Pledge to do all county can to help refugees
THE Leader of Bucks county council has vowed it will play its part in the refugee crisis.
In an interview with the BBC, Martin Tett, said: “Certainly here in Buckinghamshire, we stand ready to play our part with the government in sharing that burden across the UK.”
The politician said that if he had the space and it was urgent enough, he would house someone in his own home.
Mr Tett said that the refugees would require extra resources from councils across the country.
He said: “The implications of this are much wider than just food and shelter and will last for years, so we do need government support on a massive scale for this.”
He highlighted that extra funding would be needed in the county’s health care, more child support as well as money to care for the vulnerable elderly refugees.
“We need to think through how Europe as a whole will respond to these sorts of pressures.”
Chancellor George Osborne has said that money from the UK’s international aid budget will be used to help councils house refugees from Syria.