Asylum: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 10th December 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers received financial support in each local authority in England and Wales in (a) 2010 and (b) 2014.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 27 November 2014

Support may be provided under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute until their asylum claim is determined. Section 95 support can be provided as both accommodation and

subsistence, or accommodation or subsistence only.

The following tables show the number of asylum seekers in receipt of Section 95 support in each local authority in England and Wales as at the end of December 2010 and end of September 2014.

The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of section 95 support, broken down by Local Authority, are published on a quarterly basis by the Home Office in Table as_16_q of the Immigration Statistics release .The latest publication

is available on the Gov.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release.

Asylum seekers in support of section 95 (Excel SpreadSheet, 31.74 KB)

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