ASYLUM seekers will no longer be put in plush Barnsley hotels.

A commitment has been made between the Home Office and G4S to only use approved accommodation in Wakefield, after asylum seekers were put up at two of Barnsley's best hotels due to a lack of space.

Asylum seekers usually stay at Angel Lodge in Wakefield which has 250 beds, but it was revealed in May that security company G4S booked a total of 405 rooms at the Ramada Encore at Dodworth and at the nearby Holiday Inn.

Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis said: "I’m pleased that assurances have been provided by the Home Office that we won’t have a repeat of this.

"The arrangement whereby asylum seekers could be accommodated in Barnsley hotels was not fit for purpose."