Asylum: Housing:Written question - 157241

Asked by David Linden
(Glasgow East)
Asked on: 25 June 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Housing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the safety and security of asylum seekers in asylum accommodation; and whether the Government plans to review contracts where contractors have been found not to have fulfilled health and safety obligations.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 02 July 2018

The Home Office and it’s accommodation providers take the welfare of service users seriously. Safeguards and checks are in place to ensure that the wellbeing of service users is considered and that the accommodation provided is safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped and it is also required to comply with the Decent Homes Standard in addition to standards outlined in relevant national or local housing legislation. Where providers are found not to meet these standards, appropriate action is taken to hold providers to account and resolve concerns.

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