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Asylum: Afghanistan

Question for Home Office

UIN 96907, tabled on 4 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan refugees have been housed in hotels in the Bradford district since August 2021.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 January 2022

There are currently over 12,000 evacuees from Afghanistan in bridging hotel accommodation nationally across the UK. We are proud this country has provided homes for more than 4000 evacuees in such a short space of time.

There is a huge effort underway to get families into settled homes so they can settle and rebuild their lives. We don’t want to see families remain in hotel accommodation for long periods. There is 1 hotel in Bradford with capacity for 100 residents. We do not give running commentaries on how many rooms in which hotels are occupied.

Data on relocation will be published as part of our quarterly release which can be found at this link: Asylum and resettlement datasets - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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