HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c739W
34. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what education provision is given to the children of asylum seekers in accommodation centres; and what improvements he plans to make. [64780]

Beverley Hughes

We expect the first trial accommodation centre to open during 2003. We will provide education facilities on site for the children of asylum seekers maintained there. On site education will mirror the provision in mainstream schools, tailored to the specific needs of the children. Education will be evaluated along with other aspects of accommodation centres at the end of the trial period.