Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have been accommodated in each local authority in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland under the Gateway scheme in each of the last five years.

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

From 2010 up to 30 June this year, 3,822 refugees have been accommodated by 14 local authorities under the Gateway Protection Programme. All 14 local authorities are in England. A further 22 refugees have been resettled with their relatives and were not accommodated by any local authority.

It would not be appropriate for us to release details of where individuals are currently being placed or where they may be placed in the future, as this may undermine their privacy.

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