Hornsey and Wood Green MP blasts government for ‘appalling lack of action’ over Syrian refugees

MP Catherine West has blasted the government for an “appalling lack of action” over Syrian refugees.

In a statement today, the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green MP said she was confident there would be an urgent debate about the migration crisis.

She said: “This country has a proud history of helping people fleeing persecution, yet only a 216 Syrian refugees have been resettled under the Government’s current vulnerable persons relocation scheme.

“I agree that the UK must do more to offer help to those who are certified as refugees, and I hope the Government will work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in this area.

“I am confident an urgent debate will be called when Parliament resumes on Monday, which of course I will be attending.

“I have also tabled a number of Parliamentary Questions to the Prime Minister and Secretaries of State for International Development and Foreign Affairs to give demand details of the action they will take to address this desperate situation.

“I will continue to follow this issue very carefully and hold the government to account for their appalling lack of action.”