Asylum Seekers Accommodated in Hotels

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at on 15 April 2024.

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Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

My right hon. Friend is a strong supporter of the work the Government are doing to get a better grip on the flow of people coming across to our country, who inevitably need accommodating while they are here. We have a mixture of accommodation to meet those needs, and getting the numbers down is critical to be able to reduce that dependence. I am able to say, however, that we are not actively pursuing procurement in the three local authorities cited in the article that my right hon. Friend references—and that includes Middlesbrough.