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Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme

Home Department – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of David Simmonds David Simmonds Conservative, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

What plans she has to mark the conclusion of the initial five-year term of the vulnerable persons relocation scheme.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

All right hon. and hon. Members will also associate themselves with your remarks, Mr Speaker.

It is vital that we help those in greatest need, including those requiring medical treatment and support, which is why we are working closely with local authority and civil society organisations.

Photo of David Simmonds David Simmonds Conservative, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Will my right hon. Friend consider making budgets available from the official development assistance funds to support refugees with their ambition to learn the English language after their resettlement to the UK?

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

My hon. Friend asks an important question and makes a very important point about the vulnerable persons relocation scheme He will know, as will all Members, that our ODA budget is used exactly for that purpose, and the Government have a proud and considerable record of achievement when it comes to the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme.