Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department operating the asylum dispersal scheme in each year since 2000.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

In recent correspondence with both the Home Secretary and Minister, the Home Office committed to conducting a joint review with Local authorities to ascertain cost and funding. The Home Office is consulting with Local Authori-ties on this and other subjects, but no estimate of cost has yet been made.

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