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Local Government: Buildings

Question for Home Office

UIN 48289, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to support the renovation or repurposing of local authority owned buildings to assist in the resettlement of refugees.

Answered on

21 September 2021

We continue to work with local authorities to source appropriate accommodation as quickly as possible for families already in the UK. So far, over 100 councils have agreed to house Afghans, and we would strongly urge every council across the country to contribute to this national effort.

We are keen to work with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Cabinet Office, other Government departments and local authorities to realise appropriate accommodation opportunities to meet the demands of this urgent national response.

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