Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 15th April 2002.

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Photo of Ms Helen Clark Ms Helen Clark Labour, Peterborough

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers and their dependants are supported by (a) NASS, (b) local authorities and (c) the mainstream welfare benefits system.

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

As at the end of December 2001, 65,630 asylum seekers (including dependants) were supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS).

From the grant claims sent to the Home Office by local authorities, as at September 2001, 25,370 single adult asylum seekers and 14,310 families were supported by local authorities. Figures including dependants are not available.

As at November 2001, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were supporting 12,000 asylum seekers. Figures including dependants are not available.

This is the latest available information on supported asylum seekers.

Figures for NASS supported asylum seekers and local authority supported asylum seekers are rounded to the nearest 10. Figures for DWP supported asylum seekers are rounded to the nearest 1,000.

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