Calais: Child Refugees - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:50 pm on 29th February 2016.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department 5:50 pm, 29th February 2016

Under the Syrian vulnerable persons’ resettlement scheme, we set out to say that there would be 1,000 before Christmas. That figure is now 1,200. I am sure it will also be of interest—in particular to the noble Lord, who has always spoken up about the protection of children and will welcome this fact—that half of those 1,200 are children.