Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK.
There is a global refugee crisis. The UK is not offering proportional asylum in comparison with European counterparts. We can't allow refugees who have risked their lives to escape horrendous conflict and violence to be left living in dire, unsafe and inhumane conditions in Europe. We must help.
With an estimated 173,100 asylum applications, Germany was the largest recipient of new asylum claims in 2014. The USA was 2nd with 121,200 asylum applications, followed by Turkey (87,800), Sweden (75,100), and Italy (63,700). By comparison, the UK received 31,300 new applications for asylum by the end of 2014.
(Source: UNHCR 2014 Asylum Trends Report)
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This topic was debated on 8 September 2015
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The House of Commons has debated this topic on several occasions, including:
- The Prime Minister made a statement on Monday 7 September and was questioned by MPs about it:
- On Tuesday 8 September there was an emergency debate on the refugee crisis in Europe:
- There was a further debate on Wednesday 9 September on the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe:
The Home Affairs Committee is looking into the migration crisis. You can find out more about the inquiry here: