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James Cleverly has instructed Scotland and Wales to accommodate extra asylum seekers.

In letters to Humza Yousaf and Mark Drakeford, the Home Secretary mentioned Scotland and Wales give houses to round half as many migrants as England.

He mentioned that whereas England homes 16 asylum seekers for each 10,000 folks, Scotland takes simply eight and Wales 9.

Writing to the Scottish First Minister, Mr Cleverly mentioned: “This issue extends right across Great Britain, and it is essential that each part of the country plays its part.

“Providing protected and acceptable lodging to those that declare asylum will provide help to ship that goal and so I stay up for your help in going additional in Scotland.

“Therefore, I am writing to ask for your support in rapidly increasing the asylum accommodation estate in Scotland.

“Reaching parity between our nations on the variety of asylum seekers per capita is the one technique to ship truthful and equitable asylum lodging.”

In a letter to Welsh First Minister Mr Drakeford, he added: “I belief we are able to proceed to work collaboratively collectively this 12 months to assist tackle the challenges we collectively face.”

Mr Cleverly instructed Mr Yousaf to look once more at placing asylum seekers on a cruise ship in Edinburgh.

Meanwhile, he urged Wales ought to rethink on the Penally military coaching camp close to Tenby in Pembrokeshire.

SNP chief Mr Yousaf and Welsh Labour chief Mr Drakeford have each been fierce critics of the Rwanda coverage geared toward deterring Channel migrants.