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Asylum: RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Question for Home Office

UIN 308, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria and process will be used to determine whether a person is suitable to be accommodated at the proposed new asylum accommodation centre at RAF Linton-on-Ouse; and whether those are the same as the criteria and process for Napier Barracks, as set out in her Department's Allocation of Accommodation policy.

Answered on

16 May 2022

307 - Prior to an individual being allocated accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse, an assessment will take place by the Home Office using a suitability criteria.

Should an individual be allocated accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse and information comes to light meaning they are no longer suitable, their case will be reviewed, and alternative suitable accommodation will be allocated under existing arrangements.

The Service Provider has responsibility to notify the Home Office of any change in circumstances of those allocated accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse. As part of the individual’s induction on site, they will be given Migrant Help’s number to report any issues or concerns, including the suitability of the accommodation.

306 - Those housed in asylum accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse will not be considered for relocation to Rwanda. There are no plans to use the Air strip for flights.

308 - To ensure the safety and wellbeing of those allocated accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse, an assessment will take place by the Home Office prior to allocation using suitability criteria. The factors which are currently considered when assessing the suitability of individual asylum seekers to particular accommodation is set out in the policy guidance ‘Allocation of Accommodation’.

This policy guidance will be reviewed as part of any preparations to open asylum accommodation in Linton-on-Ouse.

305 - Those housed in asylum accommodation at Linton-on-Ouse will not be considered for relocation to Rwanda.

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