House of Lords written question – answered on 16th January 2014.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the United Kingdom quota for resettlement under United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees rules in the current year; and whether any places have been given to (1) Afghan interpreters, and (2) Syrian refugees.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

In partnership with the United Kingdom High Commissioner for Refugees the UK is committed to resettle 750 refugees in the current financial year under the Gateway programme.

The Home Office publishes annual statistics on the number of people resettled in ‘Immigration Statistics'. Figures on the total number of people resettled in 2013 will be available in the next release, ‘Immigration Statistics: October — December 2013', from the GOV.UK website on Thursday 27th February 2014:

A subset of the total broken down by nationality will be available on request after this date.

The agreement to relocate Afghan interpreters to the UK is managed under separate arrangements and is not part of the Gateway programme.

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