Refugees: Syria:Written question - 32410

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Asked on: 23 March 2016
Home Office
Refugees: Syria
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost of resettling refugees from Syria in each of the next five years; and if she will make a statement.
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Corrected answer by: Richard Harrington
Corrected on: 19 April 2016
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 11 April 2016.
The correct answer should have been:

The first 12 months of each refugee’s resettlement costs under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) Scheme will be funded using Official Development Assistance. At the Spending Review the Government committed £129 million to assist with local authority costs over years 2-5 of the scheme.

The total estimated cost of the scheme in each of the next five years is: £99 million in 2016-2017, £129 million in 2017-2018, £149 million in 2018-2019 and £83 million in 2020-2021.

At the Spending Review, the Chancellor announced an estimated £460m over the spending review period to cover the first 12 months’ costs for each of the 20,000 refugees being resettled in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

He also announced an estimated £129m to assist with local authority costs for years two to five of each refugee’s stay in the UK.

The cost of the scheme since inception is subject to audit by the National Audit Office as part of the finalisation of the 2015-16 Home Office Annual Report and Accounts, which are expected to be published this summer.

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Answered by: Richard Harrington
Answered on: 11 April 2016

The first 12 months of each refugee’s resettlement costs under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) Scheme will be funded using Official Development Assistance. At the Spending Review the Government committed £129 million to assist with local authority costs over years 2-5 of the scheme.

The total estimated cost of the scheme in each of the next five years is: £99 million in 2016-2017, £129 million in 2017-2018, £149 million in 2018-2019 and £83 million in 2020-2021.

At the Spending Review, the Chancellor announced an estimated £460m over the spending review period to cover the first 12 months’ costs for each of the 20,000 refugees being resettled in the UK under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

He also announced an estimated £129m to assist with local authority costs for years two to five of each refugee’s stay in the UK.

The cost of the scheme since inception is subject to audit by the National Audit Office as part of the finalisation of the 2015-16 Home Office Annual Report and Accounts, which are expected to be published this summer.

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