Labour peer 'shocked and dismayed' that Government closed his scheme to help child refugees

Labour peer Alf Dubs said he was “shocked and dismayed” the Government has closed down his scheme to help child refugees.

Lord Dubs said the decision broke the “letter and the spirit” of the agreement by ministers to help at least 3,000 unaccompanied children.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said last month she was shutting the programme and the UK would take just 350 refugees .

Ms Rudd claimed that it was encouraging trafficking and local authorities did not have ability to house any more children.

But Lord Dubs, who was rescued from the Nazis

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