Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers have received Section 4 hard cases support for a period of over (a) one month, (b) three months, (c) six months, (d) nine months and (e) 12 months in the last five years.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office

It is not possible to provide the figures for the last five years however we do have figures for those currently supported. The figures below set out the periods for those on support as at the end of February 2006. This is management information and is therefore subject to change.

Number Percentage
Total supported 5,130
Under 90 days 1,234 24
91 to 180 days 718 14
181 to 270 days 878 17
271 to 360 days 876 17
360+ days 1,424 28

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