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Refugees: Resettlement

Question for Home Office

UIN HL894, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to resume resettlement programmes for refugees.

Answered on

22 June 2021

Parliament was informed by Written Ministerial Statement on 18 March that the new global UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) commenced on completion of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.


We are committed to welcoming vulnerable refugees through resettlement in the months and years to come, as well as through other safe and legal routes such as Refugee Family Reunion. Since 2015 we have resettled over 25,000 refugees through our resettlement schemes, in addition to granting over 29,000 Refugee Family Reunion visas in the last 5 years. As set out in the New Plan for Immigration we will continue to strengthen our resettlement offer as a safe and legal route to the UK for refugees in need of protection.

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