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Asylum: Housing

Question for Home Office

UIN 84665, tabled on 3 September 2020

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.

Answered on

17 September 2020

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 We do not publish data for each separate initial accommodation.

Answered by

Home Office
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