Asylum: West Yorkshire

Home Office written question – answered on 9th November 2022.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants who have entered the UK via small boat crossings are currently housed in accommodation within West Yorkshire whilst their asylum claims are being processed.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office has a statutory obligation to provide accommodation and other support to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute while their application for asylum is being considered.

The Home Office publishes data on asylum seekers in receipt of support in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on the number of asylum seekers in receipt of support by local authority are published in tables Asy_D11 of the asylum and resettlement detailed datasets. Information on how to use the datasets can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbooks. Data is published on a quarterly basis, the latest information was published 23 September 2022.

The Home Office do not publish statistics which disaggregate those claiming asylum support who entered the United Kingdom via channel crossings. This information is not held in a reportable format and would require a manual search of records which would incur a disproportionate cost.

Official statistics published by the Home Office are kept under review in line with the code of practice for statistics, taking into account a number of factors including user needs, as well as quality and availability of data.

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