James Brokenshire
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Asylum seekers need 'dignity and respect', says minister

Asylum seekers, some injured and some suffering from scabies, were being sent to a Cardiff hostel in "crazy" numbers, a Welsh MP has been told by managers.

Cardiff Central MP Jo Stevens said Lynx House had nearly 400 people at one point in November, more than double what they felt they could manage.

MPs are debating the handling of asylum seekers by contractors.

A rule making Lynx House residents wear coloured wristbands to get food was scrapped after an outcry.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said the UK government remained "committed to providing an asylum system which protects and respects the fundamental rights of those individuals who arrive on our shores seeking refuge from persecution".

  • 10 Feb 2016
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