December 2014

Rochdale has more asylum seekers than the entire south-east of England. Cardiff has 900, Newport 400, but the Minister’s constituency has 33. The Home Secretary’s constituency has one—an increase on last year. Would it be far easier to rescue more people from that hell if the burden that asylum seekers place on local authority services was spread fairly? What will the Minister do to stand tall and proud in his constituency and prepare it to take a fair share of asylum seekers?