Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take steps to ensure that future asylum accommodation contracts work to ensure the long-term sustainability of the dispersal system through co-operative working with local authorities and communities.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office is committed to working co-operatively with local authorities and communities to ensure the sustainability of asylum accommodation contracts.

Since September 2016 the Home Office has actively engaged with local authorities with a wide range of stakeholders across local government, statutory and third sector as part of the development of the new asylum accommodation contracts and the information obtained through this process has influenced the design of the future service provision. We will continue to engage with local authorities and the wider community throughout the procurement and implementation of the new contracts.

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