Holiday Inn being used as 'bridging accommodation for refugees from Afghanistan'
A South Yorkshire MP is “pressing for answers” about support for Afghan refugees staying in a Dearne Valley hotel.
The Holiday Inn hotel in Manvers will be used as temporary accommodation for an unknown number of refugees fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey said he is “pressing for answers on a number of fronts”.
“The Home Office has decided that the Holiday Inn at Manvers is to be used as bridging accommodation for refugees from Afghanistan, those who have served alongside our British forces or fear for their lives from the Taliban,” said Mr Healey.
“Many will have been brought safely to Britain in last month’s emergency airlift from Kabul.
“I have been working behind the scenes and I am pressing for answers on a number of fronts, including the support that will be put in place to help families and for local schools and health services that may be affected.”
The government has pledged to take in 20,000 Afghan refugees over the next five years, as part of a resettlement scheme.
The hotel chain had not commented at the time of this story going to press.