To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to local authorities of complying with their duty to support (1) failed asylum seekers and their children, and (2) evicted tenants deemed not to have the right to rent.
Home Office support any failed asylum cases involving children. Local authorities are only required to provide support to failed asylum seekers with children in rare circumstances, for example if a family member has an exceptional need. No estimate of the cost of such support has been made.
Landlords taking new tenants are required to conduct a right to rent check and the Government proposes to provide landlords with new powers to evict illegal migrants in the forthcoming Immigration Bill.