Today in the House of Commons I called out the government for their shameful handling of the Afghan resettlement scheme.
8,000 Afghans are being forced out of temporary hotel accommodation by the end of the summer, but the Minister failed to provide any precise detail about the number of people who have been re-housed to date, or the number of individuals who could be made homeless by this broken policy.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the Afghans who served in Afghanistan alongside our British forces – many of whom who are building a new life in our city.
We promised to give their families who have been living in fear for almost two years safety, and to help them to rebuild their lives.
Failing to find them appropriate accommodation, and then kicking them out onto the street, is not the way to repay that debt.
Ministers must fix the broken ARAP scheme and provide clear guarantees that not a single Afghan the government are evicting will be made homeless by this policy.
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