29 Mar 2023

Asylum seekers to be moved to former military sites

Communities Editor

The government says its plan to house thousands of asylum seekers in “basic and functional” accommodation on former military sites in Lincolnshire and Essex, plus a non-military site in East Sussex, is part of its drive to reduce the amount spent on hotel rooms.

But within minutes of the Immigration Minister’s announcement in the Commons, one Conservative MP was warning of a legal challenge to stop the Lincolnshire facility going ahead.