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Asylum: Napier Barracks

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3676, tabled on 3 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the definition of an accommodation centre applied by the Home Office; and what are the reasons Napier Barracks is not classified as such.

Answered on

17 November 2021

The Government is considering introducing full-board accommodation centres, as provided for in Part 2 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. These are expected to provide long term support for asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute and have the appropriate services and facilities in place at the site for that purpose.

The centres will therefore differ from the full-board accommodation facilities that are currently used to provide temporary support to individuals until they are moved to flats or houses (“dispersal accommodation”), or the contingency accommodation currently provided at Napier and in various hotels across the UK because of the shortage of dispersal accommodation.

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