Ukraine: Refugees

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of Beth Winter Beth Winter Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with his Ukrainian counterparts on plans for the futures of those resident in the UK on Ukrainian sponsorship schemes beyond the schemes' expiration.

Photo of Beth Winter Beth Winter Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional funding to local authorities beyond the expiration date of the Ukraine sponsorship schemes, to help support those from Ukraine currently resident in the UK under such schemes.

Photo of Felicity Buchan Felicity Buchan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Home Office is reviewing what may be needed beyond Spring 2025 and an update on the future of the scheme will be provided well before the first visas expire in Spring 2025.

The UK Government supports the Ukrainian government and shares its desire for Ukraine eventually to welcome their people back to help rebuild the country.

We remain steadfast in our support for Ukraine, the Ukrainians now living in the UK and the local authorities supporting them.

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