Sir Gavin Williamson MP has called out the ‘reckless’ use of spot booking hotels used to temporarily house asylum seekers.
Serco and the Home Office have recently set up two hotels to house asylum seekers in the area covered by South Staffordshire District Council.
Spot booking hotels are used to house asylum seekers on a temporary basis until they are moved to other accommodation facilities. These hotels are often set up at short notice with no consultation process.
Sir Gavin said: “I share my constituents’ real anger at the way that these hotels have been recklessly filled with asylum seekers with no discussion, no dialogue, and no consideration shown to local concerns. Moreover, Serco and the Home Office have failed to inform us how long these hotels are expected to house asylum seekers.
“As such, I am demanding clarity from Serco and the Home Office about when these hotels can go back to their proper purpose of supporting Staffordshire’s tourist industry.”