Former Kent barracks to house asylum seekers who arrived by boat – Reports

Former Kent barracks to house asylum seekers who arrived by boat

People who have crossed the Channel in small boats are to be housed in former military barracks while their asylum claims are processed, it has emerged.

Around 400 people including families are to be housed in temporary accommodation at Napier barracks near Folkestone, Kent, from 21 September, the local Conservative MP Damian Collins said.

Formerly part of Shorncliffe army camp, Napier was one of five barracks at the site in 2011, alongside Burgoyne, Sir John Moore, Risborough and Somerset.

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