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F15/704

Syrian Refugees

Request Description

Under a freedom of information request following the announcement by the Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron MP that the UK would take 20,000 refugees from Syria over the 5 year term of this current Parliament until 2020.

Could I enquire to how many Refugees your local authority is able to take in during the first year and over the full term period as described above?

Request Date22 September 2015
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22 September 2015

Response

At the moment East Herts  Council has not received any requests from central government to accommodate Syrian refugees. We have tremendous sympathy with the plight of these families and  If requested, any support would require a co-ordinated response from the district and county councils as well as health care providers to deal with their housing, healthcare, children's services, language and educational needs.

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