Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered at on 26 May 2023.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has placed controls on the ability of the migrants on the barge at Portland Port to come and go at will.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

As with all asylum accommodation sites will be non-detained. There will be no curfew. As a matter of routine, if someone is late returning from a visit off the site, they will be contacted for to ascertain their whereabouts.

The vessel will be managed by an experienced accommodation provider under contractual terms agreed with the Home Office. The same supplier has safely and successfully managed two vessels for Ukrainian refugees for the Scottish Government over the past year.

It is being designed to minimise the impact on local communities and services.

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