Asylum: Hotels

Home Office written question – answered on 24th November 2022.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement of 31 October 2022, Official Report, column 641, on what dates she officially sanctioned each hotels' use for housing people processed at Manston asylum processing centre.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral statement of 31 October 2022, Official Report, column 642, on which dates use of each of the hotels was sanctioned; whether and to what extent they were sanctioned for use to house people transferred from Manston asylum processing centre; and how many persons have now been transferred from Manston to those hotels.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

Asylum accommodation is sourced and provided to those who are eligible and is not limited to those individuals who are processed at Manston following arrival by small boat. We continue to work at pace to secure suitable alternative accommodation.

Since 6th September over 100 new hotels providing over 9,000 additional bed spaces have been brought into use.

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