Sunday, September 25, 2022

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price expresses concerns for refugees in Middle East

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to debate the Afghan Resettlement Scheme.

Ms Doyle-Price said: “My hon. Friend will be aware that those of us who visited the refugee centre in Doha a little while ago were very concerned to hear about the unaccompanied children with links to British families, who did not seem to be processed as quickly as those of other countries.

“Can she assure the House that she will ensure that those children are processed as quickly as possible? The longer they are in limbo, the more harm will be done to them.

Minister of Justice, Victoria Atkins said: “I am aware that colleagues on the Doha trip met those children, and I thank those colleagues for taking such an interest.

“I can assure my hon. Friend that this is being worked through.

“As always, there are safeguarding and other matters that we must turn our minds to, as we are doing, but we are trying to work through this as quickly as we can.

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