Asylum: Sefton

Home Office written question – answered on 1 February 2023.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department most recently discussed with Sefton Council the potential placement within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton of people claiming asylum.

Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has discussed with Sefton Council the use of holiday parks in the borough as accommodation for people claiming asylum.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office are engaged with a number of local authorities on sourcing appropriate accommodation for asylum seekers. We are committed to engaging with local authorities and local partners to support successful delivery. The Home Office most recently met with Sefton Council on 12th January 2023 to discuss asylum support in the area.

As detailed in the Prime Minister’s statement to the house on 13th December, the Home Office are identifying options to provide alternative accommodation to support asylum seekers, this includes exploring the use of holiday parks. The Home Office are engaged with a number of local authorities, including Sefton Council, on sourcing appropriate accommodation for asylum seekers.

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