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 Bute Christopher 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 AuthorityRegionNumber resettled
CoventryWest Midlands105
NottinghamEast Midlands81
GatesheadNorth East62
Argyll and ButeScotland58
Newcastle upon TyneNorth East54
BradfordYorkshire and The Humber52
BelfastNorthern Ireland51
LeedsYorkshire and The Humber50
West DunbartonshireScotland49
BirminghamWest Midlands44
SheffieldYorkshire and The Humber44
North LanarkshireScotland43
Neath Port TalbotWales27
WiltshireSouth West27
Bath and North East SomersetSouth West25
Perth and KinrossScotland25
North AyrshireScotland23
AshfordSouth East22
ColchesterEast of England22
WokingSouth East20
East RenfrewshireScotland18
South SomersetSouth West18
GloucesterSouth West15
LeicesterEast Midlands15
BristolSouth West14
CambridgeEast of England14
PlymouthSouth West14
Brighton and HoveSouth East13
East AyrshireScotland12
KirkleesYorkshire and The Humber11
Scottish BordersScotland11
StaffordWest Midlands10
West OxfordshireSouth East10
CalderdaleYorkshire and The Humber9
East LothianScotland9
OxfordSouth East9
South LanarkshireScotland9
Tunbridge WellsSouth East9
CornwallSouth West8
Suffolk CoastalEast of England8
West LothianScotland7
SouthamptonSouth East6
West BerkshireSouth East6
WinchesterSouth East6
BedfordEast of England5
Kingston upon HullYorkshire and The Humber5
PortsmouthSouth East5
StevenageEast of England5
CrawleySouth East4
Kingston upon ThamesLondon3
Mid SussexSouth East3
AdurSouth East0
AllerdaleNorth West0
Amber ValleyEast Midlands0
Antrim and NewtownabbeyNorthern Ireland0
Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonNorthern Ireland0
ArunSouth East0
AshfieldEast Midlands0
Aylesbury ValeSouth East0
BaberghEast of England0
Barking and DagenhamLondon0
BarnsleyYorkshire and The Humber0
Barrow-in-FurnessNorth West0
BasildonEast of England0
Basingstoke and DeaneSouth East0
BassetlawEast Midlands0
BlabyEast Midlands0
Blackburn with DarwenNorth West0
BlackpoolNorth West0
Blaenau GwentWales0
BolsoverEast Midlands0
BoltonNorth West0
BostonEast Midlands0
BournemouthSouth West0
Bracknell ForestSouth East0
BraintreeEast of England0
BrecklandEast of England0
BrentwoodEast of England0
BroadlandEast of England0
BromsgroveWest Midlands0
BroxbourneEast of England0
BroxtoweEast Midlands0
BurnleyNorth West0
BuryNorth West0
Cannock ChaseWest Midlands0
CanterburySouth East0
CarlisleNorth West0
Castle PointEast of England0
Causeway Coast and GlensNorthern Ireland0
Central BedfordshireEast of England0
CharnwoodEast Midlands0
ChelmsfordEast of England0
CheltenhamSouth West0
CherwellSouth East0
Cheshire EastNorth West0
Cheshire West and ChesterNorth West0
ChesterfieldEast Midlands0
ChichesterSouth East0
ChilternSouth East0
ChorleyNorth West0
ChristchurchSouth West0
City of LondonLondon0
CopelandNorth West0
CorbyEast Midlands0
CotswoldSouth West0
County DurhamNorth East0
CravenYorkshire and The Humber0
DacorumEast of England0
DarlingtonNorth East0
DartfordSouth East0
DaventryEast Midlands0
DerbyEast Midlands0
Derbyshire DalesEast Midlands0
Derry and StrabaneNorthern Ireland0
DoncasterYorkshire and The Humber0
DoverSouth East0
DudleyWest Midlands0
Dumfries and GallowayScotland0
East CambridgeshireEast of England0
East DevonSouth West0
East DorsetSouth West0
East DunbartonshireScotland0
East HampshireSouth East0
East HertfordshireEast of England0
East LindseyEast Midlands0
East NorthamptonshireEast Midlands0
East Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and The Humber0
East StaffordshireWest Midlands0
EastbourneSouth East0
EastleighSouth East0
EdenNorth West0
Eilean SiarScotland0
ElmbridgeSouth East0
Epping ForestEast of England0
Epsom and EwellSouth East0
ErewashEast Midlands0
ExeterSouth West0
FarehamSouth East0
FenlandEast of England0
Fermanagh and OmaghNorthern Ireland0
Forest HeathEast of England0
Forest of DeanSouth West0
FyldeNorth West0
GedlingEast Midlands0
GosportSouth East0
GraveshamSouth East0
Great YarmouthEast of England0
GuildfordSouth East0
HaltonNorth West0
HambletonYorkshire and The Humber0
Hammersmith and FulhamLondon0
HarboroughEast Midlands0
HarlowEast of England0
HarrogateYorkshire and The Humber0
HartSouth East0
HartlepoolNorth East0
HastingsSouth East0
HavantSouth East0
HerefordshireWest Midlands0
HertsmereEast of England0
High PeakEast Midlands0
Hinckley and BosworthEast Midlands0
HorshamSouth East0
HuntingdonshireEast of England0
HyndburnNorth West0
IpswichEast of England0
Isle of AngleseyWales0
Isle of WightSouth East0
Isles of ScillySouth West0
Kensington and ChelseaLondon0
KetteringEast Midlands0
King’s Lynn and West NorfolkEast of England0
KnowsleyNorth West0
LancasterNorth West0
LewesSouth East0
LichfieldWest Midlands0
LincolnEast Midlands0
Lisburn and CastlereaghNorthern Ireland0
LiverpoolNorth West0
LutonEast of England0
MaidstoneSouth East0
MaldonEast of England0
Malvern HillsWest Midlands0
ManchesterNorth West0
MansfieldEast Midlands0
MedwaySouth East0
MeltonEast Midlands0
MendipSouth West0
Merthyr TydfilWales0
Mid DevonSouth West0
Mid SuffolkEast of England0
Mid UlsterNorthern Ireland0
Mid and East AntrimNorthern Ireland0
MiddlesbroughNorth East0
Milton KeynesSouth East0
Mole ValleySouth East0
New ForestSouth East0
Newark and SherwoodEast Midlands0
Newcastle-under-LymeWest Midlands0
Newry, Mourne and DownNorthern Ireland0
North DevonSouth West0
North DorsetSouth West0
North Down and ArdsNorthern Ireland0
North East DerbyshireEast Midlands0
North East LincolnshireYorkshire and The Humber0
North HertfordshireEast of England0
North KestevenEast Midlands0
North LincolnshireYorkshire and The Humber0
North NorfolkEast of England0
North SomersetSouth West0
North TynesideNorth East0
North WarwickshireWest Midlands0
North West LeicestershireEast Midlands0
NorthamptonEast Midlands0
NorthumberlandNorth East0
NorwichEast of England0
Nuneaton and BedworthWest Midlands0
Oadby and WigstonEast Midlands0
OldhamNorth West0
Orkney IslandsScotland0
Other and UnknownOther and Unknown0
PendleNorth West0
PeterboroughEast of England0
PooleSouth West0
PrestonNorth West0
PurbeckSouth West0
ReadingSouth East0
Redcar and ClevelandNorth East0
RedditchWest Midlands0
Reigate and BansteadSouth East0
Rhondda Cynon TafWales0
Ribble ValleyNorth West0
Richmond upon ThamesLondon0
RichmondshireYorkshire and The Humber0
RochdaleNorth West0
RochfordEast of England0
RossendaleNorth West0
RotherSouth East0
RotherhamYorkshire and The Humber0
RugbyWest Midlands0
RunnymedeSouth East0
RushcliffeEast Midlands0
RushmoorSouth East0
RutlandEast Midlands0
RyedaleYorkshire and The Humber0
SalfordNorth West0
SandwellWest Midlands0
ScarboroughYorkshire and The Humber0
SedgemoorSouth West0
SeftonNorth West0
SelbyYorkshire and The Humber0
SevenoaksSouth East0
ShepwaySouth East0
Shetland IslandsScotland0
ShropshireWest Midlands0
SloughSouth East0
SolihullWest Midlands0
South AyrshireScotland0
South BucksSouth East0
South CambridgeshireEast of England0
South DerbyshireEast Midlands0
South GloucestershireSouth West0
South HamsSouth West0
South HollandEast Midlands0
South KestevenEast Midlands0
South LakelandNorth West0
South NorfolkEast of England0
South NorthamptonshireEast Midlands0
South OxfordshireSouth East0
South RibbleNorth West0
South StaffordshireWest Midlands0
South TynesideNorth East0
Southend-on-SeaEast of England0
SpelthorneSouth East0
St. AlbansEast of England0
St. EdmundsburyEast of England0
St. HelensNorth West0
Staffordshire MoorlandsWest Midlands0
StockportNorth West0
Stockton-on-TeesNorth East0
Stoke-on-TrentWest Midlands0
Stratford-on-AvonWest Midlands0
StroudSouth West0
SunderlandNorth East0
Surrey HeathSouth East0
SwaleSouth East0
SwindonSouth West0
TamesideNorth West0
TamworthWest Midlands0
TandridgeSouth East0
Taunton DeaneSouth West0
TeignbridgeSouth West0
Telford and WrekinWest Midlands0
TendringEast of England0
Test ValleySouth East0
TewkesburySouth West0
ThanetSouth East0
The Vale of GlamorganWales0
Three RiversEast of England0
ThurrockEast of England0
Tonbridge and MallingSouth East0
TorbaySouth West0
TorridgeSouth West0
Tower HamletsLondon0
TraffordNorth West0
UttlesfordEast of England0
Vale of White HorseSouth East0
WakefieldYorkshire and The Humber0
WalsallWest Midlands0
Waltham ForestLondon0
WarringtonNorth West0
WarwickWest Midlands0
WatfordEast of England0
WaveneyEast of England0
WaverleySouth East0
WealdenSouth East0
WellingboroughEast Midlands0
Welwyn HatfieldEast of England0
West DevonSouth West0
West DorsetSouth West0
West LancashireNorth West0
West LindseyEast Midlands0
West SomersetSouth West0
Weymouth and PortlandSouth West0
WiganNorth West0
Windsor and MaidenheadSouth East0
WirralNorth West0
WokinghamSouth East0
WolverhamptonWest Midlands0
WorcesterWest Midlands0
WorthingSouth East0
WychavonWest Midlands0
WycombeSouth East0
WyreNorth West0
Wyre ForestWest Midlands0
YorkYorkshire and The Humber0