Asylum Support

Home Department written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers are receiving (a) accommodation and subsistence support and (b) subsistence support only from the national asylum support service.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Home office)

As at the end of July 2001, the number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported in national asylum support service (NASS) accommodation was 28,810 1 , 2 . A further 18,520 1 , 2 asylum seekers (including dependants) were receiving voucher only support from NASS.

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 10.

2 Cases which have had their support ceased are excluded from these figures.

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