Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Responsibilities

The minister will be responsible for co-ordinating work across government to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK. He will advise the Home Secretary, Communities Secretary and Prime Minister on the implementation of the scheme.

He will co-ordinate with local authorities, the devolved administrations and non-governmental organisations on the arrangements for housing and supporting resettled Syrian refugees in the UK. He will also lead engagement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to ensure the UK government supports and assists their resettlement work.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Richard Harrington

    • 2015 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. Minister for Syrian Refugees visits Lebanon

    • News story
  2. New scheme launched to resettle children at risk

    • News story
  3. Minister highlights UK commitment to Syrian resettlement

    • News story
  4. Minister encourages further support for Syrian resettlement scheme

    • News story
  5. UK support offered to UN refugee agency

    • Press release
  6. Ministers welcome Syrian families ahead of their first Christmas in the UK

    • Press release
  7. Border Force cutters return from Mediterranean search and rescue operations

    • News story
  8. Minister for Syrian Refugees visits families given sanctuary

    • News story
  9. Home Office Minister with responsibility for Syrian refugees appointed

    • Press release