Homelessness: Asylum

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homeless people and rough sleepers were (1) refugees, and (2) asylum seekers in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016, (e) 2017, and (f) 2018.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The number of households accepted as statutorily homeless, in England, who have been granted refugee status are provided in the table below. 2018 data is not yet available.

We do not hold the specific breakdowns requested for asylum seekers or rough sleepers.

Year

Total number of households accepted as statutorily homeless and granted refugee status (England)

2013

690

2014

790

2015

1,000

2016

1,080

2017

1,350

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