Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into asylum accommodation

The Home Affairs Select Committee conducted an inquiry into accommodation for asylum seekers and published their report in January 2017.

The Committee identifies problems including:

  • Vermin – infestations of mice, rats and bedbugs were the second biggest source of complaint of people living in dispersed accommodation
  • Unclean conditions – including families unable to put their children down on dirty carpet and rotten sofas
  • Inadequate support for vulnerable people – for example women in the late stages of pregnancy being placed in rooms up several flights of stairs or being made to share a bedroom.