July 28, 2023 5.00 pm This story is over 8 months old

‘Give up and admit defeat’: Councillor slams Home Office after RAF Scampton delay

Home Office criticised for “shambles of a plan”

By Local Democracy Reporter

A councillor has slammed the Home Office for “sheer incompetence” over RAF Scampton, as plans for the first batch of asylum seekers’ arrival were delayed.

The originally-planned date for up to 200 migrants to be brought to RAF Scampton was mid-August. However, it was announced today that the arrival date has been pushed back to October over a lack of building surveys and qualified people to connect the site with gas, water and electricity.

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