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White Helmets: Syria

Question for Home Office

UIN HL9897, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Secretary of State for International Development, Resettlement of White Helmets from Syria, published 22 July, whether there will be comprehensive background checks on those individuals before allowing them, or their family members, to settle in the UK.

Answered on

7 August 2018

We take the security of our resettlement process extremely seriously. When potential cases are submitted by the UNHCR for consideration, they are carefully screened and considered for suitability for entry to the UK. We take the utmost care to ensure that those people coming here undergo rigorous vetting. We retain the right to reject individuals on security, war crimes or other grounds.

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