Asylum: Hotels

Home Office written question – answered at on 27 June 2023.

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Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Independent, Delyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what was the cost to the public purse of accommodating unprocessed asylum seekers in hotels in the most recent week for which data is available.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

Under the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, the Home Office has a statutory obligation to house asylum seekers, who would otherwise be destitute, whilst their claim is under consideration. The cost for hotel rooms has now reached £6 million a day. The enduring solution is to stop the boats and that’s why we have brought forward the Immigration bill.

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