The migrant crisis is a national crisis. I support the Government's efforts to stop the boats and end these dangerous and illegal Channel crossings.
We in West Lindsey are happy to do our bit to help out, but the Home Office's value-for-money case for housing migrants at Scampton has been torpedoed.
Ministers should call time, work with the District Council to find another site in West Lindsey, and let the game-changing regeneration of RAF Scampton go ahead.
We are happy to do our bit in West Lindsey by housing illegal migrants — but the value-for-money case for putting them at Scampton has been torpedoed.
This proposal should be scrapped immediately so we can unlock the £300-million regeneration of the site. pic.twitter.com/RkUefgPIMx
— Sir Edward Leigh MP (@EdwardLeighMP) September 5, 2023