House of Lords votes to let lone child refugees come to Britain

Peers warn that government must act fast amid complaints about conditions endured by child migrants in Calais
Three Syrian 16-year-olds, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, arrived in London from Calais on Monday to be reunited with relatives.

The government has been defeated in the Lords as peers voted to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees into the country.

Peers voted by 306 votes to 204, a majority of 102, to amend the immigration bill in order to require the government to let the children, currently in Europe, come to Britain.

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