Press release

Home Office Minister with responsibility for Syrian refugees appointed

Richard Harrington will be responsible for coordinating and delivering work across government to resettle Syrian refugees in the UK.

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Richard Harrington MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly at the Home Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Department for International Development.

Richard Harrington will be responsible for coordinating and delivering work across government to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK, along with coordinating the provision of government support to Syrian refugees in the region.

He will report primarily to the Home Secretary, as chairman of the ministerial group on Syrian refugees, and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, as deputy chairman of the group.

Published 14 September 2015