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 Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Ceidwadwyr, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

In 2016, Middlesbrough had the highest ratio of asylum seekers per head of population of anywhere in England. I welcome the closure of hotels, but I worry about reports in today’s Daily Mail that the Home Office is buying up large amounts of property in some of the poorer areas of England, which risks taking us back to the situation we saw in 2016. Will the Minister reassure me that that is not the case, because my constituents are clear that that places an unacceptable strain on the community, and indeed an unhappy strain on community cohesion?