Posts Tagged “House of Commons”

“Can we honestly say that we have done everything we can?”

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“Can we honestly say that we have done everything we can?”

For two hours on Thursday afternoon, at the behest of the Backbench Business Committee, the House of Commons debated a motion on Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. You can watch the debate and read the Hansard transcript on the UK Parliament website. “That this House notes that it is one year since the…

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Update – David Cameron agrees to accept unaccompanied child refugees already in Europe into the UK

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Update – David Cameron agrees to accept unaccompanied child refugees already in Europe into the UK

Update – During Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, David Cameron committed to speed up the existing work on the reception of child migrants with a direct family connection to the UK. “I am also talking to Save the Children to see what we can do more, particularly about children who came here before the EU-Turkey deal was…

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Commons defeat Lord Dubs’ amendment to accept 3,000 child refugees into UK from Europe

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Commons defeat Lord Dubs’ amendment to accept 3,000 child refugees into UK from Europe

Labour peer Lord Dubs’ amendment to the Government’s Immigration Bill was narrowly defeated when it came before MPs in the House of Commons on Monday evening. The plan to accept 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees who had travelled to Europe was defeated by 294 votes to 276. [See how MPs voted.] A previously announced Government scheme…

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