Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper
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Labour welcomes resettlement in UK of Syrian refugees

Some of the "most vulnerable" Syrian refugees will be temporarily resettled in the UK, Deputy PM Nick Clegg has said.

Girls and women who had been victims of, or who were at risk of sexual violence, torture victims, and elderly and disabled people would get priority.

The government expects the number of refugees accepted to be in the hundreds, but has not set a specific target.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, said she welcomed the government's reversal in position.

  • 29 Jan 2014
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