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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

In January I asked the Home Secretary about Napier barracks, highlighting the unsafe, inhumane conditions. She told me

“to listen to the facts”—[Official Report, 26 January 2021; Vol. 688, c. 178.]

Well, here are the facts. On Thursday the High Court ruled that the conditions were unlawful. They were described as “squalid” in court, and evidence suggests that Public Health England guidance was not, and is still not, being followed. So I ask the Home Secretary: how many people are currently sleeping in each dormitory, why is Public Health England guidance still not being followed, and why did she claim that the standards were very high when they were unlawful?