Asylum: Portland Port

Home Office written question – answered at on 24 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, what funding will be provided to statutory bodies that have responsibilities for the planned migrants on the barge in Portland Port in addition to what has already been promised to Dorset Council and the police.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office has committed to providing funding to help minimise the impact on the local community and local services. Discussions regarding the specific funding arrangements for statutory bodies are ongoing.

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