Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to restart the UK Resettlement Scheme.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

It is not currently possible to undertake resettlement activity due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are evaluating how to respond given these restrictions and pressures, but we expect to resume refugee resettlement activity when safe and operationally viable to do so.

We continue to closely monitor the situation and remain in regular dialogue with our international and domestic stakeholders.

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