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Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy

Petition - Walk-in Services at the Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Care Centre, Leicester – in the House of Commons at 7:01 pm on 1st March 2017.

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The House divided:

Ayes 254, Noes 1.

Division number 172 Petition - Walk-in Services at the Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Care Centre, Leicester — Unaccompanied Children in Greece and Italy

Aye: 254 MPs

No: 1 MP

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

That this House has considered the Government’s support for the Syrian refugee crisis; commends the UK on its provision of aid to Syria and the region, the resettlement programmes and support to unaccompanied children in France; acknowledges that in 2016 over 30,000 unaccompanied children arrived by sea in Greece and Italy; notes that only 8 children were transferred from Greece and Italy under the Dublin III Regulation last year and none under the Dubs scheme; expresses disappointment that the Dubs scheme will be ending with only 350 children benefiting; calls on the Government to work with the Greek and Italian governments to support access to family reunification under the Dublin III Regulation in a timely manner; and further calls on the Government to continue to monitor local authority capacity for further transfers of children under the Dubs scheme, consulting with local authorities at least once every financial year.

Question accordingly agreed to.