Asylum Seekers Accommodated in Hotels

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons am ar 15 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

While I am always very willing to engage with the hon. Gentleman, he will appreciate that the difficulty that we have in respect of that approach is the pull factor that it would present—it would potentially encourage people to make dangerous journeys via small boats to get to the UK. We do not want to do anything that plays into the business model of the evil criminal gangs responsible for that miserable trade. What we want to do is put them out of business. On the wider accommodation point, I am very happy to engage with the hon. Gentleman.