To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were in full board hotels in the UK on 30 June 2020; how many hotels are being used for that purpose; what the average length of stay is across those hotels; and by what date she plans to have that group out of the (a) six Mears Group hotels in Glasgow and (b) all other hotels.
21 July 2020
There were 4427 asylum seekers across 53 full board hotels in the UK on 30 June.
The average length of stay is not available in a reportable format and to provide the information could only be done at disproportionate cost.
We are working with the providers to programme the reduction of the number of people in supported accommodation in a controlled manner. Consideration will be given to the needs of service users whilst balancing the impact of increased accommodation pressures on local authorities. We intend to work collaboratively with local authorities as we transition out of lockdown.