The Home Office has been accused of ignoring supply to give refugee kids properties.
Charity Safe Passage claims that native councils have made greater than 1,400 offers to house unaccompanied minors.
The charity advised The Observer that Wiltshire, Leicestershire, Brighton and Hove, together with the London boroughs of Islington, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Lewisham have every pledged to take at the very least 100 kids.
As properly as this, Birmingham has reportedly supplied to help 80 extra minors, Bristol 60 and Leicester 40.
The paper reported that Tory-run councils made greater than 400 of the offers, with 950 from Labour and the remaining from SNP and independent-run authorities.
However, the Home Office disputed the figures on the pledges made and mentioned there are greater than 5,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking kids already in native authority care.
A spokeswoman mentioned: ‘We have a proud report of serving to weak kids, granting safety to 41,000 since 2010 and doing greater than the overwhelming majority of EU international locations to assist unaccompanied minors.
‘Protecting vulnerable children will remain our priority after Brexit and this new clause reaffirms our commitment while clarifying the role of Parliament and Government in negotiations.’
Appalling and deeply distressing that the federal government is threatening to scrap the proper of refugee kids to be reunited with their households right here.
— Alf Dubs (@AlfDubs) December 20, 2019
Last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused of utilizing key Brexit laws to ‘bring up the drawbridge’ and cease the proper of unaccompanied minors coming to the United Kingdom.
The revised wording of the Brexit Bill removes a Government dedication to strike a cope with the European Union so child refugees may be reunited with their household within the UK, even after free motion ends.
This has led to the Government being accused of reneging on the so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ permitting better flexibility in such issues.
The earlier phrases, pushed for by Lord Alf Dubs – who fled the Nazis as a boy, had been accepted by Theresa May when she was in Number 10, however her successor Mr Johnson has been accused of watering down the dedication to merely requiring a minister to “make a statement” to Parliament.
Boris Johnson has claimed his Government is ‘absolutely committed’ to permitting unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their households after Brexit.