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 and dependants have been dispersed to each of the NASS- designated dispersal areas since (a) 1 April 2001 and (b) 3 April 2000.

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

The information is not currently available in the form requested.

The available information on dispersed asylum seekers is in the table. The table shows the number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported in the national asylum support service (NASS) accommodation in each cluster area as at the end of July 2001.

Number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported in NASS accommodation by cluster area as at the end of July 2001(10),(11)
Region/area Number
East Midlands
Derby 110
Leicester 640
Nottingham 880
Total 1,630
East of England
Ipswich 30
Peterborough 180
Total 200
Greater London
Disbenefited(12) 200
London 480
Total 680
North East
Darlington 30
Gateshead 530
Hartlepool 50
Middlesbrough 370
Newcastle 1,410
North Tyneside 340
Redcar and Cleveland 300
South Tyneside 130
Stockton-on-Tees 240
Sunderland 830
Total 4,240
North West
Blackburn 430
Bolton(13) 590
Burnley 130
Bury(13) 160
Disbenefited(12) *
Liverpool 1,620
Manchester 1,880
Nelson 210
Oldham(13) 160
Rochdale(13) 230
Salford(13) 250
Stockport(13) 70
Tameside(13) 60
Trafford(13) 50
Wigan 360
Total 6,190
Northern Ireland
Belfast 40
Other 10
Total 50
Scotland
Glasgow 3,890
Total 3,890
South Central
Bournemouth *
Brighton and Hove 40
Disbenefited(12) 40
Hastings and St. Leonards 210
Portsmouth 100
Total 390
South West
Bristol 130
Disbenefited(12) 10
Exeter 40
Plymouth 360
Total 540
Wales
Cardiff 330
Swansea 10
Wrexham 30
Total 370
West Midlands
Birmingham 1,980
Coventry 840
Disbenefited(12) 10
Dudley 160
Sandwell 120
Solihull 60
Stoke-on-Trent 340
Walsall 210
Wolverhampton 690
Total 4,410
Yorkshire and Humberside
Barnsley 160
Bradford 1,370
Disbenefited(12) *
Doncaster 590
Grimsby 80
Halifax 220
Hull 960
Kirklees 390
Leeds 910
Rotherham 370
Sheffield 1,040
Wakefield 140
Total 6,230
Overall total 28,810

(10) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. * indicates a number between one and four. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

(11) Figures exclude cases where the asylum seekers support has been ceased.

(12) Disbenefited cases are cases which were previously supported by social services and after an initial decision on their asylum application have been transferred onto NASS support.

(13) Greater Manchester

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