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No asylum seeker proposals received by Manx gov't

UK can't place migrants here without permission, says IoM gov't

No plans to house asylum seekers on the Isle of Man have been put to the Manx government.

The UK media reported the British government was looking at using offshore islands including the Isle of Man as processing centres for those illegally entering the UK.

In a statement, the Isle of Man Government says it wouldn't comment on what appears to be a report on leaked UK Government documents.

However, it goes on to state the UK would not be able to open any processing centre on the Island without consent, as the Isle of Man is self-governing.

No such proposal has been received by the Manx government.

The British press claims the Isle of Wight and Outer Hebrides are also under consideration, with the number of migrants illegally entering Britain having more than doubled in the past year.

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