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1505679
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star this property date less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Developing Countries more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when their plans to grant enhanced trading status to eight developing countries including Syria will come into effect; and whether this will help the reconstruction of war damage in Syria, in particular to (1) schools, (2) hospitals, and (3) homes. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL2219 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 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The Developing Countries Trading Scheme is expected to come into force in early 2023 and will include enhanced preferential tariffs for eight countries including Syria. Robust sanctions will ensure that where this changes trade with Syria, the regime will not benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has committed over £3.8 billion to the Syria crisis. We will not provide long-term reconstruction assistance without a commitment to a political process from the regime.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to offer significant humanitarian and early recovery support so ordinary Syrians have the means to build a better future, including through programmes such as the Syria Education Project.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2022-09-20T10:49:35.543Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-20T10:49:35.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
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1505680
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star this property date less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Interconnectors more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making maximum use of electricity inter-connectors with (1) France, (2) Norway, (3) Iceland, and (4) other countries; and to what extent such use helps limit price increases. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2220 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 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
star this property answer text <p>Great Britain has electricity interconnectors with France (4 GW), Norway (1.4 GW), Belgium (1 GW), the Netherlands (1 GW) and the island of Ireland (1 GW). There are currently no electricity interconnectors to Iceland.</p><p> </p><p>The Government works closely with National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and the transmission system operators of all connected countries to ensure that the maximum interconnector capacity is available for use.</p><p> </p><p>Increased interconnection promotes competition, leading to reduced consumer bills. Ofgem estimated the net total quantifiable impact on GB consumer welfare to be greater than £20 billion for projects under their regulatory regime, to date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2022-09-20T15:04:00.223Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-20T15:04:00.223Z
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4336
star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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2018
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1505681
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Undocumented Migrants more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of refugees and migrants being held in detention centres in Libya; what assessment they have made of the risk of those people being exposed to (1) murder, (2) torture, and (3) extortion; and what steps they are taking, if any, to close such centres. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2221 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 2022-09-28more like thismore than 2022-09-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK notes the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya is assessing human rights abuses and violations in detention centres. The UK co-sponsored the renewal of the Fact Finding Mission's mandate in July. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the exploitation and abuse of migrants and to implement a better functioning system that respects human rights. We support the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and call on all parties to engage with the UN and the humanitarian community so that all migrants and refugees can be evacuated safely in accordance with international human rights law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2222 more like this
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less than 2022-09-28T12:42:36.4Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-28T12:42:36.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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2018
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1505682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Undocumented Migrants: Libya more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency to cease cooperation with the Libyan Coast Guard in preventing refugees and migrants from leaving Libya. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL2222 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 2022-09-28more like thismore than 2022-09-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK notes the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya is assessing human rights abuses and violations in detention centres. The UK co-sponsored the renewal of the Fact Finding Mission's mandate in July. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the exploitation and abuse of migrants and to implement a better functioning system that respects human rights. We support the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and call on all parties to engage with the UN and the humanitarian community so that all migrants and refugees can be evacuated safely in accordance with international human rights law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2221 more like this
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less than 2022-09-28T12:42:36.347Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-28T12:42:36.347Z
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4062
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1505683
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Systems: Research more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support or initiate research and study into the moral principles that should guide and limit free-market globalisation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL2223 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 2022-09-23more like thismore than 2022-09-23
star this property answer text <p>No research has been commissioned specifically on the moral principles that should guide and limit free-market globalisation. The UK Government continues to be mindful of the ethical dimensions of globalisation in policy formation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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less than 2022-09-23T14:01:31.697Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-23T14:01:31.697Z
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4062
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
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2018
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1504841
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star this property date less than 2022-09-05more like thismore than 2022-09-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking and Refugees: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to end the practice of placing unaccompanied refugee, migrant, or trafficked children in hotels without supervision. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL2128 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 2022-09-21more like thismore than 2022-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number of people making life-threatening journeys to cross the Channel. These boats are often carrying unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), which have placed unprecedented pressure on the National Transfer Scheme. Out of necessity with the children’s best interests in mind, we have arranged for UASC to be accommodated on an emergency and temporary basis in hotels whilst placements with local authorities are being vigorously pursued.</p><p>The rise in dangerous small boats crossings means there are significant challenges on local authority care places. The Government has had no alternative but to urgently use hotels to give UASC arriving in the UK a roof over their heads. The Government wants to stop using these hotels but the Home Office cannot do this alone. We are working round the clock with councils to boost the number of long-term care spaces available, through the New Plan for Immigration, and are offering them additional funding in addition to existing monthly funding.</p><p>The National Transfer Scheme (NTS) enables a more equitable distribution of responsibility for UASC between local authorities across the UK. However, the high number of UASC arrivals, particularly as a result of small boat crossings, continues to place unprecedented pressure on the NTS.</p><p>In November 2021, we took the decision to move to a directed NTS, in addition to the package of NTS improvements implemented in July 2021. Since 15 February all local authorities with children’s services in the UK have been directed to participate in the NTS. However, intake remains very high, and the situation remains challenging.</p><p>We continue to take action to ensure the NTS works effectively so that children are transferred promptly and to end the use of hotels.</p><p>On 24 August 2022, we wrote to all UK local authorities and devolved equivalents with children’s services, announcing changes to the NTS. We have increased the threshold up to which councils have to accept UASC into their care from the previous level of 0.07% to 0.1% of their general child population, halved the transfer deadline to five working-days for all UASC not currently in the care of a local authority, and for UASC awaiting transfer into local authority care, we will provide councils with an additional £2000 per child per month for 3 months.</p><p>It is not the case that these children are unsupervised. UASC temporarily accommodated in hotels are supported with wrap-around care, including from professional care workers, social workers, and nurses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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less than 2022-09-21T10:45:55.917Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-21T10:45:55.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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2018
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1487768
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star this property date less than 2022-07-11more like thismore than 2022-07-11
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the establishment of a joint Lebanon, Syria, and UN Committee to oversee the return of refugees to Syria; and what plans they have to call on the Committee to ensure that all returns are voluntary. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL1625 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 2022-07-25more like thismore than 2022-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK recognises the generosity shown by neighbouring countries in the region who are hosting so many Syrian refugees. Whilst we hope that Syria refugees will ultimately be able to return home, the UK agrees with the UN judgement that conditions in Syria do not currently allow this. In light of recent announcements from the Government of Lebanon on its plan for the return of Syrian refugees, we urge that international law is respected and that any refugee returns are voluntary, safe and dignified. This is only likely to happen at scale in the event of a credible and inclusive political settlement. The UK will continue to support Syria's neighbours to deal with the destabilising impact of the Syrian conflict, equipping host communities, and enabling Syrian refugees to remain in the region until they can return safely to Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2022-07-25T15:20:31.117Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-25T15:20:31.117Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1487769
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star this property date less than 2022-07-11more like thismore than 2022-07-11
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Refugees more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to have discussions with the government of the United States of America about the situation of the more than 40 former Afghan officials, held at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, who are reportedly not allowed to leave that camp. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL1626 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-07-22more like thismore than 2022-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have frequent discussions with our allies and partners, including the US Government, about our respective efforts to resettle eligible, vulnerable Afghan citizens. It is for each country to establish their own arrangements for processing those they deem eligible for resettlement, including crucial security checks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2022-07-22T13:25:34.69Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-22T13:25:34.69Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1487770
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star this property date less than 2022-07-11more like thismore than 2022-07-11
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Turkey more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to President Erdogan of Turkey threatening to launch a new military operation in Syria, what plans they have to suspend military cooperation with Turkey until the operation is renounced. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL1627 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-07-25more like thismore than 2022-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In light of recent public statements, we are concerned about any potential military escalation in Northern Syria, which risks impacting the stability and security of the region, international efforts to defeat Daesh, and the already fragile humanitarian situation.</p><p>We continue to monitor the situation closely and to assess what impact military escalation in Syria might have.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2022-07-25T15:14:29.807Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-25T15:14:29.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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2018
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1487684
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star this property date less than 2022-07-08more like thismore than 2022-07-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand the terms of reference of the UK Resettlement Scheme; whether the Scheme is available to (1) British nationals, and (2) the children of British nationals, in detention camps in North-East Syria; and if so, what plans they have to communicate this to such individuals. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL1603 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 2022-07-22more like thismore than 2022-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a global leader in resettlement. Since 2015, we have resettled more than 27,000 refugees through safe and legal routes direct from regions of conflict and instability - around half of whom were children.</p><p>There are currently no plans to expand the terms of reference of the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS). The UK will continue to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to receive referrals of vulnerable refugees from across the globe.</p><p>Our approach is to resettle refugees in line with the global need identified by UNHCR who will refer individuals in accordance with their standard resettlement categories and policies, based on an assessment of protection needs and vulnerabilities.</p><p>British nationals or their dependants would not be referred for resettlement under the UKRS. However, the government does seek to facilitate the return of British orphans and unaccompanied minors from North-East Syria where feasible, subject to national security concerns, and on a case-by-case basis. In line with this policy, the government has already facilitated the return of several orphaned and unaccompanied British children to the UK and will continue to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2022-07-22T10:06:48.723Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-22T10:06:48.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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