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Asylum Seekers

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of requiring asylum seekers to live in reception centres; and if he will make a statement. [17407]

The interdepartmental study of the asylum process is looking at reception centres as one of a wide range of different options in the course of its examination of the arrangements for providing support and accommodation to asylum seekers. The study team will report to Ministers in the new year.