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Minister questioned on support for Ukrainian refugees

29 March 2022

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee examines the routes for Ukrainian refugees to the UK and concerns about the support available for Ukrainian refugees and for councils helping those seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Witnesses

Wednesday 30 March 2022

At 10.00am

  • Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman, Local Government Association
  • Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Sonika Sidhu, Principal Policy Adviser, Local Government Association

At 10.30am

  • Lord Richard Harrington, Minister for Refugees, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Home Office
  • Catharine Frances, Director General, Local Government, Strategy and Analysis, DLUHC
  • Emma Haddad, Director General for Asylum and Protection, Home Office

The session will examine the Ukraine family and Homes for Ukraine schemes and look at the Government guidance and administrative and financial support being made available to local authorities.

The Committee’s evidence session on Wednesday will begin at 10am with questions to local government representatives before going on, at 1030am, to question Lord Harrington, Refugees Minister. Full witness details are included below.

Last week, Clive Betts, Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee, wrote a letter (22 March) to Lord Harrington, Minister for Refugees, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to seek clarity on the support being provided to Ukrainian refugees and what the Government was doing to consult and co-ordinate with local authorities to provide the wrapround services which may be needed by Ukrainians seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Further information

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