§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral statement of 7 February 2002,Official Report, columns 1027–29, on nationality, immigration and asylum, if he will make a statement on the future of other providers of accommodation for refugees. 
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 12 February 2002]: The trial of accommodation centres is expected to provide for 3,000 places. Asylum seekers requiring accommodation who are not offered a place in one of the accommodation centres will be dispersed in line with current policies. National Asylum Support Service (NASS) will continue to work with its existing contractors to provide accommodation in these circumstances.