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Asylum Seekers/Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Chair, Education & Skills Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been placed in (a) Huddersfield, (b) Kirklees and (c) Yorkshire and Humber in each year since 1990.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Minister of State (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality)

The information is not available in the precise format requested. The National Asylum Support Service (NASS) assumed responsibility for the support of asylum seekers on 3 April 2000.

NASS disperses asylum seekers to Government Office Regions and local authority areas. Statistics by parliamentary constituencies became available at the end of December 2003. The table shows the available data for the number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported by NASS in Yorkshire and Humberside region, which includes Kirklees local authority area and Huddersfield constituency, as at the end of each year since December 2000. Earlier figures are not available.

Information on the number of asylum seekers supported by NASS is published quarterly. The next publication covering the first quarter of 2004 (January to March) will be available on 25 May on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.

Asylum seekers (including dependants)supported by NASS
Government Office Region/local December
authority area/parliamentary

constituency and type of support

2000 2001 2002 2003
Yorkshire and Humber
Accommodation 3,550 8,470 10,215 9,920
Subsistence only 90 285 800 855
Kirklees
Accommodation n/a n/a 935 1,095
Subsistence only n/a n/a 45 45
Huddersfield
Accommodation n/a n/a n/a 750
Subsistence only n/a n/a n/a 25

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest five. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

2. n/a not available

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