Homelessness: EU Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 8th November 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many homeless EU citizens have been offered voluntary assisted return in each of the last five years.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Please find attached a link to the published statistics on the take up of voluntary returns over the period requested, including by EU nationals:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638602/returns1-apr-jun-2017-tables.ods

The Home Office does not hold data on whether individuals were rough sleepers in a reportable format. Such information could not be retrieved except by a manual inspection of every applicable personal record. This is likely to incur costs over the cost threshold.

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