This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Get all MPs to accept 20 refugee families in their constituency.

There is a crisis of refugees in Europe. Refugees escaping war and arriving in Europe. If each MP committed to taking 20 refugee families in their constituency 13,000 refugee families would be free from war.

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Current affairs. News sources. Evidence BBC news migrant crisis August 2015

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It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

This isn't something that MPs are responsible for.

Decisions about housing are for local councils to take. MPs aren't responsible for the actions of their local council, although it is open to MPs to encourage the council to take action if they wish to do so.

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