Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Rohingya Refugees

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Alistair Burt MP, the Minister for the Middle East on 23 May 2018
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"When the International Development Committee visited the refugee camps, we were told that non-governmental organisations had identified land that could be made available to them for the safety of the Rohingya refugees. What representations have the Government made to the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that that land is released, and that refugees are not put on an unsuitable island?"
Alistair Burt MP, the Minister for the Middle East
"Regular representations are made about this. The hon. Gentleman is right: a certain amount can be done at Cox’s Bazar to strengthen fortifications in relation to the forthcoming cyclones, but the land itself is difficult. Some have already been moved out, but we do make representations as well about the unsuitable nature of the island that is sometimes proposed."

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