Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133797 on Asylum: Housing, what information his Department holds on the number of incidences of forced room sharing of asylum seekers in dispersed accommodation in each (a) local authority and (b) region.

Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2018 to Question 133797 on Asylum: Housing, how many asylum seekers have been placed into forced bedroom sharing in dispersed asylum accommodation in each of the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The use of individual properties across provider’s portfolios changes daily subject to demand. Information on the current number of bedrooms shared between unrelated individuals in local authorities could only be provided at disproportionate cost by examination of individual provider property records.

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