Today I was called to ask my first question at PMQs, where I was pleased to have the chance to highlight the success of the Syrian Resettlement Scheme. The Prime Minister highlighted that the UK has settled more than 25,000 refugees through safe and legal routes from direct conflict zones. I am glad to see that our commitment to safe, legal routes, supporting our robust border policy, is being maintained.
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My right hon. Friend and I have the privilege of representing areas with an honourable history of supporting refugees. What plans does he have to mark the successful conclusion of the five-year Syrian resettlement scheme, which is regarded as giving the UK the international gold standard for refugee resettlement, providing safe legal routes to the UK and bolstering our efforts to deter human trafficking? (906862)
I thank my hon. Friend for his question. The UK can be incredibly proud of what we have done to resettle Syrian refugees. We have resettled more than 25,000 through safe and legal routes direct from conflict zones, and we will continue to meet our obligations to those fleeing persecution and war around the world.