Home Office written question – answered on 8th December 2022.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the average length of time which individual hotels are used to temporarily house asylum seekers; and whether her department sets target dates to vacate these hotels.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long her Department intends to use the two hotels in the South Staffordshire District Council area to temporarily house asylum seekers.
Successive years of record numbers crossing the Channel has placed our immigration system under substantial pressure. The use of contingency accommodation is a temporary solution to ensure that we meet our statutory obligation to house destitute asylum seekers.
The length of stay in the contingency hotel accommodation is determined by a number of factors such as overall demand and availability of suitable dispersal accommodation. The government is committed to reducing the flow of people through deepening cooperation with France, implementing the Nationality and Borders Act, and signing returns agreements. The average length of stay in our contingency hotels is 6 to 12 months due to the current accommodation and capacity challenges. The Full Dispersal model, announced on 13 April 2022, aims to reduce, and ultimately, end the use of hotels by allowing the Home Office to procure dispersal properties within the private rental sector in all Local Authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales.
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