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Universities: Housing

Question for Department for Education

UIN 48294, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has taken steps to release housing from universities to house refugees from Afghanistan.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The government is working swiftly with local authorities to identify suitable permanent accommodation for Afghan families as soon as possible.

Higher education providers are autonomous bodies, independent from government. The government plays no direct role in the provision of student accommodation.