Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers have been allocated to initial accommodation by local authority in each of the last three years.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many local authorities classed by her Department as dispersal areas received an allocation of asylum seekers for initial accommodation in each of the last three years.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The number of asylum seekers accommodated in each local authority can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/asylum-and-resettlement-datasets#asylum-support

There are141 Local authorities across the UK which accommodate asylum seekers. We do not publish data for each separate initial accommodation.

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