Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd December 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her statement of 22 November 2021 on Channel crossings in small boats, what plans she has for the role of the military in building accommodation centres for people seeking asylum; and what estimate she has made of the cost of using the military for that purpose.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which geographic locations her Department has identified as suitable for building accommodation centres for people seeking asylum.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many accommodation centres for people seeking asylum her Department plans to build; and what estimate she has made of the cost of building those centres.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Public Health England on the design of accommodation centres for people seeking asylum.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to use existing military sites as accommodation centres for people seeking asylum.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

We have a statutory obligation to provide support to destitute asylum seekers. Under the Nationality and Borders Bill, we intend to end the use of hotels and introduce accommodation centres for these individuals. The use of accommodation centres will build on the existing asylum estate and will enable asylum claims to be handled more expediently and facilitate the removal of those whose application has been refused or deemed as inadmissible.

This government is committed to the objectives set out in the New Plan for Immigration and we are exploring with all Government Departments, the role that they can play in enabling the Home Office to meet this urgent need.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.