FOI request (FOI208081)
Syrian VPR Scheme
Requested Tue 14 March 2017
Responded Tue 14 March 2017
Has your local authority been contacted by Amber Rudd MP encouraging you to accept refugees under the Syrian VPR scheme? If so, what form did the contact take (e.g. letter, meeting, email) and what was your response?
Has your local authority been contacted by Amber Rudd MP encouraging you to accept unaccompanied asylum-seeking children under the National Transfer Protocol? If so what form did the contact take (e.g. letter, meeting, email) and what was your response?
This information is heldHastings Borough Council provided an update (letter attached) on the Council's plans to support the Syrian Resettlement Programme to Amber Rudd MP on 30th March 2016 following the South East Strategic Partnership for Migration, contacting the Council about a letter Amber sent to another MP. On 2nd August 2016, the office of Amber Rudd followed up this contact in an email requesting an update. In response to this enquiry, the Council sent a further update on 10th August (letter attached). The letter starts 'Further to my letter to you of 16 March'. The date is incorrect and should be 30th March.
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