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.
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.