§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Home Office since 1 August regarding the impact of asylum seekers in seaside holiday resorts. 
§ Janet Anderson
[holding answer 2 November 1999]: Officials in my Department have had a number of discussions with the Home Office on this important subject. Government policy will take proper account of the potential impact on seaside resorts and the availability of support networks locally when placing asylum seekers in available accommodation in these areas.