Huge areas across the UK have failed to take in any Syrian refugees as MPs admit there is "scant evidence" that Britain will meet last year's promise by the Government to resettle 20,000 by 2020. Former prime minister David Cameron suggested the 20,000 target at the height of the refugee crisis as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Scheme last September.

However, figures released by the Home Affair Select Committee reveal that by March 2016, the number of Syrian refuges taken in by the UK is just 1,602.

For the first time, the government released a breakdown on 3 August of how many Syrian refugees were resettled in each local authority since the scheme was launched.

The figures reveal that Coventry in the West Midlands has taken the most with 105, followed by Nottingham in East Midlands with 81 and Renfrewshire in Scotland third with 68. As a whole, Scotland was found to have taken in 610 with Argyll and Bute, Edinburgh and Glasgow also appearing in the top 10 authorities who have taken in the most in the UK.

The committee said the figures also reveal that many local authorities are "not pulling their weight" in resettling Syrian refugees – with more than 300 failing to take in any. These include all authorities in the north west such as areas in Liverpool and Manchester, with only four London Boroughs – Barnet (6) Camden (14), Islington (10) and Kingston upon-Thames (11) – taking in any refugees.

The figures were revealed by the committee after they accused the EU as a whole of failing to react to the "colossal" refugee crisis, adding its commitment to address the issue has been "too little, too late". It is estimated that in the first six months of 2016, a total of 227,316 migrants had entered Europe by sea, arriving in locations such as Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Nearly 3,000 of these are thought to have died during the attempt.

In 2015, there were 38,370 first-time asylum applications in the UK, amounting to 3.1% of the EU total. In comparison, Germany was found to have housed 441,800 in 2015, more than 35% of the share from EU countries.

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Syrian refugee families arrive at their new homes on the Isle of ButeChristopher Furlong/Getty Images

Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP said: "Europe's efforts to address this 'colossal' refugee crisis has been lamentable. The atrocious conditions in migrant camps within and on the borders of the richest countries on earth is a source of shame. It is horrifying that large numbers of the 85,000 unaccompanied children already in the EU have gone missing shortly after arrival, facing abuse and exploitation. They have become the EUs 'disappeared ones'.

"It is unacceptable that the 157 unaccompanied children in Calais with family in the UK have still not arrived here. Given this challenge, the abolition of the role of Minister for Syrian refugees is disappointing. Focus on this issue is vital if the target of 20,000 is ever to be met, which the current figures show to be unlikely."

Local Authority Region Number resettled
Coventry West Midlands 105
Nottingham East Midlands 81
Renfrewshire Scotland 68
Gateshead North East 62
Argyll and Bute Scotland 58
Newcastle upon Tyne North East 54
Edinburgh Scotland 53
Bradford Yorkshire and The Humber 52
Belfast Northern Ireland 51
Glasgow Scotland 51
Leeds Yorkshire and The Humber 50
West Dunbartonshire Scotland 49
Birmingham West Midlands 44
Sheffield Yorkshire and The Humber 44
North Lanarkshire Scotland 43
Aberdeenshire Scotland 32
Aberdeen Scotland 30
Neath Port Talbot Wales 27
Wiltshire South West 27
Bath and North East Somerset South West 25
Perth and Kinross Scotland 25
Swansea Wales 24
North Ayrshire Scotland 23
Ashford South East 22
Colchester East of England 22
Angus Scotland 21
Woking South East 20
East Renfrewshire Scotland 18
Fife Scotland 18
South Somerset South West 18
Gloucester South West 15
Leicester East Midlands 15
Moray Scotland 15
Bristol South West 14
Cambridge East of England 14
Camden London 14
Dundee Scotland 14
Inverclyde Scotland 14
Plymouth South West 14
Brighton and Hove South East 13
Clackmannanshire Scotland 12
East Ayrshire Scotland 12
Kirklees Yorkshire and The Humber 11
Scottish Borders Scotland 11
Ceredigion Wales 10
Islington London 10
Midlothian Scotland 10
Stafford West Midlands 10
Torfaen Wales 10
West Oxfordshire South East 10
Calderdale Yorkshire and The Humber 9
East Lothian Scotland 9
Oxford South East 9
South Lanarkshire Scotland 9
Tunbridge Wells South East 9
Cornwall South West 8
Stirling Scotland 8
Suffolk Coastal East of England 8
Caerphilly Wales 7
West Lothian Scotland 7
Barnet London 6
Southampton South East 6
West Berkshire South East 6
Winchester South East 6
Bedford East of England 5
Kingston upon Hull Yorkshire and The Humber 5
Portsmouth South East 5
Stevenage East of England 5
Crawley South East 4
Kingston upon Thames London 3
Mid Sussex South East 3
Adur South East 0
Allerdale North West 0
Amber Valley East Midlands 0
Antrim and Newtownabbey Northern Ireland 0
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Northern Ireland 0
Arun South East 0
Ashfield East Midlands 0
Aylesbury Vale South East 0
Babergh East of England 0
Barking and Dagenham London 0
Barnsley Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Barrow-in-Furness North West 0
Basildon East of England 0
Basingstoke and Deane South East 0
Bassetlaw East Midlands 0
Bexley London 0
Blaby East Midlands 0
Blackburn with Darwen North West 0
Blackpool North West 0
Blaenau Gwent Wales 0
Bolsover East Midlands 0
Bolton North West 0
Boston East Midlands 0
Bournemouth South West 0
Bracknell Forest South East 0
Braintree East of England 0
Breckland East of England 0
Brent London 0
Brentwood East of England 0
Bridgend Wales 0
Broadland East of England 0
Bromley London 0
Bromsgrove West Midlands 0
Broxbourne East of England 0
Broxtowe East Midlands 0
Burnley North West 0
Bury North West 0
Cannock Chase West Midlands 0
Canterbury South East 0
Cardiff Wales 0
Carlisle North West 0
Carmarthenshire Wales 0
Castle Point East of England 0
Causeway Coast and Glens Northern Ireland 0
Central Bedfordshire East of England 0
Charnwood East Midlands 0
Chelmsford East of England 0
Cheltenham South West 0
Cherwell South East 0
Cheshire East North West 0
Cheshire West and Chester North West 0
Chesterfield East Midlands 0
Chichester South East 0
Chiltern South East 0
Chorley North West 0
Christchurch South West 0
City of London London 0
Conwy Wales 0
Copeland North West 0
Corby East Midlands 0
Cotswold South West 0
County Durham North East 0
Craven Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Croydon London 0
Dacorum East of England 0
Darlington North East 0
Dartford South East 0
Daventry East Midlands 0
Denbighshire Wales 0
Derby East Midlands 0
Derbyshire Dales East Midlands 0
Derry and Strabane Northern Ireland 0
Doncaster Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Dover South East 0
Dudley West Midlands 0
Dumfries and Galloway Scotland 0
Ealing London 0
East Cambridgeshire East of England 0
East Devon South West 0
East Dorset South West 0
East Dunbartonshire Scotland 0
East Hampshire South East 0
East Hertfordshire East of England 0
East Lindsey East Midlands 0
East Northamptonshire East Midlands 0
East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and The Humber 0
East Staffordshire West Midlands 0
Eastbourne South East 0
Eastleigh South East 0
Eden North West 0
Eilean Siar Scotland 0
Elmbridge South East 0
Enfield London 0
Epping Forest East of England 0
Epsom and Ewell South East 0
Erewash East Midlands 0
Exeter South West 0
Falkirk Scotland 0
Fareham South East 0
Fenland East of England 0
Fermanagh and Omagh Northern Ireland 0
Flintshire Wales 0
Forest Heath East of England 0
Forest of Dean South West 0
Fylde North West 0
Gedling East Midlands 0
Gosport South East 0
Gravesham South East 0
Great Yarmouth East of England 0
Greenwich London 0
Guildford South East 0
Gwynedd Wales 0
Hackney London 0
Halton North West 0
Hambleton Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Hammersmith and Fulham London 0
Harborough East Midlands 0
Haringey London 0
Harlow East of England 0
Harrogate Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Harrow London 0
Hart South East 0
Hartlepool North East 0
Hastings South East 0
Havant South East 0
Havering London 0
Herefordshire West Midlands 0
Hertsmere East of England 0
High Peak East Midlands 0
Highland Scotland 0
Hillingdon London 0
Hinckley and Bosworth East Midlands 0
Horsham South East 0
Hounslow London 0
Huntingdonshire East of England 0
Hyndburn North West 0
Ipswich East of England 0
Isle of Anglesey Wales 0
Isle of Wight South East 0
Isles of Scilly South West 0
Kensington and Chelsea London 0
Kettering East Midlands 0
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk East of England 0
Knowsley North West 0
Lambeth London 0
Lancaster North West 0
Lewes South East 0
Lewisham London 0
Lichfield West Midlands 0
Lincoln East Midlands 0
Lisburn and Castlereagh Northern Ireland 0
Liverpool North West 0
Luton East of England 0
Maidstone South East 0
Maldon East of England 0
Malvern Hills West Midlands 0
Manchester North West 0
Mansfield East Midlands 0
Medway South East 0
Melton East Midlands 0
Mendip South West 0
Merthyr Tydfil Wales 0
Merton London 0
Mid Devon South West 0
Mid Suffolk East of England 0
Mid Ulster Northern Ireland 0
Mid and East Antrim Northern Ireland 0
Middlesbrough North East 0
Milton Keynes South East 0
Mole Valley South East 0
Monmouthshire Wales 0
New Forest South East 0
Newark and Sherwood East Midlands 0
Newcastle-under-Lyme West Midlands 0
Newham London 0
Newport Wales 0
Newry, Mourne and Down Northern Ireland 0
North Devon South West 0
North Dorset South West 0
North Down and Ards Northern Ireland 0
North East Derbyshire East Midlands 0
North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and The Humber 0
North Hertfordshire East of England 0
North Kesteven East Midlands 0
North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and The Humber 0
North Norfolk East of England 0
North Somerset South West 0
North Tyneside North East 0
North Warwickshire West Midlands 0
North West Leicestershire East Midlands 0
Northampton East Midlands 0
Northumberland North East 0
Norwich East of England 0
Nuneaton and Bedworth West Midlands 0
Oadby and Wigston East Midlands 0
Oldham North West 0
Orkney Islands Scotland 0
Other and Unknown Other and Unknown 0
Pembrokeshire Wales 0
Pendle North West 0
Peterborough East of England 0
Poole South West 0
Powys Wales 0
Preston North West 0
Purbeck South West 0
Reading South East 0
Redbridge London 0
Redcar and Cleveland North East 0
Redditch West Midlands 0
Reigate and Banstead South East 0
Rhondda Cynon Taf Wales 0
Ribble Valley North West 0
Richmond upon Thames London 0
Richmondshire Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Rochdale North West 0
Rochford East of England 0
Rossendale North West 0
Rother South East 0
Rotherham Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Rugby West Midlands 0
Runnymede South East 0
Rushcliffe East Midlands 0
Rushmoor South East 0
Rutland East Midlands 0
Ryedale Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Salford North West 0
Sandwell West Midlands 0
Scarborough Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Sedgemoor South West 0
Sefton North West 0
Selby Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Sevenoaks South East 0
Shepway South East 0
Shetland Islands Scotland 0
Shropshire West Midlands 0
Slough South East 0
Solihull West Midlands 0
South Ayrshire Scotland 0
South Bucks South East 0
South Cambridgeshire East of England 0
South Derbyshire East Midlands 0
South Gloucestershire South West 0
South Hams South West 0
South Holland East Midlands 0
South Kesteven East Midlands 0
South Lakeland North West 0
South Norfolk East of England 0
South Northamptonshire East Midlands 0
South Oxfordshire South East 0
South Ribble North West 0
South Staffordshire West Midlands 0
South Tyneside North East 0
Southend-on-Sea East of England 0
Southwark London 0
Spelthorne South East 0
St. Albans East of England 0
St. Edmundsbury East of England 0
St. Helens North West 0
Staffordshire Moorlands West Midlands 0
Stockport North West 0
Stockton-on-Tees North East 0
Stoke-on-Trent West Midlands 0
Stratford-on-Avon West Midlands 0
Stroud South West 0
Sunderland North East 0
Surrey Heath South East 0
Sutton London 0
Swale South East 0
Swindon South West 0
Tameside North West 0
Tamworth West Midlands 0
Tandridge South East 0
Taunton Deane South West 0
Teignbridge South West 0
Telford and Wrekin West Midlands 0
Tendring East of England 0
Test Valley South East 0
Tewkesbury South West 0
Thanet South East 0
The Vale of Glamorgan Wales 0
Three Rivers East of England 0
Thurrock East of England 0
Tonbridge and Malling South East 0
Torbay South West 0
Torridge South West 0
Tower Hamlets London 0
Trafford North West 0
Uttlesford East of England 0
Vale of White Horse South East 0
Wakefield Yorkshire and The Humber 0
Walsall West Midlands 0
Waltham Forest London 0
Wandsworth London 0
Warrington North West 0
Warwick West Midlands 0
Watford East of England 0
Waveney East of England 0
Waverley South East 0
Wealden South East 0
Wellingborough East Midlands 0
Welwyn Hatfield East of England 0
West Devon South West 0
West Dorset South West 0
West Lancashire North West 0
West Lindsey East Midlands 0
West Somerset South West 0
Westminster London 0
Weymouth and Portland South West 0
Wigan North West 0
Windsor and Maidenhead South East 0
Wirral North West 0
Wokingham South East 0
Wolverhampton West Midlands 0
Worcester West Midlands 0
Worthing South East 0
Wrexham Wales 0
Wychavon West Midlands 0
Wycombe South East 0
Wyre North West 0
Wyre Forest West Midlands 0
York Yorkshire and The Humber 0