Refugees: Syria

Home Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the expanded criteria for the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The scheme will continue to prioritise the most vulnerable: people requiring urgent medical treatment, survivors of torture and violence, and women and children at risk. We are discussing with the UNCHR and other partners the extent to which the current criteria should be extended to ensure that a greater number of people qualify for the scheme.

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