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Schools: Buildings

Question for Department for Education

UIN 48293, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to identify buildings on the schools estate which could be repurposed to house refugees from Afghanistan.

Answered on

21 September 2021

A generous resettlement package has been developed to support Afghan citizens to acclimatise and settle in the UK, including support to secure settled accommodation.

The government, alongside local authorities, is considering all appropriate options to identify suitable accommodation for Afghan families as soon as possible.