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Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

Question for Home Office

UIN 89585, tabled on 14 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether illegal immigrants who have recently crossed the English Channel are being housed in hotels in Southend West constituency.

Answered on

22 September 2020

We do not provide accommodation to illegal immigrants.Asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute are provided with free, fully furnished accommodation while applications are considered.

The number of asylum seekers accommodated in each local authority can be found at, this includes the numbers of those accommodated in hotels

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