Labour demands a review of Government ending of Dubs Amendment scheme

09 Feb 2017
Diane Abbott MP,Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to the Home Secretary’s defence of the Government decision to end the Dubs scheme prematurely, said:

“Labour cannot accept this decision. This seems to breach the spirit of the law passed with cross-party support. Accepting 350 unaccompanied child refugees is far short of the expected 3,000.

“There will no doubt be legal challenges to this decision. This government is not above the law.

“In any event, Labour commits to meeting the obligations of the Dubs Amendment. We will restore the scheme and accept some of the most vulnerable children in the world.”

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