Asylum: Hotels

Home Office written question – answered on 8th June 2022.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on housing asylum seekers in hotels in each of the last five years.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The financial year 2020-21 was the first year of hotel occupancy and we were not able to totally disaggregate hotel spend from wider asylum accommodation costs.

The financial year 2021-22 financial reporting shows we spent £922m on hotel accommodation.

As part of the New Plan for Immigration, we are reducing the current almost £5million daily cost of using hotels to accommodate migrants through the new asylum reception centre at Linton-on-Ouse and by creating a fairer asylum dispersal system.

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