Syria: Refugees

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what conditions the 114 Syrian refugees are being held at RAF Dhekelia in Cyprus; and if he will undertake to ensure that these conditions are inspected as to their appropriateness.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 10 November 2015.

The correct answer should have been:

The temporary accommodationtransit facility at Dhekelia Station in Cyprus where the migrants are being held provides access to three meals a day, shelter with heaters, duvets and blankets, privacy and communications as well as facilities for religious worship. The electrical supply is being upgraded to provide heaters for when the weather turns colder.Medical care is being provided if needed. The Ministry of Defence was advised by the Department for International Development (DFID) when designing and constructing the facility, and DFID continue to provide support and advice on the ground. It has been visited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Cyprus, who has said that the conditions of the facility exceeds the standard of comparable set-ups.

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Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The temporary accommodationtransit facility at Dhekelia Station in Cyprus where the migrants are being held provides access to three meals a day, shelter with heaters, duvets and blankets, privacy and communications as well as facilities for religious worship. The electrical supply is being upgraded to provide heaters for when the weather turns colder.Medical care is being provided if needed. The Ministry of Defence was advised by the Department for International Development (DFID) when designing and constructing the facility, and DFID continue to provide support and advice on the ground. It has been visited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Cyprus, who has said that the conditions of the facility exceeds the standard of comparable set-ups.

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