Asylum: Housing:Written question - 180827

Asked by Helen Hayes
(Dulwich and West Norwood)

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Asked on: 17 October 2018
Home Office
Asylum: Housing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provisions will be in the new asylum accommodation contracts to ensure accommodation is safe for young children and infants before families are placed.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 22 October 2018

The new contracts will require accommodation providers to provide safe, habitable, fit for purpose and correctly equipped accommodation that complies with the Decent Homes Standard in addition to standards outlined in relevant national or local housing legislation.

The contracts will also include provision for childcare equipment, including cots, high chairs, sterilisation equipment and child safety gates where necessary.

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