Syria: Refugees and Counter-terrorism

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 7th September 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 3:44 pm, 7th September 2015

The Prime Minister’s statement completely fails to realise either the scale or the urgency of the humanitarian crisis that faces us. It also fails to recognise the huge well of generosity in our country at the moment. People in every one of our constituencies are desperate to help. If the Prime Minister wants a moment for his big society, this is it. Will he come back to this House tomorrow with a statement that recognises not only the scale of the catastrophe that faces the Syrian people, but the huge desire in our constituencies to help them? Let us do more to help these people and have a statement of which to be proud.