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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Middle East remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to take steps independently of the United Nations to increase the number of Christians from Syria and Iraq receiving resettlement in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Our resettlement schemes prioritise the most vulnerable refugees regardless of race, religion or ethnicity – we do not discriminate in favour of, or against, any particular group. This is why we work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has well-established procedures and criteria for identifying and resettling the most vulnerable refugees. Apart from the criteria we set for each scheme, we do not seek to influence which cases are referred to us by UNHCR.</p><p>However, we recognise how important it is that UNHCR is accessible to the most vulnerable refugees, including members of minority religions, and this is why we are working with UNHCR and their partners to intensify their outreach to groups that might otherwise be reluctant to register. This includes people in formal refugee camps, informal settlements and host communities. The efforts undertaken by UNHCR include mobile registration teams, outreach teams, and Help Desks for areas where different minority groups are concentrated to facilitate registration and access to services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T19:19:25.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T19:19:25.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this