During Home Office Questions today, Monday 6th March, Lucy Frazer MP for South East Cambridgeshire, welcomed Cambridgeshire County Council’s participation in the unaccompanied asylum seekers dispersal scheme and the fact that Cambridge City Council, working with East Cambridgeshire and South Cambridgeshire District Councils is offering homes to 100 refugees.
Lucy asked the Immigration Minister if he agreed that it is important for every council to do what they can to re-settle refugees and ensure that anybody who comes is properly welcomed and integrated into the local community. The Minister of State for Immigration at the Home Office, Robert Goodwill MP agreed with her point and paid tribute to the Cambridgeshire area for the part it is playing.
Lucy Frazer MP commented later that “It’s so important that when welcoming refugees we do all we can to give them the help they need to live a decent life fully integrated into our communities. Many people have contacted me offering their assistance and I know how proactive and generous people across Cambridgeshire are when it comes to helping those in need. I have no doubt that the refugees that come here will be made to feel very welcome.”