Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

What assessment she has made of the adequacy of the temporary accommodation provided by her Department for asylum seekers.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Contingency accommodation - whether this be hotels across the United Kingdom or at the Napier barracks and Penally training camp - was set up in response to the enormous pressures placed on our asylum system by the coronavirus pandemic.

We expect the highest standards from providers and have instructed them to make improvements as part of our contract governance and following inspections, an independent audit and the interim report from the Independent Chief Inspector.

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