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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01710: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have arrived in Scotland through the Syrian Resettlement Programme.

Answered by: Angela Constance 10 August 2016

 As of 31 July 2016, Scotland has received over 900 people through the Syrian Resettlement Programme since October 2015.The most recent official statistics, published by the Home Office on 26 May 2016, showed that, of the 1,602 people accepted by the UK under the Programme up to 31 March 2016, 610 (38%) were received by Scottish local authorities.