Asylum Seeker Accommodation Off Wirral Peninsula

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:56 pm on 25 May 2023.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions) 3:56, 25 May 2023

My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech about the importance of compassion towards refugees in this country. My community has also accommodated many needy people. Does he agree that there needs to be more support from the Home Office in many cases? I raised a case with the Minister recently—he was very generous in helping me with the matter—of a child who would have been unable to sit their standard assessment tests in Reading, and would have been moved to Plymouth at a time when it was vital for them to continue their education in their existing school. Does my hon. Friend agree that there ought to be more thought from the Home Office about supporting refugees at times of great need, not moving them when it is unsuitable to do so?