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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-12652
Asked by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 10 November 2017

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many Syrian refugees to the UK have been settled in Scotland.

Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 21 November 2017


Answer

Scotland has welcomed over 1,900 people under the UK Government's Syrian Resettlement Programme since October 2015.

Official statistics for the Syrian Resettlement programme are published quarterly by the Home Office. The latest set of statistics was published on 24 August 2017 and covered the period to 30 June 2017. Those statistics show that 1,807 Syrian refugees arrived in Scotland under the Programme up to 30 June 2017.